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3rd Biennial Arthroplasty Disaster International Conference

September 20 - September 22

Course Description

This two day conference will educate attendees on the treatment of the most challenging and difficult complex reconstruction and orthopaedic infection cases. World-renowned experts on orthopedic revisions and musculoskeletal oncology will lecture on the latest technology and technique developments, allowing ample time for discussion. Attendees will discuss and debate, and come to a consensus on treating complex cases. The course is not designed to discuss only “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

In addition to orthopedic oncologists and revision specialists, this year’s conference has been expanded to include subject matter appropriate for practicing physicians, Residents/Fellows in training, and Nurses who may encounter infections.


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

  • Evaluate and weigh multiple surgical treatment options for complex reconstructions
  • Have a greater awareness of the latest technology available for difficult infection situations
  • Cite the latest clinical findings on complex reconstruction outcomes
  • Anticipate and be pro-active for common complex reconstruction post-operative 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



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Accommodations & Course Location

The Palms Hotel, Miami Beach

3025 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33140
Phone: (305) 534-0505
Toll Free: (800) 500-0505

Hotel Reservations

A small block of rooms have been reserved for September 20-22, 2018 at a special group rate starting at $159/night +taxes&fees. To receive the group rate, reservations must be made by September 6, 2018.  To receive the group rate by phone, please mention “Arthroplasty Disaster Conference” when making the reservation.

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
September 22


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


Richard Buch, MD
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