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3rd Biennial Arthroplasty Disaster International Conference

September 20, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Course Description

This two-and-a-half day conference will educate attendees on the treatment of the most challenging and difficult complex reconstruction and orthopaedic infection cases. World-renowned experts for orthopedic revisions and musculoskeletal oncology will lecture on the latest technology and techniques, allowing ample time for group discussion. Attendees will discuss, debate, and come to a consensus on the best ways to treat these complex cases. The course has been designed to discuss not only the “good” results, but the worst, most difficult cases and problems we all face. Our bad outcomes or “DISASTERS” concept is a simple one: we all learn more from our mistakes.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, senior residents, and other healthcare professionals that see, treat, or have an interest in orthopaedic reconstruction, musculoskeletal oncology, and infection cases.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Evaluate and weigh multiple surgical treatment options for complex reconstructions
Develop a greater awareness of the latest technology available for difficult infection cases
Cite the latest clinical findings on complex reconstruction outcome
Anticipate common complex reconstruction postoperative complications



Richard Buch, MD
Orthopaedic Oncologist
Dallas Limb Restoration Center
Dallas, TX

Pietro Ruggieri, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology
Director of Residency Program in Orthopedics and Traumatology
Director of the “Mario Mercuri” Scientific Center for Musculoskeletal Oncology
University of Padova
Padova, Italy

Thomas H. Temple, MD
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Nova Southeastern University
Miami, FL

Invited Faculty


John A. Abraham, MD
Philadelphia, PA, USA

William R. Arbeláez, MD
Bogotá, Colombia

Joseph Benevenia, MD
Newark, NJ, USA

Wayne “Buz” Burkhead, MD
Dallas, TX, USA

Richard Carey-Smith, MD, Prof
Perth, Australia

Edward Y. Cheng, MD
Rochester, MN, USA

Janet D. Conway, MD
Baltimore, MD, USA

Judd E. Cummings, MD, FACS
Scottsdale , AZ, USA

Mark Dahl, MD
Rochester, MN, USA

Brian de Beaubian, MD
Saginaw, MI, USA

Sander Dijkstra, Prof. PhD
Leiden, Netherlands

Fabrice Fiorenza, MD
Limoges, France

Donald Hohman, MD
Dallas, TX, USA

John Itamura, MD
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Lucileia Johnson, MD
Beachwood, OH, USA

Anna A. Kulidjian, MD, MSc, FRCSC
San Diego, CA, USA

Bennie Lindeque, MD
Aurora, CO , USA

Jon Minter, DO
Alpharetta, GA, USA

Bryan Moon, MD
Houston, TX, USA

John C. Neilson, MD
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Shervin Oskouei, MD
Atlanta, GA, USA

Jay Pond, MD
Arlington , TX, USA

Juan Pretell, MD
Miami, FL, USA

Rajiv Rajani, MD
San Antonio, TX, USA

Matthew J. Seidel, MD
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Herrick J. Siegel, MD
Birmingham, AL, USA

Edward Silverman, MD
Miami, FL, USA

Andre Spiguel, MD
Gainesville, FL, USA

Arne Streitbüerger, MD, Prof
Muenster, Germany


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resident & Fellow Sponsorship Opportunities

We will also be sponsoring fellows and/or senior residents to attend this course and ask them to submit a case to present during the case competition. Sponsorship includes a waived registration fee along with a $500.00 travel stipend for those who qualify. For questions and information on how to register and submit a case, please contact our CME Office at cme@foreonline.org or by phone at 813-877-8096.

Supported By

A special thank you to this year’s companies for their support. For more information about supporting this course, please view the Exhibitor Prospectus. For any questions, please contact Alex Ricketts.

Merete Technologies, Inc
LinkBio Corp
FX Shoulder USA
Lima Corporate
Oxford Performance Materials, Inc

Course Location & Accommodations

The Palms Hotel, Miami Beach

3025 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33140
Phone: (305) 534-0505
Toll Free: (800) 550-0505

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted group rate of $159.00 per night + tax and fees. To book your room, please call +1 305-534-0505 and let the reservation staff know that you are attending the Arthroplasty Disaster Conference to ensure you receive the group rate. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must be made by the cut-off date, Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Accommodations for Disabilities

Please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, 4115 W Spruce St, Tampa FL 33607 or call 813-877-8096 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.

Events, activities and facilities of Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age or veteran status as provided by the law and in accordance with FORE’s respect for personal dignity.


September 20, 2018
September 22, 2018


The Palms Hotel
3025 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140 United States
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Richard Buch, MD
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