WSOA 2014 Annual Meeting

Nov. 14-15
The W Hotel, Seattle
Register Online, Downloadable Registration Form [pdf]
Meeting Brochure [pdf]
Online Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitor Agreement
[pdf] , Exhibitor Exclusive Opportunities [pdf]
W Hotel Parking Information [pdf]

WSOA News & Events

The AAOS Resource Center Delivers More

More valuable information on AAOS programs and initiatives, more new AAOS publications and eBooks, more self-assessment and CME programs, more interactive multimedia programs, and more ways to save with on-site discounts and package deals. These are just some of reasons to visit the AAOS Resource Center while at the AAOS Annual Meeting.

It’s all in Academy Hall E, immediately through the doors to the Technical Exhibits from Registration.  Best yet, we are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on Wednesday – Friday, and from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, so there is plenty of time to see more of what we’ve developed for you.

Your best opportunity to see more and save more!
A visit to AAOS Resource Center is your best opportunity to view new clinical publications and try out the latest interactive, multimedia programs first-hand before you buy. Headlining this year’s new products is Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 11 – available as a text, eBook or DVD-ROM. OKU 11 delivers more knowledge to power your clinical practice and MOC preparation.

Chat with some of OKU 11’s medical editors on the issues and developments shaping orthopaedics today. Dr. Lisa Cannada and her colleagues are on hand in the AAOS Resource Center each day to answer questions, talk about the new edition, and even sign your copy when you purchase OKU 11.

Instructional Course Lectures Volume 63 and the Atlas of Essential Orthopaedic Procedures also make their Annual Meeting debut, along with more new interactive multimedia, print and eBook titles. Make sure you have the most recent self-assessment examinations. Available exclusively online, these exams deliver more content and challenging patient care scenarios for a complete, hands-on learning experience.

Best yet, there’s a great incentive to shop at the AAOS Resource Center. Save 10% when you spend $300 or more on AAOS products onsite at the AAOS Resource Center. Save even more with popular package solutions for OKU products and online self-assessment examinations during the meeting.

Hands-on learning and more ways to experience the AAOS Annual Meeting, too.
The AAOS Resource Center offers more than just products. Get hands-on with new digital media and AAOS eBook stations. Experience the realistic tactile sensation and visual navigation of an arthroscopic procedure with the augmented learning of virtual reality simulation.

Learn how this year’s Best of AAOS™ brings more of the AAOS Annual Meeting directly to you. Select from the highest-rated presentations in every specialty to create a customized educational experience.

Need help navigating the Annual Meeting?  Staff is here to assist you with the AAOS Mobile Meeting app at the Mobile Tech Support station in the Resource Center. You can also purchase your Instructional Course Handouts on a flash drive or as individual PDFs – all in one, convenient location.

Learn more about essential AAOS member programs and benefits.
Get your Membership questions answered at the new Membership counter staffed by the friendly AAOS staff you talk with year round! Learn more about the AAOS programs, services and benefits that are a part of your membership. Ask us about a new referral program for current and prospective International Affiliate Members. Explore how the AAOS Member Advantage Program can increase your revenue, improve your efficiency, and protect your long-term future.

AAOS works hard on your behalf all year on programs initiatives and services that impact your practice, your profession, and your future. Your colleagues and AAOS staff are available in the Resource Center to answer questions about Patient Safety, Standards Development for Orthopaedic Devices, Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines, Appropriate Use Criteria, the Orthopaedic Surgeon Census, AAOS Member Advantage Programs, OrthoInfo, and your AAOS periodicals including JAAOS, AAOS Now, and Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal.

There’s even more to gain by visiting the AAOS Resource Center.
Enjoy a richer and more informative shopping experience at the AAOS Resource Center. Where else can you see surgical video presentations from world-renowned authors; get the latest information on Maintenance of Certification; find out how to streamline your coding and prepare for ICD-10. All this, and much more at the AAOS Resource Center, in Academy Hall E. We look forward to seeing you there!

Health Benefit Exchange Resources

From the Washington State Medical Association

County and Specialty Society Leadership,
No doubt physicians in your communities have questions about the new health care exchange. Coverage is Here. This is the state's slogan to promote the launch of Washington Healthplanfinder, the state's new health benefit exchange. On October 1 patients will be able to shop for health insurance coverage online, with coverage taking effect after January 1, 2014.

The WSMA has resources available to help your members navigate the new system.

We've redesigned our dedicated Health Benefit Exchange resources page at There you'll find comprehensive resources for physicians, including a section on what to tell patients, and a section on what they need to know for their practice. Also included are instructional videos, on-demand webinars, plus information on provider contracts.

The page also includes a simple, clear explanation for patients on how to get started getting enrolled, a cost-estimate calculator, and links to additional information.

Bookmark the page: We'll keep you posted as more resources become available. Please share this information with your memberships.


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