April 1996 AAOS Report

Annual Meeting information is on Academy home page

Members can obtain information from the Annual Meeting by accessing the Academy's home page. The entire final program including abstracts of all scientific papers are available on-line in the "Annual Meeting" section. Daily news stories from the meeting newspaper Academy News; Academy president Kenneth E. DeHaven, MD, first vice presidential address; and 1991 Academy president Augusto Sarmiento, MD, speech to new fellows can be found in the "AAOS Library" section. This month, the "What's New" section on the Academy's home page contains the full text of the resolutions and bylaws adopted at the Annual Meeting and addresses by presidential guest speakers Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and William J. Bennett. The home page also features a new section entitled "Patient Education" that contains fact sheets on topics such as exercises for young athletes and elderly persons, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. This information is available to the public when they access the Academy's home page, and also can be used by members for distribution to patients. Clinical discussion groups have been formed by the Academy on orthopaedic subject areas such as arthroscopy, foot and ankle, hand, hip and knee, musculoskeletal tumors, pediatrics, shoulder and elbow, spine, and sports medicine. The Academy's home page address is http://www.aaos.org.


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