24th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics

Chicago, IL US
June 6, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Primary care, urgent care, and 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 24th 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 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 physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic injuries and illnesses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:


  • Describe how to diagnose common problems in the following orthopaedic areas: trauma, spine, foot and ankle, pediatrics, sports medicine, upper extremity, and adult hip and knee;
  • Distinguish patients should generally be referred to an orthopaedist from those best treated by a primary caregiver;
  • Outline how to initiate non-operative management of common orthopaedic conditions;
  • Name key elements of the orthopaedic physical examination and how to employ them;
  • Select the optimal imaging modalities for common orthopaedic problems;
  • Analyze how a team approach to interdisciplinary care of orthopaedic problems can improve patient care;
  • Describe the national opioid crisis and practice-appropriate pain management for musculoskeletal care.


  • Employ the physical exams of the hand, wrist, shoulder, spine, hip, knee, ankle and foot to help determine the next steps in a patient’s course of treatment;
  • Identify techniques to properly administer musculoskeletal injections;
  • Interpret orthopaedic x-rays and MRIs to diagnose patient issues;
  • Demonstrate how to splint and immobilize the upper and lower extremities;
  • Understand acute care issues surrounding post-surgical care of orthopaedic patients.
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: 
  • 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 23.75 Athletic Trainer
  • 23.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 23.75 Occupational Therapist
  • 23.75 Participation
  • 23.75 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
06/06/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
06/08/2018 - 3:45pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Millennium 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 16, 2018 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 1806TUCPCO 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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Chicago is truly a city with something for everyone and June is a wonderful time to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer. Enjoy concerts at the spectacular Millennium Park, jogging or cycling along the Lakefront, relaxing at Oak Street Beach, or strolling down Michigan Avenue, “the Magnificent Mile.” As hotel rooms are scarce in June, we suggest you make your reservations early.


ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 773-702-1056 or via email at cme@bsd.uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Sherwin S.W. Ho, MD
  Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  and Rehabilitation Medicine
  Focus: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery

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

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 any commercial 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.

Physician Credit
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.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
The University of Chicago Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-355, 7/1/2019)

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 23.75 continuing nursing education units.
Physical Therapist & Occupational Therapist Credit
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. All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. This course is approved for 23.75 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.

Athletic Trainer Credit

The University of Chicago is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 23.75 hours of Category A continuing education.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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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Day & Time SlotsWorkshop ChoicesFee
Wednesday PM  
1:30 - 2:30A. Foot & Ankle Exam OR B. X-Ray & MRIs OR C. Spine Exam$60| $60 | $60
2:30 - 3:30D. Foot and Ankle Exam OR E. X-Ray & MRIs OR F. Spine Exam$60| $60 | $60
3:30 - 4:30G. Large Joint Injection OR H. Lower Extremity Splinting OR I. Bracing, CPMs, Cold Therapy, Compression$85 | $60 | $60
Thursday PM  
1:45 - 2:45J. Shoulder Exam OR K. Hand/Wrist Exam OR L. Small Joint Injection$60 | $60 | $85
2:45 - 3:45M. Shoulder Exam OR N. Large Joint Exam OR O. Hand/Wrist Exam$60 | $85 | $60
3:45 - 4:45P. Large Joint Injection OR Q. Small Joint Injection OR R. Upper Extremity Splinting$85 | $85 | $60
Friday PM  
2:00 - 3:00S. Knee Exam OR T. Hip Exam$60
3:00 - 4:00U. Knee Exam OR V. Hip Exam$60

CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee for the conference and $20 for each workshop will be refunded when written notification is received by May 14, 2018. No refunds will be made after May 14, 2018.

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