Jeffrey P. Beckenbaugh, DO






In This Edition

Peri-operative Dexamethasone for Control of Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Indirect reduction and fixation of a Lateral Plateau depression fracture utilizing balloon tibioplasty in a cachectic, malnourished patient: A Case Report

Please Join Us at the Postgraduate Seminar

2012 Annual Meeting Recap

Changes Coming to the 2013 Annual Meeting

AOA Develops New Platform for Posting CME Credits for 2013-2015 Cycle

New FDA Ruling Prompts Added CME Option for Providers

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: Final Rule

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in its Third Year

We Need More Doctors in Government - How About You?

SAOAO Report:
Student AOAO - A Glance at the Past and a Spotlight on the Future

RAOAO Report

Member Spotlight: Steven J. Heithoff, DO, FAOAO

Thank you to our preliminary exhibitors and supporters

Gold Level
DePuy Orthopaedics

Silver Level
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
Innomed, Inc.
Smith & Nephew

Bronze Level
Biomet Orthopaedics

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Biomet Orthopaedics
BioPro, Inc
ConforMIS, Inc.
DePuy Orthopaedics
Elsevier USA
Innomed, Inc.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Skeletal Dynamics
Smith & Nephew
The Progressive Orthopaedic Company
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

Commercial Support
AOAO would like to thank the following companies for providing an educational grant:

DePuy Synthes USA

For the up-to-date list of exhibitors and products descriptions, click here.

Please Join Us at the 53rd
Postgraduate Seminar

Steven D. Morton, DO
Chair, CME Committee

As your CME Committee Chairman, I would like to personally invite you to our 53rd Annual Postgraduate Seminar located this year in beautiful south Miami Beach, Florida.  The committee and Academy have been working with our section leaders to deliver another outstanding program.  Miami is one of the most diverse areas in the country - in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, arts and international flare.  The location is perfect for outdoor activities too numerous to count, but that's only when you have had your fill of education. After hours are left to your imagination. This is a perfect location for all of us to experience cultural diversity, while taking in a conference that addresses the diverse issues related to an orthopedic surgery practice. 

Sports Medicine has added a non CME event at the Miami Anatomical Research Center (M.A.R.C.) which will include instruction, didactics and hands-on cadaver work for the first 40 members that sign up, and spots are filling up fast. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the country interested in sports medicine and to interact on a more personal basis. We have also added a malpractice and tax reduction seminar for those interested in keeping the local sharks at bay. You will have the chance to gather a lot of information that may help reduce the risk of that next big bite.

Internationally known Dr. Jorge Orbay will be a guest speaker in one of our General Sessions, a lecture sure to please. Orthopods from around the country will converge onto the limelight of Miami to meet, mingle and educate themselves and earn that much desired CME. By the way, we are offering 19 CME credits if you can fit them all in. This is the beginning of the new CME cycle, so get them while they are hot. Remember, you are responsible for attending at least one each of the Postgraduate and Annual meetings every three years.

Each year we strive to offer new benefits to our members at our conferences. There will be a new online evaluation process starting with the 53rd Annual Postgraduate Seminar. Conference registrants will evaluate each lecture, and this evaluation will be tied to CME. In response to new AOA requirements for this CME cycle, the evaluation form will calculate your AOA Category 1-A CME credits as well as your specialty credits. When you complete your attestation form, it will automatically calculate the total specialty credits you earned as well as AOA Category 1-A CME credits.  Also new at this meeting will be a special mobile app to help you navigate your way through the meeting. Watch for information prior to the meeting about how to download the 53rd Annual Postgraduate Seminar mobile app.

Please come join us! I can't wait to see you there!

Additional Non-CME Offerings at 53rd Postgraduate Seminar

Sports Medicine Shoulder & Knee Lab (NON-CME) - ONLY 40 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30-11:30 am • Prior To AOAO Sports Section Meeting
At Miami Anatomical Research Center (M.A.R.C.) • 8850 NW 20TH St. • Doral, Florida 33172-2602
Transportation provided by AOAO from Loews Hotel

  • Rotator Cuff
  • Instability
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Subscapularis Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for osteopathic surgeons in the field of orthopedics with an interest in sports medicine.

Workshop Overview and Educational Objectives:
Using surgical demonstrations, the experienced osteopathic orthopedic instructor will review and practice surgical approaches in detail on a specimen. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning and interaction with the instructors.

There will be no CME credit awarded for this activity.

Shariff K. Bishai, DO, MS, FAOAO – Course Chairman

  • Gary Ulrich, DO, FAOAO
  • Christopher Dougherty, DO, FAOAO
  • Sean McMillian, DO
  • M. Christopher MacLaren, DO, FAOAO
  • Brian Busconi, MD Peter Blank, DO
  • Ryan Geringer, DO
  • Andrew Schorfhaar, DO
  • John Salvo, MD

Analyzing Medical Legal Tools: The Key to Tax Reduction and Lawsuit Prevention

Saturday, May 4, 2013 sponsored non-CME luncheon from 12:00-1:30 pm
Spouses and personal guests are invited.

Speaker: Dan McNeff, CEO
Sponsored by Legally Mine, LLC
Location: Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Poinciana Ballroom

Topic description:
After this symposium, participants will understand exactly how, why and where legal entities should be used for both lawsuit prevention and income tax reduction.  The symposium is given in plain English and when done most attendees understand the proper use of legal tools for the first time.
Using these legal tools, you will be able to use, own and control your assets in such a way that only you have access to them.  These tools will lock out the trial attorney and in the process eliminate the threat of lawsuits.

Understanding Legal Tools and Strategies focuses on proper structuring of medical professionals legal entities (Living Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, C and S Corps and LLC's) to accomplish the following:

  • Understanding of correct legal deductions of each entity and correct
    partnership structuring for lawsuit prevention and tax reduction.
  • Structuring for maximum tax reduction and malpractice
    protection and prevention.
  • Maintain the focus of your medical practice on improved patient care
    rather than malpractice defense.
  • Ensure 100% protection of your personal and professional assets from
    lawsuits through applied risk management.
  • Reduce malpractice insurance costs and taxes.
  • Keep focus on patients (not legal defense, taxes, etc.) keeping
    medical practice costs down.  Keeping patient costs down.

Organizer: Legally Mine
The focus of Legally Mine is to educate professionals on the best tools available in the U.S. for the purpose of lawsuit prevention and protection. Quite simply, we are the best provider of personal and business lawsuit protection services and products in the United States.

Medical practitioners have taken a particularly hard hit from trial attorneys, and for years we have been the nation’s largest champion in defending them. However; they are not alone and many other professionals and business owners find themselves in trouble with lawsuits.

We know the right tools to use in order to stop the loss of assets to both legal pariahs, as well as the tools needed to lower tax bills. Not only do we know the right tools and how to use them, we know how to teach these concepts on many levels of understanding, which is truly what we are all about.
Our goal is to teach professional associations and their members how and why these tools will work and how to implement them correctly and effectively.


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