New! Community Surgeon Achievement Award
Co-founded by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and American Fracture Association (AFA)
The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and the American Fracture Association (AFA) are pleased to announce the establishment of a new annual award:
The Community Surgeon Achievement Award (CSAA)
The recipient of this prestigious award must meet the following eligibility requirements:
In addition, it is requested the award recipient agree to the following:
Individuals may apply via this link, or nominate colleague(s) for this award.
April 3, 2017
The OTA extends sincere appreciation to the AFA for their partnership in establishment, and funding of this annual award.
About the AFA: The ‘Ambulatory Fracture Association’ was founded in 1938 by a group of mid-western surgeons who gathered together to discuss various types of fracture care and trauma related issues. In 1952, under the leadership of President Henry Meyerding, the name was changed to the American Fracture Association (AFA), and the scope of the organization began to expand. Over the ensuing years, the organization expanded to engage international orthopaedic colleagues, establish a research fund, and awarded orthopaedic educational grants known as ‘Meyerding Awards’ to aspiring young orthopaedic residents.