November 2000 AAOS Report

AAOS will cosponsor scientific conference

AAOS will cosponsor a scientific conference on health disparities in arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, which will be held from Dec. 15 to 16 at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institute for Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Md. The conference is being sponsored and organized by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the NIH. The conference will highlight current knowledge about genetic, environmental, social and behavioral factors that play a role in the marked differences in prevalence, morbidity, and disability associated with arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases. At the conference, intervention strategies will be identified, and challenges will be defined. There is no charge for the conference. Other cosponsors include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arthritis Foundation, and American College of Rheumatology. The deadline for advance registration is Dec. 1. To register electronically, go to, or call Courtesy Associates, (202) 973-8696, by fax at (202) 331-0111 or e-mail,

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