In the early 1970’s, Slocum doctors, Donald Slocum, Robert Larson, and Stanley James, hosted the meeting of the most notable figures in orthopedics at the time. Dr. Don Slocum broke new ground by allow live streaming video from the operating room into the Science Building on the University of Oregon campus.
Here, in a Eugene hotel, a small group of surgeons, including Drs. Slocum, Larson, James, and a new member of the practice, Dr. Dennis Collis, identified the need and rationale that launched the American Society of Sports Medicine. A handful of charter members signed on to an organization that now boasts over 3000 members nationwide, respected publications, association-sponsored research studies, and an annual grant-making program.
Over the next 20 years, Slocum doctors participated in a number of educational events, including hosting medical students and a six month orthopedic sports medicine fellowship program in Eugene, OR. Since the early 1960’s, more than 100 orthopedic residents and fellows have trained under the direction of Dr. Slocum and his partners.
Our commitment to young professional education continues to present day through our medical education programs, and in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, where physicians lecture and provide hands-on training for graduate students in the athletic training program. Three Slocum physicians, Drs. James, Singer and Jewett, have received the prestigious Osternig Award of Excellence from the Human Physiology Department for their contributions to science and education.