AAOS Report - December, 2005

2006 Annual Meeting presents multiple learning opportunities

The 2006 Annual Meeting, March 22-26, 2006, at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center will provide you with more than 1,300 different opportunities for learning—from symposia and instructional and surgical skills courses to podium and poster presentations and scientific exhibits. Educational opportunities are tracked by interest areas so you can personalize your learning experiences. In addition, there are several unique learning/communication opportunities of special interest to practicing orthopaedic surgeons. This month’s featured opportunities include the Orthopaedic Review Course and the Town Hall Meeting.

Orthopaedic Review Course

The 2006 Orthopaedic Review Course will present a current review of orthopaedic practice. The course will take place Thursday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at McCormick Place, Lakeside, Room E354A, with John F. Sarwark, MD, serving as course moderator.

The course will include a review of current knowledge on the diagnosis and management of clinical problems from a nationally accepted orthopaedic practice perspective. Major sections of the course will focus on pediatrics, upper and lower extremities, tumors and metabolic bone disease and spine. Each section will include discussions of fractures, complications, infections and trauma.

The course fee is $175 in advance and $275 onsite. Continental breakfast and box lunches are included in the fee.

Town Hall Meeting

The third annual Town Hall Meeting with AAOS leadership will take place on Friday, March 24 in the McCormick Place Grand Ballroom, immediately following the annual Business Meetings. The Town Hall Meeting will be moderated by AAOS executive director of medical affairs Robert H. Haralson III, MD, and will begin at 10:45 a.m. This is your chance to stand up and speak out on critical issues affecting you and your practice or to ask AAOS leaders about any concerns you may have. Your voice and concerns will be heard by the AAOS leadership.

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