Welcome to the Conference


Primary care, urgent care, and emergency room physicians, along with other healthcare providers, are often on the front line in the initial care and management of orthopaedic problems.  This virtual course is intended to enhance the participants’ knowledge base regarding common orthopaedic problems and increase their confidence in managing these issues in order to improve patient care.

Program & Sessions

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Faculty

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Exhibit Hall

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Welcome From Your Course Directors

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.

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Accreditation

ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT DESIGNATION

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 24 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, 26th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics, with a beginning date of 10/14/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 24 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
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 14.25 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.