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AOA is the peak professional organisation for orthopaedic surgery in Australia
AOA is the peak professional organisation for orthopaedic surgery in Australia

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QLD State Chair Gary Nielsen has been busy this morning at #QLDASM18, presenting to a full house on the nature of feedback and assessment in the AOA 21 Training Program. New tools and support for AOA's trainers is integral to our shift to competency-based medical education
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6/8/18
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#QLDASM18 has begun. Early this morning, Tim Musgrove led a session on mentoring, in which he emphasised sharing as the fundamental quality of the mentor/mentee relationship. Later, Paul Pincus spoke on the Fellowship exam.
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“The most significant impediment to increasing orthopaedic trainees is budget restrictions which have a wideranging impact on the provision of orthopaedic services including the numbers of training positions as well as on available hospital operating theatre time, limitations on the prosthesis budget and the maldistribution of services in rural and regional areas,” Dr Malisano said.

Contrary to recent suggestions in the media, the number of active orthopaedic surgeons in Australia continues to increase - not decrease. We remain committed to providing an uncompromising standard of orthopaedic care across all regions for Australia's growing population, and ensuring that this provision of care is secured for the future. For the specialist workforce to grow, more training positions need to be funded and support for medical positions in rural Australia must be reinforced.
Plan to future-proof health
Plan to future-proof health
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Proposed changes to Bupa's health insurance policies will have significant and negative effects on emergency orthopaedic care in Australia.

AOA President Lawrence Malisano has written to the Australian Financial Review to express our concerns regarding Bupa's recently announced plans.
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Caught on camera: do you recognise Clarence's abductors? He was stolen from our Exhibition late last year in Rundle Mall. His replacement, Clarissa, is now on display at Wollongong Private Hospital, but it would be great to rescue him after this spineless skulduggery.
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AOA works closely with 11 subspecialty societies to improve patient outcomes across the orthopaedic spectrum. One of them, the Australian Foot and Ankle Society, now has a new website – take a look at www.aofas.org.au
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Where in the world is Clarence? AOA's model citizen has gone missing from our Travelling Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Australia. We hope to rescue him before the show closes at the Rundle Mall Library on Thursday, after which it will travel on to Royal North Shore Hospital in NSW (opening January).
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Saturday's NSW Welcome/Farewell dinner was an excellent opportunity for AOA's outgoing SET 5 trainees to celebrate and share a few words of wisdom to the incoming cohort, who will be commencing their training in 2018:
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11/6/17
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Our congratulations to AOA Member Dr Andrew Kurmis, recipient of the Justin Miller Medal for his outstanding research/presentation in the field of clinical research - The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons's highest honour for an early-career researcher.
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10/20/17
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"The current revision burden for hip and knee replacement is now at its lowest level since the AOANJRR began data collection. To the 12 months to December 2016 the proportion of revision hip procedures reported to the AOANJRR has declined by 31% since 2003 while revised knee procedures have reduced by 16% since 2004." https://www.aoa.org.au/news-item/2017/10/11/media-release-hip-knee-and-shoulder-replacement-at-all-time-high
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