AAOS Now, June 2007
AAOS fellow testifies on war injuries
Andrew N. Pollak, MD helped make the case for increasing funding for the Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program to $50 million in 2008. Andrew N. Pollack, MD In his testimony, Dr. Pollak discussed the spectrum of orthopaedic trauma sustained by U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan and updated committee members on the progress of the peer-reviewed Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program (OETRP), which is administered by the U.S.
Discrepancy in healthcare utilization:Is more better in orthopaedic surgery?
The United States spent $2 trillion on health care in 2005, or 16 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP). By 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pro-jects healthcare spending to exceed $4 trillion, or 19.6 percent of GDP. To place these figures in context, the United States spent four times more on health care in 2005 than it did on education ($536 billion spent on education for grades K through 12). For years, the U.S.
BOC/BOS discuss two proposed SOPs, possible Nominating Committee changes
Advisories and bylaw amendments also considered during NOLC Since the establishment of the AAOS Professional Compliance Program in 2005, new Standards of Professionalism (SOPs) have regularly been added, at a rate of one or two per year. During the recent National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC), the joint AAOS Board of Councilors (BOC) and Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Professionalism Committee held open hearings and developed recommendations on two new proposed SOPs.
State societies fêted at NOLC
Texas, Pennsylvania recognized with “Society of the Year” awards The Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) and the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) both received AAOS State Orthopaedic Society of the Year awards, and the executive director of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society (GOS) was recognized as the AAOS Executive Director of the Year at the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC).