Section on Orthopaedics
The mission of the Section on Orthopaedics is to improve the health care of infants, children and adolescents by
providing educational forums for the discussion of problems and treatments related to orthopaedics in children.

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Section Newsletter
Spring 2013


Richard M Schwend, MD
Kansas City, MO

Theodore J Ganley MD
Philadelphia, PA

J Eric Gordon, MD
St Louis, MO

Norman Y Otsuka, MD
New York, NY

Brian A Shaw, MD
Colorado Springs, CO

Brian G Smith, MD
New Haven, CT

Lawrence Wells, MD
Philadelphia, PA

William L Hennrikus, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Hershey, PA

Fundraising Subcommittee
• Richard Schwend, MD
• Eric Gordon, MD
• Norman Otsuka, MD

S Niccole Alexander, MPP, Mgr
Div of Hospital & Surgical Svcs


Members of the Council on
Sports Medicine and Fitness
join the Section on Orthopaedics!

Click HERE for information.

Pediatric Injury Prevention pdf
Presentation by POSNA Trauma
& Prevention Committee
The attached presentation has not
been reviewed by the AAP and
does not represent Academy


New Horizons logo

2014 Section on Orthopaedics Scientific Program
Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 2014 ~ San Diego, CA
Stay tuned for preliminary program schedule and registration information.
For details on abstracts, click HERE. The deadline for abstract submission is April 11, 2014.

PEDS 21: 1, 2, 3, Go! Sports in the World of Pediatrics - Playing It Safe and Making It Fun!
Friday, October 10, 2014 ~ San Diego, CA
Co-Sponsored by the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Section on Orthopaedics and
the Section on Rheumatology

Course Description

You may submit your research/clinical case for both
the PEDS 21 and SOOr Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness venues.

See attached.


Mentored Scholarship Program

The AAP Section on Orthopaedics (SOOr) offers awards of up to $1,500 to orthopaedic residents and pediatric
orthopaedic fellows in the United States and Canada who are interested in providing musculoskeletal care to
children in resource-poor regions of the world. The scholarship program facilitates mentored experiences for
young surgeons in training.
For additional information click HERE. pdf

For an application click HERE. pdf

Applications are accepted from July 1 thru November 1.
Successful applicants are notified by December 15.

This program is offered through a generous grant from K2M Corporation.

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2013 Young Investigators in Training Abstract Awards

(formerly Resident Research Awards)
Read the announcement of the 2013 winners and their complete research abstracts!

2013 Distinguished Service Award
Read the bio and the Section Executive Committee's praise of 2013 winner Dr Walter B. Greene! pdf

2013 Section on Orthopaedics Academic and Scientific Program
Download complete program pdf

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Medicine
Online Courses pdf
  • Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
  • Differential Diagnosis and Assessment of a Limping Child
  • Lower Extremity

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