Members of POSNA form a rich network of professionals who are passionately dedicated to improving the musculoskeletal health of children throughout the world. The organization is sustained and advanced by its dedicated members who help one another enrich their own professional careers and the profession itself through
  • Education
  • Research
  • Advocacy  
  • Outreach
The members of the organization generate, develop, and promote programs that directly benefit the members. The organization has created a cohesive and cooperative fellowship of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals who collaborate and support each other. POSNA sponsors many didactic, research, and hands-on education sessions through meetings and online interactive courses. There are abundant opportunities for professional mentorship, collegial exchange of ideas and case review, and participation in society subcommittee missions. 


  • To foster, promote, support, augment, develop, and encourage investigative knowledge of pediatric orthopaedic surgery.​
  • To develop and encourage methods of prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.​
  • To develop and encourage by teaching and education and by developing education materials.​
  • To promote specialized training for medical personnel in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.​
  • To foster, promote, support, augment, develop, and encourage education of non-medical personnel engaged in scientific endeavors related to the field of pediatric orthopaedic surgery.​
  • To augment, develop, and encourage standardization of nomenclature and the evaluation of results.​
  • To foster, promote, support, develop, and encourage charitable, scientific or literary purposes.


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    Multi-weekend online symposium featuring different scientific programs each day.
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    Call for abstracts is now open for the POSNA Meeting to be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, May 12-15, 2021.
  • 2020 IPOS Cancelled
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