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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Architectural Boat Tour

If you have some free time in the afternoon Sunday, I suggest the Architectural Boat Tour. The narrated boat trip down the Chicago River is an enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes on a summer afternoon.

Visit their website to read all about the tour, how to find them and the cruise schedule.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dynamic Keynote Speaker!

So I am just realizing I haven't yet commented on everyone's favorite Chicago Trauma Symposium speaker. Denis Calthorpe, FRCSI is back again this year from the UK., our friend from overseas who livens up the crowd first thing in the morning and loves to stir up a debate. Mr. Calthorpe will be presenting a keynote on Sunday discussing Healthcare in the UK. Let's see what he has to say about where we may be heading.

Now more importantly everyone wants to know where they can join Denis for a beer at the "public house"....stay tuned for that answer!

Where to go for STEAK?

Everyone has an opinion on this matter but since I'm the one writing the blog you get to hear mine. My absolute go to favorite for steak is Gibson's Steakhouse. Reservations are suggested but waiting or eating in the bar is an option too. If a great steak with a nice glass of wine is your kind of night, this is the place.

I'm not going to write to much about this...try it for yourself. Everything on the menu is superb.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Exhibitor: Whitehall of Deerfield

Whitehall of Deerfield welcomes you to experience the flair of elegance rarely found in healthcare. Nestled in the heart of historic Deerfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago, Whitehall of Deerfield delivers the comforts of a hotel getaway. All with the first-rate, personalized rehabilitation therapy, short-term and skilled nursing care that gets desired results.

Opened in December 1973, Whitehall of Deerfield pioneered luxury healthcare beyond any Northshore Chicago Nursing Home. With its lavish woodwork crafted by hand, museum-quality paintings, solariums, spacious rooms and suites, concierge service, valet parking, gourmet coffees and a stunning array of world-class amenities—Whitehall of Deerfield provides the ideal setting for restoring individuals' independence quickly and comfortably. For more information, or to arrange a tour, please call 847.945.4600 or visit

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Exhibitor: RTI Biologics

RTI Biologics, Inc. is the leading provider of sterile biologic implants, operating with a commitment to advancing science, safety and innovation. RTI prepares human donated tissue and bovine tissue through extensive screening, testing and sterilization processes such as BioCleanse(r), Tutoplast(r), and Cancelle)TM) SP. RTI's allograft and xenograft implants are used in sports medicine, orthopedic, dental, hernia and other specialty surgeries.

Did you know?
RTI has distributed over two-million implants with zero incidence of allograft-associated infection.

For more information, please stop by our booth at the Chicago Trauma Symposium or visit

Monday, July 19, 2010

Exhibitor: Athletico

AthletiCo provides a personalized approach to physical therapy, occupationaltherapy, and fitness services. We work with physicians to walk with each patient every step of the way to make sure their body performs at its peak-today, tomorrow,and beyond. At AthletiCo, it's YOU First.

Since 1991, AthletiCo has been the proud provider of rehabilitation, fitness, and performance services to many professional teams, performing arts companies, endurance programs, golf associations, volleyball clubs, high schools, colleges, and events in Chicagoland and Central Illinois. AthletiCo's first Wisconsin location opened in Milwaukee in December 2009.

AthletiCo provides orthopedic rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy, work rehabilitation, performing arts rehabilitation, women's health therapy, spine control, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training/sports medicine. Expanded services include performance enhancement, fitness center memberships, golf fitness, endurance, nutrition, and massage therapy.

AthletiCo accepts all indemnity, PPO, POS, and WC plans including BC/BS, Humana, Medicare, Aetna (PPO/HMO), PHCS, UHC (PPO.HMO) and many others. As a courtesy to our patients, we verify insurance coverage. For more information on AthletiCo or to find a location near you please visit our exhibit booth during the Chicago Trauma Symposium, or call 1.877.ATHLETICO.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Great Eats Near the Hancock Observatory

There are nearly 70 restaurants within a ¼ mile of John Hancock Observatory so you have plenty to choose from. Here are some of the Hancock's favorites.

Bistro 110 (110 E. Pearson St) – wood-roasted dishes and Americanized bistro fare.

Cheesecake Factory (John Hancock Center) – is it a menu or a novel? There is nothing you can't get here and the portions are ginormous.

The Cape Cod Room (140 E. Walton-Famous Drake Hotel) – seafood recognized in the Fine Dining Hall of Fame.

Foodlife (835 N. Michigan Ave) – comfort food, healthy food and snacks. Almost everything under one roof.

Gibson's Steakhouse (1028 N. Rush St) – flashy steak house popular with politicians and Gold Coast singles crowd.

Gino’s East (162 E. Superior) – a time-honored purveyor of deep-dish cooking.

Giordano's (730 N. Rush St) – World Famous stuffed pizza.

Grand Lux Café (600 North Michigan Avenue at Ontario) – casual cuisine from Thai and Caribbean, to classic American and European specialties.

Lawry's the Prime Rib (100 E Ontario St) – the name says it all, yum!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dinner or Drinks with an Amazing View!

Enjoy a cocktail at the Signature Lounge or dinner at the Signature Room both located on the 95th Floor of the Hancock Building.

The 95th Floor of the Hancock Building has a great restaurant and lounge serving lunch, dinner and brunch.

The magnificent city views and premium martinis make The Signature Lounge the perfect place to unwind after a long day of stimulating education.

Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360° degree views of the entire city.

Enjoy our Signature Lunch Buffet Monday through Saturday in addition to our à la carte lunch menu. Dinner is served nightly and features the finest seafood, steaks and chops in the city. And on Sunday, our lavish brunch buffet offers over 60 items, including made-to-order omelets, carving station and a seafood raw bar.

Top 10 in 5...Check Them Out!

Here's a list of the top 10 things to do within a 5-minute walk of John Hancock Observatory. Print it off and stick it in your bag.

1. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art for exhibitions of the most thought provoking art created since 1945.

2. Take a Chicago Trolley Tour, a great value way to see the city's most sought after shopping, dining and attractions in around two hours.

3. Grab a slice of culture at the Lookingglass Theatre Company, a new era of theatre in Chicago used for presentations, special events and intimate performances.

4. Head to American Girl Place, where little girls can explore the worlds' of their favorite characters, dine with dolls and celebrate birthdays with friends.

5. Go shopping on Magnificent Mile where you'll find flagship stores for brands like Apple and Burberry, plus, vertical malls that are home to hundreds of stores.

6. Cruise Oak Street Beach, where bikini-clad beauties, businessmen with their trousers rolled up, musclemen, in-line skaters and families hang out.

7. Get your photo taken next to the Chicago Water Tower. Since the Great Fire of 1871, the tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and the city's recovery from it.

8. Sneak away to Hershey's 3,600ft retail store on Magnificent Mile, where you can customize giant chocolate bars with your very own message.

9. Hail a horse-drawn carriage to the lakeside and past the manors of the Gold Coast. Trips depart just outside John Hancock Center.

10. Check out the new TBroadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place opening Fall 2010.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Exhibitor: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to unveil our newest trauma resource, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Trauma 4. Available for pre-order, this completely new title distills all the advances from the past five years into one concise, readable volume that will benefit trauma centers and surgeons of all levels in urban and rural settings. Developed by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and published by AAOS, this book features chapters on advances in imaging and image guided surgery, minimally invasive fracture care, amputations and prosthetics, and disaster and mass casualty preparedness.

Visit the AAOS booth at the exhibit hall to learn more and visit us online at

Visit the Hancock Observatory

At the Hancock Observatory a stunning, sensational view is simply not enough! You've got to have the wind rushing through your hair, multimedia tours to stimulate the mind and elevators to leave you breathless too. Experience it all

Check out the Navy Pier Fireworks from the best vantage point in the city - ABOVE! Every Wednesday and Saturday night from May 29 - September 4. Wednesday fireworks begin on June 16 and start at 9:30pm. Saturday night fireworks start at 10:15pm. Arrive early and relax in our cafe until it's time to pick your firework viewing spot.

Visit there website to make the most of your John Hancock Observatory visit, click here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Exhibitor: ATI Physical Therapy

ATI Physical Therapy is dedicated to making a positive difference in the quality of life of our patients, employees and community through the pursuit of excellence in service and the patient experience. At ATI, patients receive focused attention from their therapist for the duration of their treatment. Care provided at ATI is individualized, research-based and patients enjoy state-of-the-art facilities.

ATI offers a variety of personalized services including: physical therapy, occupational and hand therapy, sports medicine and performance, women’s health, injury screenings and gait analysis. Additionally, patient transportation is available at all locations for those in need.

ATI accepts virtually all major insurance carriers, and our staff will be happy to verify your benefits. Call any one of our 60 convenient locations to schedule an appointment today. Please visit for the location nearest you.

Selected as the best PT provider in the country by Advance Magazine.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Exhibitor: Ballert Orthopedics

Ballert Orthopedic is an organization dedicated to rendering services by a professional staff to our patients who face physical limitations. We are committed to providing excellent patient care as well as high-quality products to promote the resumption of function and/or recovery from injury or disability. We take great pride in the professional training, knowledge, and capabilities of our staff. We are dedicated to providing health care of the highest quality.

Be sure to visit Ballert Orthopedic in the exhibit hall to view the latest in custom orthotics and prosthetics.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Exhibitor: Healthcare Information Services

Healthcare Information Services (HIS) is dedicated to helping physicians maximize their reimbursement revenue and enhance their bottom line. Leaders in Revenue Cycle Management and healthcare technology, HIS is an invaluable resource to physicians during a difficult economic time. Our staff of over 215 professionals, including 45 certified coders, have real-world industry experience, providing you with the leadership and expertise necessary to help your practice increase its profitability and operational efficiencies.

HIS was the first physician management company to successfully develop a centralized business office specifically designed to help Orthopaedic Services manage their reimbursement and technology. The Orthopaedic Division of HIS has successfully grown since its inception and is now responsible for the revenue cycle of over 130 Orthopaedic surgeons.

Stop by our booth and please visit our website for more information on how we can help your practice increase its reimbursements and boost profitability.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Exhibitor: Aspen Medical Products

Aspen Medical Products is a leader in the development of innovative spinal bracing for post-trauma stabilization, pre-and-post surgical stabilization, pain management and long-term patient care. Aspen Medical Products offers multiple orthotic options that provide unsurpassed motion restriction, superior comfort and an economic advantage, encouraging better patient compliance.

Be sure to visit Aspen Medical Products in the exhibit hall and also online at .

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hands-on Workshop: Managing Bone Deficiency in Hip, Femur & Tibia

This workshop will educate you on an innovative grafting product, Plexur M, for the management of bone deficiency in the hip, femur and tibia. You've got to get your hands on this graft to feel for yourself.

Plexur M is a moldable, settable and machinable bone graft implant that fully remodels into new bone. Its exceptional handling and radiopacity is making Plexur M a game changer, giving orthopaedic surgeons the ability to mold the graft to fit irregularly shaped defects and restore the anatomy as well as to place adjunctive hardware without graft fragmentation.

Osteotech is a worldwide leader and innovator in the field of Biologics for regenerative healing with a 25-year heritage of safety and clinical efficacy. Osteotech embraces enhancing quality of life through integrated programs supported by evidence based medicine, patient care education, research and collaborative relationships.

Visit Osteotech in the exhibit hall and online.

Philosophy and Healing: Restoring an Ancient Alliance Keynote

Edward Alam, PhD will be presenting a keynote address "Philosophy and Healing: Restoring an Ancient Alliance" on Thursday, August 5th.

This is a great keynote address to begin the course. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to be reminded and learn more about this ancient alliance.

Dr. Alam is an Associate Professor at Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon. He has been teaching full time in the Faculty of Humanities since 1996.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Exhibitor: OrthoView

While attending the Chicago Trauma Symposium be sure to see what OrthoView has to offer firsthand in the exhibit hall.

OrthoView provides the traumatologist with a complete planning and templating solution using digital images. With OrthoView, an orthopaedic trauma specialist can create a detailed surgical plan, template nails, plates, bend plates on screen, add screws and more.

"In an ongoing study using OrthoView, not a single intramedullary nail was wasted in the OR and we avoided having to postpone two procedures by being able to anticipate (and template) the less common nail sizes that were needed during the case." Samir Mehta MD, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist, Philadelphia, PA

For more information go to

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Exhibitor: Mazor Surgical Technologies

Visit the Mazor Surgical Technologies booth to see this great product for yourself, C-InSight - affordably adding 3D capabilities to your existing C-Arm.

Studies show that intraoperative 3D can detect malpositioning which are not visible in 2D Fluoroscopy. The clinical outcome of intraoperative 3D is significant as it allows immediate verification, thus reducing revisions.

C-InSight® is an add-on to your C-Arm, converting 2D scans to 3D images intraoperatively.
C-InSight® is clinically equivalent to other commercial 3D systems with the advantages of being affordable, utilizing existing equipment and reducing radiation.

Minimal Radiation
C-InSight® provides 3D images at around 5%-10% of radiation exposure levels compared to common CT scans. Being in line with FDA guidelines for radiation reduction, C-InSight® is safer for both OR staff and for the patients, especially patients who are sensitive to radiation such as pediatric and female patients.

Affordable & Cost effective
C-InSight® increases the utilization of existing C-Arms with minimal investment.
It quickly connects to any C-Arm with a video output and converts 2D scans to 3D images in under 2 minutes.
Furthermore, in many cases C-InSight® eliminates the need for post operative CT scans.

Simple and Intuitive Software
C-InSight® is user friendly and intuitive. After a short in-service, any OR technician or staff can easily plug C-InSight® into the C-Arm and follow the simple step by step instructions.

For more information, images and C-inSight® movies, visit: and see it first hand in the exhibit hall.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Boots of a Fallen Soldier

In honor of July 4th, I'd like to share with you "Boots of a Fallen Soldier" painted by Matthew Jimenez, MD, Course Chairman for the Chicago Trauma Symposium. Take some time today to remember all of our military men and women, past and present. Thank a soldier for maintaining our Independence!

You will see this and other artwork in the travelling Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibit of Orthopaedic Advancement. It will be in Chicago October 21, 2011 through January 2012 at the Chicago Cultural Center. You can also visit the online exhibit at

Monday, June 28, 2010

Exhibitor: WaterGuard

Have your patients been asking you for a better option to keep their cast dry while showering? WaterGuard is your answer.

The WaterGuard sleeve is slip-on, self sealing protection that fits snug enough to keep water out, while remaining comfortable to the user. It slips over arm, leg and knee injury sites and come in sizes for adults, children and infant.

This product is avaiable for purchase online and in Safeway retail outlets.

Visit them in the exhibit hall, online and tell your patients about them too.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research

The Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research (FEMR) was founded with the mission to become a resource for unbiased information to promote musculoskeletal health and research, prevent fragility fractures and increase awareness of osteoporosis and related bone trauma and disabilities.

Visit the FEMR booth at the exhibit hall to learn more and visit

FEMR also provides daily bone health messages on facebook. Join us.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hands-on Workshop: New Concepts in Cephlomedullary Nailing

The Synthes Titanium Trochanteric Fixation Nail (TFN) is intended to treat stable and unstable pertrochanteric fractures, intertrochanteric fractures, basal neck fractures, and combinations thereof. The Long TFN is additionally indicated for subtrochanteric fractures, pertrochanteric fractures associated with shaft fractures, pathologic fractures of osteoporotic bone (including prophylactic use) in both trochanteric and diaphyseal regions, long subtrochanteric fractures, proximal or distal nonunions, malunions and revisions.

Synthes now is introducing a second option for proximal fixation in the TFN. Surgeons have the ability to use the new Lag Screw or the existing Helical Blade with using the TFN.

For more information, click here for a technique guide.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Everyone enjoys fireworks!

Everyone enjoys fireworks and ferris wheels! Visit Navy Pier, I know every other tourist does but it is enjoyable. There are fireworks on Wednesdays 9:30 pm and Saturdays 10:15 pm every week during the summer.

Get a great view of the Chicago skyline and lake front on the 150 foot-high ferris wheel modeled after the first ferris wheel. The first Ferris wheel was built for Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

This is a great place to take your family. Navy Pier has so much to offer. Visit the website to make the most of your visit.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Orthopaedic Life in Iraq & Afganistan Keynote Address

Join me in first thanking Colonel Colin Miller, MD for his dedication and years of service to the US Army.

Colonel Colin Miller, MD will be presenting a keynote Friday, August 6 on Orthopaedic Life in Iraq & Afganistan. He'll present to you what he experiences during his tours of duty. You'll learn what life on the 'front line' and working in a field hospital is really like. It may make you have second thoughts next time you are frustrated at your hospital.

Colonel Miller is also a talented photographer. He's lecture will be filled with great photography and video. Some of Colonel Miller's photographs were part of the AAOS Wounded in Action art exhibit at the 2010 AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Take a look at his great work, click here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Le Colonial: A Great Dining Option

Now here is a restaurant and dining option you may not have at home...Le Colonial, an upscale French-Vietnamese restaurant. This restaurant serves great food with great atmosphere. I like to say the upstairs has a South Pacific feel for all you musical lovers. This again is a personal favorite of mine. Visit there website to check out the menu and make a reservation.

Visit Le Colonial at 937 N Rush Street or on the web.

Own the Bone

The goal of the Own the Bone program is to close the treatment gap between the repair of a fragility fracture and the prevention of future fractures. By implementing a comprehensive 10-measure program, Own the Bone seeks to:

  • Close the gap documented in the RAND and NCQA studies as it applies to physician treatment recommendations

  • Change physician and patient behavior to reduce incidence of future fractures

  • Develop a turnkey multidisciplinary program that will become incorporated as routine clinical practice

  • Promote osteoporosis treatment and bone health maintenance

  • Reduce the impact of osteoporosis

  • Reduce the risk of mortality after hip fractures

Visit the Own the Bone website to learn more:

We are excited to have Own the Bone at the exhibit hall this year. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about their program. Be sure to take time to visit the booth and learn how you can participate in their program.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Everyone LOVES a good debate!

We've received such great feedback on our past beer & biologics session that we've decided to add a debate topic throughout the course. We've also expanded the scope of our debate only session on Friday afternoon. We've changed the name to "Controversies Over Cocktails". Our knowledgeable, experiences and opinionated faculty will debate each other on the latest techniques and practices. We hope you can join in and spur some heated debates.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Frontera Grill & Topolobampo

For amazing Mexican food and even better margarita, I choose Frontera Grill! This is by far my personal favorite for Mexican food in Chicago.

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless defines authentic regional Mexican cuisine for north-of-the-border diners at Frontera and Topolobampo, where the latter provides fine dining and the former offers a rustic take. Topolobampo accepts reservations but I never mind waiting for a table at Frontera while enjoying a margarita.

Click here to check out their website to learn more about this great dinig choice.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Exhibitor: ExtraOrtho Profile

Check out what ExtraOrtho has to offer!
Their sole purpose is to provide surgeons with the most innovative and easy-to-use solutions for all external fixation needs. Dedication to this singular focus allows us to develop unique external fixation products. The XtraFix® External Fixation System offers a new level of choice and control compared to other systems in the market.

XtraFix is advanced because it is designed to quickly, simply and simultaneously address the needs of multiple traumatic conditions. With XtraFix, the surgeon, not the system, dictates how to best address a patient’s external fixation needs.

Visit them in the exhibit hall to experience the tilt & angulation clamp first hand.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Love the Theatre?

Looking for something to do in the evening? Chicago has some great shows while you'll be in town. These shows are within walking distance of the Palmer House Hilton.

Billy Elliot click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Shrek the Musical click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

I've seen Billy Elliot and highly recommend it. I have tickets to see Shrek the Musical the weekend following the course with my family. I'm sure you would enjoy either one.

These are popular Tony Award winning productions. Buy your tickets now if this is something you'd like to do while in town.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hands-on Workshop: New Concepts in Intramedullary Nail Locking

The Synthes Angular Stable Locking System (ASLS), when used with Synthes cannulated titanium intramedullary nails, is intended to aid in the alignment and stabilization of tibial, humeral, femoral and ankle fractures. It is designed to allow users who want fixed angle locking in a nail.

Fixed angle locking is achieved when the gap between the locking screw and the nail is filled by an elastic material (PLA) which gives a firm initial connection after which resorption will gradually increase micromotion and load sharing to the levels of a typical interlocked nail.

For more information click here for the product guide.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Beer & Biologics

What is better than a good debate?

The orthobiologics session of the course is formatted as an Oxford style debate to be enjoyed with a beer or soft drink. Our distinguished facutly will debate current issues and options in orthobiologics. We are proud to historically have course participants that are eager to join in on these debates as well.

This debate is a great way to end the day. Don't forget to bring your challenging questions or comments!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lollapalooza 2010

I'm not sure what is going to be bigger in Chicago the weekend of August 6-8, 2010...Chicago Trauma Symposium or Lollapalooza? They both have big names performing. You may run into Lady Gaga, Green Day or Soundgarden at the Palmer House but they won't be speaking on orthopaedic trauma.

What timing! If you enjoy great live music, people watching or general excitement this is a great weekend for you. Lollapalooza happens to be taking place the same weekend as the course almost just across the street at Grant Park. What a great way to relax after the course each evening.

For more details click here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hands-on Workshop: New Concepts in Peri-Prosthethic Plating

The Chicago Trauma Symposium hosts a rotation of 1 hour hands-on workshops to allow participants to learn more about evolving surgical and implant technologies. The workshops are led by our premier faculty lending their own personal tips and pearls to each procedure.

The Peri-Prosthetic workshop will utilize a 3.5mm Locking Attachment Plate as an alternative to cerclage cables. The plate is attached to existing Synthes locking compression plates (LCP) using a connecting screw, to augment stabilization of fractures.

The arms on each side of the plate offer the possibility of bypassing the prosthesis stem with 3.5mm locking screws (or 3.5 mm cortex screws). The locking capability is important for a fixed-angle construct in periprosthetic fractures and fractures in the presence of intramedullary implants, particularly in osteopenic bone where screw purchase is compromised. These screws do not rely on plate-to-bone compression to resist patient load, but function similarly to multiple, small, angled blade plates.

For more information click here for the product guide.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Great Opportunity

The Chicago Trauma Symposium is a great meeting in a great city. Take advantage of this opportunity to obtain 30.5 credits while enjoying all that Chicago has to offer.

Here are a few pictures of past participants from Canada that enjoyed visiting Millenium Park and a Chicago Fire Soccer game while in Chicago. And yes, they were at the course all day long as well....I was there.

To say the enjoyed the Chicago Trauma Symposium would be an understatement.

AAOS President to present keynote address

We are honored with the privilege of having John Callaghan, MD, AAOS President, as a keynote speaker this year. We have been bestowed the honor of having the current AAOS President as a keynote speaker since 2003. We graciously thank the AAOS presidential line for their continued support and dedication to education.

Read an excerpt from
John J. Callaghan, MD, assumes the presidency
By Jennie McKee
© American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010

AAOS President John J. Callaghan, MD, has a strong vision for what the Academy will accomplish in the coming year. Enhancing quality in orthopaedics, he says, is at the top of the list.

For complete article click here

Friday, March 19, 2010


There is nothing better than a sunny day spent at Wrigley Field. This is something everyone should do at some point in their life.

The Chicago Cubs will be in town Friday, Saturday and Sunday playing day games against Cincinnati. The course will be over in plenty of time for you to catch the Sunday 1:20 game.

You can take the El from the Palmer House directly to Wrigley Field, take the Red Line Monroe Stop to Addison.

You can purchase tickets here .

I can't guarantee sun or a win but I will guarantee a great time!

The Chicago White Sox will be in Detroit during the course.

Disclosure: I root for the cubs.


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