Dear Colleagues

It is with pleasure that we welcome you to register you abstract and attendance at the 48th WA AOA Annual Scientific Meeting to be held at The Crowne, Perth on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August 2019.

For those who attended the last meeting in Bunker Bay, you will agree that the papers were of the highest quality and the camaraderie shared left us all in deep appreciation for the exceptional job done by Ben Jeffcote in his role as Scientific Convenor.

As always our meeting will follow a similar format to previous years; a full scientific session on Friday ending with a cocktail function with Trade followed by a half day session on the Saturday which will culminate in the WA AGM.  Saturday afternoon offers AOA21 Workshops in conjunction with Governance Education offered to AOA Members .  Saturday evening will host the formal AOA WA Dinner to which partners are invited.

Our meetings are always family friendly and you are encouraged to register your partner for the social events.  Child care facilities will be available (at a cost) during the scientific sessions  and you are encouraged to register your interest to use these services through the registration process.

The AOA21 Workshops are designed to equip all those involved in training with the processes and procedures required to manoeuvre our Registrars through their training, while the Governance Education is a course developed and customised for Australian Orthopaedic Surgeons by AOA CEO Adrian Cosenza, who is a long standing fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  It provides an increased understanding of the effective and responsible working of boards and committees.  Any AOA member currently serving on an AOA committee, interested in doing so, or looking to more effectively and productively engage with Hospital committees of other groups, is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  The course is offered at no cost, and is a valuable member benefit, but spaces are limited.  Registration for both workshops will be included int eh conference registration form.

We look forward to welcoming you and seeing you at the 48th AOA WA ASM.


Greg Janes
Chair WA

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Gareth Prosser
WA Scientific Convenor