AAOS Now, May 2018
AAOS Announces New Partnership with American Corporate Partners
AAOS is pleased to announce it has partnered with national nonprofit organization American Corporate Partners (ACP) to provide career guidance to returning military veterans as they transition back into civilian life. Founded in 2008, ACP volunteers help veterans find new careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking, and online career advice. To that end, Sidney E. Goodfriend, founder and director of APC, works with an impressive board of nationally known directors and advisors.
Bipartisan Budget Deal Addresses Numerous AAOS Priorities
On Feb. 9, Congress passed a budget deal and continuing resolution—the Bipartisan Budget Act—that increases military and domestic program spending caps and funds the government through March 23. Congress subsequently passed an omnibus appropriations bill for the current fiscal year that funds the government through Sept. 30.
Sexual Harassment and Bullying: A Conversation
Over the past year, the issue of sexual harassment has risen in the public conscience in an unprecedented way. The #MeToo movement took shape and gained forceful momentum as men in prominent positions in government, entertainment, and corporate industry were called upon to account for incidents of inappropriate behavior toward women that previously went unreported, unheeded, and unpunished.
David Gergen On Politics and Journalism
As Presidential Guest Speaker at the 2018 AAOS Annual Meeting, journalist and presidential advisor David Gergen offered his thoughts on the current state of political division and where the United States may be headed in the future. Following his presentation, Mr. Gergen took the time to speak with Stuart J. Fischer, MD, a member of the AAOS Now Editorial Board. What follows is an edited transcript of that interview. Dr. Fischer: Mr. Gergen, thank you for coming to speak to us today.
International Panelists Present the Rationale for Registries
A dozen panelists, representing both the burgeoning U.S. registry movement and the more experienced international data repositories, offered their perspectives during the symposium “What Can a Registry Do for Me?” at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting.
Well-respected Surgeons Assume Leadership of Two Academy Councils and Cabinet
At the conclusion of the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, AAOS’ Council on Research and Quality (CORQ), Council on Education, and Communications Cabinet announced new chairs for 2018. Texas orthopaedic surgeon Robert H. Quinn, MD, was named chair of the AAOS Council on Research and Quality (CORQ), which serves to advance the application of scientific knowledge to improve the safety and effectiveness of musculoskeletal care.
Residents Compete in the Third Annual Resident Bowl
In 1954, John F. Kennedy underwent lumbosacral sacroiliac fusion at which hospital? Do you know the answer? Residents at the third annual AAOS Resident Bowl did, as teams worked together to answer quiz questions emceed by AAOS past president, David D. Teuscher, MD. When kicking off the competition, which was held at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, he jokingly proclaimed, “I am the voodoo king, husband of the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau. I welcome you to the Big Easy.
The Rules for Opioid Prescribing in 2018
In the March issue of AAOS Now, frustrated by my own ignorance of the web of conflicting laws and regulations around opioid prescribing, I offered a framework to better understand our roles as orthopaedic surgeons. With this column, I’d like to explore the “real-world” risks of ill-considered prescribing and some best practices to mitigate those risks.
Making the Most of Protected Research Time in Residency
For residents with no prior research experience, making the most of protected research time can be daunting. Residents who are not prepared for or motivated to take part in research endeavors often waste this opportunity. Our goal through this article is to provide insight and advice based on our experiences and offer tips for a successful research year or rotation. Jonathan D.
Deadline: Cast Your Ballot for the 2019 AAOS Nominating Committee
It’s time to cast your ballots for five individuals to serve on the 2019 AAOS Nominating Committee, and to decide whether to adopt certain AAOS resolutions and bylaw amendments. Voting will be conducted online. The electronic voting process is designed to be quick, secure, and confidential. You will be able to vote both for nominees to serve on the AAOS Nominating Committee and on the proposed resolutions and bylaw amendments at the same time.
March 7, 2018 Lancaster, Pa. Wayne A. Goodson, MD June 24, 2017 Huntsville, Ala. Jeffrey L. Hanway, MD March 9, 2018 Washington, D.C. Brian P. Johnson, MD May 28, 2017 Jackson, Miss. Norman L. Sims, MD Feb. 19, 2018 Nashville, Tenn. David J. Schurman, MD April 2, 2018 Stanford, Calif. Ethan O. Todd Jr, MD March 7, 2017 Jacksonville, Fla.
Pat on the Back
Christopher M. Bono, MD, named editor-in-chief of The Spine Journal. Lewis G. Zirkle, MD, received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.