AAOS Report - July, 2005

Names in the news

May 27, 2005 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD, received the 2004 Science and Peace Gold Medal from the Albert Schweitzer University Foundation for his efforts to encourage international cooperation in underdeveloped nations. Dr. Boachie-Adjei is founder and chairman of The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine and a member of the AAOS Board of Directors. He was the 2004 recipient of the AAOS Humanitarian Award

The Mid-America Orthopaedic Association recently elected new Board members: Kenneth E. Marks, MD, president; Daniel J. Berry, MD, first vice president; Timothy C. Fitzgibbons, MD, second vice president; Lynn A. Crosby, MD, treasurer; and Craig S. Roberts, MD, member at-large

The Florida Orthopaedic Society announced the election of new officers at its 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting, May 19-22, in Sarasota, Fla. They are: Mark E. Fahey, MD, president; Edward M. Jaffe, MD, first vice president; Alan S. Routman, MD, second vice president; and Brett R. Bolhofner, MD, secretary/treasurer

The New England Orthopaedic Society has announced its new leaders. They are William R. Rix, MD, president; William E. Minsinger, MD, vice president; John A. Bradford, MD, treasurer; Richard Iorio, MD, secretary; and Kelton Burbank, MD, membership chairman

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America elected new officers at its 2005 annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada, in May. The new officers are: David D. Aronsson, MD, president; Perry L. Schoenecker, MD, vice-president; R. Baxter Willis, MD, president-elect; John P. Dormans, MD, secretary; James W. Roach, MD, treasurer; and Stephen A. Albanese, MD; John G. Birch, MD; and Mininder S. Kocher, MD, members at large

S. Terry Canale, MD, will be among the speakers at a conference, co-sponsored by Joint Commission Resources and the American Medical Association, on “Moving from the Sidelines to the Frontlines of Patient Safety: Empowering the Medical Staff,” which will be held in Chicago, Sept. 29-30 and repeated in Phoenix, Oct. 21-22.

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