AAOS Research Symposia

AAOS/OTA/SOMOS Extremity War Injuries IV: Collaborative Efforts in Research, Host Nation Care, and Disaster Preparedness (EWI IV)

  • Principal Investigators: Andrew N. Pollak, MD and Col. James R. Ficke, MD
  • Dates: January 21-23, 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC
  • Participants: Military and civilian orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, government, and other medical specialties (by invitation only)
  • Purpose: The fourth installment in the EWI symposium series will address macro-level issues including synergizing research efforts, advocating host nation care, and advancing disaster preparedness efforts in the United States.
  • Overview of Topics:
    • Session I: Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM): Program Status and Research Updates
    • Session II: Additional Military Programs / Databases: Program Status and Research Updates
    • Session III: Parallel Research Efforts in the Civilian Sector
    • Session IV: Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program (OETRP): Program Status and Research Updates
    • Session Va: Military Care of Host Nation Casualties
    • Session Vb: NGO Care of Host Nation Civilian Casualties
    • Session VI: Disaster Preparedness: National Efforts
  • Gold Level Symposium Sponsors:
    • Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
    • Smith & Nephew
  • Silver Level Symposium Sponsors:
    • DePuy
    • Medtronic Spinal and Biologics
    • Stryker
    • Synthes Trauma
  • Press:
  • Publication:
  • EWI IV Final Symposium Agenda

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