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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 July 25, 2019.

AAHKS   |   AANA   |   AJRR   |   AOA   |   ASES   |   ASSH
COA   |   CSRS   |   HS   |   MAOA   |   NASS   |   ORS


Institutions sought for FARE Grant-funded 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. To date, there are over 700 participants enrolled.

If your institution is interested in joining this study, please contact Chiara Rodgers, AAHKS Research Manager, at The next FARE Grant deadline for Letters of Intent is August 1, 2019. Apply at


AANA Celebrates a Decade of Providing Quality Arthroscopic Education to Military Surgeons with 10th Annual AANA/SOMOS Course
Service. Sacrifice. Leadership. This motto will hold true when the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) hold their 10th Annual AANA/SOMOS Lab Course August 2-4 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Illinois.

The AANA/SOMOS Course’s inception came about in 2009. Richard K.N. Ryu, M.D., who was AANA’s President at the time, discussed surgical outcomes in the military population with SOMOS Past Presidents and AANA Members Matthew Provencher, M.D., Capt., MC, USNR and John Tokish, M.D., Col., USAF and discussed creating an advanced arthroscopy course focusing on state-of-the-art concepts for their military colleagues. Read the full news release.

Register now for September Lab Course + Live Surgery Conference

Patellofemoral Joint Preservation Lab Course 
September 6-7, 2019 | OLC in Rosemont, Illinois
Improve your technical understanding of patellofemoral joint preservation in this unique learning experience. The one-of-a-kind subspecialty skills course offers a unique learning approach to patellofemoral joint preservation through informative lectures, live demonstrations paired with technique videos and hands-on cadaver lab training. Participants will refine their skills performing tibial tubercle osteotomies, soft tissue stabilization, advanced cartilage restoration techniques and more! Register now.

FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery Conference
September 13-15, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois
Experience innovative arthroscopy education that includes 17 live surgery demonstrations and real-time, intra-operative pearls that ensure clinical success at this unique live meeting event! Join a faculty of internationally recognized Orthopaedic Surgeons as they discuss current treatment options addressing knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and sports medicine injuries and infirmities. Register now.


AJRR Releases Patient-Facing Interim Report on Hip and Knee Replacement Data
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program, has published a Patient-Facing Interim Report. This report takes the Fifth (2018) AJRR Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data and focuses on what is important to a patient. Patients and their providers can download the report for information on the significance of patient-reported outcomes, a high-level summary of AJRR 2018 Annual Report data, and why registries are important:


AOA Supports Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act
The AOA has joined more than 65 health care groups in asking Congress via letter to co-sponsor The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019. Read more about AOA's advocacy efforts.

AOA Pillars of the Orthopaedic Profession Celebrated on Video
At the recent AOA Annual Leadership Meetings in San Diego, each of the 2019 Pillars of the Orthopaedic Profession were spotlighted in short videos before the symposia.
The Pillars are:
Mark B. Coventry, MD, FAOA
C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA
Victor H. Frankel, MD, PhD, FAOA
Charles S. Neer, II, MD, FAOA
Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., MD, FAOA
Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, FAOA
Michael A. Simon, MD, FAOA

You can now watch all the videos on AOA's YouTube channel.

Throughout their careers as clinicians, educators, and researchers, these Pillars have served as leaders, mentors, and role models to faculty, professional partners, fellows, and residents in the orthopaedic community. In the videos, several physicians speak from the heart about the Pillar they championed. AOA members who served under these Pillars as students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians, express their admiration for these inspiring mentors who contributed so much to the orthopaedic profession. Watch the videos here.

To learn more about the AOA Pillars of the Orthopaedic Profession, click here. For additional information about the AOA Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession Program or if you are interested in being a champion for your mentor, please contact Ann O’Neill, Development Manager via email at or call 847-318-7490.

AOA's Own the Bone program partnering with Project ECHO
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a modern and convenient way to share medical knowledge directly between experts and practicing health care professionals from around the world? Great news: Own the Bone® has already developed such a network with Project ECHO®.

The AOA’s Own the Bone program recently partnered with Project ECHO to create an internet-based, monthly forum about bone health that’s tailored for orthopaedic providers. Registration is now open.

Paul A. Anderson, MD, FAOA, who chairs the Own the Bone steering committee, is pleased to begin growing and sharing knowledge among orthopaedic providers in new and exciting ways.

“It is a unique style of learning,” Dr. Anderson said. “The premise is to reach out to people who are providing the care and arm them with more information and also allow them the opportunity to present cases or questions so that they can be answered in a video format by experts.”

The Own the Bone Orthopaedic Bone Health ECHO allows bone health knowledge and skills to be shared among a wide range of orthopaedic providers by gathering clinicians together with expert specialist teams in the setting of virtual teleECHO® sessions. Expert panels present brief lessons, and participating clinicians are given the opportunity to discuss real patient cases and clinical questions.

Project ECHO is unique due to its facilitation of multidirectional learning. Rather than information flowing in one direction, specialists and practicing providers learn from each other during interactive sessions by combining expert knowledge with real world experiences.
Content presented during the videoconference calls will be a mixture of set curriculum topics and up-to-date information about new advancements in bone health. "The field of bone health often changes rapidly, and Project ECHO will allow the Own the Bone community to interact and keep abreast of these developments in a timely manner," said Dr. Anderson.

Fragility fractures account for an estimated 800,000 hospital admissions per year, and this number is rising as the population ages. Patients who have had a fragility fracture are two to six times more likely to have another fracture, making secondary fracture prevention imperative for the delivery of quality orthopaedic care to a growing population of older adults.

Registration for the Own the Bone Orthopaedic Bone Health ECHO is now open at Those who register will receive emails about upcoming ECHO calls and how to join. Registration is open to anyone - not just Own the Bone institutions, and there is no fee to join. Read more about Own the Bone


ASES 2019 Resident Course + New Podcast Series + JSES Special Issue
ASES 2019 Resident Course: Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

On November 22-23, 2019, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will be hosting the ASES 2019 Resident Course: Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) located in Rosemont, Illinois. The course, chaired by Drs. Charles Getz, Michael O’Brien, and Dr. Paul Sethi, will offer a review of the principles of shoulder and elbow anatomy and help residents further their skills and gain mastery of surgical approaches and procedures of the shoulder and elbow. Please note that both residents and fellows are welcome to attend. Registrants must be a current resident or fellow during the 2019-2020 year.

Attendees will learn essential procedures of the shoulder and elbow through hands-on lab instruction, case discussions and podium presentations by renowned ASES faculty. The many topics and procedures covered will include: Resident Case Competitions Shoulder Instability Rotator Cuff Lab & Cases Arthroscopic Bankart and Posterior Labrum Repair Diagnostic Elbow Anatomic and Reverse TSA and much more. Please pass this information on to your residents and/or fellows and encourage them to register through the ASES website: ASES Resident Course. Registration includes all lectures, lab, sawbones displays, meals, and “pizza and beer” networking dinner. Read more.

New ASES Podcast Series
The American Shoulder and Elbow Society is excited to announce the creation of the ASES podcast. The hope is that these podcasts will help to inform and educate our members on various topics related to ASES and shoulder and elbow medicine. Listen now.

JSES Special Issue
In June 2019, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES), put out a very special issue. The issue consists of two different sets of articles: 1) articles from the fellows presentations at the 2018 San Diego Shoulder Institute (Esch Course), and 2) articles from a working group looking at the vexing problem of prosthetic shoulder joint infection (PJI).

This is the second consecutive year we have published the fellows presentations as articles in the journal, and we hope this will encourage them to continue to submit to JSES and review for it, and hopefully continue their careers by furthering our knowledge of shoulder and elbow problems in the future. We hope to make this an annual issue.

The PJI papers came from a large committee led by Drs. Ben Zmistowski, Grant Garrigues, Andy Green, and Javad Parvizi. As we know the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has published several Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) over the last few years, and AAOS members have not always agreed with the conclusions of the those AUCs. The articles herein on PJI hopefully will serve as de facto AUCs, but those done specifically by members of our sub-specialty and experts in the field that we know we can trust.

We hope you will take the time to review this special issue and appreciate the work it took, by many talented shoulder and elbow surgeons, to make it a reality. Read more.


Resident/Fellow Research Grants Available through AFSH
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand’s $5K Fast Track Research Grants are designed specifically for young investigators, offering quick funding for projects of a smaller scope. Give your project the boost it needs and apply by September 9. Special consideration will be given to projects that focus on one of four special emphasis areas: opioid education, education through simulation, surgical mission outcomes and firearm injuries. Learn more here.


Sophia Bougioukli, MD, USC, wins OREF Resident Award
On May 17, 2019, The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) awarded the 2019 OREF Resident Award to Sofia Bougioukli, M.D., University of Southern California. Dr. Richard Santore, OREF Trustee Emeritus and Chair of Individual Development, presented the award in conjunction with the California Orthopaedic Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting held at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. The OREF award recognizes outstanding resident research in basic orthopaedic study. The COA had a record-breaking number of submissions for the Resident Paper Contest. Dr. Bougioukli’s paper was entitled, “Lentiviral Gene Therapy for Bone Repair Using Human Umbilical Cord Blood Derived-Mesenchymal Stem Cells.” Dr. Bougiukli is originally from Greece and just completed her Orthopaedic residency at USC.


Registration Now Open for 47th Annual Meeting and 24th Instructional Course
Advanced registration for the 2019 Cervical Spine Research Society 47th Annual Meeting and 24th Instructional Course is now open. Register today and qualify for our Early Bird Special.

CSRS 47th Annual Meeting - Register Here
November 21 – 23, 2019 | New York, New York | Marriott Marquis
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CSRS 24th Instructional Course - Register Here
November 20, 2019 | New York, New York | Marriot Marquis
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The New York Marriott Marquis is the venue for the 2019 Instructional Course and Annual Meeting. We strongly encourage that you make your reservation now as the housing block typically sells out. The reservation link can be found here. (Instructional Course and Scientific Meeting attendees only. Exhibitors please use exhibitor housing link under the exhibitor tab.) The contracted rate is $299 per night for a deluxe double or king room.

About CSRS 47th Annual Meeting
The 2019 Annual Meeting gathers leading orthopedic and neurosurgical physicians, residents, and fellows in an international forum. The meeting promotes high quality research, discussion, and exchange of ideas for the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease.

For the most up to date information, visit


Register now for JAMM™ 2020 + apply for Hip Society 2020 Traveling Fellowship

Elevate Your Learning at JAMM 2020: presented by The Hip Society, The Knee Society and AAOS.
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Hip Society Members: Apply for the 2020 Hip Society’s Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship.
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Applications for Educational Grant Opportunities due 11/1/19
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association is accepting online applications for education grants in three categories: Medical students ($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.


Now Available! NASS 2020 Research Funding Application
NASS had funded more than $3.9 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research since 1989. The following are the types of funding available: Research Grants, Young Investigator Grants, Nontraditional Nonsurgical Treatment Grants, Clinical or Research Traveling Fellowships. Learn more.


Upcoming Workshops, Meetings and Symposia
ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium:
November 3 – 7, 2019  |  Skytop, Pennsylvania
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. 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 is now open! The deadline to submit an abstract is Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Learn more.

The Art of Grantsmanship (LearnORS)
With over 280 participants and more than $100M in funding, our grant writing program has been one of our most successful, long-term programs and has provided our research community with the tools and resources needed to write a compelling grant. The Art of Grantsmanship consists of an online set of lectures culminating in a full day interactive workshop. The online lectures are now available through LearnORS, a learning platform from the ORS offering a complete learning experience. 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.