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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.

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Attend the AANA Annual Meeting May 2-4 + Upcoming Cadaver Courses
Join AANA in Orlando, Florida May 2-4 at the world’s largest arthroscopy-focused event of the year. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in scientific sessions, feature lectures, instructional course lectures and view the award-winning live simulcasted surgery! Register on-site starting May 1.

Attend a 2019 AANA Lab Cadaver Lab Course!

Experience the unique learning environment at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois with AANA’s hands-on cadaver lab courses. Many courses offer the opportunity to gauge and improve surgery skills utilizing the latest virtual reality simulation technology. Register now for upcoming lab courses in June:

2nd Annual Fellows Course  | June 6-7
Técnicas Avanzadas de Cirugía de Hombro | June 9-11
Arthroscopic and Open Strategies in Hip Preservation  | June 21-23
Early-bird pricing expires April 28! - Small Joint Seminar – Foot and Ankle  | June 28-29


2020 Member Recognition Award Nominations Now Open
Greatness deserves recognition. Do you have a colleague or mentor who demonstrates commitment to diversity, humanitarian, and/or leadership efforts that makes you proud to be a part of the orthopaedic family? Nominate him/her for a 2020 AAOS member recognition award at

Kappa Delta and Clinical Research Award Nominations
AAOS and OREF are soliciting manuscripts for the 2020 Kappa Delta Awards and the OREF Clinical Research Award. Up to two $20,000 Kappa Delta awards (Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award and Ann Doner Vaughan Award), one $20,000 Kappa Delta Young Investigator award, and one $20,000 OREF award will be bestowed, provided manuscripts of requisite quality are submitted.

Submissions are due no later than 11:59 PM CDT on July 1, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered. More information is available online.

The 2019 OREF Clinical Research Award was presented to L. Andrew Koman, MD at the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last month. The award is presented annually to an orthopaedic investigator whose research has had a significant impact on the practice of orthopaedics. Dr. Koman received the award for 30 years of research on the uses of botulinum toxin for musculoskeletal disorders. Learn more about Dr. Koman's research.

AAOS Registry Analytics Institute Now Accepting Applications for Registry Science
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Analytics Institute was launched in February 2019. It gives clinicians and clinician-scientists the opportunity to submit proposals for analytic insights that are contained within the various AAOS Registries. Learn more here:


ABOS Launches New Social Media Channels
Follow ABOS on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest news and events.


Roadmap to Being an Inclusive and Equitable Leader
Wednesday, June 26 at the AOA Annual Leadership Meetings
The AOA’s 2019 Leadership Institute will be a Diversity Workshop led by Michelle Guy, MD and Pamela Hopkins, PhD, designed to create diversity champions. Tools will be provided for attendees to return to their institutions with tangible resources to take action. More information is available on the AOA website.


AOFAS Announces 2019 Research Grant Recipients
The recipients of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s (AOFAS) 2019 Research Grants were announced on March 16 at AOFAS Specialty Day 2019 in Las Vegas. With funding from the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the AOFAS Research Grants Program awarded three Pilot Project Grants (up to $5,000 each), three Small Project Grants (up to $20,000 each), and one Established Project Grant ($40,000) to promising foot and ankle research projects.

Congratulations to the 2019 AOFAS Research Grant Recipients!

Established Project Grant
Immunoassay for Diagnosis and Tracking Treatment Response in Foot and Ankle Infection
Irvin Oh, MD; Stephanie Hao, BS; John Daiss, PhD

Small Project Grants
Evaluating Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy's Biochemical Profile as a Means to Improve Early Stage Diagnosis of Adult-Acquired Flatfoot Deformity
J. Benjamin Jackson III, MD; F. Baker Mills IV, MS

Ultrasonography for Diagnosing Medial Sided Ankle Instability: A Cadaveric Study
Damien Richardson, MD, MPH; Brian Fenn; Christopher DiGiovanni, MD; Daniel Guss, MD, MBA; Noortje Hagemeijer, MD; Jirawat Saengsin, MD; Bart Lubberts, MD, PhD; Gregory Waryasz, MD

Nano-FT3C+: An Innovative Liposome-Based Formulation for Thyroid Hormone Controlled Delivery. An In Vitro Study on Tendinopathic Human Achilles Tendon Tenocytes
Nicola Maffulli. MD, PRCS, PhD; Alession D'Addona, MD; Giovanna Della Porta, MS, PhD; Paolo Trucillo, PhD

Pilot Project Grants
Blood Flow Restriction Training After Ankle Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
Jeannie Huh, MD; Kenneth Nelson, MD; Andrew Contreras, DPT

The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on the Synovial Fluid Biomarkers in Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis of the Ankle
Yoshiharu Shimozono, MD; Eoghan Hurley, MBBCh; Lisa Fortier, DVM, PhD; John Kennedy, MD, FRCS

Randomized Trial of Dilute Betadine Soak and Scrub for Foot and Ankle Surgery
Kamran Hamid, MD, MPH; Connor Wakefield; David Rossi, BS; Alexander Idarraga, BA


Resident/Fellow Research Grants Available through AFSH
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand will again offer seed funding in 2019 for innovative research projects that are related to hand surgery and led by residents and fellows. Each one-year $5,000 grant will give a young investigator the opportunity to kickstart their project. AFSH will give special attention to proposals that focus on one of four special emphasis areas identified for 2019, including: opioid education, novel training models, outcomes research and firearm injuries. Proposals are due by September 9, 2019. Learn More.


New Executive Committee Named to Lead CURRENT CONCEPTS IN JOINT REPLACEMENT®
The Hip Society and The Knee Society, which last month announced their acquisition of Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR®) , have announced the program’s new Executive Committee. Daniel J. Berry, MD, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) will serve as senior director. Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. (New Albany, OH) and William J. Maloney III, MD, Stanford University (Stanford, CA), will serve as deputy directors. Read the coNmplete announcement.


2020 Annual Meeting Registration + Traveling Fellowship and Educational Grant Opportunities
  • The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association will be held April 22-26 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. Online abstract submission is now open with a deadline of July 1, 2019. Go to for more information.

  • Mid-America is now accepting online applications for the Traveling Fellowship (two awards up to a maximum of $5,000 each) and the Multipurpose Resident Grant Program (three awards of $4,000 each). Applications will be accepted online only with a submission deadline of July 1, 2019.

  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association is accepting online applications for education grants in three categories: Medical Student ($1,250 each), Senior Resident/Fellows ($2,500 each), and New in Practice Orthopedists (first two years) ($2,500 each) to attend the MAOA Annual Meeting, April 22-26, 2020, in Bonita Springs, Florida. Applications will be accepted online only with a submission deadline of November 1, 2019.


Upcoming Workshops, Meetings and Symposia
ORS Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop at Sun Valley:
New Approaches to Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration, Quality, and Targeting
July 25 – 28, 2019 | Sun Valley, Idaho
This workshop has a long-standing history and is widely recognized for having a major impact on scientific thinking in the field of skeletal biology particularly in areas related to histomorphometry, in vivo animal models, and biomechanics. Abstract submission is now open!  Two types of young investigator awards are available to help support travel of students, fellows and junior investigators (i.e. those at or below the level of Assistant Professor): Alice L. Jee Award and Osteoarthritis Award.

Save the Date! ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium
The Philadelphia Spine Research Society (PSRS) and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) invite you to the ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium at Skytop Lodge in Skytop Pennsylvania, November 3 – 7, 2019.  This exciting multiday meeting will provide a forum for discussion of the latest research, medical innovations, and the most advanced scholarship in Spine Research. Abstract Submission Opens Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Learn more.

ORS 2020 Annual Meeting
February 8 – 11, 2020 | Phoenix, Arizona
The ORS Annual Meeting provides numerous opportunities for you to hear the latest research discoveries, learn about technology advances in the field, participate in career development programs, network and have fun with colleagues. Abstract Submission opens Monday, June 17, 2019. Learn more.