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Largest Convention of Spring 2010, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Convenes in New Orleans

                                        ***Media Advisory**Photo Opportunity**Convention Notice***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2010

Largest Convention of Spring 2010, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Convenes in New Orleans March 9-13
Around 30,000 attendees from 100 countries will have the opportunity to hear personal stories of the earthquake in Haiti, build a Family Fitness and Fun Park in one day and view Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition

WHAT: AAOS Annual Meeting

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC), Halls A-H

WHEN: March 9-13, 2010

DETAILS:
More than 30,000 orthopaedic surgeons will gather in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 9-Saturday, March 13 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The world’s largest meeting of orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals will meet to share the latest information on orthopaedic treatments, advances and research, including:

  • 24 symposia by the world’s experts on exciting and timely topics
  • 720 podium and 567 poster presentations on the latest scientific and clinical studies
  • 196 instructional courses presented by world-renowned faculty
  • 89 scientific exhibits on extended studies or complex procedures
  • 500+ technical exhibits showing the “latest and greatest” in orthopaedic products

AAOS provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy also serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics. Founded at Northwestern University as a not-for-profit organization in 1933, the Academy has grown from a small organization serving less than 500 members to the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists, with more than 36,000 members worldwide.

AAOS is back in New Orleans for one of the most important conventions of 2010. AAOS was confirmed to hold their 2006 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, but as a result of Hurricane Katrina, was forced to move the gathering to Chicago. Generously, AAOS donated $10 from each room night spent in Chicago back to New Orleans, raising a total of $447,000, which was donated towards New Orleans recovery. Since then, the Academy has built five houses with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, and will dedicate the last home this month.

The last time AAOS met in New Orleans was in 2003. The 2010 meeting is the sixth time the Academy has met in New Orleans and is set to generate more than $35 million in economic impact.

WEBSITE: www.aaos.org/am2010

ANNUAL MEETING PRESS KIT: www.aaos-annualmeeting-presskit.org

MAJOR EVENTS:

  • Tues, March 9: Family Fitness & Fun Park Build, More than 500 volunteers and children, with and without disabilities, will gather to work together to build a place where three generations can play together all in less than eight hours. Great live shot and visual for media. Jefferson Playground (4100 South Drive), 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate 4,000 square foot park: 3:30 p.m. www.aaos.org/fitnessbuild OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Tues, March 9-Sat, March 13: Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements, An art exhibition featuring 75 artists, including several orthopaedic surgeons and Joseph A. Pearson, a New Orleans-based artist who served as an illustrator in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1979. Outside of NOMCC La Nouvelle Ballroom, Hall A, same schedule as exhibit hall schedule. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. most days. (See below) Check out some of the stunning, moving artwork on display: www.woundedinactionart.org/look.php OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Thurs, March 11: Haiti Symposium featuring orthopaedic surgeons who have returned from treating the injuries caused by the devastating Haitian earthquake. Panelists will discuss their experiences and learnings for future disasters. President of the Haitian Orthopaedic Society, Dr. Hans Larson will be in attendance to discuss what his country needs most. NOMCC, Room 217, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. http://www3.aaos.org/education/anmeet/anmt2010/symp/symp.cfm?Pevent=HAITI
  • Wed, March 10-Fri, March 12: Media Briefings give an opportunity for local New Orleans media to ask questions to a panel of orthopaedic experts presenting the latest in topics like pediatric ATV trauma injuries, stem cell therapies and battlefield orthopaedics, just to name a few. NOMCC, Room 206, The entire press kit is available at www.aaos-annualmeeting-presskit.org.

Wednesday, March 10th

Thursday, March 11th

Friday, March 12th

8:30 am - 9:00 am

ATV and Motocross Sports:

Increase in Pediatric Trauma Injuries

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Evidence-Based Medicine and AAOS Guidelines

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Getting Professional Athletes Back in the Game

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Battlefield Orthopaedics: Burden of Injury for Wounded Warriors

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Orthopaedic Industry Relationships

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Beyond Biologics, Gene Therapy and Stem Cells for the New Decade

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Platelet Rich Plasma Debate: Fact vs. Fiction

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Off Label Use in Orthopaedics

· Thurs, March 11: Meet the Artists: Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements Artist Talk. Join the artists as they discuss their work and the exhibition. NOMCC, Room 208, 4-5:30 p.m. www.woundedinactionart.org/look.php

EXHIBIT HALL: Halls A-G

HOURS:
Tues, March 9: 1-6 p.m.
Wed, March 10-Fri, March 12: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat, March 13: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


PRESS ROOM:
Hall A, Rooms 203-205

HOURS:
Tues, March 9: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed, March 10: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thurs, March 11-Fri, March 12: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat, March 13: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
AAOS: Kristina Findlay, 312-388-5241, findlay@aaos.org Lauren Pearson, 708-227-1773, pearson@aaos.org
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5048, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com; Mary Beth Romig, 504-606-8430, mbromig@neworleanscvb.com 
NOMCC: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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