27th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics Course

Chicago, IL US
June 8, 2022 to June 10, 2022


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 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 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.

Hands-On 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;
  • Describe physical therapy techniques and approaches of various musculoskeletal body regions.
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: 
Meeting Achievements
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(219) 465-1115
PDF icon Conference Brochure3.79 MB
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.00 Athletic Trainer
  • 21.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 21.00 Occupational Therapist
  • 21.00 Participation
  • 21.00 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
06/08/2022 - 7:05am
Event ends: 
06/10/2022 - 3:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

27th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics Course Schedule
Agenda subject to change.

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
163 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
The conference will be held at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 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 8, 2022 to guarantee the reduced rate. Space is limited, so click here to get started!
  • 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 06082022UC in the “Group Code” field. Follow the remaining prompts to complete the reservation.
  • By telephone: Guests may call toll free at 866-866-8086 and ask for the special group rate.

As hotel rooms are scarce in June, we suggest you make your reservations early.

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.”
The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel does not have parking, but numerous self-park options are available within a quick walk of the hotel.

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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 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 21 Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 6/8/2022 to 6/10/2022. 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 21 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 21 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 LogoAthletic 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 21 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 13.75 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.

This conference offers a tremendous opportunity to highlight your company products, services, and achievements in front of a wide array of key decision makers. Increase your company profile by participating as an exhibitor at this exciting event.
The last in-person conference drew over 200 participants including physicians specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and emergency medicine, as well as nurse practitioners, nurse case managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic problems. Also in attendance will be our course faculty, including over 20 orthopaedic surgeons at the University of Chicago.
Download the prospectus PDF icon here or contact Meeting Achievements at support@meetingachievements.com or (219) 465-1115. We hope to see you there!

Summer Chicago

  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.

Early registration extended! Early registration ends May 13th.
Profession TypeOn/Before May 13thDiscount CodeAfter May 13th
Other Healthcare Professional$450EXPIRED$525
Resident/Fellow - Letter of Verification$350EXPIRED$375
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 8, 2022. No refunds will be made after May 8, 2022.


You will be presented with the opportunity to register for workshops at the bottom of the checkout screen once you click "Register Now" below.

Lunch is included on the days you register for one or more workshops!
Day & Time SlotsWorkshop ChoicesFee
Wednesday PM  
1:30 - 2:30A. X-Ray & MRIs OR B. Spine Exam OR C. Large Joint Injection$60| $60 | $85
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. Spine Exam$85 | $60 | $60
Thursday PM  
1:30 - 2:30J. Shoulder Exam OR K. Hand/Wrist Exam OR L. Small Joint Injection$60 | $60 | $85
2:30 - 3:30M. Shoulder Exam OR N. Small Joint Injection OR O. Hand/Wrist Exam$60 | $85 | $60
3:30 - 4:30P. Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Rehabilitation OR Q. Large Joint Injection
OR R. ACL Rehabilitation and Return to Sport Testing
$60 | $85 | $60
Friday PM  
1:30 - 2:30S. Knee Exam OR T. Hip Exam OR U. Hand Eval and Custom Orthotics$60
2:30 - 3:30V. Knee Exam OR W. Hip Exam
OR X. Rehab Techniques for Patients with FAI Syndrome with/without Labral Tears



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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