December 2000 AAOS Report

Variety of educational symposia planned for 2001 Annual Meeting

A number of nonsurgical symposia are planned for the AAOS's 68th Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Francisco from Wednesday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 4, 2001. All symposia will be held in the Moscone Convention Center and the Argent Hotel. "Comprehensive Fracture Management: The Cause, Not Just the Cast" will cover issues surrounding domestic violence. At the session on Thursday, March 1, from 1 to 3 p.m., physicians will learn their legal responsibilities, how to communicate with patients, and making referrals to community resources. "Diversity and Cultural Competence," on Thursday, March 1 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., will tackle issues of cultural diversity and the physician's need to be culturally astute. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Orthopaedic Surgeon," which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. will inform participants of the many alternative therapies that have entered mainstream medicine. The Residents' Symposium will be an all-day session, Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Year 3, 4, and 5 residents are eligible to attend the session, which is limited to 350 participants. The program will cover medical malpractice, fraud and abuse, CPT coding, patient physician communication, entering a medical practice, financial planning and marketing your practice. To receive a registration form, send your request by fax to Kathie Niesen, at (847) 823-8031. The deadline for registering is Feb. 1, 2001. Three "Up Close and Personal" sessions are scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28. They are "Injuries to the Hand and Wrist," "Foot Reconstruction," and "Lower Extremity Trauma." No tickets are required for these sessions, but space is limited.

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