Researcher, Adriana DeLaRocha, gives a presentation.

Mar 05, 2018 / Research & Innovation

Doctors & Researchers Attend the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting

This week, doctors and researchers from Scottish Rite Hospital are in New Orleans, Louisiana attending the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) annual meeting. AAOS is the lead provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals around the globe. This worldwide group includes more than 39,000 members and has grown to be the largest association for musculoskeletal specialists. 

This five-day conference provides our staff a unique opportunity to learn and collaborate with a wide-range of orthopedic experts. Research presentations, educational sessions, debates and instructional course lectures provide a well-rounded experience for doctors and researchers to not only share their knowledge, but also learn from others. The hospital has several projects selected as podium presentations from current staff and past fellows, which highlight various pediatric orthopedic areas. 

The AAOS Board of Specialty Societies is hosting the 30th annual Specialty Day on the final day of the conference. Specialty Day is comprised of different orthopedic specialty societies and gives each group the opportunity to share educational information on specific topics. Staff from Scottish Rite Hospital are members of various medical societies to advance their knowledge and learn about the latest technologies and techniques. 

This year, Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus John G. Birch, M.D. and staff orthopedist Lawson A.B. Copley, M.D. have been selected to present their work within their respective societies. Birch is presenting on his latest project which received a best paper award at the 26th annual Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society in July 2017, “Timing of Epiphysiodesis to Correct Leg Length Discrepancy: A Comparison of Prediction Methods.” Copley is a member of the Muscuoloskeletal Infection Society and has been chosen to share his project, “Staphylococcus aureus Genomic Variation Impacts Clinical Severity of Illness Phenotype of Children with Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis.” 

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