Published 12/1/2010
Natalie K. Vakhovsky

A sneak-peak at the AAOS 2011 webinars

Saving you time and travel in 2011

Taking time away from your practice to attend a course or a lecture is not always feasible. Instead, spend a few hours online—at home or at the office—participating in one of the Academy’s 2011 webinars. These live, interactive, high-quality programs cover specific topics and enable you to get your questions answered in real time, participate in online polling, and view case discussions.

The Academy’s online education program continues to grow as webinar instruction becomes more mainstream and popular. “Our goal is to bring AAOS members high-quality educational programs that reduce their time away from practice and family,” notes Gerald R. Williams Jr., MD, chair of the CME Courses Committee.

Most 2011 webinars offer 1.5 to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ per course. All webinars begin at 8:15 p.m. Eastern time. Mark your calendar to participate in the following convenient evening sessions.

Planned 2011 programs
Diagnosis and Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Challenges We Face
Jan. 13, 2011

Course director Javad Parvizi, MD, and his team discuss the various tests available for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infections. They’ll present evidence for or against using these tests and define the algorithmic approach developed by an AAOS workgroup for diagnosing these infections.

Forefoot and Midfoot Reconstruction: Is It Really THAT Complicated?
March 15

Under the leadership of course director J. Chris Coetzee, MD, the faculty will discuss in-depth solutions for bunions, claw toes, Lisfranc injuries, and fifth metatarsal fractures. Participants will learn surgical and nonsurgical treatment protocols specific to each disorder as well as complications and how to avoid them.

The “Fender-Bender” Vehicle Accident and the AMA Guidelines
April 27

Course director Richard E. Strain Jr., MD, and faculty use the AMA Guides to the Evaluation on Permanent Injuries, 6 to walk participants through establishing impairment levels associated with automobile accidents. The entire process—from gaining familiarity with the forces involved in vehicle accidents to handling the legal aspects of impairment post-accident—is covered.

Focus on the Hindfoot
September 13

Course director Bryan Den Hartog, MD, discusses three practical hindfoot topics—posterior tibial tendinitis (acquired flatfoot), peroneal tendon problems, and calcaneal fractures.

Five Pediatric Orthopaedic Problems that Should Get You Out of Bed at Night
October 18

Course director Todd A. Milbrandt, MD, and his selected faculty discuss physical diagnosis, laboratory evaluation, radiographic studies, and treatment options for pediatric orthopaedic emergencies. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms will also be presented.

Management of Distal Radius Fractures and Complications
November 16

Course director Matthew D. Putnam, MD, and faculty reintroduce the concept of tailored treatment for distal radius fractures and address the biomechanical principles of fixation and managing early malunions. Special emphasis is placed on avoiding and recognizing complications.

Review webinars
In addition to specific clinical topic webinars, the Academy offers a number of review webinars throughout the spring to support residents’ study and preparation efforts for Parts I and II of the Board Examination. For specific details on these webinars, visit

Subscribe and save
The normal webinar fee is $59 for members, $99 for nonmembers, and $49 for residents and emeritus members. Webinars are available for viewing for 90 days following the actual presentation and are then posted on the Academy’s Orthopaedic Knowledge Online (OKO) Web site, where OKO subscribers can view them on demand.

In addition, each webinar is available for purchase on CD-ROM after the event. Whether you tune into the live event or choose to view the program at a later date, you must complete a postevent evaluation form to receive CME credit.

AAOS members and residents can save up to 29 percent of the individual course pricing by subscribing to the entire series. The subscription member price is just $250 for all 6 webinars. Subscribers can participate in the live webinar or watch it on demand after the program ends.

Register now
www.aaos.org/courses for specific details and registration information for each AAOS webinar. Watch for more information about AAOS webinars in upcoming issues of AAOS Now and AAOS Headline News Now.

Natalie Vakhovsky is a marketing coordinator in the AAOS marketing department. She can be reached at vakhovsky@aaos.org