Published 3/1/2007

Specialty societies issue calls for abstracts

Cervical Spine Research Society
Research grant opportunities—The Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) invites research grant letters of intent for the 2007 grant funding cycle. Submit a two-page request, identifying a grant category (21st Century, Seed/Starter, or Resident/Fellow) and providing a research hypothesis, study proposal, and budget. Grant funding in 2007 ranges from $15,000 to $75,000. After reviewing the letters of intent, the committee will request up to 10 complete manuscripts. The deadline for submitting letters of intent is April 15, 2007; the deadline for submitting invited manuscripts is May 31, 2007. Detailed information can be found on the Research link on the CSRS Web site,

Call for abstracts—The CSRS online abstract center is now available for submitting abstracts for consideration as a podium or poster presentation at the 2007 annual meeting, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, in San Francisco. The program committee is particularly interested in topics dealing with trauma, complications, and innovative treatment strategies. The abstract submission deadline is June 1, 2007. Detailed information is located on the Meeting link on the CSRS Web site, www.csrs.org

Traveling fellowship—The CSRS is once again offering a traveling fellowship specifically designed for the clinician-scientist who has completed a year or more of spine fellowship training. The intent of the fellowship is to foster academic pursuits and future contributions to the area of the cervical spine. A maximum of three sites could be visited with a one-month minimum stay at each site. The CSRS will pay $10,000 per month for a maximum of three months. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2007. Additional information and an application form is posted on the Research link on the CSRS Web site, www.csrs.org

Contact Carol Swift at swift@aaos.org or call (847) 698-1628 with questions.

Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Call for abstracts
—The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) is now accepting abstracts for the 8th Biennial Meeting in Kansas City, Mo. The deadline for abstract submission is April 20, 2007. Abstracts must be submitted online through the RJOS Web site,

Orthopaedic Research Society
Call for abstracts
—The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) is hosting the 6th Combined Meeting, with the orthopaedic research societies from Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada, EuropeJapan, Korea, and Taiwan, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 20-24, 2007. ORS is seeking abstracts on a wide variety of topics of immediate and future concern to individuals engaged in research related to the musculoskeletal system.

Submit your abstract online through the ORS Web site (www.ors.org) now through May 21, 2007 (5 p.m. CT). E-mail notification of acceptance will be sent on July 20 to the presenting and corresponding authors.

The new ORS online abstract submission system, Abstract Central, makes it easy for you to submit your abstract. Be sure to read the submission instructions for authors and follow the instructions for each step of the online submission process. A special character pallet is available for Greek letters and other special characters that do not transfer from your word processing software.

American Orthopaedic Association
AOA~Kellogg Leadership Series
—The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)~Kellogg Leadership Series, sponsored by the AOA in conjunction with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, debuts a new module in May. Module 4: Essential Human Resource Skills for Optimal Asset Utilization will be held May 18-20.

This thought-provoking, interactive module focuses on the following management skills:

  • Building high-performance teams
  • Moving beyond conflict to achieve organizational success
  • Acquiring and assessing human assets for high performance
  • Applying strategy and organizational alignment to improve processes

According to William J. Robb III, MD, who has taken the first three modules, “The series is a unique opportunity to learn those things that we were never taught in medical school.”

The faculty for all modules are from the top-ranked Kellogg Management School. To register for this or any other module in the series, call (847) 318-7330 or visit www.aoassn.org/