Why should you join the Oregon Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (OAOS)?
This is a time of rapid change for our profession. Working together, we have a better chance to make these changes positive for our patients and our profession.
OAOS has two main purposes: education and advocacy.
The Oregon Association puts on an annual conference at Salishan that provides an opportunity to earn CME credits while learning about the latest innovations in orthopaedics. Attendees praise the classes, as well as the interaction with colleagues from across the state.
Our faculty regularly includes nationally renowned orthopaedists like Chitranjan Ranawat, M.D., and Dan Berry, M.D.
Oregon’s own John Tongue, M.D., past president of AAOS, regularly gives an update on critical national developments.
Our 2015 conference at Salishan, November 13-14, offered up to 12 CME in the following topics: knee arthroplasty, quality measures, hip fractures, complications, lower and upper extremity fractures, obesity, spine and hip arthroplasty.
Like it or not, Oregon is in the forefront of transforming health care delivery. The nation is watching us. AAOS has awarded our Association two grants to help us deliver our message to lawmakers.
We work closely with other physician organizations to protect patient access to essential medical care.
In 2012, our Association co-sponsored a seminar for our members on Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs). In spring 2015 we sponsored a seminar on various “Hot Topics” including ICD-10 and Workers Compensation.
Members of our Association are on key state commissions like the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission, whose decisions significantly impact our patients and our practices.
To keep our programs on target and our voice strong, the Oregon Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons needs you.