October 2004 Bulletin

Frontlines to Home Front
U.S. military orthopaedists treat thousands of war-wounded

U.S. orthopaedists happy to be “on call” in Athens
Orthopaedists care for U.S. athletes at the Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad

Breaking news

Letters from our readers

Evidence-based practice: Bridging the gap between aspirations and reality

Setting the standard for expert witness testimony
Frye and Daubert standards determine whether a jury will hear testimony

Kansas puts focus on road safety for USBJD National Awareness Week

AAOS searching for opinion-makers!

Universal Protocol: Three months into mandatory compliance
Surgeons address concerns about wrong site surgery protocol

FDA’s tissue action plan: Safeguarding the public
Agency overhauls its tissue regulation policies

Combination products present challenges, opportunities
AAOS members bring orthopaedic concerns to roundtable discussion

RVUs and you
Using Relative Value Units to better manage your practice

AAOS Medical Liability Reform Campaign

States Report

Take advantage of AAOS Web-based resources
Benefits include increased security, practice promotion

Coding spinal procedures: Part II
More tips to reduce confusion

Across the President's Desk
AAOS serves as a global forum for orthopaedic surgery

2005 Annual Meeting—an event not to be missed

Singer, humorist to speak at Annual Meeting

Residents have their own practice management symposium

Hone your business skills and improve your bottom line
Academy holds first Practice Management Symposium for practicing orthopaedic surgeons

Taking cultural sensitivity to the next level
Symposium, interactive challenge featured at 2005 Annual Meeting

Introducing the new AAOS Medical Director
Tennessee “volunteer” takes on key staff role

PLAY: Promoting a lifetime of activity for youth
AAOS, PBATS and the Pittsburgh Pirates promote exercise to combat childhood obesity

AAOS radio spots hit the airwaves

Point of View: Orthopaedic surgeons and bone densitometry

OREF’s Shands Circle sets membership goal
Aims to add 80 new members this year

Annual report: Fiscal year 2003 was a very good year

Patient safety tip: Communicate, communicate, say it again!
Patient safety depends on consistent, ongoing communication

Arthritis of the thumb
Patient Information from Your Orthopaedic Connections

Patients praise Your Orthopaedic Connection
Survey shows usefulness of patient education Web site

AAOS members host international scholars
All benefit from educational, cultural exchange

In memoriam

CME calendar through December

New products put focus on neck pain, pediatric fractures

2005 CME course schedule announced
Four new courses among 30 to be offered

AAOS Practice Management Workshops

Meetings of Interest


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