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Current News & Events From Our Partners

The information below has been provided by each organization. Please contact the organization directly with questions or comments. Updated April 20, 2020

AAHKS   |   AANA   |   AAOS   |   ABOS   |   AJRR   |   AOSSM  |   ASES   
ASSH-AFSH   |   CCJR   |   CSRS   |   MAOA   |  NASS   |   POSNA   |   USBJI     


AAHKS

AAHKS 2020 Call for Submissions

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting Program Chair, R. Michael Meneghini, MD, and the Program Committee invite abstract submissions and symposium proposals for the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting. Please note these two new deadlines:

  • Symposium proposals are due by May 1, 2020
  • Abstract submissions are due by June 1, 2020
Submit high-quality scientific and socioeconomic abstracts and symposium proposals covering all aspects of arthroplasty and health policy. Visit the AAHKS submission website for guidelines and to log in with your AAHKS username and password. If you need assistance with your login, click the forgot username or password link or contact helpdesk@aahks.org or 847-698-1200.

Save the Date!
The 2020 AAHKS Annual Meeting will mark the 30th anniversary of AAHKS, and takes place November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.


AANA

Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic with AANA-Exclusive Resources
AANA is equipping Orthopaedic Surgeons with a variety of helpful resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including AANA-exclusive webinars on COVID-19; information on telehealth and the AANA partnership with OrthoLive; and more! Learn more about AANA COVID-19 resources.

Utilize AANA Online Education Activities During COVID-19
Orthopaedic Surgeons around the world are navigating the unprecedented impact that COVID-19 is having on their professional lives, from limits on patient visits to restrictions on performing non-urgent surgical cases. Customized AANA online learning activities ensure your time away from patients and the OR is well spent. Explore AANA online learning programs.


AAOS
New! AAOS COVID-19 Member Resource Center

To support the orthopaedic community with information related to COVID-19 and implications on patient care, a detailed resource center is available at aaos.org/covid19. AAOS continues to create and gather resources on practice management, patient safety, policy changes around coding and regulation, return to elective surgery and provides updates regarding ongoing AAOS advocacy efforts.

Access the resource center at aaos.org/covid19.

Be sure to check this page regularly as it is updated frequently with new information, including a recent webinar from the AAOS Presidential Line.

New! The AAOS 2020 Annual Meeting Virtual Experience
Despite the cancelled event, the AAOS remains committed to delivering the planned education, events and exhibits of the Annual Meeting to the entire orthopaedic community. The Annual Meeting Virtual Experience is now live and open, featuring new medical, clinical and scientific research. Orthopaedic Video Theater has open access through April 30, with over 1,000 videos plus the new 2020 award winners. Industry Exhibit content is available as well as video messages from Academy leadership. Visit the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience.

AAOS/AJRR

Download the New Annual Reports from the AAOS Registry Program
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program released three new reports: the Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER) 2019 Annual Report, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) 2019 Annual Report Supplement, and the AJRR 2019 California Report. This is the first report from SER. Download the reports here.


ABOS

2020 ABOS WLA Assessment Window Open

The 2020 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment (ABOS WLA) Program Assessment Window is open through June 1. For ABOS Diplomates who are eligible and interested in participating, they must choose 15 Knowledge Sources and answer 30 questions from these Knowledge Sources. The ABOS has added four new COVID-19 related Knowledge Sources to the ABOS WLA platform. The ABOS recommends Diplomates take practicing questions and review the instructional videos prior to participating. For more information about the ABOS WLA, click here.

 

AOSSM

AOSSM Update on Upcoming Events

As we continue to work through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, AOSSM is committed to keeping you informed of updates and changes to our programs and events. AOSSM strives to provide you with resources, tools and information to maintain a sense of normalcy during these stressful days.

The health and safety of our members and the greater community remain our focus. Our thoughts are with those who have fallen ill with the virus, and those affected by COVID-19 including first responders, health care workers, and all those serving in essential roles.

With that being said, the events listed below are scheduled to proceed as planned. Of course, this is a fluid situation with frequent new developments. AOSSM will communicate updates via email and sportsmed.org as soon as possible.

2020 Annual Meeting
July 9-12, 2020
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA
The AOSSM 2020 Annual Meeting Program is now available here.

Learn more and register
AOSSM 2020 Annual Meeting registration and housing are open. If you have questions regarding registration, contact AOSSM at 847.292.4900 or registration@aossm.org

AOSSM/AAOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Review Course

The AOSSM/AAOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Review Course Preliminary Program is now available here. 

Learn more and register.


ASES

ASES Podcasts

The American Shoulder and Elbow Society is excited to announce the creation of the ASES podcast, hosted by Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers. The hope is that these podcasts will help to inform and educate our members on various topics related to ASES and shoulder and elbow medicine. These podcasts are also available through ITunes and Google Play. Click here to listen to the most recent episodes.

ASSH/AFSH

Resident/Fellow Grants Available Through AFSH
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) is seeking grant proposals from residents and fellows related to the upper extremity for the 2020 Fast Track Grant cycle. Fast Track Grants offer young investigators $5,000 seed grants to fund projects of a smaller scope, perfect for kickstarting a project. In 2020, projects that focus on opioid education, simulation education, surgical mission outcomes, or firearm injuries will receive special attention. Apply by August 10, 2020.

Click here to learn more.

CCJR

CCJR Spring 2020
The Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR®) Spring meeting will be occurring Live ONLINE on May 18-20, 2020!

This CCJR Live Online CME meeting is not an ordinary, run of the mill webinar. It will be an immersive educational experience to meet your professional educational requirements. The live activity has been approved for 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .

Take advantage of the convenience and ease of attending the live online meeting from your home or office during this unprecedented time of COVID-19 “stay-at-home” orders.

The CCJR Live Online CME meeting offers:
  • A reduced registration fee of $550.
  • 60 minute sessions with 30 minute breaks in between sessions.
  • Increased discussion time that allows interactive polling and Q&A with the faculty.
  • Presentation of 6 surgical procedures.
  • 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • Interactive Virtual Exhibit Hall.
  • Networking Lounge.
  • Additional Educational Breakouts & Symposia to enhance your learning.
See Full ONLINE Program  |  Register Today  |  Preview the Online Meeting Format



CSRS

CSRS 48th Annual Meeting & 25th Instructional Course
The CSRS 48th Annual Meeting & 25th Instructional Course will take place December 9-12, 2020 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Click here or more information.

The Call for Abstracts is currently open with a deadline of May 15, 2020. For more information and to submit an abstract, click here.


MAOA

Accepting Abstracts for 2021 Annual Meeting

Mid-America Orthopaedic Association is currently accepting abstracts online for the 2021 Annual Meeting, April 21-25, at the Omni Amelia Island Resort, Amelia Island, FL. Visit the MAOA web site to submit an abstract. The abstract submission deadline is July 1, 2020.

NASS

NASSJ - CALL FOR PAPERS
NASS is issuing a call for papers for NASSJ, the new open access journal. The international, evidence-based, online journal is a companion to the leading scientific publication in spine care, The Spine Journal. https://www.nassopenaccess.org/

OTA

High-Risk Activities and COVID-19

Jason Lowe MD and Megan Couso MD present an important message on risk-taking activities during the COVID-19 outbreak Click here to view their message.


POSNA

POSNA Virtual Annual Meeting – Register Now!
The POSNA Virtual Meeting will open with live and on-demand content May 13 and will remain available through the end of the year. Click here to learn more.

POSNAcademy
Learn online with peer reviewed Pediatric Orthopaedic videos, webinars, and podcasts! Click here to learn more.

OrthoKids.org
OrthoKids is the website for kids as well as parents to learn about pediatric orthopaedic conditions, injury prevention, and treatment. Everything on OrthoKids is provided by members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), so parents and kids know that this is information that they can trust! Visit OrthoKids.org.


USBJI

Young Investigator Initiative (YII) Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program

DEADLINE FOR NEXT ROUND OF APPLICATIONS: JULY 15, 2020
Fall Workshop – October 23-25, 2020

Sixty-one percent (61%) of participants of the Young Investigator Initiative (YII) have been awarded more than $500 million in grants since entering this program. The YII is now open for the next round of applications from young investigators who seek funding to undertake research studies on musculoskeletal health questions and pursue a career in research. The YII provides early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.

Participants consider this program instrumental to their success. They rate highly the one-on-one mentoring with experienced researchers, the opportunity for inter-disciplinary and peer-to-peer exchange, and collaborations established during workshops.

YII is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs seeking to pursue a career in clinical or basic research. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards, are invited to apply. Investigators selected to take part in the program attend two workshops, 12-18 months apart, and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant applications. The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with mentors until their application is funded.

Apply: https://www.usbji.org/programs/yii/application-information

 

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada, which jointly offer the program, are dedicated to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. To keep pace with the high and increasing burden of these diseases, a higher level of research in the musculoskeletal diseases is required. Thus the number of young investigators skilled in the development of highly competitive grant proposals must be increased. This is particularly important given the current environment for research funding, and academic careers.


Management of Arthritis, and Fracture Prevention Education – New and Updated

The U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative is pleased to announce new versions of its patient/public education programs Experts in Arthritis and Fit to a T. Both are available, at no charge, to OREF Members.

Experts in Arthritis

Experts in Arthritis, which provides guidance to people with arthritis and those who care about them, has a new look and feel, with enhanced content on managing pain and fatigue. Redesigned to encourage discussion between expert presenters and participants, there is greater focus on addressing the major concerns of participants and maximizing retention of the educational messages. Experts in Arthritis has always primarily been designed for presentation at live community gatherings, but because of COVID-19 the USBJI is offering to set up webinar presentations, led by a local expert on arthritis, so community centers, senior centers and other organizations can continue to offer this important education activity to their members while at home during this time. Some of the messages are particularly relevant at this time, as people are confined and unable to exercise and move around as freely as they would be normally. A recorded version will shortly be available as well.

The program and accompanying materials are provided at no cost, and comes with a ready-made slide set, handouts, and logistical support.

The presentation is structured around four main modules:
  • Module 1: What is Arthritis? Types and Symptoms
  • Module 2: Taking Control—The Concept of Self-Management
  • Module 3: Different Aspects of Taking Control
    • What Does Self-Management Look Like?
    • Finding Ways to Control Symptoms: Pain, Fatigue, Sleep, Emotion
    • Physical Activity and Exercise
    • Good Nutrition
    • Being Judicious with Supplements and Alternative Medicines
    • Educating Those Around You
  • Module 4: You and Your Healthcare Provider, Treatment and Shared Decision-Making, and Take-Home Messages
To find out more, and to register interest in receiving the program, visit, www.ControlArthritis.org, email usbji@usbji.org, or just complete and return the Registration Form.

 

Fit to a TFracture Prevention and Osteoporosis

Fit to a T, a public/patient education program, presents the necessary steps to understanding why bones break suddenly and apparently without warning, and how to prevent such events which can cause people, particularly older people, to lose their independence. The incidence of these fractures in the US was declining, but in recent years this improvement has reversed. Covering bone health throughout the lifespan, the new version of Fit to a T focuses especially on those at highest risk of a fracture, and how to prevent these from occurring. The program covers the basics of bone health and how bone quality can deteriorate as people age or due to other health factors, race and ethnicity. It covers the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis, and fall prevention, a leading cause of osteoporotic fractures.

The new structure and content have been developed to align with the bone health community Fracture Prevention Initiative Coalition’s roadmap to alter the increase in fractures in the US.

Redesigned to encourage greater discussion between healthcare professional presenters and participants, there is greater focus on addressing the major concerns of participants and maximizing retention of the educational messages. Fit to a T , which has been presented to more than 900 community groups over the last 15 years, has always primarily been designed for presentation at live community gatherings, but because of COVID-19 the USBJI is offering to set up webinar presentations, led by a local expert on bone health, so community centers, senior centers and other organizations can continue to offer this important education activity to their members while at home during this time. Some of the messages are particularly relevant at this time, as people are confined and unable to exercise and move around as freely as they would be normally. A recorded version will shortly be available as well.

The program and accompanying materials are provided at no cost, and comes with a ready-made slide set, handouts, and logistical support.

 

The updated program is structured around six modules:

    1. Module 1: Introduction and Background on Bone Health and Osteoporosis
    2. Module 2: People at High Risk of Fracture or Who Have Already Suffered a Fracture
    3. Module 3: Fall Prevention
    4. Module 4: Screening, Prevention, Treatment
    5. Module 5: Red Flags, Ethnicity and Osteoporosis
    6. Module 6: Take-Home Messages
To find out more, and to register interest in receiving the program, visit, www.fit2t.org, email usbji@usbji.org, or just complete and return the Registration Form.