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Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope

January 17 - January 19

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core principles in orthopaedic trauma and fracture care, explore emerging techniques and technologies, and challenge outdated dogma.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


Kandice Beenken, DO
San Diego, CA

Walter Biffl, MD
La Jolla, CA

Jon Cabin, MD
Beverly Hills, CA

Shawni Coll, DO
Truckee, CA

Daniel Coll, MHS, PA-C
Truckee, CA

Steven Copp, MD
La Jolla, CA

David Dalstrom, MD
La Jolla, CA

David Friedberg, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Utku Kandemir, MD
San Francisco, CA

Jackson Lee, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Joseph Mahon, DPT, SCS
San Diego, CA

Charles Moon, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Alexandra Page, MD
San Diego, CA

Anthony Rhorer, MD
Scottsdale, AZ

Richard Santore, MD
San Diego, CA

Andy Schmidt, MD
Minneapolis, MN

Sandy Schwartz, MD
San Diego, CA

Joel Smith, MD
San Diego, CA

Carla Smith, MD
Spokane, WA

Philip Stahel, MD, FACS
Thornton, CO

Todd Swenning, MD
Palm Springs, CA

Harmeeth Uppal, MD
Irvine, CA

Juan Vargas, Rep.
Chula Vista, CA

Ryan Will, MD
Olympia, WA


PHYSICIANS: 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 & Education (FORE) and United Orthopaedics. FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS: This conference has been approved by the California Physical Therapy Association for a total of 18 contact hours or 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per CPTA Approval #19-17

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: This conference has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support Live Programs.

Supported By

A special thank you to this year’s supporting companies! For more information about supporting this course, please view the Exhibitor Prospectus.

DePuy Synthes
Zimmer Biomet
Zimmer Biomet
Bioventus, LLC
Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc
DePuy Synthes
Globus Medical
Next Science
OsteoCentric Technologies
Pacira Pharmaceutical Inc
Smith & Nephew
SportsTek Medical/Arthrex

Course Location & Accommodations

Hyatt Regency La Jolla

3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, California 92122
(858) 552-1234
Online Reservations


Hotel Reservations

The luxurious Hyatt Regency La Jolla is conveniently located close to San Diego attractions, restaurants, and shopping malls. A block of rooms has been reserved at the special group rate of $189/night + taxes & fees. Click here to reserve your stay online. Or, call (858) 552-1234 and mention Orthopaedic Trauma to reserve at the group rate. Rooms must be reserved by Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

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.


January 17
January 19


Jeffrey M. Smith, MD
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