The AAOS 75th Anniversary projects establish the first historical documentation of the American orthopaedic community and its contributions to the society. The projects include the following materials: a content collection Web site (www.aaos.org/75years), an exhibit at Annual Meeting, a traveling exhibit, a permanent exhibit for the lobby of the AAOS headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., two books—a patient-centered historical coffee-table book and a historical reference book, a historical film, a digital timeline, a decades film, a calendar, and a celebratory Web site that will launch at the 75th Annual Meeting in San Francisco in March 2008.
The eMotion Pictures exhibit, sponsored by Kyphon, Inc, will be on display during the 2008 Annual Meeting and will travel to the Chicago Cultural Center, where it will be on display for three months in 2008.
We are grateful to the following sponsors for making this initiative possible, for the benefit of all orthopaedic surgeons and the public at large:
DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Co.
George M. Boswell Jr., MD Fund for Orthopaedic Surgery, Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation
Smith & Nephew
Orthopaedic Marketing Group
Medtronic Sofamor Danek in coordination with the Museum of Spinal Surgery
Paragon Medical, Inc.
Bledsoe Brace Systems
Canon Medical Systems
Diversity Advisory Board in honor of Laura Tosi, MD