AAOS Now, January 2012
Orthopods in the Night Pod
If you are available, they will come. S. Terry Canale, MD What you should know The first lesson is NOT to call it an emergency, urgent care, or orthopaedic minor medical clinic. You do not want to imply that this is an emergency facility, because if you do, state regulations may required you to obtain a certificate of need (CON) and to comply with all the rules and regulations that apply to a hospital emergency room.
Is the Board Exam in Your Future?
Review courses have been a part of the Academy’s continuing medical education (CME) line-up for years. The AAOS has several courses and webinars (Table 1) that address the specific needs of residents studying for the various stages of the Board Examination. Preparation options for Part I Since its inception in 2005, the AAOS Board Preparation and Review Course has been a leading choice for residents and residency programs as a Board exam study solution.
Congratulations to New LFPs
Selected by the Leadership Development Committee, the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) class of 2012–2013 consists of 10 new LFP Fellows chosen from 62 applicants. Established in December 2001, the LFP is a 1-year program that identifies future leaders and prepares them to assume roles of responsibility within AAOS. The LFP combines didactic leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program that matches the participants with an established leader within the orthopaedic community.
George M. Boswell Jr, MD Dec. 5, 2011 Dallas, Texas Arthur M. Compton, MD Seattle, Wash. Robert N. Margolis, MD Sept. 21, 2011 Woodbridge, Conn. W. John Robb, MD Nov. 10, 2011 Steamboat Springs, Colo.
African Orthopaedist on a Mission to Improve Care
Daniel-John Lavaly, MD When he visited Academy headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., in September 2011, Dr. Lavaly had recently attended the SIGN Flap Course in San Francisco as well as the Annual SIGN Conference in Richland, Wash. SIGN, the Surgical Implant Generation Network, is focused on providing training and instrumentation to surgeons in the developing world. In 2009, noted Dr.
AAOS Now celebrates 5 years
For the past 5 years, AAOS Now has been your monthly member newsmagazine. During that time, AAOS Now has helped you stay up to date on the latest in clinical by relevant studies and research, legislative and quality activities, practice management tips, and news about your colleagues and the AAOS. We’ve generally taken a broad view, but when a closer look at an issue or topic was required, we’ve turned the spotlight on it. And you, our readers, have responded.
Sneak Preview: San Francisco
Whether the 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Francisco will mark your first or your fiftieth trip to the city, be sure to get out and about after you’ve earned your CME credits attending the educational sessions in the Moscone Convention Center. (See “There’s Something for Everyone at Annual Meeting,” page 47, for some recommendations from this year’s Program Chair, Michael J. Stuart, MD.) Beyond the Gateway Ballroom, you’re sure to find wonderful eateries, unique adventures, and great shopping.
There’s Something for Everyone at Annual Meeting
Whatever your interest or focus, you’ll find a fit at the 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The scientific program begins on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and boasts 33 symposia on timely topics presented by the world’s leading experts; 815 paper and 578 poster presentations covering the latest research in all areas of orthopaedics; more than 80 interactive scientific exhibits giving you an in-depth look at an issue; and Specialty Day, featuring 13 orthopaedic specialty societies.
Memoir Needs More Than Memories to Live Up to Title
As an account of his personal experiences, Discovering the Cause and the Cure for America’s Health Care Crisis: A Physician’s Memoir, Roger H. Strube, MD, succeeds in describing the personal experiences that shaped his vision for the future of health care. But if you’re looking for the “cure” promised in the title, you may have to wait for his promised next book. In the preface, the author notes that the book is not intended to be an academic paper.
Tips for Interacting with Media
A public relations (PR) program can be a way for orthopaedic surgeons to enhance their image, not only among patients, but with colleagues, insurers, employers, and legislators. A good public relations program incorporates many activities—including interactions with the media, community outreach, special events, public service advertising, crisis communication, and public education. In addition, a good public relations program is a long-term effort.
The Sunshine Act at Annual Meeting
As reported in this issue of AAOS Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released proposed rules under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Section 6002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), which was designed to reveal potential conflicts of interest between drug, biological, and medical device companies and the physicians and teaching hospitals that prescribe and use them.
Puerto Rican Orthopaedists Continue Humanitarian Efforts in Haiti
A young Haitian girl learns how to walk on her new prosthetic leg. Courtesy Puerto Rican Orthopaedic Society “When we saw the images from the quake, we knew that we had to help the Haitians,” said Humberto Guzman , MD, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. “And when you see so much need, you want to do more.” Magdiel Mayol, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, added, “Once we realized how many people could be helped by our efforts, we knew that we would return.”