2021 Annual Fall Meeting
October 28 - 30, 2021

CME/CE 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:

* Discuss current techniques and controversies in orthopedics

* Identify the indications, techniques, complications and outcomes of various surgical procedures within their specialty to provide the best patient outcomes.

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 practice related topics such as coding and billing and contract negotiation. 

Accreditation and Credit Designation Information

 

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

Total credits include on demand content for up to 16 credits, available after the meeting. 

Accreditation and Designation - MD, PA and NP

Live Activity
Joint Accreditation Statement
 

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 20 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate. 

California Board of Registered Nursing 
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 20 contact hours.

Continuing Physician Assistant Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 20 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Enduring On Demand

Joint Accreditation Statement 

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 16 contact hours.   Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.  

California Board of Registered Nursing  
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 16 contact hours.

Continuing Physician Assistant Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 16 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development.  The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

 


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