Duke Orthopaedics AAOS Bus Schedule

We look forward to everyone “getting on the bus” this week! Below is the Duke Orthopaedics Bus Route. The route will begin at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel at 7:00 a.m. and continue to route along the highlighted areas on the map below. Each hotel is approximately 5-10 minutes away per the Escot Bus Company. Hotels that are located in the red highlighted areas will be on request only.
The bus will run during the following times:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: From 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; from 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.; and from 5:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.; from 11:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and from 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Detailed schedule: 
Departure time          Location

7:00 a.m.                   Rosen Shingle Creek / 9939 Universal Blvd.
Pick up at Transportation Lobby

7:15 a.m.                   Las Palmeras Hilton Grand Vacation
(Formerly Westin Orlando Resort)
9501 Universal Blvd.
Pick up at the front Lobby

7:35 a.m.                   Courtyard by Marriott / 8600 Austrian Ct.
Pick up at the Curb Side

7:50 a.m.                   Embassy Suites Convention Center /
8978 International Drive
Pick up at the Curb Side

8:10 a.m.                  Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando /
9000 International Drive
Pick up at the Front Lobby

8:30 a.m.                   Hyatt Regency / 9801 International Drive
Pick up at the International Tower

8:45 a.m.                   Rosen Centre / 9840 International Drive
Pick up at the Signature Entrance

9:00 a.m.                   Rosen Plaza / 9700 International Drive
Pick up by the Convention Entrance which is
on the side of the hotel

*Drop off at Orange County Convention Center / West Building
*Will be a continual Shuttle Service following this timing

**Pick up at the following hotels will be at request only**
Swan and Dolphin / 1500 Epcot Resort Blvd.
Waldorf Astoria / 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
JW Marriott / 4040 Central Fla Parkway
Cabana Bay Beach Resort / 6550 Adventure Way
Loews Royal Pacific / 6300 Hollywood Way

Once inside the convention center, individuals should follow signs for the West Parking lot.  The charter bus pick-up/drop-off area is located just outside the Westwood Lobby (see below).


If you do not see your hotel listed, or need to request a pickup, please contact:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and SaturdayBrenetta Tate at 919-740-4082
Thursday and FridayMelanie Frank at 978-621-5180.

Duke Orthopaedics Bus Route

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2016 Selection and Medical Management of Weight Loss Surgery Patients

Selection and Medical Management of Weight Loss Surgery Patients

A Comprehensive Guide to Weight Loss Surgery for Primary Care and Specialty Providers 

April 9, 2016

100 Woodland Pond Drive
Cary, NC 27513
This annual course is held locally to teach primary care and specialty providers about the latest advances in weight loss surgery, how to identify patients suitable for surgery, how to assist patients in the weight loss surgery evaluation process, and how to manage patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. The course focuses on the long-term post-surgical medical management of the patient for successful weight loss, the management of co-morbidities, and identifying potential risks. View course brochure 

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Senate confirms Califf as next FDA head

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Senate voted 89-4 today to confirm Robert Califf, MD, as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Califf takes over the job from Margaret Hamburg, who left the agency in March. The FDA’s chief scientist, Stephen Ostroff, has served as acting commissioner since her departure.

Prior to joining the FDA, Califf, a professor of medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine, served as vice chancellor of clinical and translational research at Duke, executive director and founder of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), and director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute. During his time at Duke, Califf led many landmark clinical trials in cardiovascular disease. He is considered an international leader in the fields of health outcomes, quality of care, and medical economics. He is one of the nation’s leaders in the growing field of translational research, which is key to translating scientific advances into clinical care.

“It’s a proud day for the DCRI and Duke,” said DCRI Executive Director Eric Peterson, MD, MPH. “So many of us have had the privilege to work side by side with Dr. Califf through the years, and today marks another milestone in his storied career as a champion for improving patient care around the world. Dr. Califf has devoted his life to innovations in clinical research, and we look forward to his contribution to advancing and protecting our nation’s public health.”

Califf was a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees that recommended Medicare coverage of clinical trials and the removal of ephedra from the market and of the IOM’s Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors. He also served as a member of the FDA Cardiorenal Advisory Panel and FDA Science Board’s Subcommittee on Science and Technology. Currently, he is a member of the IOM Policy Committee and liaison to the Forum in Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation.

President Obama nominated Califf for the position in September of last year. Califf has served as the FDA’s deputy commissioner for medical devices and tobacco since February 2015.

New Center for Population Health Sciences Launched; Curtis Named Director

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean, Duke University School of Medicine, today announced the launch of the new Center for Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine. The center will be led by Lesley Curtis, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Center for Pragmatic Health Services Research in the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).

The goal of the Center for Population Health Sciences is to identify determinants of health and the most effective means for improving health. This multi-disciplinary center will comprise faculty members from a variety of disciplines including epidemiology, health services research and policy, health economics, health measurement and behavior, and implementation science who share an interest in answering complex questions about the drivers of health in populations. The center will foster active collaborations with the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Duke University Health System, and other entities engaged in the science of population health.

Dr. Curtis has spent her career advancing the health of patients with cardiovascular disease, eye disease, and other chronic diseases through her conduct of numerous studies employing methods in health services research, clinical and comparative effectiveness, and pharmacoepidemiology. She has led national and international efforts to develop and refine advanced methods for the analysis of large secondary data sets. Dr. Curtis currentlyco-leads the Data Core for the FDA’s Sentinel  Initiative, and the coordinating centers for the NIH’s Health Care Systems Collaboratory and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Initiative’s National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet).

This new center will be the launching pad for the subsequent establishment of a new department in the School of Medicine, which will include signature research initiatives in health services research, implementation science, and measurement science.  Educational offerings will complement the department’s signature research initiatives with an initial focus on principles and methods of research embedded in health care systems, analytic approaches to population-based electronic health data, and principles of patient-reported measures. Center faculty will develop educational programs including a post-graduate certificate program in Population Health Sciences and Master and PhD programs in Population Health Sciences.

Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD, interviewed in #APTACSM 2016 Dispatch about CoHSTAR

Approaching its first anniversary, the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) is making an impact. Watch the video below to see Jason Bellamy, APTA Director of Web & News Media, interview our very own Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD, Faculty Fellow of CoHSTAR; and Linda J. Resnik, PT, PhD, Principal Investigator of CoHSTAR.


Erica D. Taylor, MD, running a Gladden Society Mentoring Workshop for Medical Students at this year’s AAOS

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This year at the AAOS meeting, Erica D. Taylor, MD, will be running a Gladden Society Mentoring Workshop for Medical Students (female and URM) on Thursday, March 3, from 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., which will be followed by a Medical Student Mentoring Reception from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. On Friday, March 4, there will be a Trilogy Breakfast (Gladden Society + Ruth Jackson + AAOS Diversity Advisory Board) from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. All events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, FL. You can register here.
As the chairperson of these events, Dr. Taylor will be representing Duke Orthopaedics to the fullest extent.
2016 JRGOS Annual Events
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Orlando, Florida

Thursday, March 3, 2016 
Annual Luncheon -11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Medical Student Mentoring Program – 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Medical Student Mentoring Reception – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 4, 2016 
Trilogy Breakfast – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Congratulations to Michel D. Landry, BScPT, PhD, on his two new publications in WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health

Dr. Michel Landry

Dr. Landry’s first publication, entitled, “Exploring the factors that influence the perceptions of disability: a qualitative study of mothers of children with disabilities at a community-based rehabilitation centre in Sri Lanka,” was published in the WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health.


The prevalence of disability is growing worldwide; however, perceptions regarding disability are not well understood. The aim of this study was to explore factors that influence the perception of disability among mothers of children with disabilities who were attending a community-based rehabilitation facility in Sri Lanka.

Read the full article here: Landry et al., 2016

His second publication, entitled, “Making “prevention and preparedness” a recovery priority: lessons from the response to the 2015 Nepal earthquake,” was also published in the WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health.

Read the full article here: Orfin & Landry, 2016


AOFAS Specialty Day 2016 – March 5, 2016


View the updated program to see what’s new this year! 
March 5, 2016 – 7:00 am – 5:20 pm
Orange County Convention Center, West Building – Room W224
Orlando, Florida

Mark E. Easley, MD, AOFAS President
Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, Program Chair    

Online Registration Available Through February 28
 View AAOS Registration Policies

Onsite Registration Also Available
  • Learn about new technologies, controversies and managing complications
  • What Else Can I Do with My Degree – entrepreneur, administrator, media personality
  • Operative vs. non-operative treatment of calcaneal fractures, Achilles tears,
    Jones fractures
  • Scientific paper sessions
  • New this year, a box lunch will be provided along with non-CME industry presentations

For registration questions, contact the AAOS directly at:
Email: meeting@aaos.org
Phone: 800-346-2267
Fax: 847-823-8031


Douglas W. Schreyack, DPM, JD, selected to receive the Overall Provider Strength, Hope, and Caring Award


Congratulations to Douglas W. Schreyack, DPM, JD, who was selected to receive the Overall Provider Strength, Hope, and Caring Award for Fiscal Year 2016. This means that the nomination that led to Dr. Schreyack’s quarterly award on December 18, 2016, was considered against the other quarterly provider award winners and was considered to be an exceptional example of providing great care to our patients and families.

The award will be presented at the Annual Strength, Hope, and Caring Gala the evening of May 19, 2016.

Please take the time to thank Dr. Schreyack for the wonderful work he is doing and the impact he is having on so many!