October 1997 Bulletin


Four issues are impacting the present and may impact the future of orthopaedics, says Academy President Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Letter to editor: Concern about incomes is not "elitist" plot.

Point of View: 'Something for nothing' is a test for ethical behavior

Point of View: Outcomes data helps patients and practitioners

Minute with Malpractice: How to avoid litigation for wrong-site surgery

Academy adopts Position Statement on Health Care Coverage for Children at Risk

New bi-monthly Bulletin to have new focus, new design

Annual Meeting has several changes in schedule for 1998

Kenny Rogers will entertain at the third annual AAOS President's Concert to benefit the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

Fellows are urged to vote in AMA election

List of fellows who have died

Academy launches major educational program to end wrong-site surgery

Orthopaedists face two payment cuts in 1998

Accurate coding vital to your practice

Academy develops Essentials book for primary care

First steps to buying EMR software

Academy reaching out for diversity

Unions are not for everyone

States focus on insurers' liability

States provide managed care options

How NOT to make effective slides

Academy's financial report for fiscal year 1997

Drive It Safe goes to school

Should you donate IRA to charity?

Academy plans on-line CME on malpractice

CME to feature live hip surgery via satellite

Academy CME courses for November-December 1997 and January 1998

The Academy's Board of Directors has approved holding the 1998 Summer Institute at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. and the 1999 Summer Institute in a hotel at a yet to be decided site.
The Academy will study the attendance and financial results at both sites to determine the future of the Summer Institute. About 500 orthopaedic surgeons attended the Academy's Summer Institute in Washington, D.C., Sept. 3-7 to take part in surgical skills demonstrations, shown here, and other educational programs.

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