RJOS, POSNA and AAOS collaborated to present the webinar, How to Navigate Disabilities and Medical Conditions throughout Orthopaedic Training and Career, on December 1, 2021.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law designed to enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society as well as to prevent discrimination. Disabilities can be congenital, can arise from trauma or diseases, and may include “hidden” medical conditions, such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, severe arthritis, cancer, diabetes mellitus, or PTSD. We do not often discuss how disabilities or medical conditions could possibly interfere with training in orthopaedic surgery or could even preclude a career in orthopaedics. Trying to navigate a surgical career with medical conditions or disabilities can be challenging. Making the training and working environment more accessible, providing assistive technologies, modifying the training/work schedule, and creating a navigable environment in orthopaedics should be standard practice. The faculty on this webinar have all contended with medical conditions and/or disabilities during training and in their careers. These esteemed leaders will provide insights on how to create a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment in orthopaedics for individuals with medical conditions and disabilities.
Webinar Faculty - Moderator: Julie Samora, MD, PhD, Faculty: Kurt Richard Weiss, MD., Sarah Anderson, MD., Kasey Cortese, MD., Carmen Quatman, MD, PhD., Evalina Burger-Van der Walt, MD, MB ChB
Click here to view a recording of How to Navigate Disabilities and Medical Conditions throughout Orthopaedic Training and Career.