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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 November 22, 2020

AANA   |   AAOS   |   AJRR   |   AOFAS  |  ASES  |  CCJR     
CSRS   |   MAOA   |  NASS   |   POSNA   |   USBJI     


Register for an AANA Lab Course
Have you registered for an AANA Lab Course yet? Registration deadlines for both our Knee and Shoulder Lab Course and our Hip Lab Course are quickly approaching. Each course is enhanced with the AANA Safe Strides™ initiative to ensure safety and comfort during in-person interactions. Learn more and register:

NEW! Webinar Wednesdays
This exciting new monthly webinar series seeks to tap into the renewed interest in online educational offerings available. With three to four short presentations and an interactive, case-based format, the moderator and panelists will engage in timely and trending topics each week – AANA members can watch previous webinar recordings for free! Register for an upcoming webinar:

New AANA Online Education Activities Available
AANA has recently launched several new online education activities to help you stay at the forefront of arthroscopy. Be sure to check out the AANA Learning Center to see what’s new, including our virtual APEX courses, and purchase your next activity:  

AAOS Advances Biologics Initiative

AAOS continues to demonstrate its commitment to advancing the quality of musculoskeletal care in a fully transparent and scientific way. Debuting in October as a new member benefit, the AAOS Biologics Dashboard is a dynamic online tool designed to help orthopaedic surgeons navigate the approval status of biologic-based interventions. The development of the AAOS Biologics Dashboard is just one of several efforts within the Academy’s biologics initiative that offers evidence-based guidance to the musculoskeletal health community. An additional effort is the revision of two biologics-related position statements, recently approved by the AAOS Board of Directors.


Download the American Joint Replacement Registry 2020 Annual Report
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program, will release its 2020 Annual Report on November 5, 2020, in conjunction with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 2020 Annual Meeting. This is AJRR’s seventh Annual Report. It features approximately 2 million hip and knee arthroplasty procedures from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To download an electronic copy on or after November 5, visit


Apply now for 2021 AOFAS Research Grants
Since 1997, the AOFAS Research Grants Program has provided annual grant funding opportunities for AOFAS members to advance foot and ankle investigation. With funding from the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the AOFAS awards grants in three categories:

  • Pilot Project Grants (up to $5,000) encourage new investigators, especially residents and fellows, to get involved in research. Project data is expected to lay a foundation to develop future grant applications.
  • Small Project Grants (up to $20,000) offer seed funding for promising research projects.
  • Established Project Grants (up to $50,000) support research for work that can help investigators obtain additional grants from national funding sources. Applications must be backed by preliminary work and data to demonstrate feasibility of projects and capabilities of the research team.
The 2021 grant application cycle is now open! Submit your proposal by December 3, 2020, at 12:00 pm CT. For more information visit


New Podcast
Check out the latest episode of the ASES Podcast, which discusses highlights from the Virtual Annual Meeting!

Classic Book Reprint
Order your copy of “The Shoulder” by E.A. Codman, MD today. All proceeds will support the ASES Foundation!


CCJR® Winter 2020
Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR®) is a premier scientific forum for practicing adult reconstruction orthopaedic surgeons, residents and fellows, allied health professionals, and industry representatives. CCJR® is presented by The Hip Society and The Knee Society.  Visit to learn more.


CSRS Virtual Annual Meeting and Instructional Course Highlights
Live Instructional Course, Dec. 1-3, 2020
Live Annual Meeting, Dec. 9-12, 2020
On-Demand Content Dec. 7, 2020-Jan. 15, 2021

  • Program focused on innovative and new methods/techniques for spinal pathology beyond deformity
  • Live and On-demand content for interactive and self-paced education
  • Over 90 papers and 50 e-posters will be presented
  • Research updates from top researchers across the globe
  • Commercial exhibits from top Spine Companies in our new Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Continuing Medical Education credits
Additional Information
Preliminary Program
Registration Information
Instructional Course

We hope that you will join us for our new virtual meeting format.


MAOA 2021 Annual Meeting Rescheduled
The Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting has been rescheduled to fall of 2021:

September 29-October 3, 2021
Omni Amelia Island Resort
Amelia Island, FL 

Online registration will open in April 2021. For more information visit


NASS 2021 Research Funding Open!
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 $4.2 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research.  The Principal Investigator is required to be a NASS Member.  Apply for a research grant or fellowship today!  Click here for more information on applying and guidelines.


2020 POSNA Virtual Annual Meeting
*Have you visited the virtual exhibit hall?
Access to all content, including the book of abstracts, through December 31, 2020. 170 Podium Presentations, 286 Didactic Presentations, 128 ePosters, 17 Video Abstracts, 2.5 hours CME for the live session (now on demand), 24.25 hours of CME for the On-Demand Content, and 4.7 hours of external trauma related CME's. *The Virtual Annual Meeting counts towards your POSNA membership meeting requirements*

Register or View Now


Musculoskeletal Health Issues for Candidates for Election
The USBJI has developed and is distributing to federal election campaigns Position Paper on the musculoskeletal (MSK) health issues federal candidates for election in 2020 should include as part of their health policy proposals and programs.

As newly elected officials begin their service and establish health policy, it is important that America’s most prevalent and disabling musculoskeletal disorders are front and center, and included in policy discussions in a meaningful way.

Musculoskeletal disorders are generally under-appreciated, under-resourced and under-funded. This is an opportunity for them to be included at the start of a re-elected or new administration.

Link to the USBJI Position Paper.

Visit the USBJI website to learn more.


Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
Spring Program – April 23-25, 2021 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 276 participants (60%) have successfully obtained $522 million in grants for 1,785 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.