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From the Editor’s Desk Recognition AONA has for many years been a misunderstood organization. Its mission has been to improve patient care through education, research and development. As a consequence of the original founders working with an implant manufacturer, AO and AONA have always had a relationship with Synthes and now DePuy Synthes. This relationship has led many to under appreciate that AONA is an independent organization providing unbiased education and research to surgeons in all its clinical areas of interest. In this issue there are two very significant announcements, which stamp AONA with academic credibility. The first announcement is the Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education. The ACCME is the body responsible for assuring that all continuing medical education providers meet the standards of unbiased quality educational offerings for physicians and surgeons. Their accreditation process is rigorous. AONA has always been able to get the accreditation; however, this time AONA received the ACCME’s highest honor of commendation. This honor solidifies AONA as an unbiased academic educational organization and assures the public that its relationships with industry are appropriate.

Your Voice Counts; Your Opinion Matters Suggestion Box Submit your suggestions for content for the AONA quarterly newsletter. Suggestion Box is an evaluation tool to find what types of articles, activities, events or practices AONA surgeon members seek to read in order to advance patient care. Submit your Suggestion Box ideas to editor@aona.org.

Call for Clinical Content Have an interesting case to share? One that went well, or even one that did not go so well but illustrates an important learning point? Develop a novel approach to a difficult or common problem? Have a really unique case that no one else will ever see? If so, we’d like to feature it in future editions of AONA News. Not sure whether your case is what we are looking to publish? Just send us a quick note, and we’ll review it with you. Please send your cases to editor@aona.org.

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The second announcement is that AOTrauma North America (AOTNA) and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma are collaborating. The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma is recognized as the world’s leading orthopedic research journal. AOTrauma North America is recognized as a leader in orthopaedic trauma education and research support in North America. The fact that the two entities have agreed to collaborate again recognizes the academic credibility of AONA and its clinical division of Trauma.

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These recognitions do not come easily. In fact they are the result of the dedication of the volunteer surgeons who serve on the education and research committees as well as the leadership of the AONA. It is also a result of the tireless work of the AONA staff to support these surgeons in assuring that what they propose is translated into action. Finally the support of DePuy Synthes and Johnson and Johnson to allow the AONA to achieve this level of academic credibility in an unbiased and unrestricted manner is appreciated. Congratulations are in order to all those who have dedicated themselves to assuring that AONA has become and continues to remain an academic and credible organization.

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Update on the AONA Strategic Plan

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AOVET RACE Provider Status Renewed

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AOVET North America at the ACVS Surgery Summit

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James F. Kellam, MD Editor-in-Chief AONA News

Editor-in-Chief James F. Kellam, MD

Managing Editor Melissa J. D’Archangelo

Editorial Assistant Kathy Sampson

Upcoming 2016 Courses

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AO North America Receives ACCME Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that AO North America has received “Accreditation with Commendation” by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This recognition, which is the highest level given by the ACCME, provides a 6-year term of accreditation. This accomplishment recognizes both the excellence of our AONA staff, and the dedication of AONA faculty, whom together are driving forward excellence in surgical education.

Overall, only 21% of ACCME-accredited providers have achieved Accreditation with Commendation. To achieve Accreditation with Commendation, CME providers must fulfill seven additional criteria beyond the thirteen criteria required for routine accreditation. These are: – T  he provider operates in a manner that integrates CME into the process for improving professional practice. – T  he provider utilizes non-education strategies to enhance change as an adjunct to its activities/educational interventions (e.g., reminders, patient feedback). – T  he provider identifies factors outside the provider’s control that impact patient outcomes. – T  he provider implements educational strategies to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. – T  he provider builds bridges with other stakeholders through collaboration and cooperation. – T  he provider participates within an institutional or system framework for quality improvement. – T  he provider is positioned to influence the scope and content of activities/ educational interventions.

To obtain reaccreditation, the ACCME requires a self-study report that documents CME programs and compliance with the ACCME criteria, which includes areas such as identifying practice gaps to assessment and evaluation. The report submitted by AONA was 392 pages in length and included materials from each of our subspecialty groups. In addition, the ACCME selects 14 individual CME activities for in-depth review. All records from these 14 activities must be submitted for review by the ACCME. The review process culminates in a conference call interview conducted by two volunteer ACCME surveyors who have reviewed the self-study report and the individual activity files to determine whether they satisfy the ACCME accreditation requirements. While all AONA staff play a role in achieving this commendation, special recognition must be given to Jane Mihelic, Director CME, and Charisse Story, CME Compliance Manager, who worked diligently throughout the reaccreditation process preparing the self-study report and supplying all the required documentation. This process, like any accreditation processes, requires ongoing vigilance and attention throughout all of the years preceding the accreditation review. We are very fortunate to have these consummate professionals that ensure this occurs for all AONA CME activities. All members of AONA should be proud of this ACCME recognition, which recognizes the excellence and effectiveness of our educational activities. It is the continued dedication and commitment of our faculty that makes this possible.


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As of July 1, 2015, Robert A. McGuire, MD embarked on his three-year Presidency of AONA. Dr. McGuire is currently the M. Beckett Howorth Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. McGuire also serves as the Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Bob McGuire – AONA President

Dr. McGuire is looking forward to his presidential term and is eager to make a difference. In his letter of intent to serve as President, Dr. McGuire says, “It would be an honor for me to serve as President of AO North America. It will be my duty and privilege to preserve all that is right in the organization, to drive AONA to reach new levels of distinction, and to preserve the legacy of excellence in musculoskeletal care as set forth by our founding fathers years ago.” AO North America looks forward to Dr. McGuire’s continuing leadership as the AONA President.

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Inaugural One AO Leadership Meeting Emphasizes Camaraderie and Strategic Direction The inaugural One AO Leadership Meeting, a gathering of the four AO North America Clinical Divisions, was offered on February 4 – 6, 2016 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. The 2016 One AO meeting was for the leadership of all the North American clinical divisions and associated committee members, the AONA Executive Council, and several highly respected AONA “Senior Surgeon Statesmen.”

The three main themes of the meeting were: – A  convocation of all AONA leadership from all divisions (first time this has ever been done) – Share and discuss important AONA news and issues (J&J Contract, Strategic Plan, & Open Payments) – Share mutually interesting science and medical practices The three-day One AO meeting was an outstanding opportunity for us to convene in the spirit of “Arbeitsgemeinschaft” or as Martin Allgöwer paraphrased, “A fellowship of purpose based on friendship” to discuss various topics and issues that are important for our future.

Thursday The meeting started on the evening of Thursday, February 4th, with clinical division committee meetings.

Friday The morning of Friday, February 5th, offered parallel sessions of specialty boards meetings. After the board meetings, the AONA State of the Union was delivered by Bob McGuire, AONA President. This was followed by Voice of the Market, co-presented by Diana Bacci-Walsh, Vice President, Global Education Solutions, DePuy Synthes and Juan Jose Gonzales, President, US, DePuy Synthes and closed with a presentation from the Urs Rüetschi, Director, AO Education Institute and AO Education Vision 20/20 by David Hak, Chairperson, AONA Education Advisory Committee. Clinical division boards joined the general session for a video link presentation by Rolf Jeker, CEO and Vice-Chair of AO Foundation, which featured the AO Foundation State of the Union. This was followed by Suthorn Bavonratanavech, the President and Chair of AO Foundation, offering a reflective presentation “From Participant to President.”

Friday lunch sessions offered the opportunity for the specialties to come together to discuss the Faculty Education Programs and Webinars offerings. The afternoon session kicked off with AONA Executive Director Steve Schwartz presenting an update on the AO/J&J Cooperation Agreement followed by AONA President Bob McGuire announcing AONA’s Strategic Plan. Prior to the breakouts, Mark Vrahas, MD, provided an update on the AO Patient Outcomes (AOPOC) project. The breakout sessions provided an opportunity for members of similar Committees (Education, Research, Fellowship, and Community Development) to meet with colleagues from other Clinical Divisions and discuss common issues and best practices. This was a great opportunity for interaction between the Committee Members of the various Clinical Divisions. A new “Senior Statesmen” category discussed ways to keep our AONA senior members engaged and assure we do not lose the “institutional memory” of the organization. The evening ended with a trip to the Kennedy Space Center where the group experienced “Atlantis” in a 90,000 square foot facility that featured the Shuttle Atlantis along with 60 interactive exhibits. It is the culmination of a challenge made by President Kennedy at the beginning of his presidential term to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960 decade. This fits well with the challenge of the One AO concept we are presently undertaking and was an awe-inspiring experience that will be remembered forever.

Saturday Saturday morning, February 6th, began with the breakout reports followed by Clinical & Practice Updates by Stephen Kates, MD, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University on Infection, Matt Graves, Associate Professor, Division of Trauma Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Pierre Guy, MD, MBA, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia on Simulation and Christina Farup, MD, MS, Vice President, Evidence Based Medicine, DePuy Synthes on The Science Value in Orthopaedics. The meeting was well received with 114 AONA faculty surgeons in attendance. This is an exciting time for AO North America! The energy and camaraderie at this inaugural meeting exemplifies the AO organization. The One AO Leadership Meeting will convene again in 2017.


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Fellows – Combined Spine/Trauma fellow offerings – One AO, Webinar series – Emphasis on Fellows AO growth

Education – Improve faculty opportunities and engagement and expand educational offerings – Develop skills assessments and improve our relationship with learners for long term – Improve faculty evaluation, feedback and transparency – Pre-course materials, learning formats, integrate technologies – Improve our Marketing, Corporate Relationship, Needs Analysis

AONA Senior Surgeons – Identify an AONA staff person who will manage this effort – Create a Task Force focused on this effort – Create a database to gauge Senior Surgeon participation interest – Create a comprehensive list of possible roles – Survey senior surgeons about interest in being involved in the possible roles identified Deliverables: – 1st phone conference by end of February – Report to Executive Committee by end of June

Community Development Mission: – To grow and develop the AO Membership by improving access and promoting AO Values Deliverables: – AONA App with: push notifications, directory, calendar, and research updates, chat room, posting area, invitation only, meetings – AOPOC – “Course in a Box”: Educational opportunities to include local community hospitals, surgeons, residents

Comments from Evaluations “Good time to work across divisions that otherwise would not be possible.” “Great discussion about items of mutual interest to the participants and important for AONA. Thanks for opening this for discussion.”

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Update on the AONA Strategic Plan As we have communicated previously, from April 2015 – January 2016, AONA staff, surgeons and leadership worked diligently to clearly articulate the value, purpose and priorities of AONA. Internal teams were formed to research similar organizations, universities, non-profits, for-profits and communication techniques in order to gather information that may be helpful in the strategic planning process. Surgeon leaders and staff members joined together to develop common goals via a strategic summit, workshops, interviews and benchmarking exercises.

AONA’s strong history in innovation, patient-focused care and educating surgeons is evident in our 2020 vision, mission and Focus Areas.

Our Vision The highest quality musculoskeletal care in North America.

Our Mission We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the best outcomes for patients by supporting our member specialties through education, mentorship and research.

Our Core Values PASSION CAMARADERIE EXCELLENCE TRANSPARENCY PROFESSIONALISM

In order to realize our vision, we will concentrate on these Focus Areas: Education, Network, Mentorship, Knowledge Translation and Sustainability, each with specific goals for the next five years: Focus Area:

Education Goal –  Be recognized as a pre-eminent provider of teaching and life-long learning in musculoskeletal and neurological care. Focus Area:

Network Goals –  Create strategic relationships with sister organizations and societies. – Expand and improve networking opportunities. Focus Area:

Mentorship Goal –  Foster and nurture mentorship opportunities for faculty, members and staff. Focus Area:

Knowledge Translation Goal –  Be a leader in knowledge creation and expand opportunities for knowledge creation and knowledge translation. Focus Area:

Sustainability Goals –  Develop a strategy for future financial stability and sustainability. – Develop a marketing strategy and awareness campaign to promote and increase brand awareness of AONA and the AO Foundation Increase efficiencies through process improvement.


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Patient Outcomes Center

Each quarter we will highlight an AONA value, or one of our eight goals, in our newsletter. In this issue, we will focus on AONA’s value of Passion. The AONA value of ‘Passion’ is at the center of what makes AONA unique. Talk to anyone in AONA – our members, participants, surgeon leadership or staff – and you will find passion. Passion for our patients, passion for education, passion for research, passion for service and passion for community. AO started as a group of passionate surgeons determined to improve surgical methods that would directly improve patient care and quality of life and this is still evident in the AONA of today. Passion is directly responsible for the growth that AONA has experienced and it can be seen in all generations of surgeons. It is a word that repeatedly appeared when canvassing our surgeons and staff about AONA’s uniqueness. “Passion is that inner drive motivating one to achieve greatness. It can come in many forms and for us in AONA, it is the drive to create an organization that offers cutting edge educational and research

We are happy to announce the release of AO Patient Outcomes Center v1.1. Building on the success of the beta phase, AOPOC has been updated to v1.1 which includes updated instruments, features to further streamline patient reported outcome data collection, and an overall increase in performance. The AO Patient Outcomes Center is a software system designed for physicians and patients, allowing for the collection of scientifically-validated patient reported outcome (PROMs) data. AOPOC utilizes Computer Adaptive Testing technology to tailor the most appropriate series of questions for each patient based on their individual responses. Compared to the traditional paper collection of patient reported outcome data, this software reduces the burden on patients because they have to answer fewer questions allowing for patient-reported outcome assessments to be performed quickly and efficiently in a busy routine clinical setting. AO Patient Outcomes Center is offered as Software as a Service (SaaS), allowing for quick setup and deployment and can be accessed using any internet connected device, such as an iPad or desktop computer. For more information about the AO Patient Outcomes Center Software, user registration, or to view a live demonstration please feel free to contact Project Coordinator, David Slentz at 610.249.0388 or via email at David.Slentz@aopoc.com. You can also visit our website at aopatientoutcomescenter.com.

opportunities for our members so they can then provide the best scientific validated care to their patients.” – Bob McGuire

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If you have any questions about the AONA strategic plan, please let me know. The teams will be reaching out for input throughout the implementation process. Warmly,

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AOSNA Tackles Issue of Age-Related Spinal Disorders in Neurosurgery Focus Issue

The global population is currently undergoing an upward shift in its age structure due to decreasing fertility rates and increasing life expectancy. As a result, clinicians worldwide will be required to manage an increasing number of spinal disorders specific to the elderly and the aging of the spine. Elderly individuals pose unique challenges to health care systems and to spinal physicians as these patients typically have an increased number of medical comorbidities, reduced bone density mass, more severe spinal degeneration and a greater propensity to falls. In anticipation of the aging of the population, AOSpine North America (AOSNA) undertook a project to produce this focus issue to heighten physician’s awareness of age-related spinal disorders. AOSNA brought together leading experts in the field to tackle subjects including geriatric odontoid fractures, central cord syndrome, osteoporotic compression fractures, degenerative cervical myelopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, and degenerative spinal deformity. This focus issue

provides an overview of the epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis, and risk factors of these spinal disorders; summarizes the cost burden of disease management and the cost effectiveness of surgical intervention; highlights the trends for spine surgery in the elderly; and discussed techniques and important considerations for treating the aging of the spine. The 16 articles in the issue were developed to address key questions surrounding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, natural history, diagnosis, clinical and radiographic presentation, and treatment strategies of a wide range of age-related spinal disorders. The authors expect that this focus issue will appropriately convey the impact of the aging population on global health care systems. This focus issue is freely available online at journals.lww.com/neurosurgery/toc/2015/10001. We sincerely hope that the members of AOSpine enjoy and derive value from this special focus issue brought to you by AOSpine North America.


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The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: Now the Official Journal of AOTNA Trauma Resident Research Grants AOTNA Resident Research Support – July 2016 The AOTrauma North America Research Committee (AOTNARC) has established funding exclusively available to sponsor worthwhile clinical and translational trauma-oriented research projects to be performed by residents training in an ACGME-accredited orthopedic program in the United States.

Objective: The objective of this grant is to provide funding to orthopedic surgery residents who are interested in trauma research. Grants of $10,000 will be considered for orthopedic surgery residents in approved orthopedic programs to cover research expenses, but not salary nor travel (except as noted below). The work should clearly be achievable by the resident as a free-standing project even when it is a part of a larger work. Both laboratory and clinical projects (e.g., outcome studies) are suitable, but in either case the clinical trauma relevance must be explicitly and clearly described. The resident must submit a competitive research proposal, along with a mentor who has research experience and has mentored others.

Eligibility: The principal investigator (PI) must be an orthopedic surgery resident training in an ACGME-accredited orthopedic program in the United States or at a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program, or an osteopathic resident at an AOA-approved program. The resident may develop his/her own project or work on a discrete component of an established investigator’s larger research endeavor. In any case, the project when completed must be submitted for publication and presentation as a stand-alone manuscript. Applicants are limited to one submission per individual each academic year.

Deadline for Application: July 30. Period of Grant: From date of grant approval through June 30 of the following academic year.

Grant Amount: Maximum of $10,000.

Apply Now! For guidelines, details or additional information, you can go to the Trauma Resident Research Grants link under Programs at www.aona.org or scan the QR code. You can also contact us at programs@aona.org.

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If the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma is an important component of your educational library, and I suspect it is, you may have noticed a change on the Journal masthead in the print edition and a short editorial in April, indicating that JOT is now the “Official Journal” of AOTrauma North America. This association between the premier orthopaedic trauma journal in North America and the North American trauma division of the AO, which has long been recognized for its excellence in education, clinical care and research, is truly exciting and seems a perfect match. As such, JOT will now serve as the preferred journal for AOTNA funded resident and fellow research. In addition, there is great opportunity for new collaborations, such as symposia and JOT publication supplements on topical items. Furthermore, this partnership will provide a great platform for the advertising of AOTNA-sponsored activities, such as the fractures courses and the One AO meeting. These are all good things for AOTNA, but what about you as an individual AOTNA member? There are a number of other benefits, some of which you may already be aware. All AOTNA members can be registered to receive the electronic Table of Contents alerts for Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, free of charge. These monthly alerts will be distributed by AOTNA. In addition, all AOTNA members will be able to purchase a special $99 digital online-only annual subscription with the issues viewable on iPad and on the Journal website, www.jorthotrauma.com, or a special $199 print plus digital annual subscription. This optional subscription can be obtained through Wolters Kluwer customer service or website. All AOTNA faculty can receive free online access to the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma via the jorthotrauma.com website. Any AOTNA faculty who does not have free access to the journal through another source and wishes to have this benefit should notify the AOTNA office. In addition, AOTNA faculty who are not already actively reviewing articles for JOT will be invited to do so. There is no doubt that this is a great benefit to all. A fresh influx of trauma-trained JOT reviewers cannot but help to better assist authors and inform the readership, so I encourage you to avail yourself to this opportunity. If you are not already a JOT reviewer, would like to be one and have not been invited, please contact the AOTNA office. In the very near future you will see the AOTNA logo on the JOT website which is linked to our website. Both organizations are confident that this link is symbolic of more and even better things to come.

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AOTrauma North America Participates in the 2015 OTA Annual Meeting

On October 7 – 10, 2015, AOTrauma North America (AOTNA) exhibited at the 31st Annual Orthopedic Trauma Association meeting in San Diego, California. AONA officers and staff members took this opportunity to engage attendees in the exhibit hall, sharing AOTrauma’s vision and mission. On Friday, October 9, 2015 AOTNA hosted its fourth annual Fellows Reception followed by the AOTNA Annual reception. AOTNA hosted more than 300 members and faculty at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. AOTNA members enjoyed an evening of networking and celebration in the AO spirit of fellowship and camaraderie.


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AOVET RACE Provider Status Renewed The American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE committee reviewed and approved AO North America to continue to conduct continuing education programs as a provider for another two years. AO North America will be listed as a RACE approved provider on the AAVSB website (www.aavsb.org) until February 2018.

AOVETNA Fellowship/ Preceptorship Program AOVETNA is in the process revamping the Fellowship/ Preceptorship Program to provide a more focused educational opportunity for ACVS residents. The program will provide funding for travel and housing for up to $2750 for four weeks and provide the accepting institution $250 to cover nominal expenses, allowing ACVS residents to learn AO principles in a clinical setting within North America.

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AOVET North America at the ACVS Surgery Summit

AOVET North America held its first Members Reception at the 2015 ACVS Surgery Summit on October 22, 2015 in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Over 100 members attended this inaugural event which allowed them the opportunity to relax, network and discuss the great benefits of being an AOVET member with fellow veterinary small animal and equine orthopedic surgeons, in both private practice and academia. A good time was had by all!

Residents Receive One AO Awards at the ACVS Surgery Summit Three One AO Awards were presented by AOVET North America at the ACVS Surgery Summit to residents who presented abstracts at the 2015 ACVS Surgery Summit. The abstracts were chosen based on their cross-disciplinary orthopedic relevance and embodiment of the one medicine spirit of ACVS and AO North America.

The 2015 Awardees Mackenzie Adams (Purdue University), Timothy Lescun – Comparison of Tapered and Cylindrical Transfixation Pin Insertion in Equine Third Metacarpal Bone Kevin Kroner (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jason Bleedorn, Katie Cooley, Seamus Hoey – Evaluation of Methods Used for Assessment of Antebrachial Bone Deformity in Dogs Dane Michael Tatarniuk (University of Florida), Donna M. Groschen, Kelly A. Merritt, Mike C. Maher, Nicolas S. Ernst, Murray P. Brown, Troy N. Trumble – Concentrations of Cytokines, Matrix Metalloproteinases, and Tissue Inhibitors of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Serum and Synovial Fluid Following Injection of Autologous Conditioned Serum into Equine Osteoarthritic Distal Inter-Phalangeal Joints AO North America congratulates the recipients of these One AO Awards!


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AOVET North America at the World Veterinary Orthopedic Society Meeting

The AOVET North America team was present at the 2016 World Veterinary Orthopedic Society Meeting, held February 27 – March 5, 2016 in Big Sky, Montana. Attending VOS 2016 was productive for the AOVET team. Through the interaction with the attendees, the team received very positive feedback about AOVET courses. These engaging interchanges led to new registrations for April’s Columbus courses and September’s Orlando courses. AOVET North America is looking forward to the VOS 2017!


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Upcoming 2016 Courses AOCMF August 13 – 14, 2016 Minneapolis, Minnesota Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction August 27 – 28, 2016 Boston, Massachussets Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction September 10 – 11, 2016 Orlando, Florida Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction October 15 – 16, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: Advances in Orthognathic and Sleep Apnea Surgery (with Human Anatomic Specimens) November 18 – 20, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona Pediatrics Craniomaxillofacial Surgery December 3 – 4, 2016 Hollywood, California Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction

AOTrauma June 2 – 5, 2016 San Diego, California Basic Principles of Fracture Management August 18 – 21, 2016 Minneapolis, Minnesota Basic Principles of Fracture Management

September 8 – 11, 2016 Orlando, Florida Hand and Wrist Comprehensive Fracture Management

August 13, 2016 Rochester, Minnesota Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Course

September 15 – 17, 2016 Orlando, Florida Fragility Fractures and Orthogeriatrics

September 8 – 11, 2016 Orlando, Florida Hand and Wrist Comprehensive Fracture Management Course

September 15 – 18, 2016 Orlando, Florida Principles of Fracture Management Courses Part 1: Basic Principles Part 2: Advanced Principles

October 15, 2016 Charlotte, North Carolina Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Course

September 16 – 17, 2016 Orlando, Florida Pediatric Fracture Management Course

June 25, 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Oral Board Review

October 27 – 30, 2016 Vancouver, BC, Canada Basic Principles of Fracture Management

August 19 – 20, 2016 Toronto, Ontario Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents

November 17 – 20, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona Principles of Fracture Management Courses Part 1: Basic Principles Part 2: Advanced Principles November 17 – 20, 2016 Marco Island, Florida Trauma Update: Tips and Tricks for Orthopedic Surgeons

AOTrauma Hand&Wrist July 9, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Course

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September 9 – 10, 2016 Orlando, Florida Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents September 15 – 17, 2016 Seattle, Washington Controversies in Complex Spine Surgery: A Comprehensive Hands-on Bioskills Course for Fellows October 1 – 2, 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania AONeuro Course — Co-Managed Neurological Critical Care October 21 – 23, 2016 Miami, Florida AONeuro Course — Advanced Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Surgical Approaches

November 11 – 12, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Complex Spine Surgery: Innovations in Practice (with A Hands-on Bioskills Lab) November 18 – 19, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona AONeuro Course — Pediatric Neurotrauma

AOVET September 8 – 11, 2016 Orlando, Florida Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management September 8 – 10, 2016 Orlando, Florida Masters Course – Advanced Osteotomy – Small Animal September 9 – 10, 2016 Orlando, Florida Masters Course - Solutions for Complex Equine Orthopedic Injuries

AONeuro October 1 – 2, 2016 Neurotrauma and Critical Care Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 21 – 23, 2016 Miami, FLorida Advanced Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Surgery Approaches Course (with Human Anatomic Specimens) November 18 – 19, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona Pediatric Neurotrauma

All activities will be certified for continuing medical education credit. All courses subject to modification.

To register, please visit the AO North America website at www.aona.org


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