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Major Conferences

3rd Annual Anterior Hip Course

September 18 - 20, 2014 - Houston, Texas

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Anterior Hip Course, September 18 – 20, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown in Houston, TX. The anterior approach for total hip replacement is an important surgical alternative to the traditional hip replacement protocol: The approach is tissue-sparing and results in less pain, faster patient recovery, and improved mobility related to the lesser trauma provided by the procedure. The 3rd Annual Anterior Hip Course will offer a thorough education on the surgical and patient processes associated with the anterior hip approach, from patient selection through patient recovery and follow-up. To accommodate varying levels of familiarity with this procedure, we are offering a 2-part course. Deadline to register is September 18, 2014. CME Credits: Maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s).

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4th ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC SHOULDER AND ELBOW SOCIETY MEETING

September 19, 2014 - Washington, DC

Please join us for the 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society on Friday, September 19th 2014 in Washington, DC. As usual this will be a wonderful opportunity to openly discuss complex shoulder and elbow treatment issues with a unique mix of interactions between attending surgeons, residents and allied health professionals. This year’s meeting is chaired by Drs. Joseph Abboud, Anand Murthi, Jack Kazanjian, and Brent Wiesel. Our presidential guest speaker this year will be Professor Frederick Matsen III, MD from the University of Washington. We will be honoring Dr. John Fenlin from the Rothman Institute as our lifetime achievement award winner. Topics of focus for this meeting will include: Total shoulder arthroplasty; Treatment of common fractures about the elbow, Managing complications around the elbow, Management of proximal humerus fractures; Treatment of the failed Rotator Cuff; AC joint treatment options; as well as shoulder instability. Notable speakers will include Louis Bigliani, MD, Brian Leggin, PT, Edward Craig, MD, Kevin Plancher, MD and many more.

 

MASES is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region with quality educational opportunities focusing on the shoulder and elbow.  The purpose of the Society is to promote, encourage, foster, and advance the art and science of orthopaedic medicine, with focus on shoulder and elbow surgery.

 

The Annual Meetings establish a forum for discussion and teaching toward the advancement of patient care and research affecting the practice of shoulder and elbow care.

 

Target audience is orthopaedic surgeons & residents, athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists, advanced practice nurses, physician’s assistants, and physicians with a particular interest in shoulder and elbow disorders.

 

To register for the meeting please log on to; www.mases.info; alternatively you may call 1-858-279-9955

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15th Annual ISK Sports Medicine & Total Knee & Hip Course in Collaboration with EKA

October 3 - 5, 2014 - New York City, New York

The 2014 ICJR Transatlantic Orthopaedic Congress presents the 15th Annual ISK Sports Medicine & Total Knee & Hip Course in collaboration with EKA. In its 15th year, this meeting has enhanced its curriculum, increased significantly in attendance, and expanded its reach globally. Our 2014 course is not-to-be missed and features:

  • A panel of today’s orthopaedic experts from around the globe, made possible by the joining of forces between the Insall Scott Kelly Institute (ISK) and the European Knee Associates (EKA)
  • Live surgeries, didactic and case-based presentations, interactive panel discussions, and debates
  • Awards for exceptional scientific poster presentations

Maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ available. Contact Michelle Johnson at 1-760-452-2715 or mjohnson@icjr.net with any questions.

 

 

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22nd Annual Perspectives in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Updates in Knee Replacement

October 9 - 11, 2014 - Fall River, Kansas

The Annual Perspectives in Total Joint Arthroplasty Course was started in 1992 by David A. McQueen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with an adult reconstructive private practice and continues to promote the highest standards of orthopaedic practice by educating practitioners, promoting research, and encouraging communication between opinion leaders and community based physicians. Sadly, Dr. McQueen passed away in 2013, but we are honored to continue Dr. McQueen’s legacy through this year’s course. Presentations at the David A. McQueen Memorial 22nd Annual Perspectives in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Updates in Knee Replacement meeting will focus on the knee, providing new insights into the challenges of managing primary and revision total knee arthroplasty patients. The faculty will examine the latest research on implant designs, take on the controversy of surgical approaches for the total knee, and offer strategies for overcoming difficulties in revision procedures.

This meeting will feature:

  • An intimate setting that allows for a productive learning environment
  • Interactive case presentations with “Fireside Chats”
  • Panel discussions
  • Faculty panel of leaders in hip arthroplasty

We hope to see you for this unique educational experience!

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NASS 29th Annual Meeting

November 12 - 15, 2014 - San Francisco, California

NASS is a distinguished leader in advancing quality multidisciplinary spine care. What makes NASS a leader? We are not just another medical organization, but rather a league of spine specialists with a passion to help spine care providers and patients by fostering quality, evidence based and ethical spine care. We are uniquely multidisciplinary in our spine care services, membership and outreach.

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2014 1st Annual Foot & Ankle Course

December 4 - 6, 2014 - Atlanta, Georgia

Our faculty of leading orthopaedic experts are preparing a dynamic program focused on the latest advances and trends in foot and ankle procedures. Attendees can expect a highly interactive course featuring case-based panel discussions, didactic presentations, live surgeries, and hands-on cadaver workshops featuring topics such as: sports medicine and trauma, the role of biologics, DVT prophylaxis, adult ankle arthritis, best practices for measuring long-term patient outcomes, and practice management challenges.

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2015 7th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course

January 15 - 18, 2015 - Vail, Colorado

ICJR’s 6th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course was a great success with over 200 attendees and an internationally renown faculty. We look forward to another excellent program in 2015 and hope you will plan to join us for the 7th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course!

The 7th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course provides the optimal architecture for interactive medical education and communication. This four-day meeting focuses on primary replacement and revision hips and knees as well as the major healthcare issues related to orthopaedic surgery.

Virtually every aspect of joint replacement will be examined through case-based learning, video vignettes, and audience interaction. In addition, we’ve added cadaver labs to provide attendees with the opportunity for hands-on training with our expert faculty on the latest, cutting-edge procedures and technology for hip & knee arthroplasty. The meeting will also examine issues related to the peri-operative environment, including thrombosis, wound and pain management, blood conservation, quality mandates, practice management and economics.

Each of these educational areas is timely and central to the orthopaedic surgeon’s effort to maintain surgical excellence while navigating the evolutionary changes taking place throughout the healthcare system.

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2015 ICJR Hip Japan

January 16 - 17, 2015 - Kita-ku, Osaka City, Japan

We are honored to have the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) Hip Japan at the CONGRE Convention Center at January 16-17, 2015. Since Dr. W. Norman Scott and his co-founders formed the ICJR to establish a sense of professional community and to help educate the next generation of joint reconstruction surgeons, the ICJR meeting has been hosted by nations all over the world. This is the second ICJR meeting in Japan and we would like to provide an opportunity to exchange cutting-edge information focusing on total hip arthroplasty (THA). The ICJR Hip Japan consists of lectures and symposium by the distinguished international orthopedic surgeons. The topics include the present status of the metal on metal, past and future of the articulating surfaces and surgical approachs etc. We are confident that the attendees will obtain updated information on THA.

Although THA has become a standard operation in the field of orthopedics, many controversial issues still remain. Many publications and new implants are produced every year and it is touted as these issues have been resolved. Therefore, it is important to be exposed to state-of-the-art surgical skills, concepts, and technology to avoid the overloaded information. As president of the ICJR Hip Japan, I warmly invite orthopedic surgeons, engineers, researchers, and allied health practitioners to Osaka next January. Please enjoy this novel and intellectually stimulating experience.

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The 33nd Annual Emergencies In Medicine Conference

March 1 - 5, 2015 - Park City, Utah

The 33rd Annual Emergencies in Medicine conference provides the perfect setting for interactive medical education and communication. This 5-day conference focuses on virtually every aspect of emergency medicine through case-based lectures and audience interaction. From disaster planning to wound care and pain management, quality mandates, practice management and economics, each of these educational areas is timely and central to the emergency physicians effort to maintain medical excellence while navigating the evolutionary changes taking place throughout the healthcare system.

 

The Emergencies in Medicine conference educational format has been designed by emergency medicine physicians for the emergency medicine professional.

 

This is a patient centered conference for emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and ancillary emergency medicine professionals. Over the course of 5 days, expert faculty will guide attendees through in-depth, pivotal research and effective practices in emergency medicine in engaging formats.  The target audience for this meeting includes emergency, primary care and critical care physicians, residents, emergency nurses, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, EMT/paramedics, and physician assistants.

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2015 World Arthroplasty Congress

April 16 - 18, 2015 - Paris, France

CJR and its global affiliates (China, Europe, India, Japan, Middle East, South America, and Southeast Asia) are coming together and combining its efforts with the European Knee Associates to bring you the first-ever World Arthroplasty Congress.

The World Arthroplasty Congress will offer a forum for Orthopaedic Healthcare Professionals from around the globe to convene with the common interest of sharing data and best practices related to arthroplasty. In addition to having an opportunity to interact with peers from around the world about today’s pressing issues, this congress will feature an expert faculty consisting of the global leaders in orthopaedics today.

 

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