2016 AAOS National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference May 4-7, 2016 in Washington DC

On May 4-7, 2016 an MCW group (including Dr. Donald Hackbarth, Dr. Brian Law & Dr. Scott Smith) joined other members of the orthopedic community in representing the Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society in Washington, DC at the National Orthopedic Leadership Conference.  Their time was spent lobbying Congress over orthopedic-specific issues, making sure physicians’ voices were heard by lawmakers.  Although Congress was not in session, they met with the chiefs -of-staff for every Wisconsin senator and representative, including speaker of the house Paul Ryan.  They also took part in lectures given by prominent surgeons on topics that affect the entire orthopedic community.  Since the 2016 NOLC, one of the bills they lobbied for has passed the House and has moved on to the Senate floor, and hopefully will be signed into law.

Listed in order from left to right:

  • Brian Law, MD
  • John Heiner MD
  • Donald Hackbarth MD
  • Rory Wright MD
  • Gerald Lang MD
  • Erica White
  • David Kornreich DO
  • Scott Smith MD
  • Andrew Livermore MD