WSOA 2018 Annual Meeting

Courtyard by Marriott, Tacoma
Sept. 22, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our annual meeting in Tacoma this year. You can view the esyllabus here.

Help us congratulate the winners of the 2018 Washington State Orthopaedic Foundation’s Research Awards!

First place: Nicholas Drayer, MD
Second place: Matti Asuma, MD
Third place: Henry Yu, MD
Fourth place: Peter Van Steyn, MD
Fifth place: Bryan Adams, MD and Taylor Mansfield, MD

Please donate to WSOF to support research in orthopaedic medicine in Washington State.


JBJS Institutional CME Program

JBJS Orthopaedic Education CenterThe Washington State Orthopaedic Association, in partnership with The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) is pleased to announce their participation in the JBJS Institutional CME Program. To summarize the process, a promotion code is provided to you for one year that provides a 20% discount for all CME activities in the JBJS Orthopaedic Education Center. Offerings include:

Benefits to Physicians and healthcare professionals:

  • Staying current on groundbreaking orthopaedic research offered by JBJS Orthopaedic Education Center (OEC) via activities and courses, at a 20% discount
  • Ability to track and manage personal educational requirements with the OEC’s online organizational tool

We hope you take advantage of this benefit to facilitate and lend support to your ongoing orthopaedic educational needs. Any questions, contact


Washington State Orthopaedic Foundation

The Washington State Orthopaedic Foundation (WSOF) was created in 2013. The Foundation is one operating component of WSOA, and the Board of Directors of the Washington State Orthopaedic Association comprises the membership of the WSOF. The Board of Directors  is elected by its members at the annual meeting.

Vision Statement of the Washington State Orthopaedic Foundation

To make Washington the best place to practice and to receive orthopaedic care.

Mission Statement of WSOF

To promote the advancement of musculoskeletal science and treatment of disease. We are also interested in the efficiency and quality of care.

The WSOF was created:

To collect donations, tax free, to distribute for education and research that would benefit the patient with musculoskeletal problems in Washington State. We think that this effort will result in new efforts to promote patient safety and evidenced based care.

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Officers of the WSOF

WSOF Bylaws


President’s Message – August 2016

The WSOA board of directors met with a professional facilitator recently to define your organizations goals for the next 5 years.  Almost all of us are members of the AAOS,  and the BOC and the State Committee actually affirm that our State Societies are important to our profession.  We function as bell weathers for legislative activity and have an ability to be responsive to state issues that are important to our professional success. We intend to be meaningful to orthopedists in the state by being advocates for important causes such as balanced billing, scope of practice conflicts, regulatory issues such as the HTA and Bree Collaborative, and Insurance Commission conflicts.

We want to be a resource for educational needs of practicing orthopedists to manage their clinical and business practices.

The WSOA is committed to supporting resident education through academic grants and alumni meetings for UW ortho.

We have established a 501-C3 Foundation to aid in this effort.

We need to use current communication technologies that are acceptable to members. whose time and attentions are limited and more concerned with their own personal and business needs than the WSOA.

As always, please contact me by phone 360-531-0902 or email if you have any concerns, ideas, or issues for which you believe that the WSOA should be attentive .

Alan Greenwald MD