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AOFAS Annual Meeting 2023 Highlights Orthopaedic Research and Innovation

2023-09-28
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ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 900 foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons, advanced health practitioners, orthopaedic residents, and medical students attended the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) Annual Meeting on September 20-23, 2023. The meeting was held in-person in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as virtually. The meeting offered attendees 181 live presentations, 40 e-podium presentations, 300 poster presentations, and the opportunity to connect with 81 exhibiting companies. During the meeting, the Society presented its most prestigious awards for outstanding research presented at Annual Meeting, including: The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the AOFAS, honored leaders and innovators in orthopaedics with their annual awards, including: Also at the Annual Meeting, AOFAS and the Arthritis Foundation (AF) announced the recipients of the first ever AF/AOFAS Ankle Arthritis Thank Tank Research Grants. Nearly $600,000 in merit-based grants were awarded over a two-year period to fuel ankle osteoarthritis research. On the third day of the meeting, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, Michael S. Aronow, MD, of Hartford, Connecticut, was installed as the 2023-24 president of the AOFAS Board of Directors. "I look forward to working with the AOFAS staff, fellow Board Members, and committee members to advance the orthopaedic foot and ankle profession and patient care," Dr. Aronow said. To learn more about the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, visit https://www.aofas.org. About Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consist of four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate residency, and a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists care for patients of all ages, performing reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treating sports injuries, and managing foot and ankle trauma. About the AOFAS The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) mobilizes our dynamic community of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to improve patient care through education, research, and advocacy. As the premier global organization for foot and ankle care, AOFAS delivers exceptional events and resources for continuous education, funds and promotes innovative research, and broadens patient understanding of foot and ankle conditions and treatments. By emphasizing collaboration and excellence, AOFAS inspires ever-increasing levels of professional performance leading to improved patient outcomes. For more information visit the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society online at aofas.org.

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