Hospital for Special Surgery's Public and Patient Education Department (PPED) offers a multitude of programming and practical information on musculoskeletal conditions and other health related topics of interest to patient and the general public. The department strives to provide current and useful information to public and patient audiences through education programs, lectures/symposia, workshops, exercise classes, support groups, publications, and a patient education library.
HSS offers a wide range of educational courses and workshops for patients as well as the public. Many of them are either free or a low fee is charged. See our Event Calendar for course descriptions and to register online.
Hospital for Special Surgery offers free education and support programs for patients with lupus, myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and scleroderma.
A government advisory panel (U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce) recently recommended against postmenopausal women taking daily low dose supplements of vitamin D and calcium to prevent bone fractures.
We are happy to announce that David B. Levine, MD’s much-anticipated book, Anatomy of a Hospital: Hospital for Special Surgery 1863-2013, is now available. Eloquently detailing the chronological history of the hospital dating from the Civil War to the present, Dr. Levine demonstrates how HSS has shaped the community and the field of musculoskeletal health.
We are pleased to announce that patients and members of the public now have acces to three new on-demand educational webinars: "Strategies for the Marathon Runner – Keeping You on Your Feet and Through the Finish Line," "Family Caregivers and Health Care Team," and "Honoring Lupus Heroes" Visit our webinars page to view these offerings.
Join Us for an Evening with the Experts Series - Pain Management Seminar: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 6:00-7:30pm. View event flyer and RSVP instructions (.pdf)
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