27th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics Course

October 13, 2021 to October 15, 2021
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 27th 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 paneled by the faculty will follow each session. We will feature daily “Spotlight Lectures” on hot topics related to orthopaedic issues and updates.

This conference will provide physicians, nurses, 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, participants will expand their skills, as well as be able to return to the clinic and incorporate new treatment skills into existing expertise.

Optional Afternoon Demonstration Workshops
Optional afternoon demonstration workshops will cover those parts of the orthopaedic physical examination relevant to the morning lectures. As in previous years, there will be 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 is designed for primary care and family physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to 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 problems in the following orthopaedic areas: trauma, spine, foot and ankle, pediatrics, sports medicine, upper extremity, and adult hip and knee;
  • Distinguish patients who 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.

Demonstration Workshops

  • 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;
  • Discuss how to overcome acute care challenges surrounding orthopaedic patients’ post-surgical care.
Additional information
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: 
Meeting Achievements
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(219) 465-1115
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Available credit: 
  • 22.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 22.25 ABIM
  • 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 22.25 Athletic Trainer
  • 22.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 22.25 Occupational Therapist
  • 22.25 Participation
  • 22.25 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
10/13/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/15/2021 - 4:10pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Chicago, IL
United States
More information on joining the virtual conference will be made available in advance of the start of the program!
Please contact Meeting Achievements 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 Meeting Achievements via email at support@meetingachievements.com.

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.

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


Sherwin S.W. Ho, MD  Sherwin S.W. Ho, MD
  Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
  Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
  University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships 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 22.25 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
The AAFP has reviewed 27th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics and deemed it acceptable for up to 22.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/13/2021 to 10/15/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
This live activity is designated for a maximum of 22.25 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 22.25 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.

**Please note the injection workshops are not eligible for physical therapist or occupational therapist credit.**

BOC Approved ProviderAthletic 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 22.25 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 22.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 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.

  1. After logging in or creating an account, select the profession type that best suits you.
  2. Click "Register Now" below.
  3. The checkout screen will present you with the opportunity to select workshops. Skip this step to register for the conference only.
More information on joining the virtual conference will be made available in the days leading up to the start of the program!

Profession TypeFee
Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist$199
Athletic Trainer$199
Other Healthcare Professional$199
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $50 administrative fee for the conference and $20 for each workshop will be refunded when written notification is received by September 13, 2021. No refunds will be made after September 13, 2021.


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 - 2:15Reading Orthopaedic X-Rays & MRIs$50
2:20 - 3:05Spine Exam$50
3:10 - 3:55Foot/Ankle Exam$50
4:00 - 4:45Large Joint Injection$50
4:50 - 5:35Lower Extremity Splinting$50
Thursday PM  
1:30 - 2:15Shoulder Exam$50
2:20 - 3:05Hand/Wrist Exam$50
3:10 - 3:55Small Joint Injection$50
4:00 - 4:45Upper Extremity Splinting$50
Friday PM  
1:45 - 2:30Knee Exam$50
2:35 - 3:20Hip Exam$50
3:25 - 4:10Rehab Techniques for Patients with
FAI Syndrome & Labral Tears



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