Thursday, March 23, 2006

News highlights
Academy volunteers hustle to keep warm and construct a playground

In Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, children now have a safe, accessible playground for all

Rivers sparkles at Opening Ceremony
Comedienne is recognized for her appearance in PSA on osteoporosis; Academy honors Guest Nation Argentina, welcomes new fellows to membership

AAOS introduces 2006 PSA campaign
See Section B for complete details on radio, television and print public service announcements, focusing on patient-centered care, hip and knee pain relief, injury prevention.

Standards of Professionalism
See Section B for information on the proposed Standards of Professionalism on Research and Academic Responsibilities

Section A
Volunteers hustle to keep warm and build a playground

In Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, children now have a safe, accessible playground for all

Rivers sparkles at Opening Ceremony
Comedienne is recognized for her appearance in PSA on osteoporosis; Academy honors Guest Nation Argentina, welcomes new fellows to membership

Everyone is invited to Friday’s Business Meetings
Humanitarian, Diversity and William J. Tipton awards to be presented as well as discussion of 8 resolutions

George F. Will: Presidential Guest Speaker
Political commentator and columnist, George F. Will, PhD, addresses attendees Friday morning

2006 Program Committee chair: sessions organized to enrich your subspecialty education
Careful organization ensures that members with a specialty focus can maximize educational opportunities.

AAOS 75th Anniversary to feature orthopaedic art
Academy announces a second eMotion Pictures to coincide with 75th Anniversary celebrations.

Pain relief options after TJR discussed at media briefing
From NSAIDs to narcotics, orthopaedic experts explore the effectiveness of pain management after joint replacement surgery.

Ethics should guide physician, industry interaction
Guidelines under the AAOS Opinion on Ethics and Professionalism are reviewed in this, the first of two articles on ethics.

OREF grant research improved durability of TJR
OREF support helped Marc A. Asher, MD, get his start; as a Shands Circle member, he returns the favor to new researchers

10 ways to improve bone health today
Laura L. Tosi, MD, highlights 10 easy steps to take toward bone health

Section B
AAOS introduces 2006 PSA campaign

Ads focus on patient-centered care, joint pain, injury prevention

Use AAOS public service ads in your community
Bring a national effort down to the local level with these tools

Media interviews: Do’s and Don’ts
Tips to remember when you’re speaking with a reporter

Media training, public relations manuals online
Visit the AAOS Web site to download helpful tools

Media spokesperson program
How you can volunteer to be a media spokesperson on orthopaedics

Public outreach materials at your fingertips
A wide range of materials can help you educate patients, public, media

AAOS 75th Anniversary: “Help us get our story straight”
Visit booth, Web site to contribute to anniversary efforts

Standards of Professionalism: Research and Academic Responsibilities
The complete text of the new Standards of Professionalism

SOPs proposed on Research and Academic Responsibilities
New Standards of Professionalism will be voted on after Annual Meeting

Section C
Nirschl technique shows long-term success

Surgical treatment for tennis elbow provides excellent results at 10- to 14-year follow-up

Rested/sleep-deprived residents perform equally
Researchers find no significant differences in neurocognitive performance

Visit the AAOS Placement Center
Membership benefit helps match physicians, practices looking to expand

Poor correleation between biopsy and final diagnosis for chondrosarcoma
Study finds biopsies are frequently misleading, resulting in inappropriate treatment

Dr. Roschelle’s family foundation to fund grant
Ira A. Roschelle, MD, Family Foundation supports OREF Resident Research Grant

Workshop debuts evidence-based analysis program
Second workshop session trains attendees in evidence-based analysis

Delaying primary arthroplasty compromises outcome
Early surgical intervention may result in better outcomes that endure for years


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