AAOS/OTA Daily Dilemmas in Trauma: Your Topics, Expert Solutions


Paul Tornetta III, MD, FAAOS and J. Tracy Watson, MD, FAAOS         
Course Directors

Engage in critical thinking and expand your trauma acumen with the operative and nonoperative trauma updates you need to stay current when you take call.

At this uniquely structured event, expert faculty share current knowledge and personal insights on pre-selected upper and lower extremity fracture management topics, as well as infection, bone grafts, compartment syndrome, and more. Faculty tailor the remaining topics to address your preferences resulting from popular vote. 

A dynamic mix of lively debates, case reviews, and rotating small group discussions cultivates a personalized learning environment so you can return to practice with insights, expertise, pearls, and solutions.

“The best trauma course I have ever attended! The format, the ease of access to faculty, and the size of the course made it superb.” – Past Course Attendee

You impact this course! Early registrants guide a portion of this course by voting in advance on preferred topics to complete the program, creating a unique experience around the most popular selections.

Cast Your Vote!

After you register, visit aaos.org/3061/vote to select your preferred course topics. The most popular selections will be included in the course program. Voting closes March 31, 2020.

Course Directors

Paul Tornetta III, MD, FAAOS
Boston University School of Medicine

J. Tracy Watson, MD, FAAOS
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Registration Fees

Attendee Credentials
Registration Fee
International Nonmember
Other Physician
AAOS or OTA Member
Candidate Member
Associate Member
International Member

Post-Residency in Fellowship
PA Member
U.S. Military*

Allied Health
PA Nonmember

AAOS or OTA Emeritus Member

OTA Members: Please call AAOS Customer Service at 800-626-6726 to receive member rates.


At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
  • Review the appropriate care and treatment options for common yet often complex fractures and injury patterns
  • Apply different algorithms for the evaluation of common traumatic injuries based on diagnostic modalities and treatment options, with an emphasis on current concepts of surgical management
  • Identify indications and surgical approaches for anatomic specific fractures
  • Discuss contemporary fracture fixation strategies
  • Manage post-operative care for the patient with traumatic injuries

Special Highlights:

New Location: Boston, MA!
Boston is a beautiful city to bring your family - enjoy the culture and history, fantastic restaurants, and explore the neighborhoods.

Orthopaedic Surgeons, Residents, Nurses and PAs looking to improve critical thinking and gain up-to-date knowledge and valuable skills to improve both patient trauma care and practice performance.

AAOS designates this live activity for a 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME Accreditation

Exhibits Information

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Angela Buckley, MPA
AAOS Corporate Engagement Specialist
Phone: 847-384-4335
E-mail: mailto:buckley@aaos.org
Jason Raymond
AAOS Exhibits Communications Specialist
Phone: 847-384-4174
E-mail: jraymond@aaos.org
Refund Policy

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service at: mailto:customerservice@aaos.orgor mail to AAOS, 9400 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Course cancellations are subject to the following refund policy. Webinars and Webcast registration fees are non-refundable (you will be notified if a replay is available to watch at a later date convenient for you).

Days Prior to Course Start Date Refund
30+ Days Registration fee less $150 cancellation fee
29 to 15 days 50% refund
14 days or less No refund
Course Cancellation

The Academy reserves the right to cancel a course thirty (30) days prior to the course start date. Any person who has registered for the course will be notified by email at the address noted in the AAOS member database. A telephone call will also be made to each registrant for whom a number is available. Persons whose registration is received after a course is cancelled will be notified by telephone and email. Registration fees will be refunded in full. However, other costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

For additional information or to register, call AAOS Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 626-6726 (US & Canada) or 1-847-823-7186 for outside US & Canada Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM CT or email: mailto:customerservice@aaos.org

The Academy would like to thank the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) for the many contributions made by its members in the production of this program. The Academy and orthopaedic specialty societies work together to provide orthopaedic surgeons with the highest quality educational programs and publications. This cooperative spirit among colleague organizations is an important resource and valuable asset for the orthopaedic community.