Two Annual Meeting events that will put the spotlight on orthopaedic research include the AAOS President's Concert to benefit the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and a scientific symposium entitled "Orthopaedic Challenges in an Aging Population." On Saturday, Feb. 24, country music entertainer Reba McEntire will perform a benefit concert at the Atlanta Civic Center. Tickets for the benefit concert are $125 per person. A portion of the ticket sales is tax deductible and will go to support orthopaedic research efforts. Tickets for the benefit concert can be ordered on the registration form in the Annual Meeting preliminary program.
On Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the scientific symposium "Orthopaedic Challenges in an Aging Population" will be held in the ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center. The symposium's moderator is Victor M. Goldberg, MD. Participants in the discussion include Joseph A. Buckwalter, MD; Kenneth Koval, MD; Albert B. Schultz, PhD; and Wilson C. Hayes, PhD. The symposium will address the problems of maintaining, improving, and restoring musculoskeletal function in older individuals. Challenges in the prevention and treatment of loss of mobility; hard and soft tissue trauma; and joint diseases also will be discussed.