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Spineweek 2020

April 27, 2020 to May 1, 2020
Melbourne, Australia
The idea to have a joint meeting bringing together several spine societies at the same time and at the same place originated around the turn of the century.

The SpineWeek committee was mandated with the practical organisation of such a conference, and this led to the first SpineWeek meeting which was held in Porto, Portugal in 2004. It was well received by individual participants, the involved scientific spine societies and by the supporting MedTech industry.

Three more SpineWeeks followed: Geneva (Switzerland) in 2008, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 2012 and Singapore in 2016.

One of the remarkable evolutions noted from one SpineWeek to the next, was the increase of participants coming from Asia. This incited the SpineWeek committee to move east for the 2020 SpineWeek meeting, and we are pleased to announce the meeting in Melbourne on 27 April – 1 May 2020.

Next to the usual participating spine societies such as the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Brasilian Spine Society, we now welcome other societies. SpineWeek meetings have been at the origin of many a scientific collaboration bringing together clinicians and scientists from around the world and from very different scientific societies.

We look forward to a truly exciting week in Melbourne, both at a scientific and a social level. Join us for this first Oceanian SpineWeek meeting and spread the word!
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Maine Orthopaedic Review

June 22, 2020 to July 3, 2020
Maine, ME
The Maine Orthopaedic Review has provided orthopaedic board preparation continually since 1959. It presents a unique opportunity for study and review for residents, board candidates, and practicing orthopaedists looking toward recertification. The course is a comprehensive review with strong sections in pediatric orthopaedics, trauma, adult reconstruction, spine, basic science, orthopaedic oncology, hand and upper extremity, and sports medicine. Our faculty are well-known subspecialists with national and international appointments.

The Maine Orthopaedic Review has an extensive online question bank with over 11,000 review questions, linked to our proprietary library of board preparation materials. Our tests are now customizable to adapt to individual learning styles and needs. Spend time in a setting going over questions like the ones you will see on the written boards.

The Maine Orthopaedic Review is the only board review that provides participants with up to 50 AMA Category I CME credits. The Maine Orthopaedic Review is held at Colby College, a typical quaint New England college with a scenic, well-equipped campus. It is the perfect setting to get away from the hustle and bustle and focus on board preparation. At the end of the first week, join us for a world-famous Maine lobster bake as a reward for your hard work and time well-spent.

The rural campus of Colby College offers an ideal atmosphere for study and recreation. Spend two weeks with us in Maine this June!

All classes will be held in the air-conditioned Ostrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building. Casual clothing is the style for all occasions.

Computer-assisted Orthopaedic Education

The computer component of the course provides a unique opportunity for interactive, self-paced individual education with self-assessment exams and online references, throughout the length of the course.

A Computer lab with a small number public workstations are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to midnight. Participants may bring an ethernet-equipped or wireless computer with access (24/7) to these review materials from on-campus locations.

More information about computers at the Review.

Course Objectives

The Maine Orthopaedic Review Course is designed to meet the needs of the board candidate or practicing orthopaedist for a thorough review of current orthopaedic practice.

The registrants will:

Increase their fund of knowledge through daily lectures and course syllabus,
Improve their orthopaedic x-ray interpretative skills through daily unknown cases and discussions with orthopaedic radiologist,
Improve their ability to apply the above skills and knowledge in an examination setting through the use of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Self-Assessment and Specialty Examinations with detailed explanations.
Case Presentations and Discussions

This is a outstanding opportunity for the Oral Examination (Part II) candidate to present cases to a subspecialist and the class, receive important feedback, and hone the skills necessary for board success. Our goal is for each candidate to present all cases at least once to a faculty member, with constructive feedback necessary for passing the oral boards.


Colby College has been host to educational programs for the medical and allied health professions since 1945 and is the only private liberal arts college in the nation accredited to offer Category 1 credit for the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

Colby designates this CME activity as meeting the criteria for up to 50 hours in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

MOR is MOC (Maintenance of Certification) eligible
Specialties covered
Foot and Ankle
Hand and Wrist
Hip and Knee
Orthopedic Oncology
Shoulder and Elbow
Sports Medicine


American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) 74th Annual Meeting

September 22, 2020 to September 26, 2020
New Orleans, LA
More information to come!
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