FORE Offers Orthopaedic Conferences in Florida


The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) is a leading provider of orthopaedic continuing education, hosting events in Florida and other areas of the United States.

FORE’s orthopaedic conferences offer practitioners a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in orthopaedics, with topics updated on an annual basis to highlight new research, treatments, and technology.

Orthopaedic surgeons and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals choose to attend FORE’s conferences because they are highly interactive, giving attendees the opportunity to engage 1-on-1 with presenters and to participate in dynamic group discussions. Many of FORE’s meetings also include bioskills labs and hands-on workshops where participants can gain valuable first-hand experience with the surgical techniques and devices being discussed.

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FORE’s schedule of orthopaedic conferences held in Florida includes:

Tampa Shoulder Course: Arthroplasty & Sports (Tampa, Florida)

The Tampa Shoulder Course examines a range of topics pertinent to orthopaedic surgeons and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals who treat shoulder and elbow disorders.

This conference focuses heavily on shoulder arthroplasty (anatomic and reverse) and includes an optional pre-course bioskills lab for participants interested in enhancing their capabilities with advanced shoulder arthroplasty surgical techniques. In addition, the Tampa Shoulder Course dedicates an entire day to sports medicine topics, presenting new advances in treating shoulder instability, traumatic elbow injuries, and rotator cuff tears.

Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery (Tampa, Florida)

Held at FIVE Labs in Tampa, Florida, the Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery orthopaedic conference enables practitioners to gain valuable hands-on experience with advanced surgical techniques and instrumentation in a state-of-the-art lab facility. The course combines a bioskills workshop with didactic lectures, interactive panel discussions, and case presentations on topics such as cavovarus hindfoot/ankle reconstruction, flatfoot/hindfoot valgus reconstruction, ankle arthrodesis, and ankle arthroplasty.

Castellvi Spine Symposium (Duck Key, Florida)

With approaches to spine care constantly evolving, it’s imperative for practitioners who treat the spine to stay apprised of the latest advances. At the Castellvi Spine Symposium, practitioners can enhance their knowledge of how emerging techniques compare with current treatment options and examine specific approaches for performing complex reconstruction, total disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease procedures.

Orthopaedic Research Day: Graduating Fellows & Residents (Tampa, Florida)

Designed to highlight the importance of research and explore current areas of investigation, FORE’s Orthopaedic Research Day consists of presentations by fellows from the Florida Orthopaedic Institute and residents from the University of South Florida. The meeting gives these young investigators valuable experience in presenting to a large group and also updates the attending surgeons on new research findings.

Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery (Tampa, Florida)

Orthopaedic surgeons and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals who treat upper extremity injuries and conditions can attend FORE’s Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery conference. In previous years, the course has focused on hand and wrist topics, such as metacarpophalangeal joint arthritis, proximal interphalangeal joint arthritis, carpometacarpal joint arthritis, perilunate dislocations, and ulnar impaction syndrome. This orthopaedic conference features didactic presentations and interactive debates, as well as a hands-on bioskills lab for practicing hand and wrist procedures that involve plating, internal bracing, and arthrodesis.

Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Trauma (Tampa, Florida)

Practitioners interested in exploring hotly debated topics related to the treatment of orthopaedic trauma will not want to miss FORE’s Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Trauma conference. The course includes lectures, case reviews, and bioskills lab training on many advanced techniques for managing upper extremity and lower extremity traumatic injuries.

In addition, FORE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and approve by the Board of Certification to provide continuing education for athletic trainers.

For more information, please contact the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education at