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        The American Orthopaedic Association∼Kellogg Leadership Series Module Three will be held July 8–10, 2005. Module Three emphasizes the use of leadership skills in organizational governance, on formal and informal levels (positioning for power, becoming an outstanding leader, crisis management). This module will help you set your new skills in motion as you continue to achieve leadership positions within orthopaedics and beyond. For more information or to register for Module Three, visit the AOA Web site at www.aoassn.org or contact AOA Headquarters at [email protected] or at 847-318-7330.
        Fifth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication will be held September 15–17, 2005 at the Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. JAMA and BMJ invite abstracts for this congress. Following the successful four previous congresses, the fifth congress will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research on peer review and scientific publication. Abstracts on any aspect of editorial peer review, scientific publication, and the dissemination of scientific information will be considered. Abstracts that summarize new research and findings will be given priority. For more information and instructions for preparing and submitting abstracts, please contact Annette Flanagin, JAMA, 515 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60610. Telephone, 312-464-2432; Fax, 312-464-5824; e-mail, [email protected]; Web site, www.jama-peer.org, or Jane Smith, BMJ Publishing Group, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H9JR, U.K. Telephone, 44-207-383-6009; Fax, 44-207-383-6418; e-mail, [email protected]
        The 8th Vienna Arthroscopy Course will be held September 23–24, 2005, at the Anatomic Inst, Medschool Vienna, Vienna, Austria. The course is organized by C.Wurnig and F. Landsiedl. It will focus on the upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist) and include 8 hours in the Cadaver Laboratory, working with unembalmed specimens. For additional information, please contact Eva Gollob via e-mail, [email protected]; fax, +43 1 80182 373; or telephone, + 43 676 9222857; or visit the Web site, www.arthroscopy-course.info
        The American Orthopaedic Association∼Kellogg Leadership Series Module One will be held November 18–20, 2005. Module One provides the context for leadership—the principal skills and competencies that catalyze the actions of others. The module also discusses leadership implications for organizational strategy development and organizational change. Module One also practices the art of decision-making, influence, and skillful persuasion. For more information or to register for Module One, visit the AOA Web site at www.aoassn.org or contact AOA Headquarters at [email protected] or at 847-318-7330.