Published 12/1/2011
Gerald R. Williams Jr, MD

The AAOS 2012 webinar series

Shorter programs, lower subscription price, more interaction

Webinars are an increasingly popular learning tool for orthopaedic surgeons and residents. For 2012, the AAOS CME Courses Committee has developed a 10-program webinar series, covering a range of orthopaedic topics.

Each program is jointly sponsored by an orthopaedic specialty society, including the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

All 2012 webinars will be just 60 minutes long. As a result, programs will be tightly focused and use more case-based illustrations. The use of interactive tools, such as audience polling on treatment decisions for case discussions, will also be increased.

The 2012 webinars will also feature new social networking tools. Webinar participants will be able to chat (one-to-one, one-to-many, or one-to-all), share, and twitter with others during the program.

Program schedule
Jan. 10

AAOS/AAHKS Advances in arthroscopic treatment of intra- and extra-articular disorders of the hip

April 3
AAOS/AOSSM MRI–Arthroscopy Correlations Part I: Shoulder and Elbow

April 24
AAOS/AOFAS Lisfranc Injuries in Athletes

May 22
AAOS/AOSSM MRI–Arthroscopy Correlations Part II: Hip/Knee

June 12
AAOS/POSNA Surgical Management of Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma: Avoiding Pitfalls and Problems

June 19
AAOS/OTA Femoral Neck Fractures

July 17
AAOS/AAHKS Total Knee Replacement

Sept. 18
AAOS/OTA Managing Post Traumatic Arthritis and Malunions in Tibial Plateau Fractures

Oct. 16
AAOS/AAHKS Complications in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Nov. 13
AAOS/AOSSM Recurrent Patellar Instability

All webinars begin at 8:15 p.m., Eastern time. Pay just $39—or subscribe to the series for just $199 ($20 per program). For more information, go to www.aaos.org/courses

Gerald R. Williams, MD, chairs the AAOS CME Courses Committee.