23rd Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics

Chicago, IL US
June 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Primary care, urgent care, emergency room physicians as well as other healthcare providers, are often on the front line in the initial care and management of orthopaedic problems. This course is intended to enhance the attendees’ knowledge base regarding common orthopaedic problems and increase their confidence in managing these issues. This 23rd annual course will provide a complete review of basic principles of orthopaedic care. Particular attention will be paid to the diagnosis and initial management of the orthopaedic problems most commonly seen by the primary care giver. Formal question and answer periods will follow each session, paneled by the faculty. We will feature daily “Spotlight Lectures” on hot topics as related to orthopaedic issues and updates.
This conference will provide physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers with evidence-based rationale for assessment and treatment techniques for various musculoskeletal conditions. Through didactic presentation, video, case study discussion, and hands-on demonstration, attendees will expand their skills, as well as be able to return to the clinic and incorporate new treatment skills into existing expertise.
Optional Afternoon Workshops
Optional afternoon workshops will cover those parts of the orthopaedic physical examination relevant to the morning lectures. As in previous years, there will be hands-on workshops covering joint and bursa injections. We will also conduct a workshop devoted to reading X-rays and MRIs. All workshops are optional with limited seating available, additional fees apply.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic injuries and illnesses.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

General Sessions

  • Describe how to diagnose common patient problems in the following orthopaedic areas: trauma, spine, foot and ankle, pediatrics, sports medicine, upper extremity, and adult hip and knee;
  • Distinguish patient issues that need to be referred to an orthopaedist from those best treated by a primary caregiver;
  • Explain how to safely manage those orthopaedic problems that are appropriately treated by a primary caregiver;
  • Name key elements of the orthopaedic physical examination;
  • State the most appropriate imaging modalities of common orthopaedic problems;
  • Develop strategies to efficiently maximize the value of orthopaedic services through an interdisciplinary, team-based approach to patient care.

Elective Workshops

  • Demonstrate how to conduct a physical exam of the hand, wrist, shoulder, spine, hip, knee, ankle and foot;
  • Interpret orthopaedic x-rays and MRIs to diagnosis orthopaedic problems in patients;
  • Identify techniques to properly administer common, as well as less common, musculoskeletal injections.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Chris Stoj
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 702-5978
Available credit: 
  • 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 23.50 Athletic Trainer
  • 23.25 Occupational Therapist
  • 23.50 Participation
  • 23.25 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
06/07/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
06/09/2017 - 3:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel
163 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
The conference will be held at The Millennium Knickerbocker, located just off Michigan Avenue at 163 East Walton Place, in Chicago’s exciting Gold Coast area. The Millennium is easily reached by public transportation and there are numerous public parking facilities in the area. The hotel is across Michigan Avenue from Bloomingdale’s and one block away from the John Hancock Center and Water Tower Place.

We have reserved a block of rooms at a special discounted rate for course attendees. Our special rates start at $239 for single or double occupancy.

All rates are subject to state and city taxes. All reservations must be secured via a valid major credit card. Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 12 pm. Reservations must be received by the hotel no later than May 15, 2017 to guarantee the reduced rate.

• To book online: Click on the button below, or visit www.knickerbockerchicago.com, select the requested dates, number of adults, click "Have a promo code?" and enter the code 1706UNIORT and simply complete your registration.
• By telephone: Guests may call toll free at 800-621-8140 and ask for the special group rate.
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  Sherwin S.W. Ho, MD
  Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  and Rehabilitation Medicine

  Michael J. Lee, MD
  Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  and Rehabilitation Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Chicago (BOC AP#: P2844) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 23.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


The University of Chicago Medical Center is a licensed continuing education provider with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy, license # 216-000030 and Occupational Therapy, license #224-000054. All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. This course is approved for 23.5 continuing education hours for licensed therapists (PT, PTA, OT, or COTA) in Illinois. The University of Chicago Medical Center has not applied to any other state for therapist CE credit. Participants will need to do this individually through their jurisdiction outside of Illinois.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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