January 1996 Bulletin

12,000 use Internet page of Academy

The Academy's home page-http://www.aaos.org-has become a popular place on the Internet. Almost 12,000 persons accessed the Academy's home page in the first five months it was in cyberspace.

More than 118,000 requests were made to see information on subjects ranging from the Annual Meeting to Position Statements. Most of the users are in the United States; more than 13 percent are international users from 53 countries.

The home page gives users access to a variety of information. The What's New section has everything you want to know about the 1996 Annual Meeting, from a rundown on the scientific program for each day to special events and travel information. Five discussion groups have been established and more are planned.

Browsers also will find the contents of the Bulletin, AAOS Report, and Washington Report, and information on the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: A Comprehensive Review. There also is a Library section that includes Advisory and Position Statements, Opinion on Ethics, health care issues brochures, patient education brochure information and links to specialty societies

Other places to look are Member Services, AAOS Product Information, Health Policy activities and discussion, Research discussion, Medical Education for education information, and Practice Management for the latest products. You also can take part in Discussion Groups involving State Societies, and the AAOS Journal.

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