AAOS Now, January 2013
AAOS Joins “Choosing Wisely” Campaign
At their meeting on Dec. 7, 2012, the AAOS Board of Directors agreed to join the Choosing Wisely® campaign, a project initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation to promote appropriate medical decision making and the wise use of healthcare resources. The campaign is designed to help consumers and physicians engage in conversations about the overuse of particular tests and procedures and to help patients make smart and effective care choices.
A Nation in Motion Looking Down
S. Terry Canale, MD Or people in meetings who are looking down. Most of them are checking their smart phones, which they hold beneath the table, thinking no one can see them. I was recently at a meeting where more than half of the participants were looking down below the table at their smart phones—texting, emailing, checking out YouTube videos. Unfortunately, I was the speaker!
Annual Meeting Offers Something for Everyone
The 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting in Chicago promises to be an exciting mix of education, networking, and exhibits.
Are You an Achievement Award Winner?
More than 500 AAOS members have received the AAOS Achievement Award since the program’s inception in 2009. This award recognizes the active volunteer involvement by Academy members both in AAOS programs and elsewhere in orthopaedics. The Achievement Award is the Academy’s way of saying “Thanks” for outstanding contributions to the profession of orthopaedic surgery. How to participate Documentation of activities is the key to the program.
A Nation in Motion Is You!
Share your unique story and point of view through Surgeon Stories and Ortho-pinions Michael F. Schafer, MD Last year, the AAOS launched the “A Nation in Motion” campaign to promote the role of orthopaedic surgeons in helping people regain mobility, reduce pain, and reclaim the freedom to do what they love.
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