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Current News & Events from OREF Partners

The information below has been provided by each organization. Please contact the organization directly with questions or comments. Updated November 12, 2018.

AAHKS   |   AAOS   |   ABOS   |   AJRR   |   AOSSM
ASSH   |   MAOA   |   NASS   |   OTA   |   USBJI


AAHKS—Call to Join Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis Study
Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD, FARE Grant recipient, is seeking more institutions to join the Duke University prospective, randomized study, “Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Arthroplasty.” The study’s goal is to establish level I evidence for single-dose versus 24-hour antibiotic prophylaxis in elective primary total knee arthroplasty and is based on the most recent release of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017. The study will also analyze co-founding factors including antibiotic cement, drain, suture and dressing use.

Thank you to the following institutions that have joined and are enrolling!

• Cleveland Clinic
• Emory University
• Mississippi Bone & Joint Clinic
• NYU School of Medicine
• Rothman Institute
• Towson Orthopaedic Associates
• University of California, San Francisco
• University of South Carolina

If interested in joining this study, please contact Chiara Rodgers, AAHKS Research Manager, at crodgers@aahks.org.

The next FARE Grant deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) is February 1st, 2019. Apply at www.AAHKS.org/FARE.


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announces launch of Shoulder and Elbow Registry
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the launch of its Shoulder and Elbow Registry (SER) to begin collecting data on total shoulder and elbow procedures in the United States. At launch, the SER will collect total shoulder arthroplasty procedures data. In 2019, the registry also will have the capability to capture rotator cuff repair and total elbow arthroplasty procedures data. View the complete release here.


ABOS to Offer New Knowledge Assessment Pathway
Beginning in 2019, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) is offering a new Knowledge Assessment pathway that ABOS Diplomates may choose instead of an ABOS Computer-Based or Oral Recertification Examination to satisfy the Part III Requirement of ABOS’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. To learn more about the ABOS Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment Program (ABOS WLA) Pilot, go to https://www.abos.org/moc/abos-web-based-longitudinal-assessment.aspx.

American Joint Replacement Registry Releases 2018 Annual Report
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program, released its 2018 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 2018 Annual Meeting on November 2. Learn more about the report and download an electronic copy: https://blog.ajrr.net/american-joint-replacement-registry-releases-2018-annual-report.

Apply for a 2019 AOSSM 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

ASSH Online Consultation Corner Webinar: Getting the Weekend Warrior Back to Play
November 19, 2018
6 PM Pacific / 7 PM Mountain / 8 PM Central / 9 PM Eastern
https://www.assh.org/Educational-Resources/Courses/Course-Details/ArticleID/57597/OCC-Webinar-Getting-the-Weekend-Warrior-Back-to-Play

MAOA—2019 Annual Meeting
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association will be held April 10-14 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort. Online registration opened on November 1, 2018. Visit www.maoa.org for more more information.

NASS 2019 Research Funding Opportunities.
Download a PDF of available grants and associated deadlines.

OTA News & Events
OTA Online
: OTA Online Trauma Access is now available to OTA members beginning November 2018 (and to non-members and institutions via subscription). This new premier online portal will include cutting-edge and comprehensive educational resources, including the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT) and OTA International. 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.


USBJI—Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS: January 15, 2019
Spring Workshop – April 26-28, 2019 Rosemont, IL
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. For more information, visit https://www.usbji.org/programs/yii.