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AAOS Meeting 2015

Published: April 2, 2015








Many MacOrtho members participated on the AAOS Meeting last week in Las Vegas. Please find summaries of few of the activities below:

  • Dr. Michelle Ghert and colleagues received the ‘Best Poster Award’ for the study titled “The epigenetic regulation of SOX9 by miR-145 in human chondrosarcoma.” Please click here to read the abstract of the study.
  • Dr. Nathan Evaniew did a podium presentation in the Spine III: Lumbar session as he presented the study “Minimally invasive versus open surgery for cervical and lumbar discectomy: a systematic review.” Please click here to read the abstract of this article.
  • A study co-authored by Dr. Bhandari titled “A Prospective Evaluation of PCS and RUST Scoring in Tibial Shaft Fractures Treated with IM Nailing” was also presented. Please click here to read the abstract.
  • Dr. Nathan Evaniew also presented “What is at the core of multi-center RCT” at the MSTS Specialty Day.
  • Dr. Michelle Ghert presented “The osteoclast in bone disease” on March 30th, 2015.
  • Dr. Bhandari presented “Orthopaedic Evidence-based Medicine” in the symposium session ‘Evidence, Quality, Costs, and Reimbursement: Connecting the Dots’
  • Dr. Bhandari along with Drs. Beaule, Gofton and Solomon led the course “The Learning Curve in Orthopaedics: Defining and TICKET Controlling It
  • Dr. Michelle Ghert was the Chair of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) Specialty Day on March 28th, 2015. This year the attendance was a record high!
  • The FIRST study, led by Dr. Ayeni, had their 1st Investigator meeting.
  • Dr .Michelle Ghert, as the Deputy Editor, had multiple meetings with the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Bone and Joint Research ┬áto develop the direction of the journal.
  • Sheila Sprague and Paula Mckay led the FLOW trial close-out meeting






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