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Pattaya AIC 2009

Plenary Speakers

Dr George Thompson


Date Saturday, 31 October 2009
Time 15:00-15:30
Venue Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (Hall A2)

George H. Thompson, M.D. is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is Director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

Dr Thompson graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1970 and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California Los Angeles in 1977. In 1978, he had a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. He joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in January 1979. Currently he is the co-chairman of the Salter Society, the alumni society at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario; co-editor of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; and is the Scoliosis Research Society representative to the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. He is the past-President of the Scoliosis Research Society (2006-2007, 2007-2008), past-President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2002-2003), past President of the Ohio Orthopaedic Society (1997-1999), immediate past Deputy Editor of Pediatric Orthopaedics for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [AM], and the past Ohio representative to the Board of Councilors of the AAOS (1999-2005). He is involved in numerous clinical research projects. His major interests have been in the area of trauma, spinal deformities, hip abnormalities, and foot deformities. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 80 chapters in textbooks.