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Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope

February 1 - February 3

Course Description

This course is designed to educate healthcare professionals on existing core principles in orthopaedic trauma and fracture care, explore emerging techniques and technologies, and challenge outdated dogma. Nationally renowned leaders in orthopaedic trauma will provide instruction during hands-on workshops, lead interactive discussions and debates, and share their experiences with the latest methods and most challenging cases. Featuring Concurrent Breakout Sessions, this course is also open to Physical Therapists and Advanced Practice Professionals.

Target Audience

Orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, surgical technologists,
nurses and other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice includes trauma and fracture care.


Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

Know several emerging techniques in trauma and fracture care with discussion of where they stand relative to evidence-based medicine and standard of care

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of surgical treatment options for fractures of the extremities and pelvis

Recognize the benefits (and limitations) of Operative Dogma and Evidence-Based Medicine as it pertains to trauma and Fracture Care

Learn useful fracture repair techniques even those not yet in the textbooks

Debate and understand controversies in Trauma and Fracture Care such as those related to surgical training

Apply emerging strategies for surgeon wellness and burnout prevention


Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, CPC
Orthopaedic Traumatologist
Director, San Diego Orthopaedic
Trauma Fellowship
San Diego, CA


Invited Faculty


Rpbert Afra, MD
Encinitas, CA

Oke Anakwenze, MD
San Diego, CA

Maureen Benetti, NP
San Diego, CA

Emily Benson, MD
Ventura, CA

Daniel Coll, MHS, PA-C
Truckee, CA

Shawni Coll, DO, FACOG
Truckee, CA

David Dalstrom, MD
La Jolla, CA

Tom Grogan, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Ranjan Gupta, MD
Irvine, CA

Damayea Hargett, MD
Macon, GA

Mark Jo, MD
Pasadena, CA

Jackson Lee, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Ross Leighton, MD
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Joseph Mahon, PT, DPT
San Diego, CA

Amir Matityahu, MD
San Francisco, CA

Charles Moon, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Gil Ortega, MD
Scottsdale, AZ

Alexandra Page, MD
San Diego, CA

Kamshad Raiszadeh, MD
San Diego, CA

Anthony Rhorer, MD
Scottsdale, AZ

Doug Roger, MD, JD
Palm Springs, CA

Richard Santore, MD
San Diego, CA

Jeffrey Seip, MD
Yucca Valley, CA

Joel Smith, MD
San Diego, CA

Brian Solberg, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Philip Stahel, MD< FACS
Denver, CO

John T. Steele, MD, FACS< FACS
Escondido, CA

Todd Swenning, MD
Palm Springs, CA

Payam Tabrizi, MD
San Jose, CA

Harmeeth Uppal, MD
Irvine, CA

Don Wiss, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Bruze Ziran, MD
Lawrenceville, GA


PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) and Unite Orthopaedics. FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request AAPA Category 1 CME  credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

NURSES: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS: This program is not yet approved for CEUs. Conference organizers plan to request CEU credits from the California Board. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

Supported By

A special thank you to this years’ supporting companies! For more information about supporting this course, please view the Exhibitor Prospectus. For any questions, please contact Alex Ricketts.


SportsTek Medical/Arthrex


Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
2000 Second St
Coronado, CA 92118
Reservation Phone: 800-228-9290
Phone: 619-435-3000
Web: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

Hotel Reservations

A small block of rooms has been reserved at a special group rate of $239.00 per night plus taxes and fees. To receive the group rate, reservations must be made by Wednesday, January 10, 2018. To receive the group rate, please click here to book your stay online.

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.


February 1
February 3


Jeffrey M. Smith, MD
CME Updates