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Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Practitioner & Rehabilitation Therapist

July 20 - July 22

Course Description

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the most current diagnostic and treatment options in every orthopaedic subspecialty. A distinguished faculty will present recent advances in pediatrics, trauma, & fracture fixation, arthritis, joint reconstruction, sports related conditions, spine surgery, biologics, 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:

Review common musculoskeletal ailments

Discuss updates in treating common orthopaedic injuries

Assess appropriate diagnostic imaging tests

Evaluate indications for referral to a specialist with regard to hip & knee disorders

Develop new approaches to relieve pain and improve function; specifically the painful shoulder

Evaluate existing therapies to enhance treatment


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

Invited Faculty


Sheyan Armaghani, MD
Tampa, FL

Christopher Baker, MD
Tampa, FL

Thomas Bernasek, MD
Tampa, FL

Scott Brickett, ATC
Tampa, FL

David Cheong, MD
Tampa, FL

Lisa Choe, OT
Tampa, FL

David Colvin, DPT
Tampa, FL

Lynn Couchara
Tampa, FL

Kevin Elder, MD
Tampa, FL

Mark Frankle, MD
Tampa, FL

Alfred Hess, MD
Tampa, FL

Tammy King, DPT
Tampa, FL

Benjamin Maxson, DO
Tampa, FL

Mark Mighell, MD
Tampa, FL

Michael Miranda, DO
Tampa, FL

Kevin Nagel, PT
Tampa, FL

Cristina Pando, MPT
Tampa, FL

Jeff Sellman, MD
Tampa, FL

Anjan Shah, MD
Tampa, FL

John Small, MD
Tampa, FL

Jeffrey Stone, MD
Tampa, FL

Steven Tresser, MD
Tampa, FL

Marc Weinstein, 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 17.75 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 is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for certified athletic trainers. This program has been approved for 17.75 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified athletic trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours spent participating in the CE Activity.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS:  Florida Board of Physical Therapy has approved this activity for 17.50 CE hours. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenters or the sponsors.

Supported By

A special thank you to this year’s supporting companies! Click here to download the Exhibitor Prospectus. For information about supporting this course, please contact Alex Ricketts . 

DePuy Synthes
MVP Orthopedics & Arthrex
Achieve Home Care
Amniox Medical
DePuy Synthes
Ferring Pharamaceuticals
Flexion Therapeutics
Horizon Pharma
Ossur Americas
Stryker Endoscopy
West Coast Brace & Limb

Accommodations & Transportation

Sandpearl Resort

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

Hotel Reservations

A small block of rooms has been reserved at the Sandpearl on Clearwater Beach. Please mention “Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Practitioner” when booking your room to reserve the group rate of $214.00/night plus applicable tax and resort fees before July 5 2018.


From North & East
Follow I-75 South or I-4 West to 275 South through Tampa. As you approach Tampa International Airport, take Exit 39 and merge onto SR 60 West. If you are coming from Tampa International Airport; take the first exit onto SR 60 West. Continue heading west for almost 14 miles; after having driven through Clearwater, you will go over the Memorial Causeway onto Clearwater Beach. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit, marked North Beaches & Mandalay Avenue. The Sandpearl is located 1/3 of a mile north of the roundabout on the left side of the road at 500 Mandalay Avenue at the intersection with Baymont Street. Daily attendee valet and overnight parking is $10.00.

From South
Head North on I-275 until you exit at Junction 30 marked SR 686 West Roosevelt Blvd. Continue on this road past the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport, over the Bayside Bridge until you exit to the left onto SR 60 West, also known as Gulf to Bay Blvd. After approximately 4.5 miles you will go over the Memorial Causeway onto Clearwater Beach. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit, marked North Beaches & Mandalay Avenue. The Sandpearl is located 1/3 of a mile north of the roundabout on the left side of the road at 500 Mandalay Avenue at the intersection of Baymont Street and Mandalay. Daily attendee valet and overnight parking is $10.00

Accommodations for Disabilities

Please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, 13020 Telecom Pkwy N, Tampa, FL 33637 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 20
July 22


Seth Gasser, MD


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