April 2004 Bulletin

Index

Surgical site marking comes of age

SIGN: Creating equality of fracture care worldwide

Breaking news

Letters from our readers

AAOS launches Expert Witness Program

Human subject research and ethics
Institutional Review Boards and informed consent are vital

AAOS reinforces ethics guidelines
Industry - physician relationships must be appropriate

Research Awards Call for papers

Opportunities for revenue diversification: Durable medical equipment

$50,000 grant awarded to OKO

Orthopaedic Research Society marks 50 years of changing patients’ lives

Frist’s chief counsel, U.S. Senate candidate address Orthopaedic PAC

Patients, physicians, researchers lobby for funding
2004 Research Lobby Day includes patients for first time

Obtaining academic research funding

Road traffic injuries epidemic in developing nations
What orthopaedic surgeons can do to help

DMLR launches national media campaign

States Report

Put pediatric patients and parents in the picture
Recognize the importance of communicating with pediatric patients and

Accurately code shoulder procedures
New codes for arthroscopic procedures may be confusing

Across the President's Desk - AAOS stands on strong foundation

Patient safety tip contest winners announced

AAOS conducts critical incident research

AAOS launches U.S. joint registry pilot project

JAAOS Annual Report
Continued growth seen

Cultural diversity and patient safety Overcoming barriers to patient noncompliance

Medicare documentation and coding at teaching hospitals

Focus groups show value of patient education

Dr. Tipton departs Academy
Ends decade of service

Bucholz elected AAOS president

AAOS launches 2004 public service ad campaign

New Board of Councilors

Henry J. Mankin, MD, receives Diversity Award

Boards approve Position Statement on ASC, make volunteer appointments, hear progress reports

2004 CAC international scholarships awarded

New Leadership Fellows Class Introduced

Questions answered at Town Hall Meeting

AAOS builds playground at city school

Crier offers “Prescription for Reform”

OREF announces 2004 grants and awards

‘Return to play’ guidelines -
Patient Information from Your Orthopaedic Connection

CME calendar through September

Meetings of Interest

AAOS Practice Management Workshops


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