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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 May 3, 2023



Register Now! AANA Advanced Procedure-Specific Surgical Experience
for the Knee and Shoulder
It’s the Super Bowl of AANA lab courses! Knee and shoulder surgeons are invited to register for an immersive experience that includes the opportunity to choose a surgical technique to master alongside a world-class faculty made up of AANA past presidents and arthroscopy all-stars. You will not want to miss out! Secure your spot:

Attend a 2023 AANA Advanced Lab Course
AANA lab courses feature hands-on cadaver lab practice coupled with interactive lectures for the ultimate learning experience in arthroscopy. View the full lab course schedule for 2023:

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 NEW +CME Subscription (members only), newly updated Joint-Specific Expansion Packs, Virtual APEX Courses, Self-Assessment Programs and more now available for purchase:


Dr. Michael Bednar Named Associate Executive Director

Chapel Hill, NC— Michael S. Bednar, MD, Chief of Hand Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has been named Associate Executive Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery after a national search. Dr. Bednar will begin this part-time position on July 1, 2023, and will continue to treat patients in Chicago.

Dr. Bednar was elected to the ABOS Board of Directors in 2014 and has served as President as well as Chair of ABOS’ Written Examinations Committee. He has a long history of writing examination questions and reviewing others’ questions. Dr. Bednar will relinquish his role as a Board Director prior to becoming Associate Executive Director.

Dr. Bednar specializes in surgery of the hand. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University. Dr. Bednar completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Indiana Hand Center. As a physician-researcher, Dr. Bednar has published scientific articles in prominent journals. He is ABOS Board Certified, has ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand, and is Participating in ABOS Maintenance of Certification.

As the ABOS Associate Executive Director, Dr Bednar will assume a position on the ABOS Management Team that will focus on overseeing all ABOS Written Examinations: ABOS Part I Examination, ABOS Computer-Based Recertification Examinations, ABOS Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment (ABOS WLA), and ABOS Subspecialty Examinations. He will manage the development process of those examinations, including blueprints, question writing, field testing, form reviewing, and standard setting. Dr. Bednar will also be responsible for engaging and educating an extensive volunteer force to participate in test development.

“The Board received applications from many prominent orthopaedic surgeons, but Dr. Bednar’s background, insight, and skills will be beneficial to the ABOS in elevating our programs to new levels,” said ABOS Executive Director David F. Martin, MD. “I’ve known Dr. Bednar for many years and know that he will be successful in this new position.”

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. These interests are achieved through the ABOS by establishing standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standards are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluations. More information can be found at


2023 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting
Take the next step in your leadership development journey – register now for the 2023 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting, June 12-June 17, 2023 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.

The 2023 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting is the premier event for orthopaedic surgeons looking to enhance their leadership skills. This meeting offers an unparalleled opportunity to reenergize your leadership abilities and learn from the most influential leaders in our field. Whether you're in residency or nearing the twilight of your career, our program is designed to strengthen your leadership skills at any professional stage.

Please join us in Salt Lake City!


Podcasts 75 and 76 are Now Available!
In episode #75, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Dr. Gabriella Ode and Dr. Brian Cole about practice websites.

In episode #76, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Dr. Robert Thompson about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

All episodes can be found here.


Submit Your Fast Track Grant LOI
Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) Resident and Fellow Fast Track Grants are now open for submission through July 1, 2023. Each Fast Track Grant will be awarded $5K over a one-year period, functioning similarly to the NIH R03 grant to encourage innovative research with limited funding and resources. The LOI is an easy first step, and upon acceptance, full applications may be submitted. PIs seeking additional mentorship may submit their LOI by May 26, 2023, to receive feedback from the Clinical Research and Grantsmanship Committee.

Learn more


Now Accepting Scientific Paper and Poster Presentations
for the 2024 MAOA Annual Meeting
This meeting will be held April 10-14, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida. Abstracts will be accepted online only through the MAOA web site at The deadline for abstract submission is July 3, 2023.

Now Accepting Scientific Paper and Poster Presentations for Traveling Fellowship and the Multipurpose Resident Grant Program

MAOA is now accepting online applications for the Traveling Fellowship (one award up to a maximum of $5,000) and the Multipurpose Resident Grant Program (three awards of $6,000 each). Applications will be accepted online only through the MAOA web site at The deadline for application submission is July 3, 2023.


Contact Cayen VanLaere or Pam Kluck, MAOA, 300 Third Avenue, S.E., #405, Rochester, MN 55904, 507-281-3431 (telephone), (e-mail).


Register Today for the 50th International
Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop
The 50th International Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop will take place July 22 – 27, 2023 at Zermatt Utah Resort and Spa in Midway, Utah. This workshop will identify problems in musculoskeletal disease and experimental approaches that provide solutions. Concepts debated at the Musculoskeletal Biology Workshops have had, and continue to have, a strong impact on the study of skeletal physiology and disorders. All investigators interested in increasing understanding across the many disciplines that study musculoskeletal and mechano-biology are encouraged to attend.

Register Today
View the Agenda
Book Your Room by Reservation Deadline, Monday, June 19, 2023

For almost 70 years, the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) has been the leading research society supporting engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, biologists, veterinarians, and clinicians in pursuit of a world without musculoskeletal limitations. If you are interested in becoming a member of ORS, please CLICK HERE.


SAVE THE DATE, IPOS® 2023, Dec. 5-9
Join experts from around the world and immerse yourself in the experience with demonstrations, workshops, case discussions, and debates on leading-edge concepts in pediatric and adolescent orthopaedics. From fundamental fracture treatment to advanced surgical reconstruction, learn how to integrate best practices and new techniques into your care. Registration opens Sept. 12. For more information visit: