Published 11/1/2008
Jennie McKee

Get a leg up on learning

Coordinated courses focus on foot and ankle, offer discount

The AAOS is offering two continuing medical education courses in December and March—one lecture-based, the other skills-based—that are mostly content-linked and intended to help orthopaedists increase their ability to treat common foot and ankle problems. Enrolling in both courses will not only enhance the learning experience, but will also allow participants to receive a 20 percent discount on tuition for the skills course.

Orthopaedists who attend AAOS Top 15 Foot and Ankle Problems, a case-based course being held Dec. 5–7, 2008, will receive a 20 percent discount on tuition to Current Techniques in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery, a surgical skills course being held March 26–28, 2009.

Both courses will cover such major topics as trauma, hallux valgus, Achilles tendon problems, flatfoot, and plantar fasciitis. Specific topics are listed in the daily schedules for each course, which can be accessed online.

“We’ve been very careful to ensure that these are complementary courses,” says Gregory C. Berlet, MD, course director for the March course. Dr. Berlet encourages his colleagues to participate in both courses to maximize their educational experience.

“Most people need to digest factual information first, which is what you can do during the lecture-based course in December,” he explains. “The surgical skills course in March lets you take what you learned in the December course and perfect your surgical techniques and approach.”

How to register
www.aaos.org/courses for more information about the courses and to register. You may also call AAOS customer service toll-free at (800) 626-6726 or send an e-mail to custserv@aaos.org

Jennie McKee is a staff writer for AAOS Now. She can be reached at mckee@aaos.org