February 1999 AAOS Report

More hands-on skills at 1999 Summer Institute

Six hands-on surgical skills courses will be offered at the 1999 Summer Institute, Sept. 22-26, in Seattle. Next month, Academy members will be sent the first in a series of course materials about the Academy's premier surgical skills course. The surgical skills courses include "Management of Complex Fractures," "Complex Primary and Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty," "Reconstructive Surgery of the Elbow: Open and Arthroscopic Treatment and Techniques" and "Treatment of Common Surgical Problems of the Foot and Ankle." This year, the Summer Institute will feature more hands-on learning opportunities than in the past with a majority of the courses utilizing cadaveric specimens. "When reviewing the program, individuals will notice that more than 90 percent of the courses will provide intensive, hands-on learning opportunities," said Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, chairman of the Academy's Surgical Skills Education committee. "Not only will registrants receive some of the best instruction from a very established faculty, but they will get to practice their skills with ongoing feedback. The Summer Institute is an educational experience not to be missed." The Summer Institute will adjourn at noon on Sunday, Sept. 26, to allow participants to arrange more convenient return travel. For more information, contact the Academy's customer service department at (800) 626-6726 or access the web site at www.aaos.org in the "Medical Education" section.

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