Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

, Volume 466, Issue 10, pp 2413–2417 | Cite as

Providing Outreach Continuing Education in Countries with Limited Resources

  • Kaye E. WilkinsEmail author
Symposium: ABJS/C.T. Brighton Workshop on Trauma in the Developing World


Obtaining continuing education can be difficult in countries with limited resources. Members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) have developed a program for providing outreach continuing education courses in pediatric orthopaedics. POSNA members provide their own transportation to the host country, while the orthopaedic physicians along with the educational institutions in the host country in turn provide the support needed to carry out the courses. They also provide lodging, meals, and local transportation. Since its inception in 1998, 30 courses have been conducted in 19 countries with limited resources. The program has expanded to develop a partnership with the European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society. The protocol for organizing the courses is discussed.


Faculty Member Host Country Scoliosis Research Society Pediatric Orthopaedic Orthopaedic Society 
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© The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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