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AAOS Strategic Plan: Advocacy Is a Key Enabler for Members and Patients

Kristy L. Weber, MD
In the President’s Message, Kristy L. Weber, MD, discussed the Academy’s advocacy efforts and how members can get involved. “I cannot overstate the importance of the Academy’s influence on all government policymaking levels,” she said. “It is an organizational responsibility to advocate for our members to be able to provide the best possible care for patients.”

Former Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon Turned State Senator Talks Politics

Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA
Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, interviewed his former partner and practice copresident, Georgia state Senator D. Kay Kirkpatrick, MD, who provided insights on how and why a successful orthopaedic surgeon would leave the familiarity of orthopaedic surgery and enter the world of public service and politics.

AAOS Annual Meeting Presidential Guest Speaker Frank Sesno Talks About the Art of the Interview

Stuart J. Fischer, MD
Distinguished journalist Frank Sesno was the presidential guest speaker at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting. Stuart J. Fischer, MD, sat down with Mr. Sesno to discuss career dos and don’ts, the power of a question, and more.

Global Volunteerism: Beyond the Nuts and Bolts

Katie McMullen
The growing interest in global volunteering has sparked a conversation on practical and conceptual considerations of this work. During the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, an Instructional Course Lecture featured the expertise of learned international volunteers who have extensive experience with global volunteerism.

Speakers Share Personal Experiences and Advice at Second Annual Women in Orthopaedics Dinner

Rolanda Willacy, MS3
On April 6, the Second Annual Women in Orthopaedics Dinner took place in Washington, D.C. The annual event honors women who have paved the way in orthopaedic surgery and serves as an innovative way to increase the representation of women in the specialty, which is only 6 percent female.