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Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Practitioner & Rehabilitation Therapist

July 26 - July 28

Course Description

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the most current diagnostic and treatment options in the orthopaedic subspecialties. A distinguished faculty will present recent advances in trauma and fracture fixation, arthritis management, joint reconstruction, treatment of sports-related conditions, spine surgery, hand and upper extremity evaluation and management, and physical therapy. Participants will be given ample time for interactive discussions and opportunities to interact with faculty, plus hands-on workshops.

Target Audience

Primary care practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and any allied healthcare professional whose scope of practice or profession includes orthopaedics.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe common musculoskeletal conditions
  • Discuss updates in treatment of common orthopaedic injuries
  • Assess appropriate diagnostic imaging tests
  • Understand indications for referral to a specialist with regard to hip and knee disorders
  • Apply new approaches to relieve pain and improve function in patients with orthopaedic injuries
  • Evaluate existing therapies to enhance treatment


Seth Gasser, MD
Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Surgeon
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Tampa, FL

Invited Faculty

Christopher Baker, MD
Tampa, FL

Scott Brickett, ATC
Tampa, FL

Eddie Bunton, AT
Tampa, FL

David Cheong, MD
Tampa, FL

Dave Colvin, DPT
Tampa, FL

Eddy Echols, MD
Tampa, FL

Kevin Elder, MD
Tampa, FL

Timothy Epting, DO
Tampa, FL

Michael Garcia, MD
Tampa, FL
Christopher Grayson, MD
Tampa, FL

Alfred Hess, MD
Tampa, FL

John Hisamoto, PT
Tampa, FL

Tammy King, DPT
Tampa, FL

Evan Loewy, MD
Tampa, FL

Benjamin Maxson, DO
Tampa, FL

Mark Mighell, MD
Tampa, FL

Michael Miranda, DO
Tampa, FL

Kevin Nagel, PT
Tampa, FL
Jason Nydick, DO
Tampa, FL

Brian Palumbo, MD
Tampa, FL

Ioannis Pappou, MD
Tampa, FL

Jeff Sellman, MD
Tampa, FL

Anjan Shah, MD
Tampa, FL

John Small, MD
Tampa, FL

Dexter Stallworth, MD
Tampa, FL

Steven Tresser, MD
Tampa, FL

Seung Yi, MD
Tampa, FL


PHYSICIANS: The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education (FORE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ATHLETIC TRAINERS: Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (BOC AP#: P3115) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.

This program is eligible for a maximum of 18.75 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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 18.75 CE hours.

Supported By

A special thank you to this year’s supporting companies! Please download the Exhibitor Prospectus to view sponsorship opportunities. For more information about supporting this course, please contact sponsorship@foreonline.org

Ossur Americas
Horizon Pharma
MVP Orthopedics Inc and Arthrex
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Westcoast Brace & Limb

Course Location & Accommodations

Sandpearl Resort

The Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Boulevard
Clearwater, Florida 33767
Phone Number: (727) 441-2425

Hotel Reservations & Fees

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Sandpearl on Clearwater Beach. Please mention “Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician” when booking your room to reserve the group rate starting at $219.00/night plus applicable tax before July 5 2019. There is also an an additional resort charge, discounted to $15.00 per night. The resort fee includes: access to the state of the art Gulf Front Fitness Center, unlimited local calls and toll free number access, wired and wireless internet access for guestroom and public space, daily newspaper, in room coffee and 2 bottles of water, nightly shoe shine. access to the Business Center and beach/pool towels and complimentary bicycle rental based on availability.

Rates quoted above do not include a Discounted $16.00 overnight Valet Parking Charge. Self parking is not available. Discounted Daily Drive in Rate of $10.00 for meeting attendees not staying overnight.

Accommodations for Disabilities

Please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, 4115 W Spruce Street, Suite 201, 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.


July 26
July 28


Seth Gasser, MD


The Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33767 United States
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