Online registration for the 67th Annual Meeting begins Oct. 13 in the "Annual Meeting" section of the Academy home page www.aaos.org. Once registered online, you'll have access to making your housing reservations through ITS. This year, for the first time, there is immediate confirmation of your housing selection.
Also, new on the home page are rosters for AAOS committees. The rosters are in the Membership Directory area of the "Members Services" section. To access the rosters, use http://www.aaos.org/wordhtml/services.htm. This section is for members only; you need to enter your name and six-digit ID number to gain access. Also, list servers for each U.S. state that allows members in a state to send messages to others in that state, and regional list servers for executives of various state orthopaedic societies are in the Discussion Groups area of the web site.
The web site also has "Orthopaedic Cases"-clinical case presentations prepared by members of AAOS clinical committees. The first case, "Rotator Cuff Injury Associated with Work Activities," was prepared by Occupational Health Committee member J. Mark Melhorn, MD. Each "Orthopaedic Case" presentation will include a narrative that describes a typical patient case seen in an orthopaedic practice. At the conclusion of each case, a link to a discussion group about the topic of the case is provided for further interaction among participants. Each case study includes information on case history, treatment options, postoperative care suggestions and possible complications. "Medical Education" section of the web site.
The AAOS 2000 continuing medical education course schedule is available in the "Medical Education" section. In 2000, the Academy will offer 26 continuing medical education courses of which nine will be held in the Orthopaedic Learning Center. Course dates, locations and chairmen are listed.