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Published 11/1/2015

What's Special about Specialty Day?

BOS presents unique opportunity

Saturday, March 5, 2016, marks the 28th annual Specialty Day, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center West Building. This unique feature of the AAOS Annual Meeting offers attendees a unique opportunity to exchange information and interact with one another while learning about the latest developments in their particular area of interest.

"Specialty Day is set aside for orthopaedic societies that belong to the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS),"; explained David A. Halsey, MD, BOS chair. "A considerable amount of physician volunteer and stave time go into assessing the cutting-edge technology and medical advancements behind these high-quality educational programs.";

Programs are presented by 17 different societies and offer from 2.0 to 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits. Sessions may include scientific papers, symposia discussions, case-based presentations, question-and-answer formats, debates, surgical videos, and award presentations. Topics range from international mission work to practice management, and from translational research to contemporary insights and best practices.

The 2016 Specialty Day program is now available on the AAOS website (www.aaos.org/amprograms); hard copy programs will be included in preliminary program packet mailed to all members this month.

Specialty Day Societies

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand/American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North American
  • Federation of Spine Associations (American Spinal Injury Association, Cervical Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society)
  • Hip Society
  • Knee Society
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America