Public and Patient Education

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.

From Education to Empowerment 
Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

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Events for Patients and the Public, and Beyond

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.

Support Groups

Hospital for Special Surgery offers free education and support programs for patients with lupus, myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and scleroderma.

Join Us on November 6th for a Lecture Discussing Breast cancer and Bone Health

In this collaborative program presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, speakers Dr. Azeez Farooki and Dr. Linda A. Russell will discuss issues relevant to breast cancer and bone health, including:

  • How breast cancer affects bone health
  • Ways to prevent osteoporosis and slow down loss of bone mass

Time: November 6th, 5-6:30pm. Register online here, and download the full program flyer (.pdf).

Now Available: David B. Levine, MDs Book Anatomy of a Hospital: Hospital for Special Surgery 1863-2013

We are happy to announce that David B. Levine, MDs 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.

HSS Asian Community Bone Health Initiative (ACBHI) Wins Honorable Mention

On June 19, 2014, the HSS Asian Community Bone Health Initiative (ACBHI) won honorable mention as part of the HANYS (Healthcare Association of New York State) Community Health Improvement Award. The Award, established in 1997, is presented to facilities and programs that target specific community health issues, demonstrate leadership, collaborate among diverse groups, and achieve quantifiable results. Learn more about this program >>

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