Who we are
The New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (NYSSOS) is the premier organization representing the orthopaedic community in New York. The Society serves orthopaedic specialists, subspecialists, fellows, residents and their patients by helping to create an optimal practice environment in which to provide quality and efficacious orthopaedic care.
NYSSOS maintains a specific focus on improving access to care, promoting public health and facilitating improvement of patient safety and quality of care.
Our annual symposium and webinars provide for awareness of treatment protocols and foster collegiality and networking opportunities.
Our Governmental Affairs Program
We are committed to promoting and representing viewpoints of the orthopaedic community before Federal and State legislative, regulatory and executive agencies through a variety of mechanisms.
Advocacy ensures issues affecting orthopaedic surgeons and patients are recognized. You will often hear us say, "If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re on the menu."
Regardless of your politics, the consequences of state policy affect your daily practice and cannot be ignored.
State Advocacy Services
NYSSOS is positioned to collectively support activities that help create an optimal practice environment in which to provide quality and efficacious care.
Even if you have never donated before, today we invite you to enhance your advocacy efforts, strengthen the success of the Society and contribute to the PAC.
Connection: You are connected to your fellow orthopedists across the state producing positive results for you and your patients.
Conferences: The annual Symposium provides quality education and networking for orthopedists, and you receive a SIGNIFICANT discount by being a member. You can contribute to the content, help plan the Conference or attend to enhance your professional development.
Public Policy / Advocacy: You can contribute to the strong advocacy program centered on assuring that orthopedists voices are being heard. The Legislative and Advocacy Committee prepares legislative updates/alerts, and keeps track of orthopaedic and public health issues under consideration by the New York State Legislature and regulatory agencies. The Executive Director also serves as the Society's lobbyist to advocate for priority orthopaedic issues.
Free Informational Services: The Society keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the association’s web site and email updates of emerging issues relevant to orthopedics. You remain informed in a way that saves you time.
Advocate of the Year Award Submissions
Recommended award criteria include: