Well, we are providing you with specialty specific CME in osteopathic orthopedics. We are also providing you with your required opioid CME credits, physician health and wellness, and business-related education ranging from investment planning to coding. We will continue to assist you with meeting your state and the AOA requirements with regards to CME credits.
Sessions highlighting research help show the quality of work that our students, residents and fellows have been doing over the years.
In addition to quality lectures in all specialty topics, we have had some outstanding Fireside Chats that provided a way to discuss difficult cases with colleagues and earn extra CME credit. These Chats have been hugely successful and valued by those who participated.
Other features at our meetings have been “Live Poll” Q & A as well as “Ask the Speaker”. Sessions utilized the Live Poll feature allowed for the audience to participate in the education and gave the speaker a way to determine the audience’s knowledge. Ask the Speaker provides a way for the audience to post questions to the speaker without standing at the microphone. We encourage each and every speaker to utilize these options to help maximize your experience and enhance your knowledge.
As with everything in life – changes are coming!
Annual Spring Meeting, a.k.a. the Postgraduate Seminar
Our Postgraduate Seminar will be rebranded as the “Annual Spring Meeting”. We have one every year! [Captain Obvious] At the 2019 Annual Spring Meeting, we will begin offering a Board Review Session. This four-hour session will provide “high yield” subspecialty topics commonly tested on board certification, recertification and, In-service exams.
Annual Fall Meeting, a.k.a. the Annual Meeting
Beginning with the 2019 Annual Fall Meeting, top research paper winners will present their work within each session rather than at the regular Residents and Fellows Session. Digital poster presentations will be offered in the main session rooms on Thursday evening, with refreshments. Please support our students, residents and fellows by attending these presentations. For the foreseeable future, the Awards Ceremony will be scheduled on Friday evenings (rather than Thursday as in the past). At each Annual Fall meeting, we will offer lectures that provide updates on the AOBOS board certification and re-certification process, changes within the AOA and other business-related topics that affect your daily practice.
On another broader note, you all know from your emails and word of mouth that our Bylaws changed to allow our allopathic brethren the ability to join the AOAO. We are researching the ability to provide CME credit to our MD partners.
We are getting you involved, educated, and reunited with old friends. So plan to attend in 2019 at the Annual Spring Meeting in Orlando, Florida and the Annual Meeting at the Broadmoor.
Have any thoughts about future orthopedic lectures or topics to meet your state’s CME requirements? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.