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.

Accreditation - DO

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 22.5 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Accreditation and Designation - MD

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2019 Annual Fall Meeting Planning Committee and Disclosures

Terrence M. Philbin, DO, FAOAO, Program Chair
Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Consultant

Planning Committee

Alireza Anissipour, DO
Nothing to Disclose
Dennis C. Blackburn, DO, FAOAO
Nothing to Disclose
Sean A. Blake, DO, DPT
Nothing to Disclose
Richard L. Crank, DO, FAOAO
Nothing to Disclose
Premjit Pete Deol, DO
Nothing to Disclose
Nathan J. Donaldson, DO
Nothing to Disclose
Joshua E. Drumm, DO
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Edward G. Loniewski, DO, FAOAO
Nothing to Disclose
Benjamin Maxson, DO
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Anand P. Panchal, DO
Nothing to Disclose
Kevin A. Witte, DO
Nothing to Disclose

Joye Stewart, Association Manager
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Digital Posters and Poster Presentations

Accepted posters will be displayed near registration on a monitor in a digital format. This format allows you to search and view the posters by author or topic. Poster authors receiving top scores in each specialty will present their posters during two Poster Presentation Sessions, held simultaneously, on Thursday, October 24 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the main session rooms.

CO*RE’s Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits 

This course has been updated to reflect the latest information in this vital area of healthcare and addresses nature and pathophysiology of pain; assessing patients in pain; creating a pain treatment plan; initiating opioid therapy; managing patients on opioid analgesics; educating patients and caregivers; and understanding opioid use disorder. This program meets most states’ requirements for opioid education and is fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) education requirement (“Blue Print”), issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in September, 2018.