December 2001 AAOS Report

2002 Annual Meeting certain to inform, edcuate and entertain

As the 2002 Annual Meeting of the AAOS draws nearer, plans for the grand event have become more specific-and interesting. This impressive gathering, whose educational offerings attract orthopaedic surgeons from around the world, is the largest of its kind. The event will be held from Feb. 13 to 17 in Dallas, offering more than 175 instructional courses, 31 symposia, 310 paper presentations, 500 poster exhibits and scientific exhibits. Plan now to attend the 69th Annual Meeting by registering online at The web site also provides links to online housing and airline reservations. As a member benefit, registration for Fellows of the Academy is free, so join your colleagues at the meeting for education, networking, and social activities. Special guest speakers include former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, PhD, and historian and presidential biographer, Doris Kearns Goodwin. On Thursday evening, Feb. 14, courage will be on display as the Instructional Course Lectures Dinner presents Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind mountain climber to conquer Mt. Everest. For residents this year, there will be a half-day symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 12 entitled, "Practice Management for Orthopaedic Residents." The program will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with lunch and networking, followed by a discussion of the transition from residency to practice. Other topics include medical malpractice, fraud and abuse, CPT coding, financial planning and practical uses of office web sites.

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