January 1997 AAOS Report

Conference to focus on 'Reshaping Your Practice'

On June 5-8, a special practice management/managed care conference, "Reshaping Your Practice: Groups, Mergers, Networks and Affiliations," will be offered to orthopaedic surgeons and their practice managers and administrators. The three-day conference, to be held in Chicago, will be the Academy's major practice management offering for 1997. It will include more than 15 sessions on topics ranging from "The Big Health Care Picture: Who are the players? What do they want?" to "New Opportunities and Innovative Models: What holds promise?" More than 50 speakers representing insurance companies and health plans, employer coalitions, physician practice management companies, and health care accounting and legal firms will be present. Orthopaedic surgeons with experience in managed care also will be part of the faculty. The conference will use lecture presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions and "town meetings" to convey indepth market information to attendees. Costs to attend are: $695 for Academy fellows, candidate and resident members; $695 for practice managers and administrators of Academy members; $795 for nonmember orthopaedic surgeons; and $795 for practice managers and administrators of nonmembers. For more registration information, contact the Academy's customer service department, (800) 626-6726, or access the Academy's home page at http://www.aaos.org in the "Medical Education" section.

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