Enhance Your Skills on Specialty Day

Onsite registration still available

Whatever your interest—foot and ankle, spine, sports medicine, pediatrics, trauma, shoulder and elbow, hip and knee, hand, tumor, arthroscopy, or rehabilitation—you’re sure to find the latest research and technique information at the Specialty Day educational programs. Organized by the members of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), the 28th annual Specialty Day takes place on Saturday, March 5, in the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center.

“Specialty Day provides a venue for BOS member organizations to present educational programming,” said David A. Halsey, MD, BOS chair. “A considerable amount of physician volunteer and staff time has been spent assessing the cutting-edge technology and medical advancements in order to provide these high-quality educational programs.”

Specialty Day registrants will get to exchange information and interact with one another all while learning about the latest developments in ensuring superior patient care. And if you haven’t registered yet, don’t despair. Onsite registration is available.

The following organizations are presenting programs at Specialty Day; here’s a taste of what you can expect. Check the program for specific times.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Room W224
The day begins with Symposium I, Wow, That’s a Bunion—How Do I Get That Into a Shoe? Six additional symposia follow—Do You Believe In This Pixie Dust?; What Else Can I Do with My MD?; I Usually Do It That Way, but This Time It Didn’t Work; To Operate Or Not … That Is the Question; Controversies; and Technology for Common Problems—Can We Justify the Costs? Two scientific paper sessions cover a variety of topics.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Chapin Theater
Topical sessions cover ACL Decision Making; Lower Extremity; Injury Prevention in Sports; Elbow; Team Physician Update; and Rotator Cuff. Case-based symposia will address Management of Shoulder Instability and Management of Meniscus Injuries. At 3:00 p.m., a combined session with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association will feature presentations on Common Upper Extremity Injuries, Complex Knee Dislocations, and Syndesmotic Injuries.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Room W311
The day features nine topical sessions focused on arthroplasty, rotator cuff, elbow, trauma, and miscellaneous topics. Four symposia address How I Use Basic Science Data to Influence My Treatment of Rotator Cuff; My Top 10 Tips for Getting It Perfect; Emerging Technologies in Arthroplasty; and New Frontiers in Elbow Pathology.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Association for Hand Surgery
Room W304A
Under the theme “Disasters for the Masters,” the day features sessions covering treatment and outcome challenges in procedures for hand, wrist, soft tissue, nerve, elbow, and shoulder. A final potpourri session will cover transplant failure, the unhappy patient, coding and billing when the patient has questions, and the disruptive and the work-averse patient.

Arthroscopy Association of North America
Valencia Room D
The Arthroscopy Association of North America will feature sessions on shoulder instability; shoulder SLAP tears; rotator cuff; knee meniscus and articular cartilage; knee ligaments; and hip; as well as case-based approaches for six different clinical presentations.

Federation of Spine Associations
Room W304E
The day features sessions presented by the American Spine Injury Association (Complications in Care for the SCI Patient); the Scoliosis Research Society (The SRS at 50: Lessons Learned in Pediatric Deformity); the guest International Society for the Advancement of Spine (kyphosis correction and other topics); the Cervical Spine Research Society (patient safety); and the North American Spine Society (case presentations).

The Hip Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Valencia Room A
The 12 sessions cover Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty; Insights into Unsolved Problems in THA; Strategies to Speed Recover after THA; Case-based Primary THA Discussion; Taper Corrosion in Orthopaedic Devices (with a speech by Michael M. Morlock, PhD); Findings from Joint Registries; Cross-Linked Poly Bearings; Positioning of the Acetabular Component; Hip Society Scientific Awards; Video Tips for Revision THA Technique; Young Investigators Symposium and Hip Society Traveling Fellowship; and Impingement and Dysplasia.

The Knee Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Valencia Room B
Session topics include Minimizing Total Knee Arthroplasty Complications; TKA alignment; The Painful TKA; Transitioning to Value-based Healthcare; Knee Society Scientific Awards; Perioperative Management; Case Presentations; and Transitioning to Outpatient TKA.

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
Room W308A
Session topics include Modeling and 3D Printing in Limb Reconstruction; Tips and Tricks; Best Papers from ILLRS Congress; International Update—Italy; and International Mission Work.

Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
Room W314
Sessions cover Translational Research; Metastatic Disease; Orthopaedic Oncology in the Digital Age; Roundtable—Starting a Practice in the Era of the ACA; and the Skeletally Immature Patient with Bone Sarcomas.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Room W414
Session topics include Tips and Tricks for Reduction; ORIF vs. Acute Arthroplasty for Common Fractures; OTA Annual Meeting Highlights; Key Lessons—Ask Me How I Know!; and, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Chapin Theater) in a combined session with the AOSSM, Common Upper Extremity Injuries, Complex Knee Dislocations, and Syndesmotic Injuries.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Room W315
Five sessions cover Adolescent Fractures from a Pediatric and Adult Viewpoint; Emerging Techniques in Deformity Correction; Maximizing Outcomes in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; Debate—3-year-old with Blount’s Disease; and Best Practices in Sports Medicine.             

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