Published 8/1/2008
Addy Kujawa

Ready-to-go presentations promote you, your practice, and orthopaedics

Scripts on more than a dozen topics ready to personalize and present

How many presentations do you make in a year? If the answer is none, you’re missing out on an easy way to market your practice, expand your patient base, and increase awareness of orthopaedic conditions.

And it is easy—especially when you take advantage of the AAOS Community Orthopaedic Awareness Program (COAP) presentations. Using these “ready-to-go” electronic presentations, you can quickly prepare a customized presentation for community and school groups. These presentations provide an excellent opportunity to promote your practice and your specialty, without hours of preparation time.

New titles, new statistics for 2008
The AAOS public relations department and the volunteer members of the Public Relations Oversight Group have recently updated all the presentations with new statistics. Two new titles will soon be added. Presentations focus on common musculoskeletal conditions, so there’s sure to be one that meets your needs—no matter what age group you’re addressing.

Each presentation can be personalized with your name and contact information and can be appropriately modified according to the amount of time allocated for your presentation. They’re suitable for senior centers, health fairs, hospitals, schools, and community groups such as the Rotary Club or Lions.

Download as many presentations as you wish at www.aaos.org/prresources (password protected), or request them all on CD, at no charge, by contacting Pat Julitz by e-mail (julitz@aaos.org) or phone (847) 384-4036.

The public relations department is always looking for new presentations. If you have a presentation you would like to share or an idea for a future presentation, contact Sandy Gordon, director, public relations, by e-mail (gordon@aaos.org) or phone (847) 384-4030.

Addy Kujawa is manager, public relations; she can be reached at kujawa@aaos.org

Current COAP titles
Understanding Back Pain
Osteoarthritis & You
Understanding Osteoporosis
Prevent Injuries
Sports Injuries
Patient Safety
10 Common Orthopaedic Injuries
Preventing Winter Sports Injuries
Improving Musculoskeletal Care in America (IMCA)
Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee
Patient Centered Care
Common Hand Injuries (in partnership with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand)
Pediatrics: Pigeon Toes, Knock Knees and Flat Feet (in partnership with the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America)
Watch for Arthritis and Scoliosis (in partnership with the Scoliosis Research Society) coming soon!