EPOS was founded in 1981, in Paris by a group of 5 paediatric orthopaedic surgeons. The first EPOS meeting was held in Paris and was attended by 13 surgeons. Nowadays the society has more than 500 surgeons spread around the world.
To increase the quality of care of children with orthopaedic conditions. This goal is helped by increasing the communication between professionals dealing with the child, improving the education of those interested in the child care and sharing and diffusing the advances in knowledge.