The deadline is July 31, 2017. Tips for writing a winning abstract can be found here.
This year’s Washington State Orthopaedic Association meeting will be held September 22-23, 2017 at the Seattle Marriott Redmond Town Center.
Residents and Fellows with the top five (5) rated abstracts will be invited to present a 10 minute oral presentation on Saturday, Sept. 23 during the annual meeting. Awards will be presented at the dinner on Saturday evening. All Residents/Fellows are encouraged to attend the meeting and dinner at no cost.
For more information call Darla White, Association Executive of the WSOA, at 206-956-3642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington State Orthopaedic Foundation (WSOF) was created in 2013. The Foundation is one operating component of WSOA, and the Board of Directors of the Washington State Orthopaedic Association comprises the membership of the WSOF. The Board of Directors is elected by its members at the annual meeting.
Vision Statement of the Washington State Orthopaedic Foundation
To make Washington the best place to practice and to receive orthopaedic care.
Mission Statement of WSOF
To promote the advancement of musculoskeletal science and treatment of disease. We are also interested in the efficiency and quality of care.
The WSOF was created:
To collect donations, tax free, to distribute for education and research that would benefit the patient with musculoskeletal problems in Washington State. We think that this effort will result in new efforts to promote patient safety and evidenced based care.
The WSOA board of directors met with a professional facilitator recently to define your organizations goals for the next 5 years. Almost all of us are members of the AAOS, and the BOC and the State Committee actually affirm that our State Societies are important to our profession. We function as bell weathers for legislative activity and have an ability to be responsive to state issues that are important to our professional success. We intend to be meaningful to orthopedists in the state by being advocates for important causes such as balanced billing, scope of practice conflicts, regulatory issues such as the HTA and Bree Collaborative, and Insurance Commission conflicts.
We want to be a resource for educational needs of practicing orthopedists to manage their clinical and business practices.
The WSOA is committed to supporting resident education through academic grants and alumni meetings for UW ortho.
We have established a 501-C3 Foundation to aid in this effort.
We need to use current communication technologies that are acceptable to members. whose time and attentions are limited and more concerned with their own personal and business needs than the WSOA.
As always, please contact me by phone 360-531-0902 or email email@example.com if you have any concerns, ideas, or issues for which you believe that the WSOA should be attentive .