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The information below has been provided by each organization. Please contact the organization directly with questions or comments. Updated January 30, 2019.

AAHKS   |   AANA   |  AAOS   |   ABOS   |   AOA   |   AOFAS   |  AOSSM
COS   |   EOA   |  MAOA   |   ORS   |   OTA   |   SOA  | WOA  


AAHKS—FARE Grant Awards up to $50,000 in May
Initial applications for the spring cycle Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) Grant are due Tuesday, February 1, 2019. The application, which serves as the Letter of Intent (LOI), will be reviewed by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Research Committee, and a decision will be made two weeks following. Those invited to move forward will then submit a full proposal for final review. The winner will be announced during the AAHKS Spring Meeting in New York, May 2-4, 2019. Recipients of the FARE Grant are awarded up to $50,000. Click here to submit the LOI.

AANA - 2019 Annual Meeting to Feature Four Live Simulcasted Surgeries - Don't Miss It!
Click here to register.

AAOS Registry Program: 2018 Milestones and Accomplishments
2018 was a year of milestones and trailblazing accomplishments for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program. In its 2018 Annual Report, having completed its reintegration within AAOS, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) tallied 1,186,955 procedures, establishing the AJRR as the largest orthopaedic registry by annual procedure count. Read more here: http://blog.ajrr.net/registry-round-up-a-look-back-at-a-very-good-year

ABOS - New Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment Program Launches
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has launched a new Knowledge Assessment option as part of the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.  Diplomates will now have an option that they can take instead of the ABOS Computer-Based or Oral Recertification Examinations.  The new Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment (ABOS WLA) Program will involve yearly review of Orthopaedic Knowledge Sources and open-book questions delivered to participating Diplomates’ computers.  Diplomates may now begin reviewing and selecting Knowledge Sources for the 2019 inaugural administration of the ABOS WLA Program. They can access these Knowledge Sources from their ABOS WLA Portal by going to www.abos.org, logging in to their ABOS Dashboard, and clicking on the button “ABOS Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment Platform.”

ABOS Diplomates who plan to participate in the program in 2019 will need to select 15 of the 101 Knowledge Sources to study in-depth. They will then answer questions based on those 15 Knowledge Sources during the ABOS 2019 WLA assessment window (April 15 to May 20). The chosen Knowledge Sources will form the basis for 30 multiple-choice questions (two from each chosen source) that will be delivered to their personal computer during the assessment window.

More information about the ABOS WLA can be found on www.abos.org.

AOA - CORD Conference + AOA Own the Bone Partnership with ECHO
Register for the Spring 2019 Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Conference: https://www.aoassn.org/AOAiMIS/CORD/CORD_Education/2019_Spring_CORD_Conference/CORD/CORD_Education/2019_Spring_CORD_Conference.aspx

AOA's Own the Bone program partners with Project ECHO. Read more.

AOFAS Endorses Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) recently released a new position statement supporting the use of validated Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROM), or data collected directly from patients regarding their perceived health, functional status, and quality of life. Used in conjunction with clinical measures, PROMs provide valuable insight into the patient perspective of foot and ankle treatment outcomes. The position statement includes recommended instruments to assess foot and ankle treatment and serves as a guideline to researchers, surgeons, and other medical practitioners in foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery.

To read the position statement, visit aofas.org. A podcast discussing the statement is available through Foot & Ankle International, the official journal of the AOFAS.

AOSSM - Apply for a 2019 Research Grant
Grant deadlines are around the corner and several new opportunities are available. Visit sportsmed.org/research for complete details. Be sure to review the guidelines and instructions for each grant as they have been updated. Questions? Please contact Kevin Boyer, AOSSM Research Director, at kevin@aossm.org. Grant winners will be selected by the AOSSM Research Committee at the 2019 Annual Meeting, July 11-14 in Boston.

Available grants:
Steven P. Arnoczky Young Investigator Grant
All interested applicants are REQUIRED to submit a pre-review.
Grant Amount: up to $50,000
Pre-Review Deadline: January 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
Final Deadline: April 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
Project Period: 12–24 months, starting no earlier than August 2019 and completed by August 2021

Sandy Kirkley Clinical Outcomes Research Grant
Grant Amount: up to $20,000
Pre-Review is strongly encouraged but not required.
Pre-Review Deadline: January 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
Final Deadline: April 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
Project Period: 12–24 months, starting no earlier than August 2019 and completed by August 2021

AOSSM/Aircast Foundation Return to Play Grant
Grant Amount: up to $150,000
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
Project Period: 30–36 months, starting no earlier than August 2019 and completed by August 2022

AOSSM/Sanofi Osteoarthritis Grant
Grant Amount: up to $50,000
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
Project Period: 12–24 months, starting no earlier than August 2019 and completed by August 2021

AOSSM/JRF Ortho Basic Science Allograft Grant
Grant Amount: up to $50,000
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
Project Period: 12–24 months, starting no earlier than August 2019 and completed by August 2021

COS Accepting Abstracts
The Clinical Orthopaedic Society is accepting abstracts online through May 13th for its 107th Annual Meeting. Awards will be presented at the meeting for the top Resident Paper, the top three Oral Scientific Presentations, and the top three Rapid Fire Presentations. Residents and Fellows are encouraged to submit their research for consideration. The Annual Meeting will be held September 18-21, 2019 at The Battery Atlanta. Registration will open in February.

EOA Accepting Abstracts for its 50th Annual Meeting
Celebrate Eastern Orthopaedic Association’s 50th Anniversary in Palm Beach, FL, October 16-19! Abstracts will be accepted online through March 25th. EOA supports Resident/Fellow research with 7 paper awards and 10 travel grants. In addition, the top two paper winners will be able to present at AAOS 2020. Registration will open in February.

MAOA - 2019 Annual Meeting Registration
Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, which will be held April 10-14 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort. Visit www.maoa.org for more more information.

ORS to Host Clinician Scholar Career Development Program.
The Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP), co-chaired by Kurt Spindler,, MD and Timothy Wright, PhD, is an annual two-day training workshop for orthopaedic residents in their PGY2-PGY5 years, surgeons in fellowships, and junior faculty (through year three) who have the potential and desire to become orthopaedic clinician scholars. Clinician scholars advance the field of orthopaedics through innovative research and peer-reviewed funding. Click here for more information.

OTA News & Events
OTA Online
: The 2018 Video Library and Showcase submissions have been added to the OTA Video Library. Utilize them all now and get information on submitting a video for the 2019 Annual Meeting. For more information, visit https://otaonline.org/.

Specialty Day: March 16, 2019; Las Vegas, NV
The OTA Specialty Day features an energetic and entertaining agenda for trauma experts, generalists and international attendees focused on practical strategies for difficult clinical situations, best evidence for contemporary controversies, and highlights from the OTA annual scientific programs. The afternoon will feature a combined session with AOFAS. Visit OTA Specialty Day for more information.

Spring Residents Comprehensive Fracture Course: April 24-27, 2019; Rosemont, IL
The Spring Resident Comprehensive Fracture Course will be presented in six separate small group modules, with approximately 20 residents and up to five expert faculty educators per module. The modules will have a rapid-fire series of mini-lectures, an extensive open case-based discussion, video demonstrations of techniques, and hands-on skills lab exercises. Visit 2019 Spring Residents Comprehensive Fracture Course for more information.

Resident Advanced Trauma Techniques Course: May 10-11, 2019; Charlotte, NC
The Resident Advanced Trauma Techniques Course will be presented in six separate small group modules, with 20 residents and three experienced faculty educators per module. The modules will have a rapid-fire series of mini-lectures, an extensive open case-based discussion, video demonstrations of techniques, and hands-on skills lab exercises. Visit 2019 Resident Advanced Trauma Techniques Course for more information.

Available Grants
OTA Kathy Cramer Young Clinician Scholarship: Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
OTA will sponsor two OTA members for participation in the AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP) held in September 19 -21, 2019 in Rosemont, IL
View Scholarship Information.

SOA - Sports Injury Update 2019 + 36th Annual Meeting
Register Today: Sports Injury Update 2019
Registration is open for Southern Orthopaedic Association’s Southern at the SEC: Sports Injury Update 2019. Join SOA in Birmingham, AL, May 23-25 for the latest updates and innovations in sports medicine, and SEC Baseball of course. Our educational programming takes place each morning, leaving the afternoons and evenings free to enjoy the SEC Baseball Tournament. A limited number of tournament ticket booklets are available for sale. Visit https://www.soaassn.org/sec-sports-medicine-symposium for more information.

Save the Date for SOA’s 36th Annual Meeting
Make plans to attend Southern Orthopaedic Association’s Annual Meeting at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, FL, July 17-20! SOA will present an exceptional educational program featuring symposia from leaders in the field, original research from the region’s top academic programs, and timely tips and pearls you can implement in your practice, all accredited for 20+ AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Registration will open in February.

WOA 83rd Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA
Mark your calendar for Western Orthopaedic Association’s Annual Meeting July 31-August 3 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Our Scientific Program will feature original clinical research and practice-related techniques that represent all areas of orthopaedics and will be composed of top papers that have been accepted, symposia, poster presentations and invited guest speakers. Registration will open in February.