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Written by christian   
Tuesday, 10 June 2020

The Third Annual SIGN Conference will be held Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at SIGN Headquarters at 2950 George Washington Way, Richland, Washington 99352.

Last year, many arrived o­n Friday evening and we had dinner together at my house. Many remarked about the comradery among people with similar goals of helping people around the world. We will continue the tradition. Please use the attached form to indicate whether you will be able to attend the Friday dinner, which will begin at 5:30 PM.

Saturday we will serve breakfast at 8:30 AM and then proceed to PowerPoint presentations. These will include a brief overview of SIGN and what has happened at SIGN since the last conference. We have several research projects and will present our new data collection system. We welcome presentations by others who have been to SIGN projects and those that would like to start SIGN projects. They should be confined to 10 minutes with a five-minute question period. PowerPoint equipment will be provided. Please suggest other topics for discussion if you wish. We will have lunch and proceed to a hands-on SAWBONES lab as we did last year. This was very popular.

Please register early so we can plan meals, SAWBONES, etc.

SIGN is growing rapidly. 6200 SIGN surgeries have been done in our 50 projects around the world. By teaching and then providing implants we have established friends and found great skill among these surgeons. They are eager to join the global orthopaedic community.

We have reserved several rooms at two different hotels. To reserve your rooms you may call the hotel directly. The rooms are being held under the name of SIGN Conference and are available at the listed rate until June 27, 2003. They are:

1. The Hampton Inn at the rate of $101 per night, contact number 509-943-4400. This rate includes a Columbia River view, and a continental breakfast buffet.

2. The Royal Hotel and Conference Center at a rate of $69 per night, contact number 509-946-4121. These rooms are o­nly reserved for Friday July 18, 2003.

Please contact Shasta Edden at SIGN to register for the SIGN Conference at 509-371-1107. You may also contact Shasta via email at

We hope to see you there.

Lewis G. Zirkle, Jr., M.D.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 16 July 2020 )
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