AAOS Now, Februrary 2016
Make Advocacy a Part of Your Annual Meeting Experience
Are you interested in advocacy? If not, you should be. Now more than ever, many legislative issues central to orthopaedic practice and the orthopaedic profession as a whole are at stake. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or advocacy novice, plan to take advantage of the following opportunities at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando next month.
Questions about AJRR? Visit the AJRR Booth at Annual Meeting
American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) staff will be on hand at the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting to answer questions regarding the hip and knee arthroplasty registry, as well as to demonstrate the new AJRR Level III patient-reported outcome (PRO) dashboard system. The dashboard system is designed to collect electronic health records (EHRs) directly from hospitals or through an EHR vendor, and sort that data into charts, graphs, and reports to help visualize the information.
Your AAOS—Leading the Way in Improving Orthopaedic Quality
What an exciting, eventful year this has been! Since I assumed the presidency at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, there's been a whirlwind of activity on multiple fronts. Fortunately, I have had two capable wingmen— first vice-president; and second vice-president—at my side. The AAOS is now well-settled in its new headquarters building in Rosemont, Ill.
AAOS Resident Assembly Update
Approved by the AAOS Board of Directors in 2014, the AAOS Resident Assembly is a program designed to help increase resident engagement. Since its inception, many delegates, committees, workgroups, and staffers have been committed to making the program a success.
Help Build a Safe and Accessible Playground in Orlando
Every day, we orthopaedic surgeons help restore our patients' mobility. We encourage our patients—especially children—to build strong bones for life with exercise and physical activity. For the past 16 years, the Academy has demonstrated our commitment to bone and joint health by donating a Safe and Accessible Playground to the host cities of our Annual Meetings. Safer play structures help prevent children from getting severely injured on the playground.
New LFP Class Selected
Selected by the Leadership Development Committee, the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) class of 2016-2017 consists of 10 new LFP Fellows. 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.
Pat on the Back...
elected to Ethiopian Parliament. Members of the 2016 OMeGA Medical Grants Association board of directors: Wayne J. Sebastianelli, MD, president; James J. Purtill, MD, secretary; R. Dale Blasier, MD, treasurer; David E. Attarian, MD; Julie Y. Bishop, MD; Richard J. D'Ascoli, MD; Langdon A. Hartsock, MD; Michael A. Simon, MD; and William W. Tomford, MD. Members of the 2016 OMeGA Medical Grants Association review committee: Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD; Walton W. Curl, MD; Rex C.
May 1, 2014 Grand Rapids, Mich. Charles S. Graybill, MD Dec. 28, 2015 Lawton, Okla. Edward Spindell, MD June 24, 2015 Providence, R.I. Newton Leland Thompson, MD June 20, 2003 Reno, Nev. Wendell H. Tiller, MD Sept. 29, 2014 Spartanburg, S.C. Robert C. Volz, MD May 11, 2015 La Crosse, Wisc.
AAOS Spans the Globe
Over a span of 8 weeks in the fall of 2015, AAOS held six programs on four different continents, reaching an estimated 2,300 international surgeons. The AAOS International Committee, chaired by William B. Stetson, MD, selected the programs from a competitive set of proposals submitted by international orthopaedic societies.