Children's Orthopedics in Underserved Regions

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Call for 2017 COUR Scholarship applications is now closed.

Learn more about the COUR International Scholars program and application process here.

About COUR

The Children's Orthopedics in Underserved Regions (COUR) Committee enhances the delivery of orthopaedic care for children worldwide through education and service. Approximately 50% of the world's population is less than 16 years old, and most have no access to orthopaedic care. The COUR Committee is dedicated to improving access to this care by:
  • Promoting education, surgical training and improved working conditions for orthopaedic surgeons in those countries.
  • Monitoring and cataloging outreach missions to underserved regions by the POSNA membership, for the POSNA membership.
  • Collaborating with alliance societies to sponsor educational courses in underserved regions.
  • Managing the International Scholars Program, to help orthopaedic surgeons from underserved regions attend the POSNA Annual Meeting, or the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium.
  • Developing and maintaining a selection of educational material on the POSNA website that is accessible to POSNA members working in underserved regions.

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1st Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit

The 1st Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit was held in February in NYC resulting in the formation of The Safety in Spine Surgery Project.

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