For a membership application
for the Section on Orthopaedics,
call Member Services at
800/433-9016, ext. 5897,
or see below.
Join the Section.
The Section on Orthopaedics
welcomes "Candidate Fellows"
Members of the
Council on Sports Medicine
and Fitness can join the
Section on Orthopaedics!
Section on Orthopaedics, founded in 1976, is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children and
adolescents by providing an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments related to ortho-
paedics in children.
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
ence & 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 Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Pediatrician."
The Section's two-day educational program highlights oral research presentations from across the country and
offers networking opportunities through the annual Resident Recognition Reception. During the program, three
Resident Research Awards are given in the amounts of $1,000, $500, and $250 for the best papers presented by
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.