AAOS Now, August 2013
Front and Center on the Global Stage
In the global orthopaedic community, few organizations are better known or more highly regarded than the AAOS. The Academy is viewed as a leader, particularly in its educational offerings—from periodicals such as the Journal of the AAOS to books such as Orthopaedic Basic Science, and from instructional courses to the Annual Meeting. Joshua J.
A Nation in Motion: Bravo!
As most AAOS fellows now know, the Academy has a national public awareness initiative, A Nation in Motion®, which was launched last year. We have spent some time in this column asking you for help to make this campaign a success, and this time, we would like simply to offer a big, hearty “Thank you!” We are so grateful to our campaign’s industry sponsors; to the AAOS fellows who have offered their stories; and to the patients who have shared their experiences.
An Orthopaedist’s Quest for Self-Expression
“With even my best surgical work, my patients are eventually going to grow old and pass away. But art is more permanent,” said orthopaedic surgeon and artist Nitin Banwar, MD, describing what motivates him to draw, create collages, and pursue other art forms. “I want to leave a unique signature that communicates to the world that there was someone named Nitin Banwar.” Dr. Banwar, medical director of the Joint Replacement Center at Geneva General Hospital in Geneva, N.Y.
The AAOS in Vietnam: A Personal Remembrance
I grew up in Hanoi, the quiet capital of Vietnam, full of milk flowers in the fall and hardworking people all year round. Now I am an orthopaedic resident at the University of Iowa. When Stuart L. Weinstein, MD, invited me to join him as an interpreter on his annual trip to Vietnam with the AAOS-VOA (Vietnamese Orthopaedic Association) Spinal Deformity program, I realized how much I missed my home. I had been back only three times since I left to study in the United States.
Have You Visited iPosters Yet?
The 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting is long over—or is it? Did you know that you can continue to benefit from many of the educational aspects of the Annual Meeting throughout the entire year? While you’re between surgeries, waiting to board a plane, or looking for something to read, why not consider visiting the iPosters® and the iScientific Exhibits from the 2013 Annual Meeting? You’ll find a link on the AAOS website and on the Orthoportal, or you can simply enter http://aaos.posterview.
S. William Allred, MD March 5, 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah George N. Austin, MD Feb. 8, 2007 Alexandria, Va. Herbert E. Block, MD Jan. 9, 2013 Fort Worth, Texas F. Robert Brueckmann, MD Aug. 20, 2012 Zionsville, Ind. J. W. Burnett, MD May 23, 2013 Crystal, Minn. George N. Byram Jr, MD June 20, 2012 New Orleans George Cierny III, MD June 24, 2013 La Jolla, Calif. William B. Comai, MD Jan. 23, 2013 Battle Creek, Mich. Joseph Edmund Cronkey, MD Oct.
Pat on the Back...
Frank W. Jobe, MD, recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for the development of the “Tommy John” surgery. Thomas R. Hackett, MD, recipient of the 2013 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association J. Leland Sosman Award. Rick Sasso, MD, recipient of the 2013 St. Vincent Health Research Symposium Career Achievement in Research Award. 2013–2014 board members of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine: Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, president; Robert A.
Call for Nominations
The 2014 Nominating Committee is actively soliciting suggestions for individuals who might serve in the following positions: Second Vice President Treasurer-Elect Member-at-Large [Age 45 or Older] Member-at-Large [Under Age 45] (younger than age 45 on March 13, 2014) National Membership Committee Member Nominations should be sent to John J. Callaghan, MD, Chair, 2014 Nominating Committee, c/o AAOS Office of General Counsel, 6300 N.