October 2001 AAOS Report

Bone & Joint Decade observes second annual action week

The second annual Bone and Joint Decade Action Week will take place from Oct. 12 to 20, 2001. This international observation draws attention to the needs and issues of people affected by musculoskeletal disorders. Organizations around the world are conducting events to educate the public and policymakers about the prevalence and impact of these conditions. The governments of all 50 U.S. states have recognized the Bone and Joint Decade. The states join more than 55 U.S. organizations that support Bone and Joint Decade initiatives. The U.S. National Action Network steering committee, consisting of 12 patient-advocacy organizations and medical societies, meets in Chicago at the conclusion of the Action Week to plan activities for 2002. Among activities, the AAOS will sponsor "Orthopaedic Update 2001" for the media on a wide range of hot topics in orthopaedics. From Jan. 21 to Feb. 28, 2002, the Academy will show the "eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art," a Bone and Joint Decade event, at the United Nations in New York City.


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