Education & Academic Affairs

Public & 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, publications, and a patient education library.

Education to Empowerment

Registration for the Fall 2016 Calendar of Events is now open
To be added to the print or email mailing list, sign up online.



Education to Empowerment Fall 2016 PDF

Events for Patients and the Public

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.

HSS Stamford Outpatient Center Community Education Programs

For events offered at the HSS Stamford Outpatient Center, please contact Pamela Villagomez at 203.705.2956 or Programs are free of charge and open to the public.
View the Fall 2016 Calendar of Events (pdf)

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