Monday, August 24, 2015

Activities of the Eastern Orthopaedic Education Foundation

A partner in Philadelphia Orthopaedic Associates in PA, Dr. Andrew Collier has almost 20 years' experience as a surgeon. Dr. Andrew Collier is a three-time recipient of the Patient's Choice Award, and a member of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA).

The EOA in 1998 established the Eastern Orthopaedic Education Foundation (EOEF) as a means of promoting lifelong learning among up-and-coming orthopaedists. This non-profit organization makes grants and awards to fellows and residents in order to enhance quality patient care and research. The EOEF meets these needs by sponsoring lectures and presentations of papers at EOA meetings.

Tax-deductible contributions to the EOEF support several programs. For example, donations make possible mentorships for surgeons by recognized authorities in the field. This includes expenses-paid two-week clinical visits. Young surgeons, residents, and fellows can also receive funds for traveling to scientific meetings of the EOA they could not otherwise attend.

Additionally, the EOEF sponsors research for an evidence-based practice and develops online information on its websites to better convey scientific data. 

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