2020 Specialty Day


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Dear OTA Membership:
By now, I’m sure most of you have received notification of the cancellation of the AAOS 2020 Annual Meeting. The OTA Board of Directors supports this decision, and had also independently decided to cancel OTA Specialty Day. The Board’s decision is based on recommendations from the CDC, concern for the health and safety of our members and patients, an increasing number of travel bans, and the importance of serving as leaders in disaster management. In addition to OTA Specialty Day, all OTA meetings and events scheduled to take place the week of March 23 – 28, 2020, are cancelled. Further details and contingency plans for the following will be shared shortly:
  • Specialty Day: Refund details will be sent to all registered participants.
  • OTA Business Meeting: The OTA Business Meeting will be rescheduled as a webinar. The date and time will be shared with the membership as soon as it’s confirmed. An electronic ballot will be provided to voting members to vote for the 2020 Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates.
  • Committee Meetings: Most Committee Meetings, and other scheduled OTA meetings, will be re-scheduled shortly as conference calls, based on dates/times that work best each committee.
Although we are disappointed to share this news with you, the OTA Board of Directors believes our first priority is protecting the health and wellbeing of our members, which in turn ensures the highest possible care of our patients. We are confident this is the right course of action.
We thank our membership for their ongoing support and commitment to the OTA, and advancing orthopaedic trauma care.
Best Regards,
Michael McKee, MD OTA President
General Information
OTA Specialty Day
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Morning Session Combined with Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Orange County Convention Center,
Valencia Ballroom B
7:30 am – 4:45 pm
Afternoon Session Combined with American Shoulder and Elbow Society
     Link to handouts will be emailed to all meeting registrants.
Register for Specialty Day
The OTA Specialty Day features an energetic and entertaining agenda for trauma experts, generalists and international attendees focused on practical strategies for difficult clinical situations, best evidence for contemporary controversies, and highlights from the OTA annual scientific programs. The morning Session Combined with Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. The afternoon will feature a combined session with ASES.
Target Audience
This meeting is designed for orthopaedic surgeons and is beneficial to related allied health care professionals. OTA has created the program based on stated needs and interests expressed from previous Specialty Day attendee evaluations.
Educational Objectives
  •  Determine a decision making strategy for limb salvage versus amputation
    in severe lower extremity injuries
  • Identify contemporary operative techniques for lower extremity nonunions
    and malunions, including limb length discrepancy
  • Describe evidence-based recommendations for treatment options when
    treating intra-articular upper extremity fractures

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the
accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME). The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is
accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Hours
The Orthopaedic Trauma Association designates this live activity for a maximum
of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.* Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
*This includes credits for:
Combined session with LLRS – 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Combined session with ASES – 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Program Committee Leadership
OTA:  Michael D. McKee, MD, OTA President
Michael J. Gardner, MD; Stephen A. Kottmeier, MD;
Theodore Miclau III, MD; Emil H. Schemitsch, MD

LLRS:  Stephen M. Quinnan, MD, Chair
Mitchell Bernstein, MD, Co-chair

ASES:  Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS, President, 2018-2019
Heinz R. Hoenecke, MD, Program Co-Chair
Brett D. Owens, MD, Program Co-Chair

OTA Members Only Business Meeting
Saturday, March 28, 2020
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm 
Valencia Ballroom B
OTA Member Business Meeting Agenda TBA

AAOS 2020 Annual Meeting Statement on Coronavirus