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Congratulations to the 2018 Senior Achievement Award and Achievement Award Winners

Volunteer involvement is at the heart of all AAOS activities. The Academy’s meetings, courses, educational materials, clinical practice guidelines, and advocacy efforts are just a few of the many activities that depend on volunteer participation. Not only are volunteers vital to the AAOS, they also play a significant role in local, state, and national orthopaedic societies; specialty societies; and the broader medical community.

 

2016 Safe & Accessible Playground Build

The 2016 AAOS Safe and Accessible Playground Build took place on Tuesday at Central Avenue Elementary School in Kissimmee, Fla. In one day, hundreds of volunteers worked together to transform an empty lot into a playground

Board of Specialty Societies (BOS)

BOS Representatives The BOS is composed of 23 musculoskeletal specialty societies. Each society may appoint up to six representatives. One representative must be within the society’s presidential line. A representative's term is three years and may be reappointed for one additional term. Brian D. Adams, MD                AAHS Communications Committee Representative   Dirk H. Alander, MD                Vice Chair, Health Policy Committee – ASIA   Stephen A. Albanese, MD                POSNA Health Policy Committee Representative   Mark Anderson                ASSH Executive Director Representative   Robert A. Arciero, MD                AOSSM Presidential Line Representative   Champ Baker, III, MD                AOSSM Education Committee Representative   Keith D. Baldwin, MD                ORA Health Policy Committee Representative   Michael S. Bednar, MD                Knee Education Committee Representative   R. Dale Blasier, MD                NASS Health Policy Committee Representative   Eric Michael Bluman, MD, PhD                AOFAS Communications Committee Representative   Irvin Bomberger                AOSSM Executive Director Representative   Mathias P. G. Bostrom, MD                ORS Education Committee Representative                ORS Presidential Line Representative   Martin I. Boyer, MD                ASSH Education Committee Representative   Kathleen Caswell                OTA Executive Director Representative   David R. Chandler, MD                NASS Research & Quality Committee Representative   Kevin Chung, MD                ASSH Research & Quality Committee Representative   Henry D. Clarke, MD                Knee Communications Committee Representative   Charles E. Craven, Jr, MD                SOMOS Presidential Line Representative   Brett D. Crist, MD                OTA Research & Quality Committee Representative   Michael David Daubs, MD                SRS Health Policy Committee Representative   Mark A. Deitch, MD                ASSH Communications Committee Representative   John P. Dormans, MD                SRS Presidential Line Representative   Daryll C. Dykes, MD, JD, PhD                JRGOS Health Policy Committee Representative   Saadiq F. El-Amin, III, MD                JRGOS Research & Quality Committee Representative   C. Anderson Engh, Jr., MD                Hip Education Committee Representative   Larry D. Field, MD                AANA Education Committee Representative   Debbie Finch                ORA Executive Director Representative   Olga Foley                Hip & Knee Executive Director Representative   Brenda A. Frederick                ORS Executive Director Representative   Charles Freitag                SOMOS Executive Director Representative   Michelle A. Ghert, MD, FRCSC                MSTS Research & Quality Committee Representative   Ed Goss                AANA Executive Director Representative   Tressa Goulding, CAE, CMP                SRS Executive Director Representative   Andrew Green, MD                ASES Health Policy Committee Representative   Farshid Guilak, PhD                ORS Research & Quality Committee Representative   Michael H. Haak, MD                ASIA Presidential Line Representative                Vice Chair, Education Committee – ASIA   Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD                RJOS Research & Quality Committee Representative   Melvyn Augustus Harrington, MD                JRGOS Education Committee Representative   Catherine G. Hawthorne, MD                ORA Education Committee Representative   William L. Hennrikus, Jr., MD                POSNA Communications Committee Representative   Alan S. Hilibrand, MD                CSRS Presidential Line Representative   Harish Sadanand Hosalkar, MD                ORA Communications Committee Representative               ORA PresidentialLine Representative                ORA Presidential Line Representative   Joseph R. Hsu                LLRS Presidential Line Representative Lesley Hudson, MA                ASIA Executive Director Representative   Michael H. Huo, MD                Hip Communications Committee Representative   Stephen J. Incavo, Md                AAHKS Communications Committee Representative Richard Iorio, MD                AAHKS Health Policy Committee Representative   William A. Jiranek, MD                AAHKS Presidential Line Representative   Lori A. Karol, MD                POSNA Presidential Line Representative   James A. Keeney, MD                SOMOS Health Policy Committee Representative   Keith Kenter, MD                AOSSM Health Policy Committee Representative   John S. Kirkpatrick, MD                CSRS Education Committee Representative   Amy L. Ladd, MD                RJOS Health Policy Committee Representative   Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD                AOSSM Research & Quality Committee Representative   Daniel Latt, MD, PhD                Vice Chair, Research & Quality Committee – AOFAS   Carlos J. Lavernia, MD                Knee Health Policy Committee Representative   Lance E. LeClere, MD                SOMOS Education Committee Representative   Lousanne Zan Lofgren, CAE                AOFAS Executive Director Representative   Baron Lonner, MD                SRS Research & Quality Committee Representative   Kevin William Louie, MD                LLRS Health Policy Committee Representative   William B. Macaulay, MD                Hip Health Policy Committee Representative   William J. Mallon, MD                ASES Presidential Line Representative   Ernest B. Marsolais, MD                ORA Research & Quality Committee Representative   Joel Mayerson, MD                MSTS Communications Committee Representative   R. Alden Milam, IV, MD                CSRS Research & Quality Committee Representative   Robert A. Morgan, MD                ASIA Research & Quality Committee Representative   Carol D. Morris, MD, MS                MSTS Education Committee Representative   Peter M. Murray, MD                AAHS Presidential Line Representative   Douglas Naudie, MD, FRCSC                Knee Research & Quality Committee Representative   Ronald Anthony Navarro, MD                ASES Communications Committee Representative   Sarah Neece                AAHS Executive Director Representative   Steven K. Neufeld, MD                AOFAS Health Policy Committee Representative   Steven A. Olson, MD                OTA Presidential Line Representative                Robert F. Ostrum, MD                OTA Education Committee Representative   Alexandra Elizabeth Page, MD                Vice Chair, Communications Committee – RJOS   Steve A. Petersen, MD                ASES Education Committee Representative   Benjamin Kyle Potter, MD                SOMOS Research & Quality Committee Representative   Robert H. Quinn, MD                MSTS Communications Committee Representative   Anna Quintanilla                ASES Executive Director Representative   J. Spence Reid, MD                LLRS Communications Committee Representative   Mark S. Rekant, MD                AAHS Health Policy Committee Representative   Lee H. Riley, III, MD                CSRS Communications Committee Representative   David C. Ring, MD                AAHS Research & Quality Committee Representative   Harry E. Rubash, MD                Hip Presidential Line Representative   David Simms Ruch, MD                ASSH Health Policy Committee Representative                ASSH Presidential Line Representative   Khaled J. Saleh, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS                BOS Liaison to the AAOS Performance Measures Committee   Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD                AOFAS Presidential Line Representative   Thomas P. Sculco, MD                Knee Presidential Line Representative   Ernest L. Sink, MD                POSNA Education Committee Representative   Brian Snyder, MD, PhD                Chair, Research & Quality Committee – POSNA                BOS Liaison to the Orthopaedic Device Form   Joel I. Sorger, MD                Vice Chair, Fellowship Match Oversight Committee – MSTS   Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD                ASES Research & Quality Committee Representative   Scott M. Sporer, MD                Hip Research & Quality Committee Representative   Robert A. Stanton, MD                Chair, Communications Committee – AOSSM   Teri Stech                POSNA Executive Director Representative   MAJ Daniel J. Stinner, MD                SOMOS Communications Committee Representative   Michael Suk, MD                Chair, Health Policy Committee – OTA   Dale R. Sumner, Jr, PhD                ORS Communications Committee Representative   Karen Syzdek                LLRS Executive Director Representative   Lisa Taitsman, MD                OTA Communications Committee Representative   Richard Terek, MD                MSTS Presidential Line Representative   Claudia L. Thomas, MD                JRGOS Communications Committee Representative   Ruth Lourdes Thomas, MD                Chair, Education Committee – AOFAS   Clifford B. Tribus, MD                SRS Communications Committee Representative   Eeric Truumees, MD                NASS Communications Committee Representative   Angela A. Wang, MD                RJOS Education Committee Representative   Eleby R. Washington, MD                JRGOS Presidential Line Representative   Kristy L. Weber, MD                RJOS Presidential Line Representative   Mark Weidenbaum, MD                SRS Education Committee Representative   F. Todd Wetzel, MD                NASS Presidential Line Representative   Peggy Wlezien                CSRS Executive Director Representative   Brian R. Wolf, MD                Chair, Fellowship Match Oversight Committee – AANA   Michael Zarski                AAHKS Executive Director Representative  

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (October through February 2010). For more information about AAOS-sponsored courses, contact the AAOS customer service department at (800) 626-6726 or visit the CME course section of the AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org/courses

For more information about other CME courses or orthopaedic meetings listed, contact the source provided.

Meetings and courses sponsored by Board of Specialty Societies members and regional orthopaedic organizations may be listed in the print version of AAOS Now. Send information, including contact name and e-mail address to:

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (August through December 2009). For more information about AAOS-sponsored courses, contact the AAOS customer service department at (800) 626-6726 or visit the CME course section of the AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org/courses

For more information about other CME courses or orthopaedic meetings listed, contact the source provided.

Meetings and courses sponsored by Board of Specialty Societies members and regional orthopaedic organizations may be listed in the print version of AAOS Now. Send information, including contact name and e-mail address to:

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (September through January 2010). For more information about AAOS-sponsored courses, contact the AAOS customer service department at (800) 626-6726 or visit the CME course section of the AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org/courses

For more information about other CME courses or orthopaedic meetings listed, contact the source provided.

Meetings and courses sponsored by Board of Specialty Societies members and regional orthopaedic organizations may be listed in the print version of AAOS Now. Send information, including contact name and e-mail address to:

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (June through November 2009). For more information about AAOS-sponsored courses, contact the AAOS customer service department at (800) 626-6726 or visit the CME course section of the AAOS Web site.

For more information about other CME courses or orthopaedic meetings listed, contact the source provided.

Meetings and courses sponsored by Board of Specialty Societies members and regional orthopaedic organizations may be listed in the print version of AAOS Now. Send information, including contact name and e-mail address to:

The Basic Science of Biofilm and Its Relevance to the Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Throughout the natural environment, bacteria adhere to solid surfaces and form microcolonies surrounded by hydrated polymeric matrices of their own synthesis. First identified in environmental aquatic systems, these adherent bacterial microcolonies, known as biofilms, are now recognized as playing a key role in the pathogenesis and resistance to treatment of periprosthetic joint infections. Recent advances in imaging and molecular diagnostic techniques have allowed closer examination of the complexity of biofilms on prosthetic implants, including investigation of the ability of bacteria in such biofilms to communicate with one another and adapt to changes in their environment. Through transformation from a planktonic to a sessile state, the bacteria in a biofilm become resistant to antibiotics and host defenses, and may not be detected by conventional microbiologic culture techniques. Although some important advances have been made in the understanding and control of periprosthetic biofilms, current research in this field is focused on preventing bacterial adhesion to the surfaces of implants, disrupting biofilms to improve the diagnosis and treatment of periprosthetic joint infections, molecular techniques for detecting biofilms, and the eradication of biofilms in the setting of periprosthetic joint infections.