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Kimberly J. Templeton, MD, president-elect of the United States Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative. Peter G. Trafton, MD, for his humanitarian efforts as program director of Health Volunteers Overseas orthopaedics in Ghana. Lutul Farrow, MD, and Kevin Doulens, MD, for completing the 2010 European Federation of Orthopedic Sports Trauma (EFOST) European Travelling Fellowship. Michele A. James, MD, and Isador H. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCSC, recipients of the Golden Apple Award from Health Volunteers Overseas, in recognition of their extraordinary educational contributions to international program sites. Recipients of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 2011 research grant awards: Benedict F. DiGiovanni, MD; Deborah Nawoczenski, PhD, PT; Kevin L. Kirk, DO; James R. Ficke, MD; Kenneth Mroczek, MD; Gregory Gutierrez, PhD; Paul T. Fortin, MD; Kevin Baker, MS.

Musculoskeletal allograft risks and recalls in the United States.

There have been several improvements to the US tissue banking industry over the past decade. Tissue banks had limited active government regulation until 1993, at which time the US Food and Drug Administration began regulatory oversight because of reports of disease transmission from allograft tissues. Reports in recent years of disease transmission associated with the use of allografts have further raised concerns about the safety of such implants. A retrospective review of allograft recall data was performed to analyze allograft recall by tissue type, reason, and year during the period from January 1994 to June 30, 2007. During the study period, more than 96.5% of all allograft tissues recalled were musculoskeletal. The reasons underlying recent musculoskeletal tissue recalls include insufficient or improper donor evaluation, contamination, recipient infection, and positive serologic tests. Infectious disease transmission following allograft implantation may occur if potential donors are not adequately evaluated or screened serologically during the prerecovery phase and if the implant is not sterilized before implantation.

Sign up early for popular CME courses

By Bronwyn Barrera, MBA

Fall programs offer something for everyone

Whether you’re looking to acquire new skills with hands-on practice, improve your outcomes with tips and techniques from experts, or prepare for Maintenance of Certification (MOCTM), the AAOS has a fall continuing medical education (CME) course line-up that can help you meet your goals. If you’re planning to attend one of these focused programs, be sure to register early because popular courses fill up quickly.

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (November 2011 through January 2012). 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 email address to:

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General SEPT. 26, 2011–JAN. 15, 2012 Wounded in Action Art Exhibition U.S. Army Medical Department Museum, San Antonio, Texas Website: www.woundedinactionart.org OCT. 15 AAOS Top Orthopaedic Controversies InterContinental New York Times Square, New York Course director: Laith M. Jazrawi, MD OCT. 16–18 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program Rosemont, Ill. OCT. 19–22 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Va. Website: www.eoa-assn.org OCT. 23–27 AAOS Course for Orthopaedic Educators Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale, Ill. Course directors: Kevin P. Black, MD; Edmund R. Campion, MD; Stephen J. Pinney, MD OCT. 27–30 AAOS Fall Meeting Seattle, Wash. NOV. 4–6 AAOS Occupational Orthopaedics & Workers’ Compensation Course: A Multidisciplinary Perspective JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Las Vegas Course directors: J. Mark Melhorn, MD; James B. Talmage, MD NOV. 12 Orthopaedic In-Training Examination Rosemont, Ill. NOV. 17–19 AAOS Board Maintenance of Certification™ Preparation and Review (East) The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston Course directors: Isador H. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCSC; Steven Andrew Stuchin, MD NOV. 17–19 Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA) Fall Course JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif. Website: www.aana.org NOV. 17–20 Annual Assembly Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Website: www.aapmr.org NOV. 30–DEC. 3 International Conference on Cancer-Induced Bone Disease The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago Website: www.ibmsonline.org DEC. 1–3 AAOS Board Maintenance of Certification™ Preparation and Review (West) The Westin San Francisco Market Street, San Francisco Course directors: Tal S. David, MD; Donald A. Wiss, MD DEC. 7 AAOS Webinar: AAOS Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans Course director: Henry G. Chambers, MD DEC. 12–16 SOMOS Annual Meeting Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego Website: www.somos.org Foot and Ankle OCT. 1 AOFAS Resident Review Course Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston Course directors: Eric M. Bluman, MD, PhD; Christopher P. Chiodo, MD Website: www.aofas.org NOV. 15 AOFAS Webinar: Best of AOFAS Meetings Website: www.aofas.org Hand and Wrist NOV. 4–5 ASSH 2011 Master Skills Series: Arthroplasties in Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC), Rosemont, Ill. Course directors: Mark S. Cohen, MD; Scott H. Kozin, MD Website: www.assh.org NOV. 11–12 AAOS/ASSH Elbow and Wrist Arthroscopy and Associated Methodologies: Techniques and Innovations OLC, Rosemont, Ill. Course directors: Melvin Paul Rosenwasser, MD; Randall W. Culp, MD NOV. 16 AAOS Webinar: Management of Distal Radius Fractures and Complications Course director: Matthew D. Putnam, MD Hip NOV. 4–6 AAHKS Annual Meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas Website: www.aahks.org International OCT. 9–14 Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Associations Combined Annual Scientific Meeting Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand Website: www.aoanzoa2011.co.nz OCT. 25–29 Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia y Traumatología Education Program Centro de Convenciones William O. Jenkins, Puebla, Mexico Course directors: Jaime Gutiérrez Gómez, MD; Antonio López Vásquez, MD Website: www.amot.org.mx NOV. 13–15 Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia Education Program São Paulo, Brazil Website: www.sbotgo.org.br Knee OCT. 14–15 AAOS/AAHKS Advanced Surgical Techniques for Management of Knee Arthritis OLC, Rosemont, Ill. Course directors: Peter F. Sharkey, MD; Ormonde M. Mahoney, MD OCT. 28–30 AANA Master Course: Knee Cartilage Arthroscopy OLC, Rosemont, Ill. Course directors: Robert E. Hunter, MD; Jack M. Bert, MD; Thomas R. Carter, MD; Brian J. Cole, MD Website: www.aana.org NOV. 4–6 AAHKS Annual Meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas Website: www.aahks.org Pediatrics OCT. 12–15 AACPDM Annual Meeting Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Website: www.aacpdm.org OCT. 18 AAOS/POSNA Webinar: Five Pediatric Orthopaedic Problems That Should Get You Out of Bed at Night Course director: Todd A. Milbrandt, MD DEC. 7–10 AAOS/POSNA Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Course director: Jack M. Flynn, MD Shoulder and Elbow OCT. 21–23 AANA Master Course: Shoulder Arthroscopy OLC, Rosemont, Ill. Course directors: Larry D. Field, MD; Paul E. Caldwell III, MD; Kevin D. Plancher, MD; Stephen C. Weber, MD Website: www.aana.org NOV. 4–5 ASSH 2011 Master Skills Series: Arthroplasties in Hand, Wrist, and Elbow OLC, Rosemont, Ill. Course directors: Mark S. Cohen, MD; Scott H. Kozin, MD Website: www.assh.org NOV. 11–12 AAOS/ASSH Elbow and Wrist Arthroscopy and Associated Methodologies: Techniques and Innovations OLC, Rosemont, Ill. Course directors: Melvin Paul Rosenwasser, MD; Randall W. Culp, MD Spine NOV. 1–2 North American Spine Society (NASS) Coding Update 2011 Hilton Chicago, Chicago Course directors: Christopher P. Kauffman, MD; William J. Sullivan, MD Website: www.spine.org NOV. 2–5 NASS Annual Meeting McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Chicago Website: www.spine.org DEC. 7 Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) Instructional Course The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz. Course director: Bruce V. Darden II, MD Website: www.csrs.org DEC. 8–10 CSRS Annual Meeting The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz. Website: www.csrs.org Sports Medicine DEC. 1–4 American College of Sports Medicine Advanced Team Physician Course The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Website: www.acsm.org OCT. 12–15 OTA Annual Meeting San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio Website: www.ota.org Trauma OCT. 12–15 OTA Comprehensive Fracture Course for Residents Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Website: www.ota.org DEC. 1–3 AAOS/OTA Strategies and Tactics in Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma OLC, Rosemont, Ill. Course directors: Philip R. Wolinsky, MD; Paul Tornetta III, MD 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 website at www.aaos.org/courses

Congratulations to our 2012 Achievement Award Winners!

Active volunteer involvement is at the heart of AAOS activities. Our meetings, courses, educational materials, clinical practice guidelines, and advocacy efforts are just a few of the many activities that depend on participation by volunteers for their success. Volunteers are vital—not only to the AAOS, but also to orthopaedic specialty societies; national, state, and local orthopaedic societies; and the broader medical community.

The AAOS Board of Directors established the Achievement Award Program (AAP) to encourage and enhance individual growth of Academy members, and to thank them for their many contributions to education, research, and advocacy in orthopaedics. This program recognizes participation by AAOS members in Academy programs and elsewhere in orthopaedics.

This program was designed to recognize those who are freely giving back and to create an incentive for others to do the same.

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (November 2010 through February 2011). 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 (November 2009 through March 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

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NOV. 1

AAOS Expert Witness: Solving the Legal Quagmire—Methods and Insight
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio
Course director: J. Mark Melhorn, MD

NOV. 1–3
AAOS Board Maintenance of Certification® Preparation and Review (East Coast)
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston
Course directors: Isador H. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCSC; Steven Andrew Stuchin, MD

NOV. 2–4
AAOS Occupational Orthopaedics and Workers’ Compensation Course: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio
Course directors: J. Mark Melhorn, MD; Eugene Carragee, MD