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AAOS Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery is organized by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons / American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and will be held during Feb 15 - 17, 2018 at Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Palo Alto, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Orthopaedic surgeons and researchers, Young Investigators, and government representatives.

Course Overview :

There is substantial interest in using biologics to reduce body and joint pain and to accelerate healing from orthopaedic injuries and surgery. Musculoskeletal problems attributed to injuries and aging are the leading cause of disability in the United States. In recent years, there has been an exponential rise in the use of biologics to treat orthopaedic problems. This rise is primarily due to widespread use of “minimally manipulated” autologous therapies such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), that are not required to undergo pre-market approval/clearance from the Food and Drug Administration. Consequently, clinical use of these treatments has greatly outpaced evidence based research. Concerns over misinformation and patient safety have led to recent calls to action, including one from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The orthopaedic professional societies and research communities share these concerns. To address these concerns, Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery Research Symposium will be a collaborative and interactive meeting to develop a collective impact agenda to promote informed regulation and funding of new pathways for the clinical evaluation of biologics. Specifically, the symposium aims to determine candidate biologic targets for common orthopaedic conditions and injuries, identify a process to determine what is known about the composition and biologic activity of biologics using PRP as a model, determine the feasibility of establishing a clinical registry to collect data on the use of biologics, and identify regulatory pathways to facilitate their use.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Contact No. (847) 823-7186
custserv@aaos.org, ransford@aaos.org

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Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center
291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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