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The Education Committee



Chair (2024-2027) - Active
Heather  Kong, MD
Committee  Member - (2024-2027) - Resident
Janice Bonsu, MD
Committee  Member - (2024-2027) - Active
Dori  Cage, MD
Committee  Member - (2024-2027) - Active
Kristina  Walick, MD
Committee  Member - (2022-2025) - Active
Dawn LaPorte, MD
Committee  Member - (2024-2027) - Resident
Aoife  MacMahon, MD
Committee Member - (2024-2027) - Resident
Brodie  Ritchie, MD
education Committee Chair

Heather Kong, MD

Bio coming soon.

Bio coming soon.

Our Work

The purpose of the education committee is to provide educational opportunities for RJOS members, both as learners and teachers. We aim to develop webinars for the membership featuring member speakers, review and distribute quarterly surveys, and assist in the educational content for the RJOS annual meeting. We are always on the lookout for new ways to feature the fantastic talent of our members, so please get in touch with ideas at


2023 marked the advent of the RJOS Bimonthly Subspecialty Spotlight series, showcasing the talents of our members. Each webinar features practicing surgeon members discussing their areas of expertise. This year we will feature webinars on hand, pediatrics (hip preservation), trauma, and spine. If you are interested in planning one of these webinars, please email at

Please visit the RJOS calendar to join our webinars.
To submit an idea for an upcoming webinar, please use this form.


RJOS has implemented Survey Request Guidelines. All survey requests received from RJOS members, will be reviewed by the Education Committee, for approval by the RJOS Board of Directors. Only those surveys approved by the Board, in accordance with the Survey Request Guidelines, will be sent to the RJOS membership. Please review our list of past surveys to ensure your request is not duplicative of past surveys. To submit a survey request, please contact us at

Click here to view the RJOS Survey Request Guidelines. To submit a request for a survey, please contact  

Speakers Bureau

Are you looking for a speaker for your event? RJOS has created a list of women in orthopaedics who can speak on various topics. We encourage groups and institutions to select RJOS representatives to speak at invited lectures, courses, and conferences. Please visit our Speakers Bureau page.

Would you like to be added to our RJOS speakers bureau list? Please fill out this form.

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