November 2000 AAOS Report

Plans firm up for 2001 Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Plans for the AAOS's 68th Annual Meeting, which will be held in the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from Feb. 28 to March 4, 2001, are fast becoming finalized. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Up Close and Personal sessions are scheduled for 6-7 p.m. No tickets are required. Topics will include "Injuries to the Hand and Wrist," "Foot Reconstruction" and "Lower Extremity Trauma." The instructional courses, for which a ticket is required and can be ordered on the registration form, include the following: Physician Owned Surgery Centers; Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Indications and Technique; Surgical Options in the Middle Aged Arthritic Knee; Coding and Documentation: Fraud and Abuse; and Key Issues in Choosing and Starting Your Orthopaedic Practice: There is Life After Residency. All members were mailed an Annual Meeting registration form on Oct. 16, 2000. Scientific poster presentations, scientific exhibits, and the multimedia education center will remain open until 7 p.m. A basic course on Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) will be presented in a two-hour session on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The session is free. Areas covered include hardware, software available for databases, personal organizer and scheduling programs, as well as patient specific applications. Fellows are urged to attend the annual business meetings on Friday, March 2 in the Gateway Ballroom of the Moscone Convention Center. The ceremonial meeting will start at 8 a.m, followed by the vice-presidential address by Richard H. Gelberman, MD, and the guest speaker, Mitch Albom, at 8:45 a.m. The business meetings will begin at 9:30 a.m. Incorrectly listed on the registration form is the Orthopaedic Review Course, which will be held on Thursday, March 1 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Hilton. The cost is $175 in advance and $275 on-site. Residents can register in advance for the course, by Jan. 12, and pay $85.

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