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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 December 6, 2019

AAHKS   |   AAOS   |   ABOS   |   ASES   |   COA   |   EOA   |   MAOA  
NASS   |   SOA   |   SOMOS   |   SRS   |   USBJI   |   WOA  


FARE Doubles Research Funding!

Following its Board of Directors meeting, the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) announced it will fund one additional research project per grant cycle. This will increase the available research funding to $200,000 annually. If you are considering a study in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty, then don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funding from FARE. The two FARE grants will be awarded at the 2020 AAHKS Spring Meeting in May. Letters of Intent are due February 1, 2020. Click to learn more and submit now. 

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Makes Strategic Investment in Biologics Research and Development

“The rapidly evolving field of biologics has major potential implications for patients, orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare specialists," —Kristy Weber, MD, 2019-2020 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons President

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced a strategic investment in the field of #biologics. The investment & efforts come at a crucial time when patients and surgeons are navigating independently without reliable evidence-based information. Read more.


ABOS Releases WLA 2019 Survey Results + Changes for 2020

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) introduced its Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment Program in 2019. Diplomates utilizing the tool were asked to provide feedback on their experience and the usefulness of the tool as a re-certification aide. Diplomates who chose not to use the tool were also asked to complete a survey about their reasons for not utilizing the tool. Based on survey feedback, ABOS has made changes to the WLA program for 2020, Survey results and 2020 change can be accessed here (PDF).


Are you interested in becoming an ASES Member?

The Sponsorship period is now open!
Find out more about the requirements.


Resident Paper Contest

The California Orthopaedic Association (COA) is pleased to be able to again partner with OREF in our Resident Paper Contest for our 2020 Annual Meeting, which will be held April 16-19, 2020 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  In addition, to the OREF grant, COA will be awarding grants from the Orthopaedic Institute for Children in Los Angeles, the J. Harold La Briola, MD Resident Award and the Lloyd W. Taylor, MD Resident Award.

California Residents are encouraged to submit papers for consideration.  The submission deadline is December 31, 2019.

Click here for more information on the awards and submission process.


51st Annual Meeting

The Eastern Orthopaedic Association is accepting abstracts for its 2020 Annual Meeting.

EOA 51st Annual Meeting
October 28-31, 2020
Ritz Carlton Naples
Naples, FL
Abstracts Accepted through March 30, 2020

Visit the EOA website for details.


2020 Annual Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association will be held April 22-26 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida. CLICK HERE to register.


Research Funding Letter of Proposal Deadline 2/10/20. Apply Now!

The North American Spine Society (NASS) encourages spine care professionals to rise to the challenge of providing research to further develop the spine knowledge base and help providers and patients understand their conditions and care. Since 1989, NASS has funded more than $4 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research. Apply for a research grant or fellowship today! Click for more information on applying and guidelines.


37th Annual Meeting

The Southern Orthopaedic Association is accepting abstracts for its 2020 Annual Meeting.

SOA 37th Annual Meeting
July 22-25, 2020
The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Abstracts Accepted through January 13, 2020

Visit the SOA website for details.


61st Annual Meeting and Extremity War Injuries XV

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting will be held in December.

SOMOS 61st Annual Meeting
December 17-20, 2019
PGA National
Palm Beach, FL

Visit the SOMOS website for details.

Extremity War Injuries XV

January 20-22, 2020
Mandarin Oriental DC
Washington, DC

Visit the SOMOS website for details.


Click here for more news from the Scoliosis Research Society.

Scoliosis Research Society Announces the Winners of the Russell A. Hibbs, John H. Moe & Louis A. Goldstein Awards

During the 54th Annual Meeting held in Montreal, Canada, September 18-21, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced the winners of the Russell A. Hibbs, John H. Moe & Louis A. Goldstein Awards. Named after pioneers in scoliosis surgery, the awards are given to the best basic research and best clinical research papers.

Nominees for the awards are selected by the Program Committee from the submitted 2019 abstracts for the IMAST and the SRS Annual Meeting. The nominees are invited to submit their paper’s manuscript which is reviewed by the Program Committee. During the meeting, attendees vote for their favorite presentation via the SRS Annual Meeting app and the popular votes and manuscript scores are taken into consideration by the Program Committee, who select the final winners. This year’s winners are:

Russell A. Hibbs Best Basic Research Paper Award:
A Multi-ethnic Meta-analysis Defined the Association of rs12946942 with Progression of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Kazuki Takeda, MD, PhD; Nao Otomo, MD; Anna Grauers, MD, PhD; Yan-Hui Fan; Yoji Ogura, MD; Youhei Takahashi, MD; Elisabet Einarsdottir; Juha Kere; Morio Matsumoto, MD, PhD; Yong Qiu, MD; You-Qiang Song, PhD; Paul Gerdhem, MD, PhD; Shiro Ikegawa, MD, PhD; Kota Watanabe, MD, PhD

Russell A. Hibbs Best Clinical Research Paper Award:
Using Humerus Ossification and Cobb Angle to Predict Progression to Surgery in Scoliosis Patients
Don Li, MS; Jonathan Cui, MD, BS; Stephen G. DeVries, BS; Joseph Kahan, MD; Logan Petit, MD; Ronan Talty; Daniel R. Cooperman, MD; Brian G. Smith, MD

John H. Moe Best Basic Research Poster Award:
Dynamic Spine Posture in Adolescents Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients
Sebastien Pesenti, MD, PhD; Solène Prost, MD; Guillaume Authier; Elke Viehweger, MD, PhD; Benjamin Blondel, MD, PhD; Jean-Luc Jouve, MD

Louis A. Goldstein Best Clinical Research Poster Award:
Preoperative Halo Skeletal Traction for Severe Scoliosis
Chang Ju Hwang, MD, PhD; Dong-Gyun Kim, MD; Dong-Ho Lee, MD, PhD; Choon Sung Lee, MD, PhD; Jae Woo Park, MD; Jae Hwan Cho, MD, PhD


Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program


Spring Workshop – April 24-26, 2020 in Rosemont, IL (Chicago)

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada 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 performed by young investigators in the musculoskeletal diseases is required, and future levels of research assured. This is particularly important given the current environment for research funding, and academic careers. In response, the Young Investigator Initiative is a grant mentoring program providing 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.

To date 262 participants (60%) have successfully obtained $486 million in grants for 1,627 new musculoskeletal research studies. 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.

This grant mentoring program and career development program 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 a mentor until their application is funded.



84th Annual Meeting

The Western Orthopaedic Association is accepting abstracts for its 2020 Annual Meeting.

WOA 84h Annual Meeting
August 5-8, 2020
Grand Wailea
Maui, Hawaii
Abstracts Accepted through January 20, 2020

Visit the WOA website for details.