Our world has turned into a very different place in the month since we sent you our last newsletter.
Many of you are on the front lines of your community’s — and our nation’s—response to the COVID-19 health crisis. You are working in hospitals, clinics, private practice, and elsewhere. Some are working in offices, senior and childcare centers, and other places of care. And that doesn’t include the care you are providing to your own family, neighbors, friends, and often strangers.
We have seen much kindness and good will since we entered this tumultuous and difficult time. People are helping people. Neighbors are shopping for neighbors. Friends and community volunteers are picking up groceries and medications for people who are housebound.
Whatever you are doing, we thank you for your professionalism, your caring, your concern, your kindness — everything you are giving each day to help your patients and your loved ones stay safe and, we hope, healthy.
We all need to remember to take care of ourselves before we can help others. You know this, but it can be challenging to keep it top of mind. Just keep trying to remember to find time for yourself as you go through your day. We send our love to all of you.
Orthopedic Primary Care Awaits You Online! We know this is a busy time, but don't forget that you and your colleagues can sign up any time for JOF's excellent Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC) program, which prepares clinicians to diagnose and manage common musculoskeletal conditions. OPC is offered in four stand-alone Courses, which can be taken in any sequence and started at any time.
Workshops Update: In light of the current COVID-19 health crisis, we have postponed the OPC Musculoskeletal Skills & Procedures Workshop, currently scheduled for the weekend of April 18-19, along with the combined Orthopedic Injection Workshop, set for April 18, until after June 1. We will be contacting all Orthopedic Injection Workshop registrants to offer a refund or credit. Our next Injection Workshop remains scheduled for Saturday, October 24. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will be in touch when we have news.
We're the staff and volunteers at Jackson Orthopedic Foundation, committed to improving the lives of patients with musculoskeletal conditions through education, research and service.