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Western Orthopaedic Association Introduction and Overview Western Orthopaedic Association 154-A W. Foothill Blvd, #107 Upland, CA 91786 Phone: 866-962-1388.

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1 Western Orthopaedic Association Introduction and Overview Western Orthopaedic Association 154-A W. Foothill Blvd, #107 Upland, CA Phone:

2 Brief History of the Western Orthopaedic Association First association efforts on the West Coast began with Orthopaedic clubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco after World War I; the first joint meeting between the clubs took place in First formal Association meeting was held in 1932, with James F. Watkins of San Francisco as the first president. Function of WOA was interrupted by World War II; the efforts of Alfred E. Gallant of Los Angeles created a resurgence of the Association. Today, WOA has over 1,400 members in 14 states and continues to grow, maintaining a dedication to education and professional development, promotion of collegiality among members and their families and influencing health policy on behalf of WOA members and orthopaedic patients.

3 Benefits of Membership  Annual Meeting Registration at member pricing - $300 savings Free 1 st year annual meeting registration Usually 30+ CME credits available SAE credits scheduled to be available in Portland Vacation destinations Sites family oriented Meetings are primarily in the morning leaving the afternoons open  Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances Free subscription to the quarterly peer reviewed index medicus journal 24 Free CME’s per year

4 Benefits of Membership CONTINUED  One stop CME shopping: Annual Meeting  Approximately 30+ CME  10 SAE credits planned for Portland JSOA – 24 Free CME’s o Newsletter that not only keeps you up to date on the association but provides helpful articles on practice issues. o Member discounts to other Regional Association Meetings

5 Benefits of Membership CONTINUED  Ortho-Preferred: the only nationwide professional liability insurance program exclusively for orthopaedic surgeons Highly competitive premiums Complimentary membership in WOA  Educational program with leading authorities in the field  Networking - WOA offers opportunities to network with colleagues - again from across the spectrum of all of Ortho.  Practice Management elements embedded in the educational program

6 WOA Paper Awards · Lloyd Taylor Award $2,000, Registration Fee Waived, Two Nights Stay at the Hotel & Plaque · Vernon Thompson Award $2,000, Registration Fee Waived, Two Nights Stay at the Hotel & Plaque · Harold and Nancy Willingham Award $2,000, Registration Fee Waived, Two Nights Stay at the Hotel & Plaque · Sanford and Darlene Anzel Award $2,000, Registration Fee Waived, Two Nights Stay at the Hotel & Plaque · WOA Resident Awards (3) $1,000 each, Registration Fee Waived, Two Nights Stay at the Hotel & Plaque · WOA Young Investigators (3) $1,000 each, Registration Fee Waived

7 Portland, OR - 76 th June 13 – 16, 2012 Hilton Portland Lake Tahoe, CA - 77 th July 31 – August 3, 2013 The Resort at Squaw Creek Annual Meeting

8 Annual Meeting 2012 Portland, OR


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