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July 20, 2016

We’re looking for accurate, inspiring bone and joint health stories

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 20, 2016)—Entry to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2017 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards is now open. These awards recognize excellence in accurate reporting on musculoskeletal health issues, innovative treatment, preventative care and stories of recovery. The Academy invites all journalists to submit their stories by Monday, October 10, 2016. Members of the public also may nominate a story for a MORE Award.
 
Eligible entries must have been published or broadcast between October 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016.  The submission process is free and easy. Simply email the story link to media@aaos.org.
 
 
Stories can cover any bone and joint health-related topic, including orthopaedic conditions, clinical research, musculoskeletal health trends, and health policy, as it relates to musculoskeletal health.

 
MORE Awards will be given to stories written or produced for a consumer audience in the following categories:
  • National & Local Print Journalism: newspapers, magazines.
  • National & Local Broadcast Journalism: television, radio.
  • Web-specific Journalism: stories created exclusively for an online audience.
  • Advocacy and Health Policy Journalism: newspapers, magazines, Internet, television, radio.
“It’s inspiring to read, see and hear excellent bone and joint health stories that help to educate the public on the latest orthopaedic trends and advances,” said AAOS President Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD.
 
The MORE Awards will be presented during an evening banquet in Washington, D.C., at the Academy’s National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference on April 27, 2017.
 
The 2016 MORE Award winners were a diverse group of health and medical writers, producers and
freelance reporters working for print, broadcast and online outlets, including:"
 
  • TIME magazine
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Family Circle
  • Prevention magazine
View the complete list of 2016 Winners.

 
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About the AAOS
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
 
Follow the AAOS on Facebook and Twitter.

Visit AAOS at:
Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.
ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.
Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions. 


 
 
 
 
Contact(s):
Sheryl Cash
phone: 847-384-4032
Kelly King Johnson
phone: 847-384-4033
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