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6th Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement (MTJR)

December 4-6, 2014
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort
44600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells (Palm Springs), California

As we prepare for the 6th Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement, I wanted to take a few moments to share some exciting news about the meeting and to extend a special offer to all FARM members.

The 6th Annual Modern Trends In Joint Replacement (MTJR) Course will take place December 4-6, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California. MTJR continues to promote the highest standards of orthopaedic practice by educating practitioners, promoting research, and encouraging communication between opinion leaders and community-based physicians. For a limited time, the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) is extending a special offers to all FARM members. Register by December 1 and receive $150 off existing registration fees using the discount code MTJR150 at check out.

Please visit ICJR.net for more information or to register.

To receive your discount, register by Monday December 1st and enter the appropriate discount codeMTJR150

Download the Event Brochure (pdf)

We look forward to seeing you in December for another great MTJR event!

Best,
Raj K. Sinha, MD, PhD
Chairman, 6th Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement

BoneSmart.org Annual Review & Plan 2013-14

annual-review-2013It is with great pleasure we share with you the latest annual review for our BoneSmart.org knee and hip replacement patient outreach efforts. In 2013 BoneSmart.org delivered exceptional returns on our patient advocacy investment with website metrics logging over 2.25 million visits and over 43,000 referrals to our orthopedic industry leading partner sponsors.

This 1-page annual review document highlights notable milestones BoneSmart.org achieved in 2013, and gives a brief explanation of each our top four initiatives for 2014. As always we sincerely appreciate your support…we could not do all of this without you.

View or download the full size Annual Review

SmartMoney Interview and “Best of Web” Recognition for BoneSmart®

Elevating the image of the joint replacment industry and raising awareness among prospective joint replacement patients about their options for treatment are two of the primary goals of this Foundation. So we are pleased to share this recent recognition by two notable publications – the Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney and HealthLine.com – that underscore the work we do every day, to benefit both consumers and the image of this industry.

Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney Interviews FARM Founder

On Monday (August 20, 2012), the WSJ’s SmartMoney published a story about higher taxes for hip replacements, for which FARM founder, Richard Warner, was interviewed. Warner, a double hip implant recipient himself, was quoted regarding his absolute belief in joint replacement surgery as a life changing procedure – even in the face of potential tax-related cost increases. Read the full story >

HealthLine Names BoneSmart.org “Best of the Web”

Earlier this month FARM’s patient outreach website, BoneSmart.org, received yet another bit of recognition – this time from one of the web’s largest medical publishers (HealthLine.com) – which named the site one of the Top 11 Best Total Knee Replacement Blogs. We are grateful for the recognition, and proud to say BoneSmart® has experienced seven straight years of growth. Millions of visitors each year help nurture the web’s most active joint replacement patient forum (with a current archive of more than 300,000 patient “posts”). See the award >

Leading Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Harry E. Rubash, Joins Distinguished Board of Directors

Dr. Harry Rubash

Dr. Harry E. Rubash, prominent orthopedic surgeon, researcher, and educator, was recently welcomed as the newest member of the notable 11-person board of directors for The Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine (FARM) (http://farmortho.org) – a 501c(3) non-profit organization with a stated mission of “improving the lives of people with orthopedic disabilities.”

Currently the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at MGH and the Edith M. Ashley Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rubash brings deep orthopedic expertise, industry knowledge, and a stellar professional reputation as a hip and knee replacement specialist.

According to FARM founder, Richard Warner, as the joint replacement market grows so will the need – among surgeons and prospective patients – for current and unbiased information about advances in hip and knee replacement. Says Warner, “The Foundation’s Board of Directors is its greatest asset in raising awareness about enhanced material research, so we are extremely grateful and enthusiastic about having Dr. Rubash contribute his considerable expertise and join us in pursuit of this mission.”

Dr. Rubash’s full bio can be viewed online at http://farmortho.org/bod/rubash.htm

Radio Interview with FARM Founder, Richard Warner

FARM Founder Richard Warner interviews at KPSI Radio Palm Springs, CA and discusses his personal experience with MIS Robotic Assisted and Traditional Hip Surgeries. Click the ‘Play’ button below to hear the full interview.

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Early FARM Newsletter

An archive copy of one of FARM’s early print newsletters from 2003. View the full 4-page newsletter (PDF).

FARM Quarterly Newsletter