Published 3/1/2013
Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD

Introducing JAAOS Plus

The Academy’s award-winning review journal—Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS)—has been a staple of orthopaedic education for more than 20 years. Whether in print or online, JAAOS articles are excellent references.

Many orthopaedic surgeons, however, like nothing better than to “hear” from the experts, to question them, and to challenge their views. Thanks to advances in technology, a new JAAOS initiative is making that interactive education possible.

JAAOS Plus will be a series of free webinars, incorporating live, online discussions and feedback sessions with the authors of selected review articles published in the Journal. The first featured article is from the March issue, “Management of Fractures of the Proximal Ulna,” hosted by Leesa M. Galatz, MD, senior author, and her coauthors, Emilie Sandman, MD, and Roger van Riet, MD, PhD. The free webinar will take place at 9 p. m. (EST) on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The moderator will be William N. Levine, MD, JAAOS deputy editor for shoulder and elbow topics.

In addition to an overview of the article, Dr. Galatz and her coauthors will present several case studies and discuss any questions that were submitted prior to the webinar. Dr. Levine will moderate the interactive portion of the webinar, in which attendees can discuss their questions and concerns via the online chat room. All subsequent webinars will follow a similar format.

The webinars are made available through the Orthoportal, the Academy’s online education and information service. To sign up or submit questions in advance, simply go to www.orthoportal.org/jaaos

Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD, is the JAAOS editor-in-chief. He can be reached at editor@aaos.org