San Diego, is known as America’s Finest City and our orthopedic team or as we like to call ourselves “Team Bones” is heading to this great city for the upcoming American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Conference (AAOS). With so many things to do, people to see and places to go, I wanted to share five key points that will sure to be highlights at the event.
- The Location. It makes for an extra enjoyable conference when you have the chance to travel to a great city. Having relocated from California to Florida over a year ago, I always enjoy the chance to head back out west. If you’re a connoisseur of delicious food, check out the list from Thrillist of the “50 Things You Need to Eat in San Diego Before You Die.”
- The Networking. Academy shows are valuable events for networking with friends new and old and meeting up with former classmates and co-workers over the years. Peers are a great resource to learn about the latest trends, newest technologies and more. And aside from work, it’s always great to check-in and hear about their families, latest travels and other accomplishments.
- Tips for MIPS. With value-based care at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it’s sure to be a hot topic at the conference. The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is still a foreign acronym to many. Turning to a vendor that is a leader in value-based care with a proven track record of successful CMS reporting will be a key component for ensuring that you stay ahead of the pack in the future and qualify for the extra moneys given to exceptional performers. I invite you to visit the Modernizing Medicine booth to learn more about the orthopedic-specific suite of solutions offered as well as the seamless MIPS intelligence platform too.
- Virtual Reality. Some may find it more fun than MIPS, as Virtual Reality (VR) is another trending topic. If you come by the Modernizing Medicine booth (#433) you can not only see a demo and learn more about how the orthopedic-specific suite of solutions can help your practice, but will also be able to experience the future of your practice in VR. Pretty sweet!
- A Rooftop Bar. We all know that orthopedic conferences are long days and at the end of them you want some time to unwind and connect with your peers in a relaxed atmosphere. I want to invite you to join the Modernizing Medicine team at an exclusive reception at Level 9 Rooftop Bar at Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. In addition to our team and myself, Dr. Lawrence Lemak of Lemak Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, will be in attendance as well. You can RSVP for the event here.
I look forward to having the chance to meet you during AAOS. You can find me and the Modernizing Medicine team at booth #433 during the event. Safe travels to San Diego!
The AuthorJason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS
Medical Director of Orthopedics
Dr. Jason Weisstein is the Medical Director of Orthopedics. A native of southern California, he graduated Valedictorian from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1998. Simultaneous with his medical education, Dr. Weisstein received a Masters of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, NY. He subsequently completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and then went on to receive fellowship training at the University of Washington. Dr. Weisstein specializes in joint replacement and limb salvage surgery. His interest lies in the restoration of function in limbs that are in jeopardy, either from arthritis, tumors or other diseases. He currently serves as the Director of both the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement and the Center for Musculoskeletal Oncology at the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. He also serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine.
Prior to his arrival at the Paley Institute, Dr. Weisstein directed one of the largest joint replacement programs in California at Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center. Before that, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Washington, with a dual specialization in hip and knee reconstruction, as well as bone and soft tissue tumors. While in Washington, Dr. Weisstein trained orthopedic surgery residents and co-directed the orthopedic oncology fellowship. He has presented original research at both the national and international levels, and has published in major textbooks and journals. Dr. Weisstein’s most recent accolade includes being voted by his clinical peers as one of Castle Connolly’s top orthopedic doctors for 2015. He serves as a consultant editor for the journals Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and Orthopedics. Dr. Weisstein was selected as a Fellow by both the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, elite societies reserved for highly trained surgeons who adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards. Dr. Weisstein also serves as an elected member of the Tumor and Metabolic Bone Disease Committee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.