Hughston News

Hughston Society Meeting April 11-13, 2019 in Columbus, GA
Over 100 orthopaedic, sports medicine, and trauma physicians will gather in Columbus for the 2019 Hughston Society Biennial Meeting in April. The program committee successfully crafted an outstanding scientific program and enjoyable social events for attendees and their families. Program highlights include dinner and awards at the National Infantry Museum and the Foundation has pulled together fabulous vacation
packages and memorabilia for an excellent silent auction. Freddie H. Fu, MD, has graciously accepted to be our President Guest Speaker. Dr. Fu is the chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and he is the head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Athletics. Other guest speakers include: Bruce E.
Becker, MD, MS, who will give the Hunter Memorial Lecture; Carlton G. Savory, MD, FACS, is the Hughston Legacy Speaker; Richard J. Hawkins, MD, FRCSC, is the Hughston Foundation Guest Speaker; and Colonel Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, has graciously accepted to be our Society’s Guest Speaker.

Approximately 14 AMA Category I CME credits will be offered to attendees and speakers. There is a meeting fee of $200 to attend. For registration information please visit or Belinda Klein at 706-494-3326 or

L. Erik Westerlund, MD, FACS, joins the Hughston Clinic
Erik Westerlund, MD, FACS, graduated from The University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences in Charlottesville, VA, and he earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. After medical school, he went to the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center where he completed a general surgery internship and a post-doctoral research fellowship in Applied
Orthopaedic Biomechanics. He also completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, VA. To receive his speciality in spine surgery, Dr. Westerlund completed a fellowship at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical
Center and Rothman Institute Division of Spine Surgery in Philadelphia, PA.

Click here for the full April 2019 Bulletin