United States Bone and Joint Initiative's (USBJI) next summit, Best Practices
in Patient-Centered Musculoskeletal Care, will be held November 18-19 in
Washington, DC. This meeting will build on the
previous summit held in 2011 on The Value in Musculoskeletal Care.
a Q&A, cochairs David Pisetsky, MD, PhD, and Gregory Worsowicz, MD, MBA,
reflect on the upcoming meeting's agenda and
key goals. When asked how summit participants might prepare for the event,
Worsowicz, responded, "Do your
homework. Come with an open mind and be ready to listen and engage in vigorous,
change-making dialogue." As for summit take-away messages, Pisetsky said,
"We're striving for real-world solutions. As an example, we hope one
take-away will be insight on how to build an interdisciplinary process—one that
will work in your setting and, perhaps with modifications, can work for
colleagues in other settings or travel with you to a new environment."
APTA is a founding member of USBJI.