Members of the orthotics & prosthetics community,
The announcement below from NIH, regarding an upcoming consensus
conference on total knee replacement, may be of interest to some.
Sincerely and with all best regards,
Jeffrey S. Reznick, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow
Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc. (OPAF)
1666 K Street NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC 20006
Email [email protected]
The Office of Medical Applications of Research (OMAR) and the National
Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS),
National Institutes of Health (NIH) are convening a consensus
development conference to explore and assess current scientific
knowledge regarding total knee replacement (TKR).
With the number of TKR surgeries performed each year increasing and
indications for TKR extending to younger patients, this landmark
conference will serve as a forum to enhance clinical decision-making and
stimulate further research.
The NIH Consensus Development Conference
on Total Knee Replacement
will be held December 8 – 10 at the NIH campus in
There is no charge for attendance, but registration is limited!
The NIH/FAES is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for
The NIH/FAES designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.5
category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each
physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in
Please see below for additional information pertaining to CME.
To be certain that we reach everyone who will want to be on hand for
this significant conference, we would appreciate your sharing
information about this conference. Please send this information to your
listservs and include it in any internal and external communication
vehicles to assure colleagues and associates get the word! You can view
the online registration form, detailed logistics, and updates to the
agenda at: http://consensus.nih.gov.
Join a distinguished gathering of medical practitioners and allied
health field representatives; researchers, scientists, and physical
therapists; medical device manufacturers and researchers; insurers and
providers; professional organizations and associations; and key
stakeholders, including consumers, in this important national dialogue.
To obtain a conference web banner for your web site, please reply to
We appreciate your support!
Kelli Marciel, MA
NIH Consensus Development Program
Office of the Director, NIH
This conference is intended for health care practitioners and
researchers with any of the following interests or specialties:
orthopedic surgery, geriatrics, sports medicine, physical therapy,
rheumatology, as well as general practitioners.
The CME educational objective for this activity is to enable
participants to recognize how the preponderance of available evidence
should inform current practice and future research in total knee
Sign language interpretation will be provided. Individuals with
disabilities who need accommodations to participate in this event should
For additional information on event faculty, please visit
http://consensus.nih.gov or phone 1-888-644-2667.