25th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics

Chicago, IL US
June 5, 2019 to June 7, 2019
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 will enhance the participants’ knowledge base regarding common orthopaedic problems and increase their confidence in managing these issues. This 25th 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 primary care and family 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:

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 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 both common and 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: 
Annie Detrick
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 834-2858
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Available credit: 
  • 22.75 AAFP Prescribed
  • 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 22.75 Athletic Trainer
  • 22.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 22.75 Occupational Therapist
  • 22.75 Participation
  • 22.75 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
06/05/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
06/07/2019 - 4:00pm
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.
Reservations for the University of Chicago Primary Care Orthopaedics group must be received by the hotel no later than May 15, 2019 to guarantee the reduced rate.
  • To book online: Go to www.knickerbockerchicago.com, select the requested dates, the number of adults, click “Have a promo code?”, and enter the code 1906UNCHOR in the “Group Code” field. Follow the remaining prompts to complete the reservation.
  • By telephone: Guests may call toll free at 800-621-8140 and ask for the special group rate.
To help plan your stay in Chicago visit www.choosechicago.com.
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.
The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel valet service offers a $32 day rate for all conference attendees.
Overnight valet parking is $73 per night.
Numerous self-park options are also available within a quick walk of the hotel.
Please contact Annie Detrick via e-mail here.

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 Annie Detrick via email at adetrick@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 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Family Physicians Credit
This Live activity, 25th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  22.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. 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 22.75 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 22.75 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 22.75 hours of Category A continuing education.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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.

Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABIM. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.

How To Register -

  1. After logging in/creating an account, select the profession type that best suits you.
  2. Click "Register Now" below and apply the early bird discount (displayed with the conference fees).
  3. The checkout screen will present you with the opportunity to select workshops. Skip this step to register for the conference only.
Use the early bird discount code during registration to recieve the early bird rate. Early bird ends May 7th!

Profession TypeOn/Before May 7Early Bird
Discount Code
After May 7
Other Healthcare Professionals$450EXPIRED$525
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You will be presented with the opportunity to register for workshops at the bottom of the checkout screen once you click "Register Now" below.

Day & Time SlotsWorkshop ChoicesFee
Wednesday PM  
1:30 - 2:30A. Lower Extremity Splinting OR B. X-Ray & MRIs OR C. Spine Exam$85| $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. Foot and Ankle Exam OR I. Collaborative Care of the Pre-operative Patient$85 | $60 | $60
Thursday PM  
1:30 - 2:30J. Shoulder Exam OR K. Upper Extremity Splinting OR L. Small Joint Injection$60 | $85 | $85
2:30 - 3:30M. Shoulder Exam OR N. Small Joint Injection OR O. Hand/Wrist Exam$60 | $85 | $60
3:30 - 4:30P. Rehab Techniques for FAI Syndrome & Label Tears OR Q. Large Joint Injection OR R. Hand/Wrist Exam$60 | $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 13, 2019. No refunds will be made after May 13, 2019.

CLAIMING CREDIT: At the end of the course, the credit claiming process will unlock. Return to this page and click on "Complete Activity" to proceed.
Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABIM. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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