2017 AAOS-Emirates Orthopaedic Society (EOS)

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Date:  20-22 April 2017
Location:                                Dubai, UAE
Topic:Trauma, Knee, Sports Medicine
AAOS Faculty:Reza Firoozabadi, MD - Trauma
David Mayman, MD - Knee
Nikhil Verma, MD - Sports Medicine
Regional Faculty:

Saeed Al Thani, MD - UAE
Nando Ferreira, MD - South Africa

Ali Al-Bloushi, MD - UAE
Burak Beksac, MD - Turkey

Sports Medicine
Philip Landreau, MD - Qatar
Ziad Noun, MD - Lebanon

AAOS-EOS Program Agenda
AAOS-EOS Forum Announcement

The 2017 AAOS-Emirates Orthopaedic Society Meeting was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April, 2017. This was the first combined program held between AAOS and EOS.

The ‘AAOS-EOS Forum’ consisted of three sessions focused on Trauma, Sports Medicine and Knee Arthroplasty. Each session included one AAOS faculty member and 2 regional faculty members, including EOS president, Dr. Saeed Al Thani, in the Trauma session. AAOS Faculty Dr. Reza Firoozabadi presented Trauma, Dr. David Mayman presented Knee, and Dr. Nikhil Verma presented Sports Medicine. The program attracted more than 225 attendees.  

Participant feedback was positive. 99% of participants responded that the content in each session will be useful in their practice.

AAOS faculty enjoyed their experience in Dubai. 

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AAOS booth in convention center.                                                 AAOS-EOS Forum with standing room only. 
Photo Credit: Scarlett Crawford                                                     Photo Credit: Scarlett Crawford

AAOS Faculty

Dr. FiroozabadiReza Firoozabadi, MD, MA
University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center

Reza Firoozabadi, MD, MA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Firoozabadi received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology from University of California, Berkeley. He received his MD from Boston University School of Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences at Boston University. Subsequently, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Following his residency, he completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center.  

As faculty, he has held the title of Director of Pelvis and Acetabular Surgery and has a specific focus in treating patients with complex pelvic and acetabular injuries in addition to periarticular fractures. Dr. Firoozabadi is devoted to teaching orthopaedic residents/fellows and improving the quality of patient care through research.   

His research interests focus on both the clinical and technical aspects of orthopaedic trauma surgery and the injured patient. His was recently funded as a co-investigator on a 11.2-million-dollar grant from the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute titled, “A Randomized Pragmatic Trial Comparing the Complications and Safety of Blood Clot Prevention Medicines Used in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients.” He has authored numerous publications on a national and international level and is one of the most active researchers in the field of orthopaedic trauma.

Dr. Mayman(1)David J. Mayman, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. David Mayman is one of a handful of national experts in computer navigation in hip and knee replacement surgery. He performs over 700 computer-navigated joint replacement surgeries a year. “I believe that in the future all joint replacement will be done with better tools," he says. "Computer guides give more consistent alignment, with no bigger incision.”

Dr. Mayman studied human kinesiology in his native Canada, and trained in orthopedic sports medicine as well as joint-replacement surgery. His typical patient is an active 40-60 year old with an arthritic or pre-arthritic condition of the hip or knee, who wants to get back to previous activities - not just walk around the block. Whatever the patient’s age, Dr. Mayman is concerned with getting people back to their lives through minimally invasive surgery.

As Co-Director of Computer Assisted Surgery at HSS, Dr. Mayman has a strong research background in computer navigation with a primary interest of incorporating new technologies into arthroplasty that can make it easy to achieve good surgical techniques, and therefore good patient outcomes.

Dr. Verma

Nikhil N. Verma, MD
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Dr. Nikhil Verma is an orthopedic shoulder, elbow and knee surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in greater Chicago, Illinois. Offering both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the shoulder, elbow and knee, Dr. Verma’s practice utilizes a combination of approaches designed for each patient. His specialties include advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, total shoulder replacement, elbow ligament reconstruction, cartilage reconstruction and arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction.

In addition to his sports medicine and orthopedic practice at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and being named Professor and Director of Sports Medicine Research for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, he serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Nazareth Academy.

Dr. Verma is actively involved in orthopaedic sports medicine research. He is a professor of sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center.  In addition, he serves as the Director of Sports Medicine Research for the section, supervising the clinical and basic science research that is conducted at the institution. 

Additional information regarding this program may be found on the EOS website

If you have any questions, you may reach us at international@aaos.org