This issue of JPOSNA features three articles which address aspects of diversity and inclusion in pediatric orthopaedics.
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This issue of JPOSNA features three articles which address aspects of diversity and inclusion in pediatric orthopaedics. As POSNA is the professional home for pediatric orthopaedists, POSNA President Dr. Min Kocher states in his message, "POSNA has to be the professional home that is inclusive for ALL pediatric orthopaedists. To this end, our equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives are essential."
After a guest editorial from Drs. Jaysson Brooks and Michelle Caird on how we can make the educational environment in pediatric orthopaedics more inclusive, JPOSNA follows with:
- A discussion on DEI initiatives from the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee and where we want to be. As the committee works on a more diverse and inclusive future, they present a roundup of past POSNA members who have paved the way for the diversity and inclusion POSNA has today.
- The second article by Tennerman et al. provides recommendations for increasing diversity in enrollment for pediatric orthopaedic research.
- In the third article, McCarthy and co-authors identify racial inequalities in postoperative pain medications in pediatric orthopaedics and highlight improvements in equitable treatment when protocols are employed.
In addition to a focus on diversity, articles can be found on the topics of Masters Surgical Techniques, Coding, General Orthopaedics, QSVI, Spine, Sports, Foot & Ankle, Upper Extremity, and Neuromuscular. If you missed Dr. Michael Vitale's presidential address from the POSNA 2021 Annual Meeting, you can find it here along with each of the award winning papers and video.
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