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This webinar is intended to familiarize AAHKS members with AAHKS Annual Meeting abstract submission process and highlight the key elements that lead to successful abstract submission.

• Review AAHKS Annual Meeting abstract submission requirements
• Clarify AAHKS Annual Meeting abstract review process


Joseph T. Moskal, MD, FACS

After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Moskal completed his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and fellowship in Adult Reconstructive and Total Joint Replacement at Cleveland Clinic; followed a subsequent fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Moskal has dedicated the past 30 years of his professional career to trying to make a difference as well as a contribution to the subspecialty of adult reconstruction of both the knee and the hip.

He currently is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, where he is Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery. Additionally, he is Vice Chair for the School of Medicine Advancement Advisory Council. During his tenure at VTCSOM he helped create the Musculoskeletal Research and Education Committee, the Virginia Tech Carilion Musculoskeletal Research Lab, and most recently the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Biomedical Research Expansion. Dr. Moskal is also an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia, teaching and instructing their Orthopaedic residents and medical students since 1988. In 2003, he helped start an ACGME accredited fellowship program in Adult Reconstruction within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carilion Clinic. For the past two years has received the OMeGA Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Grant for Academic Excellence. In addition to the aforementioned he is Department Chief of Adult Reconstruction and the Fellowship Director of the Adult Reconstruction program at Carilion Clinic.

Over the years he has been an invited faculty member and speaker at numerous courses and educational meetings. He has also chaired and/or has been a faculty member of numerous resident and fellows' review courses including the one created by The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He currently serves as the Co-Chairman for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Review Course sponsored by AAHKS, Hip Society, Knee Society and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and also serves as the AAHKS representative for the Revised Adult Reconstruction ABOS Practice Profile Examination. He is currently Chairman for the AAHKS Education Committee and a consultant reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and The Journal of Arthroplasty, as well as a contributor to the AAOS Orthopaedic Self-Assessment Exams.


Bryan D. Springer, MD

Dr. Bryan D. Springer completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic and his Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee at the Harvard School of Medicine/Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is currently an attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, NC, where he serves as Fellowship Director and is Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center.

He is a recipient of many academic, leadership and professional awards. He is as a member of the Knee Society and the Hip Society. He serves as a member of the Knee Society research committee. He was named to the next generation of leaders in total joint replacement in 2013 and in 2008 was a John Insall Travelling Fellow. He is currently the chair of the Education Council for AAHKS and was the Program Chair for the 2013 AAHKS Annual Meeting. He is a past president of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS). He currently serves on the Board of Directors as vice chair for the American Joint Replacement Registry and the International Congress for Joint Replacement (ICJR). He is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Arthroplasty, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and is assistant editor for Arthroplasty Today.

He has published over 90 scientific articles in the peer review literature and authored over 20 book chapters. His academic interests focus on complex primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty as well as management of infected total joint arthroplasty. His clinical practice focuses on primary and revision total joint arthroplasty. He currently is involved with the Orthopaedic industry on implant design for both primary and revision total joint arthroplasty.

Matthew P. Abdel, MD

Matthew P. Abdel, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Consultant of Adult Reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Abdel completed his adult hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he was awarded the Excellence in Clinical Research Award. He then completed the Müller Foundation/Hip Society European Fellowship in Hip Surgery, visiting multiple centers in Europe. Dr. Abdel completed his internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic, where he served as a chief resident and received the Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award (twice), PJ Kelly Basic Science Research Award (twice), and Chief Resident Outstanding Clinician Award. In addition, he received his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the Mayo Graduate School. Dr. Abdel recently completed the prestigious Insall Traveling Fellowship, visiting multiple centers in North America. As Director of the Genetic Host Variation Laboratory, his research focuses on the genetic expression profiles of people predisposed to arthrofibrosis, osteolysis, metal reactions, and deep periprosthetic infections through the use of both animal models and human trials. For his research, Dr. Abdel was recently awarded the highest honor from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a prestigious R01 grant to study arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty (2018 - 2022). He has also been the recipient of the Knee Society Coventry Award (2014), Hip Society Aufranc Award (2017), ORS/OREF Travel Award in Orthopaedic Research Translation (2014), OREF-Stryker Grant (2017). He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, 30 book chapters, and is the Editor of a recent arthroplasty book. Dr. Abdel currently serves on the Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ). In addition, he is a reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA), and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).



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