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Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope

February 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018

Course Description

This course is designed to educate orthopaedic surgeons on existing core principles in trauma and fracture care, challenge dogma, explore emerging techniques and technology and continue improving. Nationally renowned leaders in the field of orthopaedic trauma will lead interactive discussions and debates, present their experiences, techniques and challenging cases, and provide instruction in hands-on workshops.

Target Audience

Orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, surgical assistants, 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

Know and discuss 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

Know emerging strategies for surgeon wellness and burnout prevention


Jeffrey M. Smith, MD
Orthopaedic Traumatologist
Surgical Practice Specialist
San Diego, CA


Invited Faculty


Afra Robert, 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

Alexa 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


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

Supported By

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

DePuy Synthes
Zimmer Biomet
DePuY Synthes
McGinley Innovations
Pacific American
Zimmer Biomet
DePuy Synthes
McGinley Innovations
Pacific American
Skeletal Dynamics
Smith & Nephew
Zimmer Biomet


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, 2018
February 3, 2018


Jeffrey M. Smith, MD
CME Updates