ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwire - July 6, 2010) -  The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) will hold its annual summer meeting July 7-10 in National Harbor, Maryland. The program features more than 70 original research paper presentations,135 e-Posters, 3 award winning papers, special invited guest speakers, a course on CPT coding, industry driven and supported satellite symposia and an exhibit hall featuring the latest technology for orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery.

Leading orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery will participate in a Pre-meeting Course on Wednesday, July 7, titled, Innovations in Foot & Ankle Surgery: The Future is Here! chaired by Mark A. Glazebrook, MD of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mark E. Easley, MD of Durham, NC will preside over the annual program beginning on Thursday, July 8 with an anticipated attendance of more than 550 orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons. The program features paper sessions and original research of AOFAS members and fellows on a variety of foot and ankle topics. Trevor Corson, New York, NY will deliver the Kenneth A. Johnson, MD Memorial Lecture titled, Sexy Lobster, Succulent Sushi: How We Can Save the Seas with Good Eating. The Guest Research Lecture will be given by Thomas D. Brown, PhD, Iowa City, IA on Building Effective Research Collaborations with Laboratory Investigators. Presidential Guest Speaker, Jill A. Fredston, BA, MPhil, Co-Director, Alaska Mountain Safety Center, Anchorage, Alaska will discuss Strategies for Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty, and Change.

Press badges are required to cover the program. Media may register on-site, in Maryland Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2. For additional information please contact Peggy Reilly, AOFAS Outreach Programs Manager, at 847-894-1388.

About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. It creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government, industry and the national and international health care community.

About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles tendons, nerves, and skin. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. They perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.

Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons work with physicians of many other specialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics, vascular surgery, endocrinology, radiology, anesthesiology, and others. Medical school curriculum and post-graduate training provides the solid clinical background necessary to recognize medical problems, admit patients to a hospital when necessary, and contribute significantly to the coordination of care appropriate for each patient.

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Contact Information:

Contact:
Peggy Reilly
847-384-4379
From July 6-10 phone: 847-894-1388