The USBJI and YII Participants thank the following for providing support for the Young Investigator Initiative Program.
|With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world’s largest association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments, and related issues. Visit aaos.org for more information about the Academy; ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery; and Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.
|The American Physical Therapy Association’s vision is Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience. Movement is a key to optimal living and quality of life allowing for every person to participate in and contribute to society. The complex needs of society, beckon for the physical therapy profession to engage with consumers to overcome barriers while reducing preventable health care costs, and ensuring a future society marked by full participation. APTA’s vision is also meant to inspire others throughout society to, together, create systems that optimize movement and function for all people. The Vision’s core principles of Identity, Quality, Collaboration, Value, Innovation, Consumer-centricity, Access/Equity, and Advocacy demonstrate how the profession and society will look when this vision is achieved. Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. There are over 98,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistant, and student members of APTA. Physical therapists are health care professionals who help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of body functions and structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Physical therapy is provided for individuals of all ages who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to (1) conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems or (2) the negative effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors as they relate to human performance. APTA is proud to be a founding member of USBJI and supporter or the Young Investigator program.
|The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is the leading professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, an official journal (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research®), the Primer on Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy and interaction with government agencies and related societies. To learn more about upcoming meetings and publications, please visit www.asbmr.org
|Anchor Orthopedics’ mission is to create superior clinical solutions in disc repair that serve to improve the lives of patients around the world. Anchor Orthopedics is a subsidiary of Baylis Medical Company.|
|MTF Biologics is a non-profit service organization dedicated to providing clinically sound, safe allograft tissue. We’re comprised of a national consortium of academic medical institutions, organ procurement organizations and tissue recovery organizations. MTF Biologics also has two subsidiaries, Statline and IIAM.
Our goal is simple—do what’s right for patients, surgeons, tissue donors and their families through our three guiding principles:
Make more safe tissue available to patients by building strong relationships with leading organ, eye and tissue recovery organizations.
Provide the highest quality tissue by having the most stringent standards in the industry.
Advance the science of tissue transplantation through our commitment to research and development.
Since 1987 MTF Biologics has recovered tissue from more than 125,000 donors and distributed more than 8 million grafts for transplantation. For more information on MTF and to learn more about our research and grant programs please go to our website at www.mtfbiologics.org or contact us at 1-800-946-9008.
|Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 44,000 members of the athletic training profession. At Your Own Risk is NATA’s public awareness campaign designed to educate, provide resources and equip the public to act and advocate for safety in work, life and sport. In an effort to provide comprehensive information, the association has launched a website that provides recommendations on keeping student athletes and communities active and employees safe on the job. NATA is a founding member of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative.
|National Institutes of Health||NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Funding for workshops in this program was made possible in part by the NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases under award number R13AR074263. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
|The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 1400 surgeons, physicians, and allied health members passionately dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas. Our mission is to improve the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders through education, research, and advocacy.
|Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, USA, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products. We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives. We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries.|