The Academic Orthopaedic Society (AOS) will hold its annual meeting, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, in Washington, D.C. Scheduled presentations include "Outcomes and Clinical Research Symposium," "Grant Writing Symposium" and "Faculty Compensation in a Capitated Environment." Contact the AOS office for registration information at (847) 698-1694 . . . The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) will hold its annual meeting, Oct. 17-19, in Louisville, Ky. On Oct. 16-19, OTA will sponsor the "Resident's Basic Fracture Course"-a hands-on laboratory and lecture course. For more information, contact the OTA office at (847) 698-1631 . . . The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) will sponsor the "16th Annual Fall Course," Nov. 6-9, in Nashville, Tenn. The course includes presentations on elbow, knee, shoulder and wrist arthroscopy with hands-on cadaver laboratories. To register, contact AANA, 6300 N. River Rd., Suite 104, Rosemont, Ill. 60018, (847) 282-2262 . . . The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot will meet formally for the first time, Nov. 13-15, in Kamulea, Hawaii. For more meeting information, contact AOFAS, 1216 Pine St., Suite 201, Seattle, Wash. 98101, (800) 235-4855.