Mayo Clinic contributions to AAOS 2014 annual meeting

Mayo Clinic orthopedists made unusually strong and topically diverse contributions to the program offerings of the 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) March annual meeting in New Orleans. The effort reflects the department's commitment to continual improvement through collegial learning and teaching to enhance patient care.

More than 60 Mayo specialists participated in over 120 sessions, including practice leadership, faculty development, event planning and program organization, and served as panel moderators, symposia chairs, expert panelists, instructional leaders and topical presenters for paper and poster sessions. From Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, Michael J. Stuart, M.D., completed his five-year term as a member of the Central Program Committee and Mark W. Pagnano, M.D., completed his five-year term as a member of the Instructional Course Committee.

A small sampling of Mayo AAOS annual meeting contributions includes participation by the following in AAOS leadership positions. All are from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, except as noted:

  • Robert H. Cofield, M.D., Symposium Presenter: "Eight Common Pitfalls in Shoulder Arthroplasty."
  • Diane L. Dahm, M.D., Chair of AAOS Educational Committee: "Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy."
  • Arlen D. Hanssen, M.D., Symposium Presenter: "Essential Surgical Techniques for Total Hip Arthroplasty — A Video-Based Symposium."
  • Bruce A. Levy, M.D., Moderator, Paper Presentation: "The Multiple Ligament-injured and Dislocated Knee."
  • Ahmad Nassr, M.D., Panel Member, Instructional Course Lecture: "Avoiding and Managing Complications in Cervical Spine Surgery."
  • Mary I. O'Connor, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., Moderator, Faculty Development Course I: "Getting Your Great Ideas Supported — Effective Techniques for Women in Orthopaedics."
  • Rafael J. Sierra, M.D., Moderator, Surgical Skills Course: "Unicompartmental and Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty — Measured Resection Vs. Gap Balancing."
  • Scott P. Steinmann, M.D., Moderator, Instructional Course Lecture: "Complex Elbow Injuries — New Techniques for Operative Management and Avoiding Complications."