AOFAS Specialty Day to emphasize surgical challenges and improving patient care
Rosemont, Ill. (Mar. 6, 2017) – On March 18, more than 500 orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists and others interested in lower extremity pathologies will come together in San Diego for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) Specialty Day 2017. The all-day meeting will be held at the San Diego Convention Center.
Five symposia and three paper sessions will present new research as well as new approaches to foot and ankle treatment. The day’s agenda will cover such wide-ranging topics as controversies in bunion surgery, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, ankle arthritis, optimizing patient outcomes and much more. In the afternoon, the AOFAS and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) will partner to offer a combined session focusing on foot and ankle injuries in athletes.
“AOFAS Specialty Day allows both the general orthopaedic surgeon and the orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist opportunity to refine their thought processes in approaching difficult surgical problems,” said Jeremy J. McCormick, MD, chair of the program. “We are discussing important issues that surgeons encounter frequently in their practices. Plus, the joint symposia with AOSSM will bring top surgeons from both societies together to provide new perspectives on sports foot and ankle topics.”
A new addition to this year’s program is the Early Bird Symposium entitled “Healthcare in the New Administration.” Featuring an overview of the administration’s stances on healthcare issues as well as strategies for navigating insurance reimbursement challenges, this session will help surgeons prepare themselves and their practices for the next four years.
The Specialty Day agenda also includes an “Ask the Expert” working lunch featuring discussion of attendees’ cases, a “State of the Society” address from AOFAS President Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD, and an interim business meeting of the Society’s members.
For more details on the upcoming Specialty Day, visit www.aofas.org/specialtyday.
About the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
As the professional organization of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, the AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through the education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international healthcare communities. For more information, visit www.aofas.org.
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consists of four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate training and often a fellowship year of specialized foot and ankle surgical training. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons treat patients of all ages, performing reconstructive procedures, treating sports injuries, and managing foot and ankle trauma.
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