VOS 2017 Conference Proceedings

The VOS 2017 Conference Proceedings is now available in an interactive digital format that you can download to your computer.


Note: You will need the password provided to all attendees at the VOS 2017 Conference to download the files.

Here are the steps to take to download the VOS 2017 Conference Proceedings files:

  1. Click on this link to access the Proceedings files. Enter the password provided at the VOS 2017 Conference when prompted.
  2. Download the VOS2017.zip file to your computer or save the file to your personal Dropbox account.
  3. Double-click on the VOS2017.zip file to view the "VOS2017" folder. Keep all the files together in this folder.
  4. Click on the file named "Start.pdf" to begin viewing the files.

If you attended the VOS 2017 Conference and do not remember the password, please contact VOS for assistance.

Join Us for the VOS 2017 Conference!

VOS 2017 Conference
March 11-18, 2017
Snowbird, Utah

Online registration for the VOS 2017 Conference has closed. On-site registration will open Saturday evening, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. in Snowbird, Utah.

Make your travel reservations now!
Book your lodging, air and ground transportation, and lift tickets through the VOS Snowbird travel website.

Already registered? Read the final departure instructions
Penny Smith of Ski.com has provided final departure instructions for all those attending the VOS 2017 Conference March 11-18 in Snowbird, Utah. Please take a few minutes to read the departure instructions to make sure your trip goes smoothly. Read the Final Departure Instructions.




Reserve your ski and snowboard rentals! We have arranged for discounted ski equipment rental at Snowbird.

Read the VOS 2017 Conference Program

An updated VOS 2017 Conference program (revised 2/10/17) is now available!


Help Promote the VOS 2017 Conference!

Are you speaking at a meeting in the months ahead? Communication Chair Katja Lin has created a PowerPoint slide that you can insert into your presentation to promote the VOS 2017 Conference in Snowbird, Utah.

Download the slide from the VOS website.

After you have downloaded the slide, insert it into your presentation, and invite your listeners to join you at our upcoming conference!

Want to learn more about the conference? Read the VOS 2017 Conference brochure.

For questions or travel reservations, contact Penny Smith of Rocky Mountain Tours, a division of Ski.com, at penny.smith@ski.com or 800-233-2300, ext. 3420.

More information about the VOS 2017 conference will be posted in the months ahead.


2017 Jacques Jenny Lecturer

James P. Stannard, MD
Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

Hansjörg Wyss Distinguished Chair in Orthopedic Surgery
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri

James P. Stannard, MD, is the Hansjörg Wyss Distinguished Chair in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.


He is chairman of the MU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as medical director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, a 117,000-square-foot facility which opened in May 2010 as the region’s most comprehensive orthopedic surgery center. Because of growing patient needs, construction is nearly complete on a $40 million, four-story expansion to the facility, scheduled for opening in mid-2017.

Dr. Stannard also serves as medical director of the Mizzou BioJoint Center, located at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. He helped develop a tissue preservation system to improve biological joint replacements. BioJoint surgery involves a biologic or “natural” surgical procedure to treat joint problems.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Stannard received internship and residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and trauma fellowship training in Switzerland. Dr. Stannard completed 10 years of active service with the U.S. Army, including service as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He received an Army Commendation Medal twice, three Meritorious Service Medals, and Airborne wings from four different countries (USA, Germany, Honduras, and South Africa) before retiring at the rank of major in 1996.

Following his military career, Dr. Stannard served as a faculty member and orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the University of Alabama-Birmingham for 13 years. At UAB, Dr. Stannard was director of orthopaedic trauma surgery and operated a successful research program, acting as the principal investigator for eight grant-funded projects, including an NIH study on hip fracture repairs. He also built a broad referral base for his clinical niche – repairing and reconstructing patients’ dislocated knees through a combination of sports medicine and trauma surgical techniques.

Since coming to the University of Missouri in 2009, Dr. Stannard has lead the expansion of orthopaedic services in surrounding central Missouri cities such as Jefferson City, Boonville and Sedalia and in the southwest Missouri city of Springfield. In 2015, he was awarded a $1.1 million research grant from the Department of Defense to study biologic joint replacement strategies. He is head team physician for the University of Missouri Tigers men’s basketball team and is active in treating university, high school and recreational athletes.

In 2016, the orthopaedic education and training foundation AO North America selected Dr. Stannard as its new president. He has served the Swiss-based AO Foundation as an elected trustee for 5 years, and he has served as a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Board of Directors. He has been a visiting professor and invited lecturer at universities throughout the world. In 2008, his book Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma received the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for Excellence in clinical medicine from the Association of American Publishers. The textbook chapters and training videos were revised and expanded over a three-year period and a second edition was published in 2016. It has been the best-selling book in orthopaedic trauma and is published in six languages (English, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, German, and Chinese).

Dr. Stannard also serves as the editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Knee Surgery.