Published 10/1/2013
Michael F. Schafer, MD

Call for Entries: Surgeon Story Wall at the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting

I spend my time as an orthopaedic surgeon helping patients regain mobility and would happily admit that this profession makes me smile. Each member has a distinct story to tell about why he or she chose this particular career path and why it’s so rewarding.

For several months, the AAOS has been collecting these unique and vivid portraits through the website ANationInMotion.org; now it’s time to weave them together to create a portrait of the dedication, commitment, and patient-centered attitudes shared by orthopaedic surgeons.

As a tribute to Academy members who dedicate themselves to helping others, a Surgeon Story wall based on the surgeon stories submitted to the A Nation in Motion® campaign will be created for the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

If you would like your story and photos to be put on display for this special exhibit wall, you must act now. Entries for the Surgeon Story wall will be accepted through December 2, 2013.

Four simple questions
When you visit the website, simply click on the red “Submit Your Stories” bar in the upper right corner. Identify yourself as an orthopaedic surgeon and complete the electronic form. You’ll have the opportunity to mention your orthopaedic practice, introduce yourself, and tell how and why you got into the business of keeping this nation in motion.

Surgeon stories that already are on ANationInMotion.org will automatically be printed and placed on the wall at the Morial Convention Center.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your story and photos on display for viewing by the more than 30,000 Annual Meeting attendees. As you walk past this wall next March, you likely will recognize some familiar faces—as well as discover some new faces—and learn more about your colleagues: the members who make up our specialty. You may even just reconnect with orthopaedic friends from residency or medical school.

Submit your surgeon story at ANationInMotion.org today. Any stories submitted after Dec. 2, 2013, will not be part of the Surgeon Story wall, but will be part of the website.