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.
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
Michael J. Garcia, MD
Michael J. Garcia, MD is a Hand & Wrist Surgeon at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute on Tampa, FL.
Jason Nydick, DO
Jason Nydick, DO is a Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL.
Kristopher Avant, DO
Orthopaedic Surgeon Southwest Orthopaedics & Reconstructive Specialists Oklahoma City, OK
H. Brent Bamberger, DO
H. Brent Bamberger, DO is the Program Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Program at Kettering Health Network and the Director at the Hand Center Southwestern Ohio in Dayton, OH.
Michael Bednar, MD
Michael Bednar, MD is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Chicago in Maywood, IL.
Philip Blazar, MD
Philip Blazar, MD is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Brandon Earp, MD
Brandon Earp, MD is the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Alfred Hess, MD
Alfred Hess, MD is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Florida and the Director of the Hand Fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL.
Nader Paksima, DO, MPH
Nader Paksima, DO, MPH is the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Orthopedics at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY.
Ioannis Pappou, MD
Ioannis Pappou, MD is a Hand & Wrist Surgeon at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL.
Mark Rekant, MD
Mark Rekant, MD is a Hand Surgeon and an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Francisco Rubio, MD
Francisco Rubio, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Miami Hand & Upper Extremity Institute in Miami, FL
Blane Sessions, MD
Blane Sessions, MD is a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon at the Philadelphia Hand Center in Glen Mills, PA.
Barry P. Simmons, MD
Barry P. Simmons, MD is the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Jeffrey D. Stone, MD
Hand & Wrist Surgery Florida Orthopaedic Institute Tampa, FL
Ian Valerio, MD
Ian Valerio, MD is an Associate Professor at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH.
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.
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Reservation Link: www.embassysuites.hilton.com
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.
Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from Embassy Suites hotel
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