Published 10/1/2014

2015 Specialty Day Preview

The 2015 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas promises to deliver the very best in orthopaedic learning. And, as always, Specialty Day—scientific programs highlighting the latest research and surgical techniques in orthopaedic specialties—is a great way to wrap up the week.

“Specialty Day provides a venue for Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) member organizations to present educational programming,” said David C. Templeman, MD, chair of the BOS. “Specialty Day registrants will be able to exchange information and interact with one another while learning about the latest developments in ensuring superior patient care.”

The 2015 Specialty Day will take place on Saturday, March 28. The following is a preview of what to expect.

The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) will pre­sent “The Crisis of Practice Preservation—Bullied, Bundled and Broke: How the Regulators are Hijacking Your Practice without Your Even Knowing.” Faculty from AANA and AAOS will include Louis F. McIntyre, MD; Jack M. Bert, MD; Richard C. Mather III, MD; and Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA.

In addition to scientific papers on shoulder fracture, shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, and elbow conditions, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) will present five “How-to Videos” during its afternoon session. See how the experts perform humeral head replacements, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, proximal humerus fracture surgery, rotator cuff repair, and radiocapitellar arthroplasty.

For the first time, ASES will be offering a joint session with AANA and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). The 5-hour program will address topics such as rotator cuff, shoulder instability, cartilage issues, and complications of knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery. Additional highlights will include orthobiologics and a healthcare update.

Four specialty societies—the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)—comprise the Federation of Spine Associations (FOSA). FOSA will present a special lunchtime program on patient and staff safety. Topics will include radiation exposure in spine surgery, spinal cord injury safety and prevention efforts, and improving patient safety during the management of spine trauma.

Among its many offerings, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) meeting will feature a special session in collaboration with the International Geriatric Fracture Society. Among the topics will be “The Geriatric Osteoporotic Fracture: Techniques in Augmented Fixation and Improved Patient Healing and Satisfaction.”

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) programming will include the following:

  • Orthopaedic Emergencies: Through lectures, debates, and case-based presentations, POSNA faculty will provide an update on the management of pediatric emergencies including septic hip, compartment syndrome, and the pulseless supracondylar humerus fracture.
  • Pediatric Sports Cases: Leaders of the pediatric orthopaedic sports community will use a case-based approach to discuss the current algorithm for management of anterior cruciate ligament tears, tibial spine fractures, discoid meniscus, and medial epicondyle fractures in the skeletally immature athlete.
  • Technology, Surgeon Burnout, and the Changing Makeup of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Community: Exploration of these important nonclinical topics will include a question-and-answer session with the speakers.

Stay for Saturday
As you make your plans to attend the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting, don’t forget to include Specialty Day!

Dates to remember
Annual Meeting 2015

March 24–28, Las Vegas

Specialty Day 2015
March 29, Las Vegas

Member Registration Opens
Oct. 8, 2014

Nonmember Registration and Housing Opens
Oct. 14, 2014