By Carolyn Rogers
Musculoskeletal research lies at the heart of the AAOS mission to “serve the profession, champion the interests of patients, and advance the highest quality musculoskeletal health.” The AAOS devotes both time and resources to support and encourage cutting-edge musculoskeletal research in the following ways:
Research Capitol Hill Days
One of the Academy’s key advocacy programs is Research Capitol Hill (RCH) Days. Each spring, the RCH program gives physicians, researchers, and patients the opportunity to meet with targeted senators and representatives to personally advocate for the future of musculoskeletal care. At these meetings, participants raise awareness of the chronic, debilitating, and costly musculoskeletal diseases and disorders affecting our nation, and request continued support for research.