62nd Annual Spring Meeting - 2022
April 28 - 30, 2022

CME/CE Information

Meeting Attendance & CME Credits
If you register for the meeting, either in-person or on demand, you may view the sessions live or on demand and still claim CME credits.  Recordings will be posted AFTER the meeting has concluded.  The AOAO administrative office will notify registrants of when the on demand content is available.  All attendees, whether viewing the sessions live or on demand, will have 60 days after the meeting to complete the online evaluation and claim your CME credits.  Questions?  Please email us at info@aoao.org.

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 virtual program is to provide orthopedic surgeons with an update on current techniques and controversies in orthopedics as well as insight into recent research in various topics within the field of orthopedic surgery. 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:

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

Goals of the Conference
Through pre-recorded lectures and live panels, case discussions, and question/answer sessions, the goals of this conference are:

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

Participants will have an opportunity to view the pre-recorded lectures and then participate in the live sessions for an opportunity for questions and answers. Participants may send questions to speakers through the Ask the Speaker feature at any time after viewing the presentations.

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. To address the need of staying abreast of rapidly changing technology, additional educational content has been added to provide attendees with hands on and small group learning with the sports/shoulder and elbow cadaveric lab and the adult reconstruction robotic systems workshop. A session devoted to pain management and opioid prescribing will also be offered.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Information - In Person

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

CME total includes up to 16 credits for on demand viewing.

Accreditation and Designation - MD, PA and NP - Live Activity (in person)

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 24.75 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 24.75 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 24.75 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 24.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Information - Enduring/On Demand

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

The material presented in the 2022 Annual Spring Meeting has been made available by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty which may be helpful to others who face similar situations. The AOAO disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual attending a session and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person. Only authorized lectures were recorded. Contents of all recordings are the property of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

As a condition to your access to such information you agree that you assume all risk and responsibility with respect to any access of, reference to or use of any such information. Your access and use of the information expressly acknowledges and represents your agreement that AOAO, its directors, officers, employee, representatives, agents and affiliates, and any other entity referenced by the authors are not responsible for any use of or reliance upon such information by you or any claims, suits, actions, liabilities, damages, losses, injuries, penalties, costs or expenses (collectively, "claims") of any nature whatsoever resulting from or arising out of your reference to, use of or reliance upon any such information and you will protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless AOAO from any and all such claims.

Privacy
It is the policy of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics to maintain the privacy of patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI) and to abide by all state and federal privacy laws (including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)). Of specific concern to CME providers are situations where PHI might appear in a presenter’s written educational materials or audio/visual materials. For example, information attributable to a specific patient might be included in a written case study or verbal discussion of a case or might appear in a visual presentation such an x‐ray or similar diagnostic image or test where patient identifiers have not been removed. Accordingly, PHI may not be present in any aspect of an educational presentation without a patient’s written authorization (and such authorization must be HIPAA compliant after April 14, 2003). Prior to presenting a presenter must represent and warrant that he/she has HIPAA‐compliant authorization for any PHI in the presentation or presentation materials or that he/she acquired such protected health information from a source that (a) obtained a HIPAA‐compliant authorization which authorizes Presenter's use of PHI during the presentation; or (b) was not under a legal obligation to maintain the patient's confidentiality.

Confidentiality
It is the intent of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics to prevent identity theft to maintain the confidentiality of any physician or healthcare provider information obtained or utilized by the CME Program in the course of registration for CME activities, participation as faculty, preparation and release of transcripts of activities for which credit has been earned, or any other CME Program function that involves confidential information. Such confidential information includes physician email address, physical mailing address, and record of credit hours earned. All such confidential information will be (1) retained in a secure, password‐protected electronic data base and filing system, (2) never displayed where it may be observed or recorded and (3) released individually only upon receipt of written authorization from the party requesting their own information.