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Wednesday, March 15, 2000

'Agenda 2000' is theme of 'Orthopaedic Pac'

"Agenda 2000: A New Era of Political Advocacy" is the theme of the exhibit highlighting the newly formed Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, also known as the "The Orthopaedic PAC". The booth is near the registration area in the convention center.

"I encourage all fellows to stop by the booth and learn about the efforts in Washington done on their behalf," said Paul Collins, MD, chairman, "The Orthopaedic PAC ... .. By bringing the full scope of AAOS resources to bear on Congress and federal agencies we can make a difference for orthopaedists and how they are able to treat patients."

In addition to the exhibit, The Orthopaedic PAC also is hosting a PAC Dessert Reception Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Omni Rosen Hotel, Salon 18.

The exhibit addresses the current political realities facing physicians and highlights the AAOS response. During the past year, The Orthopaedic PAC has raised funds to battle current inequities, such as the increased hassle factor in the practice of medicine, increased influence of insurance regulators and reductions in Medicare reimbursement.

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