AAOS/ORS Musculoskeletal Infection: Where are we in 2014? Research Symposium

Symposium Co-Chairs: Javad Parvizi, MD; Michael Archdeacon, MD; Paul Manner, MD, FRCSC

  • Dates: May 8-10, 2014
  • Location: Rosemont, IL
  • Participants: Orthopaedic surgeons, Young Investigators, researchers, industry representatives, government representatives, and other medical specialties (by invitation only).
  • Purpose: The 2014 MI research symposium will provide the musculoskeletal community with evidence based state-of the art knowledge to improve the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal infection, including orthopaedic periprosthetic and post-traumatic/post-surgical infections. The MI symposium will differentiate the various forms of musculoskeletal infections in terms of microbiology, cellular biology, and pharmacology, compare disparities observed between affected patient groups, and develop consensus statements for the diagnosis and treatment of specialty specific orthopaedic infections.
  • Overview of Topics:
    • Session I: Economic and Regulatory Perspective
    • Session II: Demographic Influence on Incidence of Orthopaedic Infections
    • Session III: Prevention of Orthopaedic Infections: Strategies that Work
    • Session IV: Prevention of Orthopaedic Infections: Systems Integration
    • Session V: Diagnosis of Orthopaedic Infections: Challenges
    • Session VI: Diagnosis of Orthopaedic infections: Promise of Molecular Techniques
    • Session VII: Diagnosis of Orthopaedic infections: Practice-Based Approach
    • Session VIII: Confusions for Treatment
    • Session IX: Looking Ahead: Plan of Regulatory Bodies and Societies
    • Session X: Novel Developments
  • Apply to attend the MI Symposium as a Young Investigator! Young Investigators will have the opportunity to attend and present their research in musculoskeletal infection at the MI symposium while learning from principal investigator mentors in the field. YI applicants must be no more than seven years beyond training. Selected YI attendees will receive airfare, lodging, and meals provided at the event only.
      Please download and complete the application form electronically and submit it with your poster abstract (one page), a current CV, and a letter of support from your department chair or research supervisor to Erin L. Ransford, AAOS Manager, Research Development, via email at ransford@aaos.org, NO LATER THAN February 17, 2014!

For more information on this research symposium, please contact Erin L. Ransford, AAOS Manager of Research Development in the Office of Government Relations at ransford@aaos.org.