Are you the “go-to” fellow in your office when it comes to searching the Internet for information? Are your slide presentations the envy of your partners? Were you an early adopter of handheld computing?
If your skill with electronics rival those of James Bond’s gadget-man Q, the AAOS hopes you’ll consider submitting an application for the Electronic Skills Pavilion at the 2011 Annual Meeting in San Diego.
The AAOS Electronic Skills Pavilion is located in the exhibit hall and will include 45-minute presentations that showcase current electronic products and applications developed for the orthopaedic surgeon. Suggested topics include basics of Adobe Photoshop, digital imaging, digital radiography, electronic medical records, handheld computing (personal digital assistants), patient education via your Web site, using PowerPoint, searching the Internet and MEDLINE, making videos, and voice recognition software.
Applications are due by August 31, 2010, and can be downloaded from the AAOS Web site.
Multimedia also needed
If your talents are more along the lines of Steven Spielberg or James Cameron, consider submitting your video or other multimedia program for presentation in the Multimedia Education Center during the Annual Meeting.
Video continues to be one of the most effective and widely used teaching formats for orthopaedic education. As you develop your program and assemble your team, remember that you can consult with Academy staff for assistance in planning, producing, and submitting your video. All submitted programs will be peer reviewed; accepted programs will be presented in the Multimedia Education Center.
Applications are due by July 26, 2010, and must be submitted online. For more information and to begin the process, visit www.aaos.org/mec