General Information

Target Audience

This activity is intended for osteopathic surgeons in the field of orthopedics, orthopedic residents, allied health and any physician interested in the practice of orthopedics.

Educational Objective

The goal of this year’s program is to provide orthopedic surgeons with an update on current techniques and controversies in orthopedics. Leaders in the field will debate and discuss selected topics so that practicing orthopedists will have knowledge to further develop their skills.

Upon completion of this conference, participants will have learned:

To be more familiar with current techniques and controversies in orthopedics;
To better understand the indications, techniques, complications and outcomes of various surgical procedures within their specialty.

Goals of the Conference

Through lectures, panels, case discussions, and question/answer sessions, the goals of this conference are:

To offer a diversified program of continuing education for practicing orthopedic surgeons;
To keep orthopedic surgeons and other interested physicians and health care professionals informed of recent developments, techniques and advances in orthopedics.

Statement of Need

Responses from our prior conferences identify the need for a greater understanding of specific aspects of orthopedic surgery within the specialties of Shoulder and Elbow, Trauma, Hand, Sports, Pediatrics, Spine, Foot and Ankle and Adult Reconstructive and Arthritis. In addition, a session has been added to offer training for physicians who prescribe opioids through the CO*RE REMS Program as well as to address business related topics to assist with practice and career management.


The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics designates this program for a maximum of 23.75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Digital Posters

Posters will be displayed near registration on screens in a digital format. This format allows you to search and view the posters by author or topic. Posters receiving the top score will present their digital posters during a Digital Poster Session on Thursday, October 19 from 5:00-6:00pm.