Jun 23, 2015, 06:00 ET
ROSEMONT, Ill., June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) hosts AOFAS Annual Meeting 2015 the third week of July, 750 attendees and 500 company representatives are expected to descend on Long Beach, Calif. Along with them, many family members and guests will take part in this highly anticipated annual event.
The event will kick off July 15 with a Pre-meeting Course devoted to the treatment of ankle arthritis. From July 16-18, the full meeting will include symposia covering seven key topics in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. Within the symposia, more than 70 scientific paper presentations will address such conditions and treatments as Achilles tendon injuries, ankle arthritis, arthroscopy, midfoot/forefoot trauma, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, total ankle replacement and much more. More than 300 ePosters will continue the learning outside of the session room.
In addition, guest speaker Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, will deliver a keynote address entitled "The PCORI Research Agenda: Engaging Specialists for Better Patient Outcomes." As deputy chief science officer for the PCORI Research Institute in Washington, D.C., Odom will reinforce the Society's ongoing focus on patient-centered research and outcomes that improve care.
Special events during AOFAS Annual Meeting 2015 will include a Young Physicians Forum, a Research Forum and hands-on, industry-sponsored sessions. An exhibit hall will host more than 70 companies with products dedicated to orthopaedic foot and ankle care and treatment.
In addition to hosting sessions and events at the Long Beach Convention Center, the AOFAS will sponsor a Gala Event at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
For more details and video highlights of the upcoming event, visit the AOFAS Annual Meeting page.
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. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.
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. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
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