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Major Conferences

Scoliosis Research Society 49th Annual Conference & Meeting

September 10 - 13, 2014 - Anchorage, Alaska

The Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting & Course is a forum for the realization of the Society’s mission and goals, to foster the optimal care of all patients with spinal deformities. Presentations at the Annual Meeting & Course are given by leading experts in the field and have value for health care professionals who treat spinal deformities at all levels and in all ages. Over 125 papers will be presented on an array of topics, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, growing spine, kyphosis, adult deformity, trauma, neuromuscular scoliosis and tumors.

  • Held in the US, and outside the US every third year
  • Approximately 1,300 attendees
  • The latest and greatest scientific research, methods and techniques in spinal deformity
  • 2.5 – day program plus Pre-Meeting Course, including podium papers, Half-Day Courses, Lunchtime Symposiums and E-Posters.
  • Podium presentations are 4 minutes in length
  • Minimum 2-year follow-up required for abstract submissions, except those submitted to the Innovative Methods category




September 19, 2014 - Washington, DC

Please join us for the 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society on Friday, September 19th 2014 in Washington, DC. As usual this will be a wonderful opportunity to openly discuss complex shoulder and elbow treatment issues with a unique mix of interactions between attending surgeons, residents and allied health professionals. This year’s meeting is chaired by Drs. Joseph Abboud, Anand Murthi, Jack Kazanjian, and Brent Wiesel. Our presidential guest speaker this year will be Professor Frederick Matsen III, MD from the University of Washington. We will be honoring Dr. John Fenlin from the Rothman Institute as our lifetime achievement award winner. Topics of focus for this meeting will include: Total shoulder arthroplasty; Treatment of common fractures about the elbow, Managing complications around the elbow, Management of proximal humerus fractures; Treatment of the failed Rotator Cuff; AC joint treatment options; as well as shoulder instability. Notable speakers will include Louis Bigliani, MD, Brian Leggin, PT, Edward Craig, MD, Kevin Plancher, MD and many more.


MASES is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region with quality educational opportunities focusing on the shoulder and elbow.  The purpose of the Society is to promote, encourage, foster, and advance the art and science of orthopaedic medicine, with focus on shoulder and elbow surgery.


The Annual Meetings establish a forum for discussion and teaching toward the advancement of patient care and research affecting the practice of shoulder and elbow care.


Target audience is orthopaedic surgeons & residents, athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses, physician’s assistants, and physicians with a particular interest in shoulder and elbow disorders.


To register for the meeting please log on to;; alternatively you may call 1-858-279-9955


NASS 29th Annual Meeting

November 12 - 15, 2014 - San Francisco, California

NASS is a distinguished leader in advancing quality multidisciplinary spine care. What makes NASS a leader? We are not just another medical organization, but rather a league of spine specialists with a passion to help spine care providers and patients by fostering quality, evidence based and ethical spine care. We are uniquely multidisciplinary in our spine care services, membership and outreach.


The 33nd Annual Emergencies In Medicine Conference

March 1 - 5, 2015 - Park City, Utah

The 33rd Annual Emergencies in Medicine conference provides the perfect setting for interactive medical education and communication. This 5-day conference focuses on virtually every aspect of emergency medicine through case-based lectures and audience interaction. From disaster planning to wound care and pain management, quality mandates, practice management and economics, each of these educational areas is timely and central to the emergency physicians effort to maintain medical excellence while navigating the evolutionary changes taking place throughout the healthcare system.


The Emergencies in Medicine conference educational format has been designed by emergency medicine physicians for the emergency medicine professional.


This is a patient centered conference for emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and ancillary emergency medicine professionals. Over the course of 5 days, expert faculty will guide attendees through in-depth, pivotal research and effective practices in emergency medicine in engaging formats.  The target audience for this meeting includes emergency, primary care and critical care physicians, residents, emergency nurses, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, EMT/paramedics, and physician assistants.