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36th Annual Shannon Stauffer, MD, Orthopedic Conference

June 17, 2019

The 36th Annual Shannon Stauffer, MD Orthopedic Conference was held at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation on May 31. It featured Visiting Professor Dr. Allan E. Gross, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Toronto, internationally renowned for his work on fresh-frozen allograft replacement for joint disease and revision total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Gross' former fellow, Dr. D. Gordon Allan, is also SIU residency program director in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. He served as host.

The Visiting Professorship lecture was well attended by orthopedic surgeons from the Springfield Clinic, led by Dr. Chris Wottowa (Associate Program Director) and Orthopedic Center for Illinois, led by Dr. Allan.

Dr. John Horberg, PGY-V, Orthopedic Surgery organized the inaugural Resident Research Symposium for the conference. Winners of the Research Presentation included: 

     Podium Presentations: 1st - John V. Horberg, MD; 2nd - Andrew J. Mitchelson, MD 

     Poster Presentations:  1st - Austin Beason, MD; 2nd  - Ryan J. O’Rourke, MD

In the spirit of the Visiting Professorship, Dr. Gross said he found the conference's research and academics to be worthy of the memory of E. Shannon Stauffer, MD, the founding chair of SIU's Division of Orthopedic Surgery.