Highlighting the meeting was the presentation of the annual Honored Surgeon Award. The 2009 recipient was Dr. Charles Classen of Kinston, NC. The Honored Surgeon Award recognizes a North Carolina orthopaedic surgeon who has been notably influential in the promotion of the highest standards of orthopaedic care and has distinguished himself/herself among his/her peers for dedication to quality patient care and to the medical profession.
2009-2010 NCOA officers elected at the meeting were:
President: Frank Aluisio, MD / Greensboro
President Elect: Bill de Araujo, MD / Goldsboro
Vice President: Ed Lilly, MD / Hendersonville
Secretary-Treasurer: Clay Thomason, MD / Gastonia
Recording Secretary: Mike Bolognese, MD / Durham