Published 7/1/2013

2013 Annual Meeting Highlights are Now an Enduring Product

The size and scope of the AAOS Annual Meeting can be overwhelming—whether the meeting is your first or your fiftieth. But an innovative new offering from the AAOS brings you a permanent record of the presentations most likely to challenge your thinking—possibly even to change the way you practice.

The “Best of AAOSTM” includes the most important discoveries and “take-aways” of the AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting, combining a symposium, an instructional course lecture, and the best posters in each of 10 specialty categories. The “Best of AAOS” features the following programs:

  • The Best of AAOS Symposium—The most important studies of the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting—the top paper presentations and the top posters in each classification—are featured. Now you can “be there” to see and hear the best in orthopaedic research exactly as it was presented during this well-received symposium.
  • The Best Posters—In each classification, the posters with the greatest impact come to you for in-depth study. You can also connect to the interactive iPoster site to discuss the results with the presenter and your colleagues.
  • The Best in Patient Safety—The instructional course “How to Build a Safe and Quality Orthopaedic OR Team in 2013: A Tool Kit to Improve Surgical Outcomes for Your Patients” is the Academy’s most comprehensive and practical course on patient safety. It provides a solid foundation to discover what works, what doesn’t work, and how you can improve your patient safety protocol.

“One of the goals of this program was to create a learning experience that is engaging and interactive as the meeting itself,” said Steven L. Frick, MD, 2013 Central Program Committee Chair. “The evolving technology—particularly the multiple webcasts and the popular iPosters—enabled the AAOS to extend the meeting experience and provide an educational opportunity that lasts all year, instead of just 4 days.”

If you missed the AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting, you can now benefit from the most important knowledge in just a few hours, all at your convenience. Even if you were able to attend, you can benefit from the highlights and “take-aways” that could make a difference in your practice.

The “Best of AAOS” has just been released on the AAOS OrthoPortal at bestof.aaos.org. You may purchase and view the program now, then return any time at your convenience to revisit the most important points.

“The Best of AAOS” symposium featured summaries of the top posters and papers in each specialty classification.

AEEF supports “Best of AAOS”
The “Best of AAOSTM” is the latest innovative project supported by the AAOS Educational Enhancement Fund (AEEF). Unanimously selected by AEEF Committee Chair Edward Akelman, MD, and committee members Annunziato “Ned” Amendola, MD; Joseph A. Bosco III, MD; and Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, “Best of AAOS” continues the AEEF mission to strengthen the Academy’s leadership in orthopaedic education.

The Academy thanks AEEF for supporting the “Best of AAOS,” as well as many other significant innovations in orthopaedic education, including the interactive Annual Meeting iPosters and the pilot multicomponent CME course concept, which offered a high-engagement learning experience through webinars, videos, multimedia presentations, small online group discussions, self-assessment activities, and social media features.

For more information about the AEEF and how you can support its efforts, visit www.oref.org/aaos-education