Enhance Your Skills on Specialty Day

By: Terry Stanton

On-site registration still available

Whatever your interest—foot and ankle, spine, sports medicine, pediatrics, trauma, shoulder and elbow, hip and knee, hand, tumor, infection, arthroscopy, research, or rehabilitation—you’re sure to find the latest research and technique information at the Specialty Day educational programs. Organized by the members of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), the 29th annual Specialty Day takes place tomorrow, Saturday, March 18, in the San Diego Convention Center and Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

This year, Specialty Day welcomes two new participants in the lineup: the Musculoskeletal Infection Society and the Orthopaedic Research Society.

“Specialty Day provides a venue for BOS member organizations to present educational programming,” said Brian G. Smith, MD, BOS chair. “A considerable amount of physician volunteer and staff time has been spent assessing the cutting-edge technology and medical advancements in order to provide these high-quality educational programs.”

Specialty Day registrants will get to exchange information and interact with one another while learning about the latest developments in ensuring superior patient care. And if you haven’t registered yet, don’t despair. On-site registration is available.

The following organizations are presenting programs at Specialty Day; here’s a taste of what you can expect. Check the program for specific times.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The day begins with an Early Bird Symposium, Healthcare in the New Administration. Four additional symposia follow—Controversy in Bunion Surgery—Surgical Treatment of the Moderate Bunion; Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction—Help with Surgical Decision-Making; Who Says You Can’t Teach an Experienced (Old) Dog New Tricks?!?! I Used to Do It “My Way” Until I Read This Article … ; and Ankle Arthritis. Three paper sessions cover a variety of topics. At 3 p.m., attendees move over to the meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for a combined session (see below).

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6C, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Scientific Sessions cover Hip, Shoulder, Rotator Cuff, Elbow, Lower Extremity, ACL/Knee Stability, and Team Physician/Injury Prevention. Symposia topic include Massive Rotator Cuff Tear, UCL Injuries, and Cartilage. At 3 p.m. the meeting is joined by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society for a combined session covering Foot and Ankle Trauma in the Athlete and Chronic Injuries in the Athlete.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20C, 7:25 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The day features nine topical sessions focused on Arthroplasty, Rotator Cuff, Elbow, Shoulder Instability, Infection, Trauma, and miscellaneous topics. Symposia and special sessions include How-To Videos on Management of Glenoid Bone Loss in RTSA, Instability, a combined session with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Proximal Humeral Fractures and Complex Fractures of the Upper Extremity.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Association for Hand Surgery
San Diego Convention Center, Room 28

A sports theme prevails, with session topics that include Thenar Pain; Tennis; Javelin (and Baseball); Basketball; Boxing/Karate; Soccer and Skiing; FOOSH; and a Potpourri of Thumb CMC, Shoulder, and Flag Football.

Arthroscopy Association of North America
San Diego Convention Center, Room 20A

Anatomic topics include Shoulder Instability; Rotator Cuff; Knee Ligaments; SLAP Tears, Biceps, and AC Joint; Hip; and Knee Cartilage and Meniscus. Sessions are comoderated by a member of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS), and lunchtime features a joint AANA and SOMOS Symposium.

Federation of Spine Associations
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29

The day features sessions presented by the North American Spine Society; American Spinal Injury Association; the Scoliosis Research Society; the Cervical Spine Research Society; and the guests International Society for the Advancement of Spine and Lumbar Spine Research Society.

The Hip Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marriott Grand Ballroom 5

The 10 sessions cover Minimizing Complications; Update on Implant Wear; Taper Corrosion; Geriatric Hip—Prevention and Management; Outpatient THA—Point/Counterpoint; Hip Society Awards and Fellowships; Difficult Cases; Surgical Approaches to the Hip; Instability; and (with the Knee Society) Transitioning to Value-Based Healthcare.

The Knee Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

Session topics include The Difficult Primary TKA; Current Trends in Arthroplasty; Scientific Awards; Difficult Cases; Perioperative Issues; Instability in TKA; Patient Satisfaction; Complications; and (with the Hip Society) Transitioning to Value-Based Healthcare.

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
San Diego Convention Center, Room 31C

Sessions include Symposium Guest Nation Japan; Emerging Technologies; and Evolving Care of Musculoskeletal Infection in Children—combined symposium with the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) and the Pediatric Society of North America (POSNA), Room 30C, Infection: (I) Basic Science and (II) Real World Problems, Real Solutions.

Musculoskeletal Infection Society
San Diego Convention Center, Room 32

Session topics include Medical Management of the High-Risk Patient; Best Papers of the MSIS Annual Meeting; Biophysical Pathogen Identification, and a combined symposium with the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS) and POSNA—Room 30C (I) Basic Science and (II) Real World Problems, Real Solutions.

Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
San Diego Convention Center, Room 5

Sessions include Transitional Advances in Sarcoma Care; Practice Management; Research Forum; and Challenges in Clinical Practice.

Orthopaedic Research Society
San Diego Convention Center, Room 2

Sessions include Basic Science Course; Principles of Orthopaedic Surgery—Basic Science; Musculoskeletal Tissue Physiology and Function; and Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A (Room 20C, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.)

Sessions include New Information You Need to Know; Quick Tips and Tricks for Acute Trauma; High-Energy Trauma; Healthcare Reform and the Future of Trauma Care; Papers You Should Know About; Geriatric Hip Fractures; and a combined session with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Room 20C, Proximal Humeral Fractures and Complications; and Controversial Upper Extremity Fractures.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
San Diego Convention Center, Room 30C

Sessions cover Controversies in Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders; Guided Growth; Infection; Complications of Common Upper Extremity Fractures; and a combined symposium with LLRS and MSIS Evolving Care of Musculoskeletal Infection in Children: Infection—Basic Science; and Infection—Real World Problems, Real Solutions.                                 

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