Wednesday, March 22, 2006

News highlights
Meeting summary: AAOS Board of Directors meeting

Stuart L. Weinstein, MD, chairs his final Board of Directors meeting; summaries of end-of-year reports on On-Call/Trauma Project Team, Patient-Centered Care Initiative, Orthopaedic PAC, JAAOS and JBJS; new position statement approved; new appointments and retiring board members recognized.

Special Section: Patient-Centered Care
See Section B for complete information on the Academy's Patient-Centered Care (PCC) Initiative, including the PCC Affirmation Statement, patient- and member-education efforts and the new PCC toolkit.

Orthopaedic Research efforts honored
See Section C for summaries of the winning presentations of the Kappa Delta and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research Awards.

Section A
Board of Directors meet

Approve position statement on children’s musculoskeletal (MS) health, adopt a revised policy on Web site advertising and sponsorship and heard updates

Welcome to Chicago
Take advantage of cultural attractions, shopping and sports advises local chairman

Bylaws Committee hearing is tomorrow
Two proposed amendments, Standards of Professionalism will be discussed

See Joan Rivers at today's opening ceremonies
Comedienne will be recognized for her participation in osteoporosis campaign

Resolutions Committee open hearing today
Five resolutions are up for five-year review; fellows urged to express their opinions

Breakfast in the Posters honors best efforts
Join Program Committee for breakfast, awards presentations

Academy thanks sponsors of 2005 programs and projects
We couldn't have done it without you!

Academy takes steps to ensure accurate display of FDA clearance status
Exhibits Committee works with FDA and exhibitors to ensure accuracy

Social Program puts focus on Chicago
Something for everyone: From do-it-yourself designer works to architectural, film tours

Volunteers: Thousands of reasons AAOS succeeds
Annual Meeting features Volunteer Wall of Honor, Lounge

PAC member-only luncheon Wednesday
The Orthopaedic Political Action Committee will be hosting the annual PAC member-only luncheon today

OREF/AOA conducting pain management survey
Practice pattern survey aims to identify most effective pain management practices

Section B
Academy strengthens commitment to patient-centered care in new initiative

“Getting better together” is theme of patient, member educational efforts

Pledge your support for patient-centered care
Affirmation statement available for framing in your office

Learn to use Web-based patient information tools
Getting wired at AAOS Internet, Your Orthopaedic Connection booths

Medical interview is focus of workshop
Communications mentoring program uses role play, videos to teach skills

AAOS, OTA host war injuries symposium
Follow-up to the Extremity War Injuries symposium focuses on trauma research

Visit the Argentina booth: 2006’s Guest Nation
Honor recognizes research contributions, achievements of Argentinean orthopaedists

Section C
Kappa Delta and OREF award winners honored

Awards recognize clinical research and health policy efforts

Study of renal cell carcinoma to receive Lanier Award
Kristy L. Weber, MD; Michele Doucet, MD and Scott kominsky, PhD are honored

Study of bone morphogenetic proteins earns Vaughan Award
Recognizes efforts of Tong-Chuan He, MD, PhD, and Rex C. Haydon, MD, PhD

Health policy study receives Clinical Research Award
Group recognized for efforts to influence U.S. health policy on total joint replacement

Paper on cellular changes in chronic nerve injury earns Young Investigator Award
Ranjan Gupta, MD, helps define cellular pathology of chronic nerve injuries

Multimedia Center presents programs, demonstrates educational multimedia
Electronic Media Education Committee selects award-winning instructional videos

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