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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).


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


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.


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.



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


Fragility Fracture Network Congress 2020 and Call for Workshop Proposals

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

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.