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Thursday, February 14, 2002

High energy program keeps you running

With 320 podium presentations, 31 symposia and more than 175 Instructional Courses, the 2002 Annual Meeting exemplifies the best in program planning. Thanks to the efforts of the Central Program Committee, chaired by John Callaghan, MD. AAOS members may find it difficult to choose among the many offerings, but that doesn't bother Dr. Callaghan.

"We aimed to provide the greatest CME offerings in orthopaedics in the world at the Annual Meeting and the most up-to-date scientific presentations," said Dr. Callaghan. "The breadth and depth of the topics scheduled reflects this."

The record number of symposia is a direct response to feedback from AAOS members. "Members told us they get the most out of the symposia," said Dr. Callaghan. A range of topics are covered, from treatment advances and controversies to research and practice management issues.

For the committee, the most difficult part of the process was selecting from the thousands of abstracts submitted for the Annual Meeting. "It is very hard to make the selections," agreed Dr. Callaghan. "Fortunately we have great experts in every field of orthopaedics who do the grading. This makes for a very fair process." All Poster Exhibits are in Hall C of the Dallas Convention Center.

"After the September 11 tragedy," said Dr. Callaghan, "I think this will be a great time to get together with our colleagues for a scientific and social gathering." And after all their hard work, no doubt his committee members-James F. Kellam, MD; Colin F. Moseley, MD; Jon J.P. Warner, MD, and Stuart L. Weinstein, MD-agree.

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