Following closely upon the 60th
Annual Meeting in New Orleans was the first of my official duties as ORS President: To join the AAOS for 2014 Research Capitol Hill (RCH) Days.
In preparing for the Capitol Hill visit, I was prompted to consider the main message of my incoming presidential address. The theme of the past year has been “Leading through collaboration.” The unique composition of our membership lays the groundwork for the multidisciplinary collaborations that are part of the vision leading to our overall mission and goals. ORS investigators, including clinicians, engineers, and biologists, have both overlapping and complementary interests and expertise and we strive to reach that “sweet spot”, where we are contributing to a common goal.