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  • 10/23/2019 9:17 PM | Anonymous

    Atlanta, GA (October 19, 2019) -- The Arthritis Foundation was proud to recognize North Fulton resident Dr. Jon Minter as this year’s Medical Honoree at the 2019 Crystal Ball. Dr. Minter is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee arthritis with Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists who practices at the Northside-Forsyth Campus. Dr. Minter takes pride in the well-being of his patients and seeks to restore their quality of life.

    “Dr. Minter offered me world-class treatment options and performed two successful painstakingly long surgeries,” says Sanju Sethumadhavan of Alpharetta, Georgia. “His relentless passion towards his patients and quality outcomes has helped me and my family gain back our confidence.”

    “I am honored to be working with the Arthritis Foundation to raise funds that support programs aimed at making the lives of people living with arthritis better,” says Dr. Minter. “In Georgia alone, there are nearly 2 million people, including 10,000 kids, living with arthritis. The funds raised from the Crystal Ball support Arthritis Foundation’s programs, research and advocacy initiatives to help people today while finding a cure for tomorrow.”

    Dr. Minter brings nearly two decades of experience practicing in Georgia, and has held numerous leadership roles, most recently serving as the director of an orthopaedic residency program in Tennessee. Dr. Minter offers robotic procedures for highly complex arthritic disease of the hip and knee, as well as specialized services for the management of failed joint replacement surgery. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on hip and knee arthroplasty and is published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. A thought leader in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Minter has designed knee and hip implants for both simple and complex surgical procedures associated with arthritic disease.

    Dr. Minter and his wife Konni have been dedicated volunteers and supporters of the Arthritis Foundation for many years, with Dr. Minter currently serving on the Georgia Leadership Board.

    About the Crystal Ball:

    In its 38th year, The Crystal Ball is the most successful fundraising event of the Arthritis Foundation, and will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta.  The Ball has raised more than $10 million dollars for critical research and programs for people living with Arthritis, including nearly 300,000 children nationally who are struggling every day.

    About The Arthritis Foundation:

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.

    Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. We also publish Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers.

    To learn more about the fight to cure arthritis visit www.arthritis.org.

  • 03/14/2019 7:52 PM | Anonymous

    View Event Summary

    Thursday, August 8, 2019
    Hilton Sandestin Beach Hotel, Destin, FL

    We are pleased to offer a 10% tuition discount off the registration cost of this year's Symposium for those who register OR refer a colleague by May 31, 2019.

    Visit the Symposium website by clicking on the event summary button below to view last year's agenda as a reference, current faculty, hotel and registration information. To receive the past participant discount:

    • Click on the "register now" button at the bottom of the page
    • Enter information as prompted
    • During the payment phase enter the discount code SPRING (case sensitive)
    • Click APPLY for the discount to deduct from current registration fee
    View Event Summary
  • 03/13/2019 8:19 AM | Anonymous

    JOIN US IN SAN DIEGO

    A COURSE DESIGNED FOR SURGEONS AND THEIR MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS – CME/CNE CREDIT AVAILABLE

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina | San Diego, CA

    Register Here

    Register here

  • 01/23/2019 3:11 AM | Anonymous


    Building the Pipeline for Women in Engineering and Medicine

    perryinitiative.org

    The Georgia Orthopaedic Society was a proud sponsor of the Perry Initiative Outreach Program which took place January 18th and 19th at Emory University. The Perry Initiative is committed to inspiring young women to become leaders in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. This was a hands-on program directed towards both high school and medical school students. According to Dr. Jennifer Tucker, Georgia Orthopaedic Society Legislative Chair and Perry Initiative Volunteer, the program was a huge success!!

  • 06/12/2018 12:02 AM | Anonymous

    To help you understand changes in Georgia law regarding the opioid abuse epidemic, the Georgia Orthopaedic Society has prepared an attached PDF. Additionally, there are supportive advocacy tools at the GOS website. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to a board member.

  • 01/05/2018 6:50 AM | Anonymous

    The Georgia Composite Medical Board (GCMB) has ruled that as of January 1, 2018, every physician must complete 3 or more hours of AMA/AOA PRA Category 1 CME of opioid prescribing CME in order to renew their Georgia medical license.

    The updated GCMB ruling says that, (4) Effective January 1, 2018, every physician not subject to Rule 360-15- .01(3) who maintains an active DEA certificate and prescribes controlled substances, except those holding a residency training permit, shall complete at least one time three or more hours of AMA/AOA PRA Category 1 CME that is designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices. The controlled substance prescribing CME shall include instruction on controlled substance prescribing guidelines, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management. Any controlled substances prescribing guidelines coursework taken within two years of [the physician’s] last renewal will count toward this requirement. Completion of this requirement may count as three hours toward the CME requirement for license renewal.

    The American College of Physicians is offering a free online Safe Opioid Prescribing CME course (3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits) Click here for details.

    A list of additional CME opportunities have been added to the GOS website. Log in to the Members Only Section to access this list.

  • 12/28/2017 8:32 PM | Anonymous
    Hello Georgia Orthopedic Society colleagues and Happy New Year.

    On behalf of your Board and as one of your representatives on the AAOS Board of Councilors (along with Wendall Duncan and Chairman Danny Guy) I have a request. It will take less than 5 minutes and if you pick up your phone you can do it right now.

    Please scan the note below from John Gill, an orthopod colleague from Texas and the Chair of the AAOS political action committee. It speaks to how strong Orthopaedics is in the world of advocacy in Washington.

    It doesn’t just happen. It takes folks like Dr Gill and a salaried AAOS staff along with a few hundred others of us that volunteer time to work the process.

    Making a contribution to the AAOS PAC is an easy way for you to support this process. You don’t even need to do any of the heavy lifting. The AAOS PAC (along with our GOS PAC) is successful because of the financial support it’s members give. Like it or not, this is a small piece of overhead that is part of the price of your practice.

    Please pick up your phone; enter AAOS in the text field and 41444 as the number you send that message to.

    You will quickly receive a text with a link to a website where you can enter a dollar amount and payment method. Choose any $$ amount you want. No amount is too small.

    I also have a personal reason for writing. Like you, I’m kind of competitive. The BOC (board of councilors) has a little competition as to which state can have the highest percentage of AAOS members make a contribution to the PAC in 2017. I want to be able to announce to you that Georgia orthopedists came out # 1.

    So do this today. We have until December 31.

    THANKS

    Todd Schmidt, MD
    Georgia Orthopaedic Society
    AAOS Board of Councilors


    Dear Colleague,

    Thank you for your previous support of the AAOS Orthopaedic PAC, the largest provider PAC in the nation. We want you back on the team.

    It can sometimes be hard to break through the headlines, but we have had a banner year! On the federal front, we have made significant progress towards vital medical liability reforms and repealing the harmful Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). We also negated harmful legislative language declaring podiatrists physicians and protected vital defense health research funding. On the regulatory side, AAOS has responded to several requests for information, proposed rules, and other documents about the need to reduce many of the day-to-day burdens that orthopaedic surgeons face. We also successfully obtained a CMS code change for total ankle replacements that more accurately reflects the difficulty of the procedure, canceled the SHFFT mandatory payment model, scaled back the CJR mandatory payment model, and convinced CMS to withdraw a harmful proposed rule on orthotics/prosthetics. Politically, the Orthopaedic PAC had unprecedented access and representation at over 600 political events, an increase of more than 30 percent from last election cycle. The strength of our PAC has allowed us to have a seat at the table and educate members of Congress about the importance of musculoskeletal care. We represent our profession, patients and your practices – not red or blue – and we work hard to make sure your issues are heard.

    However, there is still much more work to be done in 2018. Can we count on your support this year as we rebuild our war chest to ensure we protect physician reimbursement, lift the ban on physician-owned hospitals, and achieve important antitrust reform? Our PAC just isn’t the same without you! Please renew your investment in the future of our specialty.

    To renew, text the word AAOS to the number 41444 or visit www.aaos.org/Pac.

    Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Orthopaedic PAC works for all orthopaedic surgeons, all the time. Have a wonderful holiday season.

    All the best,

    John T. Gill, MD
    Chairman, Orthopaedic PAC
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