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Frequently Asked Questions

​AOFAS Physician Resource Center 
Education on demand.

 
What is the AOFAS Physician Resource Center (PRC)?

The PRC is a comprehensive, online educational resource for the orthopaedic foot and ankle community. The PRC provides a single point of entry to a growing and focused source of peer-reviewed, high-quality educational materials.


What materials will I find in the PRC?

You'll find abstracts, handouts, and other printed materials from AOFAS Annual Meetings and Specialty Day programs, PDF documents of ePosters presented at meetings, clinical reports on selected orthopaedic conditions, and recordings of Annual Meetings, clinical courses and webinars.


Who can use the PRC?

Anyone can visit the PRC at www.aofas.org/PRC.  Dues-paying AOFAS members can view recorded and printed materials at no cost after signing in.** 

Content is available to Emeritus and Honorary Members with purchase of an annual subscription.

Click Here to view information on pricing.


** Resident Review Course 2013 and Complete Foot Care Course 2014 are not included in the PRC Core Content, but are available as a separate purchase.


What is PRC Core Content?

Recorded content, documents and ePosters from AOFAS meetings, courses and webinars are included in members' PRC Core Content subscription.  Recordings available for separate purchase include: Complete Foot Care Course 2014.

How can I search the site?

Use the central search on the PRC Home Page or the search box at the top, right corner of any page to search all PRC site content. Select "Meetings," "Conditions," or "Webinars" on the drop-down list to search within one particular content category.  


From any Meeting or Condition page, use the "Search this Meeting" / "Search This Condition" search box to search within a particular meeting or condition for specific filtered content. 


In any search box, use quotations to search for specific phrases, eg. "Ankle Sprain."

After searching with your chosen terms, use the filters on the left sidebar to refine your search results.

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What content can I access for free?

PRC Core Content is available for free to dues-paying AOFAS members upon sign-in.

Honorary and Emeritus Members can purchase access to the PRC; AOFAS members and non-members can purchase subscription access to
 Complete Foot Care Course 2014 separately.

Click Here to view information on pricing.​


What is the cost to view webinars?

AOFAS Webinar recordings are included in the PRC Core Content Subscription.

Click Here to view information on pricing.​

 
What is the cost to view videos?

In addition to AOFAS webinars, a variety of AOFAS meetings recordings are included in the PRC Core Content Subscription. You may purchase subscription access to Complete Foot Care Course 2014 separately.

Click Here to view information on pricing.​

 
I'm logged into my account, but why won't the videos play?

If you logged in, know that you are a PRC subscriber or have purchased access to the content you are trying to view, and are experiencing technical difficulties playing videos, please contact Peach New Media at 1-866-702-3278 (Press 1 for Customer Support) or Click here to contact support.​​

If located outside the US, please dial country code 001 then 770-805-6292 to reach Peach New Media Customer Support.


Who owns the materials in the PRC?

All AOFAS meeting abstracts, handouts and ePosters are owned by their authors and made available to AOFAS through a "License to Use" or "Transfer of Copyright" agreement. All recorded video content, including webinars and meetings recordings, is owned by the AOFAS, though presentations within these recordings are the intellectual property of their presenters.

OrthopaedicsOne review articles are freely available to users who may copy, modify and distribute that content, so long as the new version grants the same freedoms to others and attributes the content to the authors of the OrthopaedicsOne article used. To achieve this goal, the text contained in OrthopaedicsOne is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons license known as Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 . This license permits anyone to (1) copy, distribute, and display your work, (2) work remix, tweak, and build upon your work, without commercial use of your work, subject to these conditions:
  • Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
  • Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
 
What is an electronic watermark?

An electronic watermark indicates that each abstract and ePoster has come from the copyrighted collection of materials in the PRC. You will see this mark on all printed materials you view online.


What other media will be available in the future?

The PRC will evolve into a multimedia site that will include a medical image bank and a members-only forum for social collaboration. Currently, the site is focused on making meeting materials, ePosters, webinars and videos readily available to AOFAS members.

Content on the PRC will be monitored by the PRC Committee, chaired by Lew Schon, MD.

  
How will patient privacy be respected by the PRC?

The AOFAS is committed to patient confidentiality. Presenters have obtained all necessary permissions and/or adhered to all requirements under state and federal privacy laws and regulations (including HIPAA regulations).

 
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Email the PRC development team at PRCinfo@aofas.org​. Please contact us with any issues you may have navigating the Physician Resource Center or accessing content.​​​​​​​​​​​  The PRC team also welcomes any feedback and areas for improvement.

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