September 2000 AAOS Report
AAOS makes plans for Annual Meeting 2001 in San Francisco
Start making plans to attend the 68th Annual Meeting of the AAOS, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 4, 2001 in San Francisco, Calif. Preliminary programs will be mailed next month, and online registration will become available Oct. 18 at www.aaos.org. Here's what's planned for the world's largest educational meeting for orthopaedic surgeons. The scientific program will feature 288 podium and 468 poster presentations; 182 instructional courses, including lecture demonstration courses; and 70 scientific exhibits. There will be a record 27 symposia, with topics ranging from tissue engineering, gene therapy, emerging technologies for fracture care and emerging biomaterials technology. Opening Ceremonies will be Wednesday afternoon, following the AAOS/Orthopaedic Research Society symposia on "Novel Pharmacologic Interventions for Orthopaedic Diseases," and the presentation of the Kappa Delta award-winning papers. Deepak Chopra, MD, a pioneer of alternative medicine, will be guest speaker at the Spouse/Guest program on Wednesday; and Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie, a best-selling book, and a nationally syndicated newspaper and TV sports commentator, will be guest speaker on Friday. David Satcher, MD, U.S. Surgeon General, has been invited to address symposia on "Comprehensive Fracture Management: The Cause, Not Just the Cast" and on "Diversity and Cultural Competence in Orthopaedic Practice." The Committee on the Annual Meeting along with the Committee on Instructional Courses and the Committee on Scientific Program are moving to a computer-oriented format at the Annual Meeting. Each room will have a PC and a Macintosh computer available for the speaker's presentation. Computers will be in the Ready Rooms in the Moscone Convention Center and San Francisco Marriott to enable speakers to run through their presentations. Video projectors and dual slide projectors will be available for speakers.