2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

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2018 Annual Meeting Highlights


Orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants and orthopaedic residents from throughout the Commonwealth joined the MOA at its May 3rd Annual Meeting at the MA Medical Society in Waltham, MA. 

Halsey and Spencer MOA 2018
AAOS President, David Halsey, MD (L) and MOA President Samantha Spencer, MD (R), enjoying a break at the MOA Annual Meeting, May 3, 2018.
Attendees heard from Dr. Lyle Micheli on the History of Sports Medicine and received the latest in Federal Health Policy news from American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons President, David Halsey, MD and member of the MOA.   The Association’s Lobbyist, Ronna Wallace, provided a comprehensive update of the legislative bills impacting the profession, your practice and patients.  Michael Weaver, MD, shared a “superior” patellar nailing technique and Dr. Stephen Murphy and ASC Administrator, Greg DeConciliis, PAC, outlined the benefits and downsides of ASCs and Joint Replacements, focusing on why joint replacement patients are better off (risk wise) if treated as outpatients when possible. 

Special thanks to Michael Millis, MD who shared his memories of the MOA’s 2018 Orthopaedist of the Year

Recipient Dr. John Hall (Presented posthumously) and others who came forward to share the impact Dr. Hall’s mentoring and friendship had on their profession and personal life.

The Board of Registration in Medicine’s Chair, Candace Sloane, MD and Attorney George Zachos, Executive Director provided an overview of what every MD needs to know about the Board.  They answered questions from the attendees who gained a better understanding of the workings of the Board. 

The meeting presentations ended with Attorney Eve Horwitz providing a legal primer on EMRs and what some of the legal issues are with every physician’s use of EMRs.

Immediately following the Annual Meeting, the MOA hosted the third Orthopaedic Resident Forum, “Nailing Your First Job.”  Special thanks to Kristin Alves, MD and Robert Parisien, MD, Members of the MOA Board, for assembling a great program for their peers.  Residents attending heard first-hand experience from two orthopaedic surgeons; Bojan Zoric, MD  (MOA Board Member) and Walter Stanwood, MD (MOA Vice President).  They were joined by Financial Advisor, Jennifer Read CFP, ChFC and Lawyer, Anna Gurevich, Esq.  MOA President, Dr. Samantha Spencer welcomed the group and offered her own experience as well.  The evening was a great success thanks to the speakers and Resident Board members.   Their presentations will be made available to all the residents.  

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