Meet the New President!

We are pleased to announce the election of our new IAOS President,

Edward R. McDevitt, MD


Meet Your New Association President, Eddie McDevitt.

Dear IAOS Member,

I am truly honored to be elected President of this fine, upstanding organization, the Irish-American Orthopaedic Society.

I grew up in Clark, New Jersey, the oldest of four boys. After attending Bucknell University on a football scholarship, I worked in respiratory therapy, anesthesia, and psychiatry as a technician before attending Hahnemann Medical College on a Navy scholarship. Twelve of my twenty-four years in the Navy were spent at the United States Naval Academy, and while there, I had the unique experience of being the Orthopaedist for the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court. For the past 16 years I have been in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland, and my lovely wife Amy, and I, have three beautiful daughters. I am currently a committee member of AAOS and AOSSM, and teach in the wonderful Orthopaedic Learning Center for AANA. I am also a member of the Herodicus Society and am heading to Lyon, France to give a talk on World War II Medicine, for that Society.

I have greatly enjoyed my time in the Irish-American Orthopaedic Society over the years, experiencing wonderful fellowship with our members and terrific trips to beautiful Ireland. And, although I know these are tough economic times, I can think of no better way to spend some of our precious free time, than by attending the IAOS medical meeting in Ireland next year!

I look forward to serving as President of this fine, established society and am proud of our unique and wonderful heritage. I encourage each and every one of you to reach out to me with your ideas and suggestions, and even your concerns, as we move forward to grow this outstanding organization.

Best regards,

Eddie McDevitt
President, IAOS

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We encourage you to submit your membership dues today by logging onto to start receiving your complimentary subscription to JSOA, and lend your much needed support to maintain this fine, upstanding orthopaedic society. This complimentary subscription provides you with free CME with each quarterly issue, and participants may earn a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category-1 credits per issue.

IMPORTANT NOTICE to Active Members:

As hard as we try to maintain the same membership dues over the years, there comes a time when that is no longer feasible, due to the economy, and, that time is now. The new annual dues for 2015 are $150, as reflected on the IAOS website when you log on ( to renew your membership. Thank you for your support and understanding as we strive to celebrate our rich Irish heritage while expanding orthopaedic knowledge, fostering goodwill and cooperation, and bettering the lives of those we reach.

Spouse/Guest Tours

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

Thursday, August 24, 10:00 am – 12 noon (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 9:45 am)

Join Lorcan Collins, author, historian, and podcaster, as he takes you to the relevant battle sites of the Easter Rising of 1916 – one of the most dramatic events in the history of Ireland’s struggle for independence from the British Empire. The executions of the leaders after the Rising awakened a generation to the cause of Irish freedom, resulting in the War of Independence, the formation of the Irish Free State and, as a result, the Irish Civil War.

Price $19


Dublin Food and Fashion Walking Tour

Thursday, August 24th, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 1:15 pm)

If you love to eat and love to shop, this is the tour for you! Try on diamonds and cashmere scarves, enjoy luscious chocolates and savories made especially for you, smell exotic perfumes, and hear the stories and history behind them all when you visit Dublin boutiques and eateries.

Price $83


Kilkenny Day Tour

Friday, August 25th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 8:45 pm – returns to Lobby at 5:30 pm)

Travel by private coach to visit the Medieval City of Kilkenny. This city is small and compact enough to explore on foot and is full of fascinating historical buildings and contemporary shops, design galleries, and restaurants. Your Guide will take you on an epic journey of Kilkenny’s past followed by a tour of Kilkenny Castle, one of the most magnificent castle's in Ireland, built by the Normans who arrived in the city during the 12th century. Your tour of Kilkenny City also includes a visit to St. Canice’s Cathedral, Smithwick’s Experience Visitor’s Center (brewers of Smithwick’s Ale for over 300 years), and lunch at the charming Kyteler's Inn.

Price: $160 (minimum of 16 people)