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Atlanta Trauma Symposium

April 18 - April 20

Course Description

Atlanta Trauma Symposium is designed for orthopaedic surgeons to enhance surgeon competency and provide strategies for fracture management. A distinguished faculty will present the latest concepts and techniques in orthopaedic trauma using didactic lectures, case presentations, and hands-on workshops.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the needs of general orthopedists and mid-level providers whose scope of practice includes fracture repair


Apply the most current techniques in fracture care

Appraise the updated indications for fracture treatment selection

Identify the complexity of fracture so as to make the best referral decisions

Analyze how healthcare reform may impact physician practice in orthopaedic trauma

Employ different treatment options based on expert opinion



Bruce H. Ziran, MD, FACS
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma
Hughston Clinic
Gwinnett Medical Center
Lawrenceville, GA

Douglas W. Lundy, MD, FACS
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Resurgens Orthopaedics
Marietta, GA



Stephen Becher, MD
Atlanta, GA

Snehal Dalal, MD
Atlanta, GA

Jorge Fabregas, MD
Atlanta, GA

Maggie Holtz, MD
Marietta, GA

Steven Kane, MD
Atlanta, GA

John Keating, MD
Atlanta, GA

Thomas Moore, Jr, MD
Atlanta, GA

Joshua Murphy, MD
Atlanta, GA

William Reisman, MD
Atlanta, GA

Michael Schmitz, MD
Atlanta, GA

R. Bruce Simpson, Jr, MD
Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Jeffrey P. Smith, MD/strong>
John's Creek, GA

Gary Stewart, MD
Atlanta, GA

Keynote Speaker

Eric Richard Alberts

Keynote: Orlando Health Response to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

Eric is a dedicated Emergency Manager who is passionate about the field he works in and protecting those he serves. He began his career in Emergency Management in 2002. Eric has responded to emergencies of all different types and sizes to include; a terrorist attack, 5 hurricanes, a special communicable disease, a shooting in a hospital, wildfires, mass casualty incidents, and much more.

Eric is very proactive in the Emergency Management field, and he continues to look for lessons learned and improvements to emergency response systems.

Eric is currently the Corporate Manager of Emergency Preparedness for the Orlando Health, Inc. hospital system in Central Florida. He has earned numerous certifications throughout his career and servers as a member and liaison for several state task forces. Eric will be speaking on the emergency response to the tragic Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando, June 12, 2016, highlighting hospital programs and policies for such incidents and the primary challenges that staff faced.


The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education (FORE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Supported By

A special thank you to this year’s supporting companies! Please download the Exhibitor Prospectus to view sponsorship opportunities. For more information about supporting this course, please contact sponsorship@foreonline.org

DePuy Synthes
Crosslink/Stryker Orthopaedics
Acumed, LLC
Bioventus, LLC
CarboFix Orthopaedics, Inc
Conventus Orthopaedics
DePuy Synthes
Globus Medical
Hughston Clinic
ODi North America
OsteoCentric Technologies
Shamrock Prosthetics
Smith & Nephew
Team Rehabilitation
Zimmer Biomet

Accommodations & Transportation

Westin Buckhead Atlanta


A 3-minute walk from the Buckhead MARTA train station, this upscale hotel is a 6-mile drive from the High Museum of Art.

Modern rooms have flat-screen TVs, desks and WiFi for a charge, plus coffeemakers and minifridges. They also feature rainfall showers and pillow-top mattresses. Dogs receive beds, treats and toys (fee). Suites add separate seating areas with pull-out sofas, dining tables and balconies.

Culinary options include a high-end steakhouse, plus a casual wine bar with light fare. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center, an indoor pool, a steam room and sauna, a 24-hour business center, plus 21 meeting rooms.

Hotel Reservations

A small block of rooms has been reserved for April 17-19, 2019 and reservations will be made on a first come first served basis. Click here to receive the group rate, starting from $205/night, plus tax and resort fees on or before April 1, 2019. 


The Westin Buckhead Atlanta is 19-miles or 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 8-miles or 10 minutes from Peachtree DeKalb Airport.


Covered parking is available on property through USA Parking. Overnight self-parking is $26 per car per night while valet parking is $36 per car per night.

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.


April 18
April 20


Westin Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
(404) 365-0065


Bruce Ziran, MD, FACS
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