OTA Annual Meeting Welcome
Michael J. Gardner, MD
Annual Meeting Program Chair
On behalf of the OTA Program Committee and President William Ricci, MD, I am pleased to invite you to the 34th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) to be held in Kissimmee, Florida from October 17th to 20th, 2018. In the months leading up to the meeting, the Committee reviewed over 1,000 scientific abstracts and over 80 Breakout Symposia. This has culminated in a program that includes the latest cutting-edge, high quality research and state-of-the-art treatment for musculoskeletal injuries.
The paper presentations will kick-off with a “Program Highlights” session, which will feature ten original research presentations that are of significant interest, of the highest quality, and have the potential to change practice. In addition to these ten studies, there will be an additional 73 paper presentations. Concurrent with these sessions, there will be 38 breakout sessions and 6 hands-on skills sessions, each with a specific focus, depending on your interest. During all this, there will be over 170 posters in the Exhibitors Hall to peruse.
Four main symposia will be the focus of this year’s meeting: Current Evidence on Hip Fracture Treatment in 2018; Domestic Mass Casualty and Disaster; Pelvic Fracture Treatment and Approaches to the Polytrauma Patient; and The Current Status of Evidence-based Medicine in Orthopaedic Trauma. Additionally, the OTA is proud to welcome the Netherlands as the 2018 Guest Nation, and Dutch representatives will give a special presentation on Friday afternoon.
This year, we are very honored to welcome John H. Wilber, MD as the John Border Memorial Lecturer. As the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Case Western and an icon in orthopaedic trauma, I think we will find his talk both interesting and enlightening.
Finally, we encourage all to arrive early to the Annual Meeting and take full advantage of one or more of the pre-meeting courses:
• Basic Science Focus Forum chaired by Edward J. Harvey, MD
• Orthopaedic Trauma Boot Camp chaired by Robert P. Dunbar Jr, MD and Frank A. Liporace, MD
• PA/NP Course chaired by Lori Reed, MD, Daniel Segina, MD, Daniel J. Coll, PA-C, and Dennis C. Gregory, PA-C
The OTA is proud to distribute the “Orthopaedic Success Manual” free to all participants in the Young Practioners Forum. The authors include Tim Bray, past president of the OTA in a comprehensive pocket guide covering many topics relevant to young practitioners. We are grateful for the donation of these books
• International Orthopaedic Trauma Care Forum chaired by Peter V. Giannoudis, MD
• E &M and Coding Course chaired by Paul T. Appleton, MD, and Margi Maley of Karen Zupko & Associates
• Young Practitioners Forum led by Lisa K. Cannada, MD, and Jodi A. Siegel, MD
•The OTA Residents Fracture Course chaired by Carla S. Smith, MD and Michael P. Leslie, DO, and will run concomitant to the Annual Meeting, Wednesday through Friday.
The common feature of each program event is the commitment to providing the highest quality, most interesting and clinically relevant material related to musculoskeletal trauma by world-class faculty and experts. We truly believe that anyone involved in the field will benefit from the 2018 OTA Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Florida!
Michael J. Gardner, MD, Program Chair
OTA Business Meeting
Receptions and Luncheons
Aside from the lunch included in your meeting registration,we also have 3 additional luncheons to choose from:
Friday, October 19 12:25 pm to 1:25 pm