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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 January 24, 2020

AAHKS   |   AANA   |   AAOS   |   ABOS   |   AOFAS  |   AOSSM  |   ASES   |   ASSH-AFSH     
EOA   |   MAOA   |  NASS   |   OTA   |   POSNA   |   SOA   |   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. 


Convene with colleagues from around the world at the largest arthroscopy-focused event of the year! The early-bird registration rate is January 31, 2020. Register now.

AANA Lab Courses
New year, new AANA Advanced Lab Courses! Each Advanced Lab Course features hands-on cadaver lab practice coupled with interactive lectures for the ultimate learning experience. Register now for a 2020 Advanced Lab Course.

Specialty Day
AANA and AOSSM are partnering to bring you the best of arthroscopy and sports medicine techniques and research for Specialty Day 2020. NEW FOR 2020! Don’t miss the debut of the AANA Innovations Lecture, a brand-new, Specialty Day-exclusive lecture that celebrates and reinforces AANA’s innovative nature. Register 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. Click here to read more.


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Podcast

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Podcast is designed to help busy orthopaedic surgeons learn more about the ABOS. Click here to learn where to listen.


AOFAS Introduces New Membership Category

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) represents more than 2,400 orthopaedic specialists with a special interest in foot and ankle clinical care, education, and research. The Society recently announced a new membership category for non-surgeon physicians.

The new MD Affiliate membership includes non-surgeon medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy from the US and Canada. Radiologists, physiatrists, endocrinologists, and other physicians interested in advancing foot and ankle orthopaedic treatment are encouraged to apply. Members receive numerous benefits such as a subscription to the official AOFAS journal, Foot & Ankle International (FAI), and access to AOFAS educational events and resources.

The introduction of the MD Affiliate category is part of the Society’s effort to strengthen the orthopaedic team and comprehensive care for foot and ankle patients. The AOFAS also offers an Allied Health/Associate membership for advanced health practitioners, including physician assistants, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and athletic trainers.

To learn more about the MD Affiliate category and apply for membership, visit


Spring Surgical Skills Courses
  • Orthobiologics (April 17-18, 2020 OLC)
    The aim of this CME course is to provide sports medicine professionals from surgeons, to physician extenders to primary care specialists with information and resources on how to properly use currently available biologics for treating musculoskeletal disorders. Click here to learn more.

  • May Hip Course (May 29-30, 2020 OLC)
    The aim of the course is to provide a greater understanding of normal and pathological states of the athlete’s hip. The course will provide a complete overview of the evaluation, non-surgical treatment and surgical correction of the athlete’s hip in all compartments: central, peripheral, peri-trochanteric and posterior. Click here to learn more.
The Million Dollar Drive
Help raise a million and Mr. Kenneth Langone and Mr. Stanley Druckenmiller will match two-to-one! Click here to learn more about the campaign


Are you interested in becoming an ASES Member?

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



Submit an Abstract and be a part of the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Be a part of the 75th ASSH Annual Meeting, scheduled for October 1-3, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas by submitting an Abstract. Click the links below to read the important policies and guidelines and submit your proposal today.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 2, 2020

Submit your Abstract by logging in to your ASSH account.

2020 Self-Assessment Examination from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

The ASSH Self-Assessment Exam is a comprehensive self-study tool that will test your upper extremity surgical knowledge from the basics to the latest developments in the field.

The exam allows you to:

  • Pause the test at any time and continue later.
  • Take the test from your computer, iPhone, iPad or all three.
  • View the answers and discussion immediately after completing the test.
  • Compare your score to others' after completion.

CME Credit Hours
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Click to learn more and register now.


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.


Upcoming courses and deadlines

OTA Specialty Day—Orlando FL—March 28, 2020
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 morning Session Combined with Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. The afternoon will feature a combined session with ASES.
Target Audience
This meeting is designed for orthopaedic surgeons and is beneficial to related allied health care professionals. OTA has created the program based on stated needs and interests expressed from previous Specialty Day attendee evaluations.
Educational Objectives

  • Determine a decision making strategy for limb salvage versus amputation in severe lower extremity injuries
  • Identify contemporary operative techniques for lower extremity nonunions and malunions, including limb length discrepancy
  • Describe evidence-based recommendations for treatment options when treating intra-articular upper extremity fractures

Click here to learn more or register.

Advanced Case Controversies for Residents—Philadelphia, PA—April 24-25, 2020
The Advanced Case Controversies Course for Residents will be presented in six (6) separate small group modules, with twenty residents and three (3) 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. Modules will cover advanced trauma techniques among six topics:

  • Diaphyseal Open configuration options
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Knee
  • Pelvis/Acetabulum/Hip
  • Upper Extremity
  • Complications/Challenges
This course targets PGY4 - PGY5’s, but others who have completed the OTA Residents Comprehensive Fracture Course or equivalent and feel they will benefit are not excluded. Click here to learn more or register.

OTA Humanitarian Scholarship—Deadline February 8, 2020
The OTA will award up to 3 scholarships funded by the Wyss Foundation, Dr. Todd Mailly and many individual donors.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to eligible orthopaedic surgeons from countries with limited resources.
  • Scholarships are merit based and will be awarded to the primary author of the selected abstracts submitted to the OTA Annual Meeting.
  • Applicants will be ranked on the quality of their abstract as well as their potential contribution to the development of orthopaedic care in their home country.
  • Funding will cover travel to the OTA Annual Meeting as well as a 3 to 5 day observership at a US Institution.
  • New! Includes a one-year OTA membership which includes access to OTA Online
Click here to learn more or submit an application.


We’re Moving!
To better serve our members, board, and staff, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) is moving its office on February 1, 2020.

Please update your records with our new contact information:
Address: 1 Tower Lane Suite 2410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: 630-478-0480

Our other contact information has stayed the same:
posna.orgLinkedinInstagram Facebook Twitter

We look forward to seeing you in our new office!


37th Annual Meeting
July 22-25, 2020

The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, WV

Visit the SOA website for details.


Fragility Fracture Network Congress 2020 and Call for Workshop Proposals

Fragility Fracture Network Congress 2020
The Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) is focused on secondary fracture prevention and post-fracture care coordination.

Each year the FFN hosts a conference to bring together individuals who have an interest in the management of fragility fractures with a focus on implementation of evidence-based medicine to improve access and care for patients. The FFN Congress 2020 will be taking place in Toronto, Canada, September 24-26. This is the first time the conference is being hosted outside of Europe and the FFN is excited to be bringing it to North America.

The Congress addresses the full pathway of care for fragility fracture patients, with invited talks from international experts, plenary discussions, interactive update sessions and free papers. The Congress provides a unique platform to learn about new technical developments, state-of-the-art interventions, international research and to interact with leading clinicians, researchers and other professional health workers and stakeholders.

Call for Workshop Proposals
The Global Fragility Fracture Network calls for submissions of proposals to host a workshop at the Congress in Toronto, 24 – 26 September 2020

Workshops need to address at least one of the key areas of the patient care journey as described in the Fragility Fracture Network Call to Action that has been endorsed by over 80 international organizations (for details visit

Click here for more information about the meeting and the call for proposals.



84th Annual Meeting
August 5-8, 2020

Grand Wailea
Maui, Hawaii

Visit the WOA website for details.