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Published 11/1/2008

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are selected upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (December 2008 through April 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. Orthopaedic state societies may be found in the online calendar, available at www.aaos.org

Send information, including contact name and e-mail address to:

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


DEC. 4–7
AAOS Board Maintenance of Certification™ Preparation and Review
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston
Course Directors: Joseph M. Lane, MD; Charles N. Cornell, MD

DEC. 8–13
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons 2008 Conference
Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
Web site: www.trueresearch.org

DEC. 11–14
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Advanced Team Physician Course
Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas
Web site:

JAN. 15–18, 2009
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) 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

  • 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 Association
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)

Venetian Hotel, Sands EXPO Center
Las Vegas

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

MAR. 26–27
American Association of Physician Assistants/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. 30–MAY 3
AANA Annual Meeting
San Diego, Calif.
Web site:


DEC. 5–7
Top 15 Foot and Ankle Problems
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Course Directors: Gregory P. Guyton, MD; Mark E. Easley, MD

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


DEC. 12–13
AAOS/ASES Elbow Reconstruction: Arthroscopy, Instability, and Arthroplasty
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Guido Marra, MD; Matthew Lee Ramsey, MD

JAN. 7–10, 2009
AAHS Annual Meeting
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui, Hawaii
Web site:


FEB. 6–8, 2009
AANA Masters Course: Hip
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD; Carlos A. Guanche, MD; Victor M. Ilizaliturri, MD; Thomas G. Sampson, MD
Web site:


MAR. 20–22, 2009
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 Focal Cartilage Defect of the Knee: Surgical Options
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Thomas R. Carter, MD; William Bugbee, MD


DEC. 3–7
POSNA/AAOS 5th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Course Director: John M. Flynn, MD


JAN. 23–24, 2009
ASES/AAOS 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:

AAOS/ASES The Shoulder and Elbow Course: State of the Art
Tucson, Ariz.
Course Directors: Wayne Z. Burkhead Jr, MD; Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD


DEC. 3–6
Cervical Spine Research Society 2008 Annual Meeting and Instructional Course
Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas
Web site:

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


DEC. 11–14
AOSSM 2008 Advanced Team Physician Course
Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas
Web site:

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


DEC. 4–6
AAOS/OTA Strategies and Tactics in Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma CME Course
OLC, Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Joseph Borrelli Jr., MD; Robert F Ostrum, MD

JAN. 22–23, 2009
Extremity War Injuries IV Research Symposium
Washington, D.C.

MAR. 26–29
OTA Comprehensive Fracture Course for Residents
Web site:

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

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