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Welcome to the November edition of the Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America! As you can see, Editor in Chief Ken Noonan has been hard at work developing a leadership team poised to consistently deliver cutting-edge, informative, and valuable content to our members.
This edition has special historical significance as it marks the launch of our “Masters Technique” series. Here you will find multimedia presentations detailing cutting-edge techniques in pediatric orthopaedics from experts in the field. These will be released in JPOSNA and then make their way to POSNAcademy, where they will exist as enduring content, searchable at any time. This is another way that POSNA is leveraging our electronic infrastructure and the passion and commitment of our members to bring best-in-class, practical educational value to our members. Kudos to Ken Noonan, Bryan Tompkins, and the contributors for making this first launch so successful!
I would also like to take a moment to thank OrthoPediatrics, our very loyal industry partner, for sponsoring this special edition with inaugural content. It has been a true pleasure working with the leadership team at OrthoPediatrics over the last decade, as both organizations have grown in fantastic ways! I would particularly like to thank Peter Armstrong, MD, past Chief of Staff of the Shriners Hospital system from 2000 to 2012 and now Chief Medical Officer of OrthoPediatrics. His bridge between OrthoPediatrics and POSNA has allowed us to navigate various educational offerings at IPOS and POSNA together over the years. Together we have moved the needle for the benefit of children.
Please enjoy this fantastic edition of JPOSNA. This is your journal to enjoy and contribute to. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Ken or me with thoughts on how we can do even better.
Michael Vitale, MD, MPH