Dr. Diao Participates in 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting

March 20-23, 2013

I attended and participated in the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  As always it was a pleasure and great opportunity to learn, teach, to reconnect with old friends and make new ones at the annual meeting. I attended Alumni events for three of the programs I have deep roots with: the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Programs, the St Luke’s – Roosevelt Program and the UCSF Inman Abbott Society.

On behalf of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, as the Chairman of the Commercial Support Committee and Corporate Advisory Council, we had a dozen face-to-face meetings with the ASSH Leadership and industry partners to plan future meetings and programs.  We enjoyed an incredible amount of support for our new initiatives into digital learning and global outreach.

I had the pleasure to be involved in both “Ask an Expert” interactive sessions.  These sessions dealt with conditions in the upper limb. I was assisted by Dr. Mel Rosenwasser from Columbia University on Thursday, and Dr. David Ring of Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, on Friday.  We shared insights on treatment strategies with participants from around the world. The audience was great and gave us their own difficult cases to discuss.

Chicago was a great location for the meeting and I had the opportunity to sample some excellent restaurants during the four days! A great restaurant to try out if you're in the area is Aria http://www.ariachicago.com/



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