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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.ownthebone.org/ECHO
. 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