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Section on Orthopaedics
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800/433-9016, ext. 5897,
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The Section on Orthopaedics
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Council on Sports
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The Section on Orthopaedics, founded in 1976, is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children and
by providing an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments related to orthopaedics
Membership in the Section is open to physicians boarded by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery who devote at
least 50% of their practice to the care of infants, children, and adolescents; members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society
of North America (POSNA); members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) who are eligible for
membership and members of the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.
The Section on Orthopaedics holds its business meeting and educational program at the AAP's National Conference &
Exhibition (NCE). The Section also proposes educational topics for seminars and plenary sessions that would be of
interest to the general pediatrician such as the popular "Taping, Splinting, and Casting" workshop. Educational programs
presented by the Section in the past include "Management of Common Children's Sports Injuries - Keep It in Your Office,"
"Update on Scoliosis," "Symposium: New Perspectives in the Diagnosis and Management of DDH," and "Office Ortho-
paedics for the Primary Care Pediatrician."
The Section's two-day educational program highlights oral research presentations from across the country and
working opportunities through the annual Resident Recognition Reception. During the program, three Young Investigators
in Training (formerly Resident Research) Awards are given in the amounts of $1,000, $500, and $250 for the best papers
a resident, fellow or student. The Distinguished Service Award is also presented at the NCE, which honors an
individual in the field of pediatric orthopaedics who has contributed to the Academy's mission of excellence in the areas of
patient care, research or training.