Published April 2019
Another American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting is in the books, and we’re pleased at all the visibility the AAOS Registry Program received during the five-day meeting in Las Vegas. Attendees from around the world gathered to learn about the latest advances in orthopaedics. There was an extensive lineup of Instructional Course Lectures across the spectrum of specialties, more than 800 scientific paper presentations, and over 1,000 posters on display. And, the Registry Program User Group Network (Unet) held its annual in-person meeting.
David A. Halsey, MD, passed the gavel over to Kristy L. Weber, MD, who became the first woman president of the Academy. Both leaders stressed the incredible growth that the Registry Program has seen this past year. And, we couldn’t have done it without you, our participants.
Some of the other Registry Program highlights from AAOS 2019 included meeting with participants and potential participants at the AAOS Resource Center, where seven of our Registry Program surgeon leaders were on hand to give micro-talks about the benefits and value of long-term Registry data submission. There were three educational podium presentations throughout the meeting where American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) data and analytic findings were presented to attendees.
The In-person Unet Meeting had an abundance of positive feedback and learning opportunities for all. In fact, we learned a lot from our friends at WellStar Health System as they shared some of their experiences with the group. We also heard from AJRR Steering Committee Chair Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, and AAOS Chief Quality and Registries Officer Nathan Glusenkamp as they provided their vision for the future of the Registry Program. We would like to thank our friends at The Joint Commission for their presentation on our recent collaboration. AJRR participation will be the sole pathway to meet the Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification registry requirement beginning on July 1, 2019.
To read the onsite AAOS Now coverage from the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, click here.