A board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Mark Wichman holds practice affiliation with Aurora Advanced Healthcare Orthopaedics. Dr. Mark Wichman also maintains membership with several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Established in 1933, the AAOS is a nonprofit organization that offers educational opportunities for orthopedic surgeons and other healthcare professionals. It also advocates for its members and informs the public about this particular field of medicine. In addition, the AAOS awards certification for its members, or fellows.
Each year the AAOS hosts an event where members gather, network, and share ideas pertaining to orthopedic surgery. The 2017 annual meeting, scheduled for March 14 through 18, occurs at the San Diego Convention Center. Typically attracting more than 30,000 guests, the event includes educational sessions where attendees can gain continuing education credit as well as dozens of exhibitors. The gathering also includes an open forum and interactive challenge stations so attendees can participate and ask questions. In addition, for the second year the meeting will feature a Resident Bowl, where residents compete against each other in a trivia game.