October 2003 Bulletin

2004 CME course schedule announced

By Sandra Lee Berner
The AAOS Committee on CME Courses has released the new 2004 CME Course Calendar. Next year’s schedule will feature nearly 40 courses that offer a mixture of hands-on and didactic learning opportunities as well as online learning opportunities. Thirteen courses will be held at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) at AAOS headquarters in Rosemont, Ill.

“We believe this curriculum provides you with the highest quality continuing medical education and the most effective use of your valuable learning time,” said James H. Beaty, MD, chair of the committee on CME courses. “With this in mind, we have strengthened the curriculum with new courses and built partnerships to bring you more opportunities for interaction with experts and specialists in orthopaedics. The 2004 CME courses offer opportunities to spend your limited time learning from renowned instructors and specialists, interacting with your peers and practicing new techniques.”

A number of courses are jointly sponsored with specialty societies, providing quality programs for general orthopaedic surgeons and specialists alike. Several programs are supported by industry partners, allowing the AAOS to bring orthopaedic surgeons leading edge technology and information in the field. Enhanced offerings include two new CME courses:

To augment your clinical knowledge with valuable research and evolving treatments, there will be eight different online courses to choose from so you can learn in the comfort of your home or office. Work your way through the interactive modules for each course including faculty opinion, case presentation, literature and self-assessment.

You can enter and leave the courses as your schedule dictates. New this year is the course “Tibial shaft fractures—An Update.” Courses cost from $30 to $55 and offer either 3 or 4 Category 1 CME credits.

Other highlights include a course that will focus on coaching orthopaedic surgeons on how to prepare for overseas volunteer service in developing countries. Another course will provide a review and update in preparation for recertification. Popular courses on occupational orthopaedics and workers’ compensation as well as preparation for retirement will be offered once again.

This ambitious learning program is organized and implemented by a dedicated group of volunteers from across the country. Industry partners provide financial and equipment support. “The Committee on CME Courses is very grateful to the more than 1,000 Academy volunteer members participating as course chairs and faculty for their time and effort in preparing these excellent educational experiences,” said Dr. Beaty. “In addition, we greatly appreciate the significant contributions (educational grants, orthopaedic
instrumentation and personnel) provided by orthopaedic industry.”


For your convenience, the AAOS is offering four ways to register for CME courses.

CME Course Calendar. Select your course and register online.
Online Courses You can use this page to either learn more about an AAOS course or go directly to a course in session. Just click on the appropriate link

By phone: Contact the AAOS Customer Service Department at
(800) 626-6726.

Outside the U.S., call ++847-823-7186. You can also fax your registration form, using your Visa, American Express or MasterCard; the AAOS Customer Service Fax Center is open 24 hours a day,

(800) 823-8025. International registrants must fax to ++847-823-8025.

Or, simply mail your course registration form to directly to: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Box 75838, Chicago, IL 60675-5838.

CME Course Committee

James H. Beaty, MD - Chair
Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD
Edward Akelman, MD
William P. Barrett, MD
Daniel J. Berry, MD
Thomas O. Clanton, MD
Evan L. Flatow, MD
Scott D. Gillogly, MD
James Goulet, MD
Harry N. Herkowitz, MD
Robert A. McGuire Jr., MD
J. Mark Melhorn, MD
E. Greer Richardson, MD
Barry L. Riemer, MD
David Ruch, MD
Mark E. Steiner, MD
William C. Warner Jr., MD

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