ORS to Host Basic Science Course

Basic science provides the tools to explain the functions and limitations of the science behind the decisions, treatments, and procedures that are performed in clinical practice every day. Despite the importance of basic science in the treatment of orthopaedic diseases and conditions, however, many university departments do not have the expertise to cover a complete basic science curriculum. To fill this void, the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) is offering an all-day basic science course on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in conjunction with the ORS 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

“Unfortunately, many university orthopaedic departments do not have the necessary faculty to teach the essentials of musculoskeletal basic science,” explained Theodore Miclau, MD, one of the course’s organizers. “As a result, residents and future researchers are missing out on key elements of their orthopaedic education.”

The course content was derived from the Orthopaedic Basic Science: Foundations of Clinical Practice textbook developed in partnership with the AAOS and ORS. Covered topics will include principles of orthopaedic surgery basic science, musculoskeletal tissue biology, and musculoskeletal pathophysiology. Course attendees will also receive a copy of the textbook as part of the registration fee.

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