Dr. Howard H. Steel, 97, Shriners Hospital chief surgeon and orthopedic trailblazer 

Dr. Howard Haldeman Steel, 97, of Villanova, an internationally known chief of orthopedic surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia whose contributions to medical science helped patients with spinal and pelvic conditions, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Montana.

"Whether it was an innovative surgical procedure, or a breakthrough diagnosis, his journey of discovery was the same: he believed that true creativity comes from seeing old things from new angles — and that fresh perspectives are born out of pure enjoyment, intellectual curiosity, humility, and above all, humor,"  said AOA past president Dr. Scott D. Boden.  Read more.  

2018 AOA Annual Leadership Meetings 

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Attendees of the recent 2018 AOA Annual Leadership Meetings in Boston can view session slides from the meetings. Click below to access: 

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Help AOA Collect Diversity Data

AOA First Past President Regis J. O'Keefe, MD, PhD, FAOA has done much to lead the effort to address the need for greater diversity in the orthopaedic profession.  But now, we need your help. In order to set realistic diversity goals and measure exactly where we stand, the AOA needs more accurate information from members like you. Please login to the AOA website and update the "Gender" and "Ethnicity" sections of your profile. Click here for the step-by-step instructions

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APEX - Advancement | Power | Education | Excellence 


What is APEX?   

AOA is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) — a leadership education offering for orthopaedic leaders: AOA/USC APEX Leadership Program. 
 

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AOA/JBJS Joint Webinar: Diversity

Posted on 9/11/2018
Nov. 14 FREE AOA/JBJS Joint Webinar "Achieving Diversity in Orthopaedics: Taking Action to Drive Change"

North American Traveling Fellowship

Posted on 8/3/2018
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 North American Traveling Fellowship! The deadline is January 9, 2019.

Diversity in the Orthopaedic Community

Posted on 8/2/2018
The AOA Executive Committee, recognizing the lack of diversity in the profession of orthopaedics as a critical issue, approved the incorporation of diversity initiatives into the organization’s strategic priorities. Read about our recent efforts.

Member Center Home

Posted on 7/31/2018
Log in and visit the "Member's Center" for the latest news and opportunities just for you!

e-Institute

Posted on 9/4/2017
Have you explored the learning at your fingertips? View courses, recorded webinars, and more in the AOA's e-Institute.

AOA Regional Leadership Meetings