Pediatric Section Update
By Julieanne Sees, DO, FAOAO
President, AOAO Pediatric Section
and Joseph Rosenblatt, DO, FAOAO
Immediate Past President, AOAO Pediatric Section
The Pediatric Section continues to grow, and we have added several members who completed their pediatric fellowship last year. Our presence at national and international conferences along with service to the Academy and our communities continues to bring distinguished recognition to our section of the AOAO, in the advancement care for children with orthopedic injuries and conditions.
The Academy this year has bestowed the Award of Fellow to two of our active section members, Meagan M. Fernandez, DO sponsored by Joseph Rosenblatt, DO, FAOAO, and Julieanne P. Sees, DO sponsored by Carl Mogil, DO, FAOAO. Our very own Michael J. Forness, DO, FAOAO, was granted the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Midwestern University and Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar this year for his tremendous contribution to excellence in education and dedicated service. We are so proud!
Our section this year elected to make a significant donation to POSNA (Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) Direct which will help POSNA accomplish a variety of educational, research and patient care efforts, as well as to maximize long-term viability of POSNA. We look forward to bringing you helpful and informative session lectures at the upcoming meetings and look to combine sessions with other specialties to cover pediatric conditions/topics that will arise in practice and on the boards for all our AOAO members.