AAOS Now, January 2016
The 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting … Focused on You
his March, Orlando, Florida, will offer more than just sunny weather, Disney World, Universal Studios, and great food. The AAOS Annual Meeting will bring to this beautiful city orthopaedic leaders with unparalleled knowledge and an array of educational offerings focused on the needs of today's orthopaedic surgeons—at any stage of their careers.
ICLs in the Spotlight
"The selection of Instructional Course Lectures (ICLs) for the 2016 Annual Meeting is expansive, with offerings in a variety of formats," said chair of the Central Instructional Courses Committee. The meeting in Orlando, Florida, will feature 244 ICLs, ranging in length from 1 hour to 3 hours. The number of Case Presentation format courses has increased to 32, by popular demand.
AAOS Bids Colombia "¡Bienvenidos!"
The Academy will honor Colombia as the Guest Nation at the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting, March 1–5, in Orlando, Fla., at the Orange County Convention Center. The orthopaedists of the Republic of Colombia, as it is officially known, are represented by the Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología (SCCOT). Founded in 1946, SCCOT contributes to the responsible development of the medical specialty and the ethical application of medical practice in Colombia.
Roger Staubach to Speak at 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting
Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger T. Staubach may be one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League, but his perseverance extends from the football field to his personal life and several successful business enterprises. He will bring that positive, can-do attitude to Orlando, Fla., as the presidential guest speaker at the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting. Mr. Staubach attended the U.S.
AAOS Expands Quality Activities, Updates Position Statements
At their December 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) took several actions that reinforce the AAOS commitment to patient safety, quality care, and advocacy. The Board approved a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (see "Evidence Bolsters Recommendations in New CPG."
Pat on the Back...
Members of the 2015–2016 Executive Committee of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society: president; Felix H. Savoie, III, MD, president-elect; Anthony A. Romeo, MD, vice-president; C. Craig Satterlee, MD, secretary/treasurer; William J. Mallon, MD, immediate past-president; Robert H. Bell, MD, past-president; and John E. Kuhn, MD, and Joseph A. Abboud, MD, members-at-large. New officers and board members for the Cervical Spine Research Society: Robert F.
Dec. 5, 2015 Lockport, N.Y. Michael A. Ellis, MD Jan. 10, 2015 Hampstead, Md. Kenneth W. Gregg, MD Aug. 11, 2014 South Hamilton Mass. Louis Walter Meeks, MD Sept. 14, 2015 Newtonville, Mass. Larry R. Pedegana, MD Nov. 13, 2015 Edmonds, Wash. James M Sargent, MD Aug. 24, 2014 Fish Creek, Wis. Clifford Sperow, MD Sept. 17, 2015 Martinsburg, W.Va. Robert S. Wedeen, MD Oct. 20, 2014 Coatesville, Pa.
Distracted Walking: A Serious Issue for All
Thanks to a significant amount of research and promotion, the AAOS has increased Americans' awareness that distracted driving is causing crashes, injuries, and even deaths. It's an important public safety issue that the AAOS has championed for more than 5 years. In 2015, the Academy expanded its injury prevention efforts to include distracted walking—pedestrians focused on their cell phones, bopping to the music in their ear buds, or otherwise not paying attention to their surroundings.