The dedicated volunteers and staff members of AAOS have worked hard to provide world-class educational products and programs that are relevant in today’s ever-changing environment. The AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting is the perfect place to explore the new products and programs the Academy can offer orthopaedic surgeons, practices, and the profession.
With the new AAOS Resource Center (open 7 a.m.–6 p.m. today and 7 a.m.–5 p.m. tomorrow through Friday), engaging in excellence has never been easier. Located within Academy Hall under the airy rooftop of the light-infused Sails Pavilion, the Resource Center has been reimagined to focus on showcasing those new programs and product offerings that help all members—no matter their career stage.
Come explore the Resource Center and see many hands-on demonstrations by AAOS’ knowledgeable staff. A variety of programs offer demonstrations highlighting in-depth knowledge about how the latest offerings can help orthopaedic surgeons with their daily practice.
Making its debut this year is our all-new, dynamic, and engaging learning environment, the Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) program. AAOS has devoted tremendous resources to resident education with the goal of leading the profession forward with a new orthopaedic surgery residency knowledge curriculum that creates a consistent baseline of knowledge for residents. ROCK is designed to empower residents with core foundational knowledge aligned to their individual needs, and resident program directors will have the flexibility to incorporate content at the depth, breadth, and timing necessary to achieve their programs’ specific goals.
Come see a demo of this, as well as AAOS’ premier coding product, Code-X, to compare current coding tools. See why Code-X is a recipient of an American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Excellence in Education Award.
Want to stay informed about the latest in orthobiologics and its impact on the profession? Let knowledgeable AAOS staff demonstrate the Biologics Dashboard, created to assist members in navigating the status of biologic-based interventions, including acceptable uses and levels of supporting evidence. The online dashboard is a dynamic, interactive tool that aggregates the various types of orthobiologics products currently available to orthopaedic surgeons in an easily searchable database.
Complimentary publications on the latest registry data
Hot off the press are digital copies of the AAOS Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER) second Annual Report and the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) 2020 Annual Report Supplement.
The SER Annual Report features data on more than 12,000 shoulder and elbow procedures. The AJRR supplement includes more detailed, device-specific information on cumulative percentage revision rates.
Representatives will be on hand to answer questions, provide demos, and show how registry participation can allow for data reuse from more than a dozen high-quality programs. The latest registry to join the portfolio is the Fracture & Trauma Registry, and representatives from the AJRR, SER, Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry, and American Spine Registry—a collaboration with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons—are on hand to explain the many benefits of registry participation. There are now nearly 11,000 surgeons participating in AAOS registries.
Learning at a discount
While in the Resource Center, test out the new online learning programs in any orthopaedic specialty and save 10 percent on purchases this week. Take a guided tour through the Academy’s multimedia educational offerings, including the new Cases Solved programs, Practice Prep Plans, Surgical Insights, and self-assessment. Consult with Academy staff on Maintenance of Certification, continuing medical education (CME), coding, and practice management solutions. The Resource Center also features AAOS books, including the new Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Spine 6 at a 35 percent discount with free shipping.
Your membership at work
AAOS works on behalf of the profession to develop initiatives and services that positively impact members’ practices and futures. Call on AAOS staff at the Resource Center to answer questions about membership and member benefits, including the advantages of the FAAOS designation, patient education on OrthoInfo.org, and AAOS periodicals (AAOS Now and the JAAOS ® family of publications), now offering CME credits and podcasts. Participate in self-guided surveys on issues faced in daily practice and learn how the Member Advantage Program can save members money. The Resource Center showcases the new and innovative solutions AAOS brings its members to help them run their practices.
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AAOS staff and volunteers are here to help. Have a question about the My Academy app or accessing AAOS online programs? Want to get plugged into AAOS-led podcasts or get the latest on quality toolkits? The AAOS team is here to offer guidance. And did someone say “swag”? Don’t leave the Resource Center without some useful and fun giveaways.
What are you waiting for? Stop by the Resource Center under the sunlit ceilings in Academy Hall. The team will be here 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow through Friday.
And finally, visitors can take a photo under the giant illuminated hashtag signs and tag AAOS on social media to show their enthusiasm for being back in the company of peers: #AAOS2021, #LearnWithAAOS, #ILoveMyOrthoRegistry, #KnowledgeROCKs, #fAAOS.