September 2002 AAOS Report

Orthopaedic specialty meetings planned

The Academic Orthopaedic Society (AOS) will hold its 11th annual meeting Nov. 8-9, 2002 in Chicago. Topics will include resident work hours, the core competencies, professionalism and ethics. Contact the staff office at (847) 698-1694 for additional information or visit the AOS Web site at . . . The Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) will hold its 30th annual meeting in Miami Beach, Fla. from Dec. 5 to 7, 2002. For additional information, contact the CSRS at (847) 698-1628 or visit its Web site, . . . The Arthroscopy Association of North America will hold its 21st fall course in Palm Desert, Calif., from Nov. 17 to 20, 2002. The course will be devoted to knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow arthroscopy. Participants will be provided with hands-on cadaver laboratories. Richard K. N. Ryu, MD, is the course chairman. The association's 22nd annual meeting is scheduled for April 24 to 27, 2003 in Phoenix, Ariz. Donald H. Johnson, MD, will serve as chairman of the meeting . . . The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) has endorsed the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, which will be held from Dec. 4 to 8, 2002 in Orlando, Fla. The planning committee for the event consists of six POSNA members, three appointed by POSNA and three appointed by Nemours. For more information, call (800) 767-5437, ext. 7464 or register online at . . . The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society's 2003 annual meeting will be held from May 1 to 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. For contact information, send an e-mail to or call (847) 412-1780 . . . The Orthopaedic Trauma Association will present a CME course, "Orthopaedic Fracture Management and Orthopaedic Emergencies," Nov. 22-24, 2002 in Nashville, Tenn. Program chairs are Joseph Borrelli Jr., MD, and Robert A. Probe, MD. Registrants can earn up to 17 Category I CME credit hours at this course, which will include didactic lectures, small group discussions with case presentations, hands-on sawbones demonstrations and one-on-one faculty consultation. Registration is available online at or by phone at (847) 698-1631 . . . The North American Spine Society (NASS) will hold its 17th annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2002.

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