Southern Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
The Southern Orthopaedic Association (SOA) was founded in 1983 by a small group of dedicated physicians with a desire to establish a regional association for orthopedic surgeons living in the southern states of the United States. SOA strives to serve its members and fulfill its mission of developing and fostering the art and science of medicine in the specialty of orthopedic surgery. Foremost in this effort is the flagship Annual Meeting and the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances.
The purpose of SOA is to develop and foster scientific medicine in the specialty of orthopedic surgery. The association operates exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes.