October 2004 Bulletin

2005 CME course schedule announced

Four new courses among 30 to be offered

By Kathleen Misovic

Now is the time to plan your continuing education needs. The AAOS CME Courses Committee has released the 2005 CME course calendar, which features 30 educational courses on cutting edge topics and new technology.

The AAOS offers a wide variety of course styles, from hands-on skills and lectures to discussions, reviews and certification preparation. Several of the courses include content derived from recent member “needs assessment” research.

Highlights of the course schedule include CME programs on sports medicine, trauma, and hip and knee arthroplasty that provide access to industry-sponsored “satellite” educational sessions. Some courses are jointly sponsored by the AAOS and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), and the North American Spine Society (NASS).

The new courses for 2005 include:

Reimbursement and coding workshops are also offered at locations throughout the United States. The reimbursement workshop—a “crash course” in practice management—is suitable for physicians, administrators and reimbursement managers. The coding workshops are suitable for orthopaedic surgeons, business office managers, coders and payment analysts; they will provide participants with legitimate ways to improve their reimbursement.

Fourteen of the educational courses will be held at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) at AAOS headquarters in Rosemont, Ill. The remaining courses will be held in locations across the country. No matter where you take your course you will have the finest orthopaedic educators and organizers.

“More than 1,000 Academy volunteers participate in these CME programs as course directors and faculty preparing individualized educational experiences, for which the CME Courses Committee is grateful,” said Edward Akelman, MD, chair of the CME Courses Committee.

Dr. Akelman said he is also grateful for the numerous industry partners who supplied equipment and personnel to support the surgical skills courses and provide unrestricted grants in support of the CME Courses.

“The Committee uses these grant funds to offer a lower member and resident/fellow tuition fee where possible,” he said.

The complete course calendar follows.

AAOS 2005 CME Course Calendar

January 28–30
Surgical Techniques and Management of the Shoulder and Elbow
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Matthew L. Ramsey, MD, and Leesa M. Galatz, MD

March 9–13
6th Annual AAOS/AOSSM Sports Medicine Course: The Athlete in 2005
Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Course Directors: James P. Bradley, MD, and Scott D. Gillogly, MD

March 29–April 3
AAOS Board Preparation and Review Course
Chicago
Course Director: Frank J. Frassica, MD

April 1–3
Arthroscopic and Open Techniques in Shoulder Surgery
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Stephen C. Weber, MD, and Gregory P. Nicholson, MD

April 7–10
3rd Annual Impact of Emerging Technology on Hip and Knee Arthritis and Reconstruction
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Course Directors: Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD, and William P. Barrett, MD

April 8–10
NASS/AAOS Fundamentals and Advanced Techniques in Spine Surgery: From Microscope to a Preview of Total Disc Arthroplasty: A Hands-on Course
St. Louis
Course Directors: David A. Wong, MD, and Eeric Truumees, MD

April 15–17
Advanced Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: William C. McGarvey, MD, and Steven L. Haddad, MD

April 21–23
5th Annual AAOS/OTA Trauma Course: Current Management Concepts, Surgical Techniques and Practical Solutions for Common Orthopaedic Trauma Problems
Miami
Course Directors: Kathryn R. Cramer, MD; Christopher T. Born, MD; and Paul Tornetta III, MD

May 12–15
AAOS/ASES Comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow
Hilton Head, S.C.
Course Directors: Gerald R. Williams Jr., MD; Frances Cuomo, MD; Tom R. Norris, MD; and James E. Tibone, MD

May 13–15
Surgical Treatment Methods for Complex Knee Injuries and Disorders
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Gregory C. Fanelli, MD, and Frederick M. Azar, MD

May 20–22
Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum: Current Comprehensive Management
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: James L. Guyton, MD, and M.L. “Chip” Routt Jr., MD

June 11
Foot and Ankle Trauma Management—Calcaneal, Talar and Lisfranc Fractures
Charlotte, N.C.
Course Director: Paul Tornetta, MD

June 11
Foot and Ankle Trauma Management—Calcaneal, Talar and Lisfranc Fractures
Garden Grove, Calif.
Course Director: David B. Thordarson, MD

June 24–25
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery: Techniques, Evolution and Future Directions
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Thomas P. Vail, MD, and Mark W. Pagnano, MD

July 29–31
Surgical Alternatives to Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Thomas Minas, MD, and Michael J. Stuart, MD

Sept. 9–10
The Shoulder: An Arthroscopic Odyssey
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Andrew Green, MD, and Guido Marra, MD

Sept. 23–25
New Techniques and Insights for Primary and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: James A. Rand, MD, and Giles R. Scuderi, MD

Sept. 30–Oct. 2
Evolving Techniques and “Gold Standard” Procedures for Ankle Arthritis
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Thomas O. Clanton, MD, and Richard M. Marks, MD

Oct. 28-Oct. 30
AAOS/ASSH Elbow and Wrist Arthroscopy: Techniques and Innovations
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Scott H. Kozin, MD, and Felix H. Savoie III, MD

Oct. 28–30
7th Annual Occupational Orthopaedics and Workers’ Compensation Course: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Las Vegas
Course Director: J. Mark Melhorn, MD

Nov. 5
Proximal Humerus Fractures
Anaheim, Calif.
Course Directors: Donald A. Wiss, MD, and Kevin Smith, MD

Nov. 5
Proximal Humerus Fractures
Herndon, Va. (Washington D.C. Area)
Course Directors: Evan L. Flatow, MD, and David L. Helfet, MD

Nov. 5–11 (Tentative)
38th Annual Course for Orthopaedic Educators
Lisle, Ill.
Course Director: Stephen J. Pinney, MD

Nov. 11–13
Spine Surgery: Advanced Applications and Techniques
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD, and K. Daniel Riew, MD

Nov. 11–13
Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies for the Foot and Ankle: A Case-based Approach
Phoenix
Course Directors: Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, and W. Hodges Davis, MD

Nov. 11–13
Review and Update for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons
San Diego
Course Director: Barry L. Riemer, MD

Nov. 17–19
Revision and Complex Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Aaron G. Rosenberg, MD, and Robert T. Trousdale, MD

Nov. 30–Dec. 4
2nd International POSNA/AAOS Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium
Orlando, Fla. (Tentative)
Course Directors: Charles T. Price, MD; Kenneth J. Noonan, MD; and William C. Warner Jr., MD

Dec. 2–4
Techniques in Orthopaedic Trauma
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Course Directors: Robert A. Probe and Jeffrey Anglen, MD

Dec. 2–4
Review and Update for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons
Boston
Course Director: Joseph M. Lane, MD

CME Course Committee

Edward Akelman, MD

Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD

Robert B. Anderson, MD

Daniel J. Berry, MD

Thomas O. Clanton, MD

Scott D. Gillogly, MD

James A. Goulet, MD

Harry N. Herkowitz, MD

Robert A. McGuire Jr., MD

J. Mark Melhorn, MD

M.L. “Chip” Routt Jr., MD

Susan Scherl, MD

Mark E. Steiner, MD

Thomas P. Vail, MD

William C. Warner Jr., MD

Gerald R. Williams Jr., MD


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