Published 12/1/2008

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (January through May 2009). For more information about AAOS-sponsored courses, contact the AAOS customer service department at (800) 626-6726 or visit the CME course section of the AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org/courses

For more information about other CME courses or orthopaedic meetings listed, contact the source provided.

Meetings and courses sponsored by Board of Specialty Societies members and regional orthopaedic organizations may be listed in the print version of AAOS Now. Send information, including contact name and e-mail address to:

6300 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, Ill. 60018-4262
Fax: (847) 823-8033

Information on state society meetings can be found in the online calendar version, available on the AAOS Web site, www.aaos.org


JAN. 15–18, 2009
AANA Masters Experience Course: Fundamentals in Arthroscopy—Resident Course
Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC), Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Paul D. Fadale, MD; George C. Branche III, MD; Mark R. Hutchinson, MD; Pietro M. Tonino, MD
Web site:

FEB. 22–25
Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting
Venetian Hotel, Sands EXPO Center
Las Vegas
Web site:

FEB. 25–28
AAOS Annual Meeting
Venetian Hotel, Sands EXPO Center, Las Vegas
Web site:

FEB. 28
Specialty Day
Venetian Hotel, Sands EXPO Center, Las Vegas

  • AANA
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)
  • Hip Society/American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Knee Society/AAHKS
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)

MAR. 18–19
Research Capitol Hill Days
Washington, D.C.

MAR. 26–27
AAPA/AAOS presents A PA’s Guide to the Musculoskeletal Galaxy
Fort Worth, Texas
Course Directors: Richard B. Schultz, MD; Patricia Marie Marriott, PA-C

APR. 22–26
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
Amelia Island, Fla.
Web site:

APR. 29–MAY 2
AAOS National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference
Washington, D.C.

APR. 29–MAY 2
AAOS Board Preparation Review Course
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago
Course Directors: Frank J. Frassica, MD; Frederick M. Azar, MD

APR. 30–MAY 3
AANA Annual Meeting
San Diego
Web site:

MAY 3–6
American Association of Orthopaedic Executives Annual Meeting
Austin, Texas
Web site:

MAY 7–9
AAOS Clinical Trials in Orthopaedics Research Symposium
Albuquerque, N.M.


MAR. 26–28
AAOS/AOFAS Current Techniques in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Gregory C. Berlet, MD; Bruce E. Cohen, MD

MAY 28–30
AOFAS Comprehensive Update on Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
Durham, N.C.
Course Directors: Ned Amendola, MD; Mark Easley, MD
Web site:


JAN. 7–10
Annual Meeting American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui, Hawaii
Web site:

MAY 15–16
ASSH: Advances in Hand Therapy: Surgeons and Therapists Working Together
Nashville, Tenn.
Web site:

MAY 29–30
AAOS Update on the Painful and Injured Wrist
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Mark S. Cohen, MD; Melvin Paul Rosenwasser, MD


FEB. 6–8
AANA Masters Course: Hip
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD; Carlos A. Guanche, MD; Victor M. Ilizaliturri Jr., MD; Thomas G. Sampson, MD
Web site:

APR. 30–MAY 2
AAHKS/AAOS Hip/Knee Satellite Program
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: David G. Lewallen, MD; Thomas Parker Vail, MD; William A. Jiranek, MD


APR. 30–MAY 2
Combined Meeting of the British and American Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK
Web site:


MAR. 20–22
AANA Masters Course: Knee Ligament
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Gregory C. Fanelli, MD; Stephen M. Howell, MD; Donald H. Johnson, MD; Jason L. Koh, MD
Web site:

APR. 3–4
AAOS The Comprehensive Management of Articular Cartilage Injuries
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Thomas R. Carter, MD; William Bugbee, MD


APR. 29–MAY 2
POSNA Annual Meeting
Web site:


JAN. 23–24
AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow: Surgical Techniques
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Mark D. Lazarus, MD; Xavier A. Duralde, MD

FEB. 13–15
AANA Masters Course: Shoulder
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Stephen J. Snyder, MD; Alan S. Curtis, MD; Marc R. Labbe, MD; Michael J. Moskal, MD
Web site:

APR. 23–26
AAOS/ASES The Shoulder and Elbow Course: State of the Art
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.
Course directors: Wayne Z. Burkhead Jr., MD; Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD

MAY 15–16
AAOS/ASES Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Laurence D. Higgins, MD; Frances Cuomo, MD


MAR. 20–21
AAOS/PASE Saint Louis University presents: Novel MIS Techniques for Lumbar Spine Surgery
Saint Louis
Course Directors: R. Douglas Orr, MD; Alan S. Hilibrand, MD; Jeffrey C. Wang, MD


MAR. 11–15
10th Annual AAOS/AOSSM Sports Medicine Course: From the Sidelines to the Slopes
Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Course Directors: Eric C. McCarthy, MD; Andrew J. Cosgarea, MD

MAR. 27–29
AAOS Boomeritis: Musculoskeletal Care of the Mature Athlete
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Course Director: Richard J. Hawkins, MD; John M. Tokish, MD

MAY 7–9
AOSSM: Sports Medicine 2009: An NFL Perspective
San Francisco
Web site:


JAN. 22–23
Extremity War Injuries IV Research Symposium
Washington, D.C.

MAR. 26–29
OTA Comprehensive Fracture Course for Residents
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Web site:

APR. 2–5
9th Annual AAOS/OTA Orthopaedic Trauma Update
Orlando, Fla.
Course Directors: George John Haidukewych, MD; Robert A. Probe, MD

APR. 24–25
AAOS/OTA Pelvis and Acetabulum Fractures: Advanced Concept Details and Improved Techniques
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course directors: Lawrence Xavier Webb, MD; Adam Jennings Starr, MD

APR. 24–25
OTA 5th Annual Trauma Techniques Course for Residents
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Web site: