It is always great when the American Academy of Orthopaedics has its yearly conference here at home in New Orleans. It means many things to me. Here are a few of my thoughts on this upcoming week of working sessions, presentations, and a chance to learn about the latest innovations in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic care.
I don’t get to go every year, but I will be there this year. (How could I miss it since it is right here in New Orleans, Louisiana?) This a chance for me to catch up with former colleagues, mentors, and friends who live all over the country. Everyone gets caught up in their weekly routine. So having an opportunity to reconnect with people you rarely see and getting a chance to take a look at the latest advances in my field is something I really enjoy.
So I will be in the office in the Orthopaedics Department all day Monday March 10th, 2014, seeing patients at Ochsner Kenner. From Tuesday through Friday I will be sitting in various conference rooms, walking the display floor, and clearing out a few times to handle various surgeries I have scheduled for this week.
If I don’t see you tomorrow, or at the conference, I will be back in the office all week as usual as of Monday March 17th, 2014!