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2010 Austrian-Swiss-German Traveling Fellowship Tour Summary
Susan A. Scherl, MD1
1 University of Nebraska Medical Center, 600 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-1080
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J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Dec 15;92(18):e37 1-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01076
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The 2010 Austrian-Swiss-German (ASG) Traveling Fellowship Tour took place between April 5 and May 2, 2010. As is customary, all stops on the tour included visits to the operating rooms and clinics, scientific exchange programs, and time for sightseeing and socializing. The tour began in Munich, Germany, and proceeded to Würzburg, Germany; Salzburg and Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, and Heidelberg, Germany; and Basel, Switzerland. It culminated at the Annual Meeting of the Southern German Orthopaedic Association in Baden-Baden, Germany. Traditionally, there have been two American fellows, one British fellow, and one Canadian fellow. This year, the Canadian Orthopaedic Society chose not to send a fellow. Because of unforeseen circumstances, including the eruption of the Icelandic volcano that interrupted European air traffic for several weeks, one of the American fellows, Scott Steinmann, MD, a shoulder and elbow specialist from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was able to participate only in the last week of the tour. So, for the initial three weeks of the trip, there were just two traveling fellows, Raghuram Thonse, MD, a total joint arthroplasty specialist currently practicing in Oxford, England, and the author, Susan Scherl, MD, a pediatric orthopaedist at the University of Nebraska in Omaha (Fig. 1).
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