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Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery

November 3 - November 4

In light of the effects of Hurricane Irma in Florida, we have received several calls from registrants wondering about the status of the upcoming Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery course. Tampa was not heavily affected like our Southern neighbors. The Embassy Suites by Hilton and FIVE Labs did not sustain any damages. Therefore, the Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery will continue as planned. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa in November!

Course Description

Through a mix of didactic presentations and interactive debates, the expert faculty for this live CME activity will update you on treatment options and outcomes for a variety of common and complex hand and upper extremity conditions. The first day of the meeting will be devoted to a hands-on cadaver lab where you will practice hand and wrist procedures that involve plating, internal bracing, and arthrodesis. Come to the meeting with the questions you need answered to advance your practice – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with the faculty.

Target Audience

Orthopaedic and plastic surgery trained hand surgeons, general orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, physician assistants, physical therapists, surgical assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice includes hand and upper extremity surgery.


  • Evaluate surgical and nonsurgical principles of managing common hand and upper extremity problems
  • Address common problems and complications associated with distal radius fractures
  • Implement enhanced management of fractures, Dupuytren and arthritis problems
  • Employ current trends and techniques in microsurgical and soft tissue reconstruction in the upper extremity
  • Apply current concepts for common disorders of hand and upper extremity
  • Develop strategies for the treatment of the shoulder, including: rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, and wrist fractures



PHYSICIANS: FORE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS: This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CE Provider # 50-10002). FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 CE Hours. 

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS: The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide medical education to physicians. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenters or the sponsors. Florida Board of Physical Therapy has approved this activity for 12 CE hours.

Supported By

A special thank you to this years’ supporting companies! For information about supporting this course, download the Exhibitor Prospectus here.

Agenda & Brochure

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Course Location & Accommodations

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown

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513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-769-8300
Reservation Link: www.embassysuites.hilton.com

Hotel Reservations

A small block of rooms have been reserved for November 3-5, 2017 at a special group rate starting at $169+hotel fees/taxes. Reservations must be made by October 3, 2017. To receive the group rate, please mention “Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery” when making the reservation by phone. To make an online reservation using the group rate, please click here.

Parking: Parking is valet only and is discounted to $18.00 per car for overnight parking (subject to change). Valet charges are the responsibility of participants.

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.

Cadaveric Lab Location

Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from Embassy Suites hotel



FIVE Labs is a new and innovative facility designed to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals and to foster creativity for the development of technologies for healthcare’s biggest challenges.

4115 W. Spruce St.
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-877-8096


November 3
November 4


Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown
513 South Florida Ave
Tampa,FL33602United States


Michael J. Garcia, MD
CME Updates