Course Objectives

The purpose and objective of the LOA meeting are to provide a wide perspective on the broad ranges of orthopaedic knowledge and surgical practice, and increase knowledge in the fundamentals of orthopaedic surgery in basic and clinical science and orthopaedic specialty areas in order to implement more effective strategies for the prevention of musculoskeletal disease. The LOA Annual Meeting also provides an opportunity to strengthen professional relationships.

The learning experience in this activity will promote education in orthopaedic care, support a forum for discussion of current issues in orthopaedics, provide instructions on procedures related to patient management, patient health, physician performance and outcomes, and provide education and information related to the Maintenance of Certification of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. It also will provide education in advocacy issues related to orthopaedics, promote patient safety, and provide an opportunity to discuss and debate in a case based learning environment.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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