Specialty Day

Saturday, March 16, 2019  -  Master your specialty practice by attending Specialty Day. Connect with professionals who share your specialty interest and exchange experiences and ideas while learning about the latest developments to ensure superior patient care. Extend your AAOS Annual Meeting experience and attend one or more of the eleven subspecialty conferences. 

Specialty Day is a day set aside for scientific programs presented by organizations that are members of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS). The organizations included are listed here. Advance registration will be accepted with your AAOS registration until the deadline on Jan 31, 2019. All programs provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


     American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)

This meeting is designed to identify areas of recent research in the field of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery relevant to practicing physicians, surgeons, and allied health professionals. This information will be transmitted through scientific paper presentations, question and answer sessions, surgical technique videos and symposia presentations.

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                 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)/
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

The AANA/AOSSM Specialty Day 2018 program will feature didactic presentations that provide opportunities to share important research findings and serve as a review of core musculoskeletal topics while providing face-to-face networking opportunities.  New ideas and research addressing musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are evolving; Specialty Day 2018 will highlight the latest advances and reinforce time-tested tools aimed at preventing and addressing musculoskeletal care.

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     American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)

This program we will review basic science and orthopedic problems relative to the shoulder and elbow, as well as examine the indications, techniques and results of various surgical procedures, describe the management of common orthopaedic problems relative to the shoulder and elbows, and permit expert panelists to put into perspective new technologies.

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     American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)/
American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS)

This symposium will explore how value is defined in hand surgery and discuss controversial topics while providing evidence-based treatment algorithms for a wide scope of hand and upper extremity problems. In addition, interactive question-answer sessions will be used to investigate evidence based recommendations for hot topics such as complications related to obesity and the influence of narcotic use and smoking on hand surgery outcomes.

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     Federation of Spine Associations (FOSA)

                     The program will address spine surgery treatment options, indications for spine surgery, spine surgery complications and avoidance strategies and advances in spinal cord injury treatment including timing, cell therapy and neuroprotective drugs.

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     Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS)

   The objectives of this course are to: understand past contributions and current advances in the field of limb reconstruction from South Korea, gain knowledge of the latest developments in biological 3D printing for bone and cartilage defects, and to recognize the current management and basic science of implant related musculoskeletal infection.

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     Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS)

   The objectives of this course are to: discuss the most recent CDC Guidelines for prevention of surgical site infections and their rationale; better manage the clinical issues related to the care of musculoskeletal infections in people who inject drugs; and how to respond to these issues; understand the clinical importance of quantitatively significant reduced antimicrobial susceptibility of pathogens in tissue-based bacterial biofilms.

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     Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS)

 Upon completion of this scientific session, learners should be able to: Understand how targeted therapies may change the treatment of pediatric sarcomas; Understand the role that education and mentorship play in the on-going growth of the field of musculoskeletal oncology; Understand the various practice models in orthopaedic oncology and how to best create an effective practice in each of these practice models; Have a general understanding of the types of research taking place within the musculoskeletal tumor society and how recent funding opportunities have helped the advance that research; Understand the challenges faced in complicated clinical scenarios and how to work through these complex problems; Understand how best to identify meaningful new literature and how to apply that literature to your practice.

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     Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)

                      The objectives of this course are to: apply prominent recent studies in the orthopaedic literature to enhance decision-making and maximize outcomes in fracture management; analyze and incorporate into practice modern fixation techniques; define the complexities of providing geriatric fracture care and identify optimal treatment strategies; apply evidence-based medicine and expert experience in the decision-making process for difficult injuries; summarize weight bearing recommendations after fracture management.

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The Hip Society/American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

                     The objectives are to review basic science and orthopaedic problems relative to the hip joint; examine the indications, techniques, and results of various surgical procedures; describe the management of hip arthroplasty related problems and complications, and; gain further understanding in the areas of quality, economics and value as related to the US healthcare.

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     The Knee Society/American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

                    The program is designed to identify areas of recent research in the field of knee surgery relevant to practicing physicians, surgeons, and allied health professionals. This information will be delivered through scientific paper presentations, hot topic updates, case-based and video-based discussions, current concepts overview and special spotlight sessions.

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