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AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting Special Coverage

What to Do When—Not If—You Must Care for Patients Following a Mass Casualty or Disaster Event

Kerri Fitzgerald
During the President’s Symposium at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, AAOS Past President David A. Halsey, MD, hosted a session that provided education on best preparedness practices in the face of a mass casualty or disaster event. All orthopaedic surgeons may be called upon to respond to and care for the injured with very little notice. This is an important issue for your Academy,” he said.

Immediate Past President David A. Halsey, MD, and Board of Directors Challenged the Status Quo

Terry Stanton
At the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, David A. Halsey, MD, looked back on an eventful year as president. He talked about a vision for the Academy’s future “where our individual members can grow professionally and thrive in the emerging value-based healthcare system.” Dr. Halsey also discussed the Board’s five-year Strategic Plan, the Academy’s advocacy efforts, and more.

Cultural Competence Is a Continuous Learning Opportunity

Kaitlyn D’Onofrio
The population is increasingly diverse, and physicians likely interact with patients whose cultures and life experiences differ from their own. This could impact patient-physician interactions and communication. A career development session at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting discussed tactful ways to communicate with patients of different cultures and explained why cultural competence requires being open to learning.

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