Orthopedic Conferences for Physician Assistants and Other Mid-Level Providers

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The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) offers orthopedic conferences for physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other mid-level providers, as well as MDs, DOs and surgeons. In today’s fast-paced orthopedic industry, non-physician practitioners play a significant role in patient care, and FORE’s educational conferences are here to help these individuals expand their professional skills.

The Benefits of Attending a FORE Conference

FORE’s orthopedic conferences can help physician assistants:

  • Identify risk reduction strategies as they pertain to orthopedic injury patients
  • Become more proficient at interpreting diagnostic test results
  • Improve post-operative pain management techniques
  • Implement advanced wound care, fracture management and tendon repair techniques
  • Adjust therapeutic modalities to the unique needs of each patient
  • Prepare for an increased role in surgical assistance
  • More efficiently collaborate with physicians, surgeons, physical therapists and any other members of a patient’s orthopedic treatment team
  • Expand their patient education strategies

FORE’s educational events are led by distinguished industry professionals, ranging from vice chairs of clinical affairs and senior physician assistants to directors of sports medicine and professors of orthopedic trauma. Each conference includes not only lectures and presentations, but also interactive opportunities such as audience question-and-answer sessions and small-group discussions.

Our Background

At FORE, we have been meeting the educational needs of orthopedic professionals for many years. Founded in 1999, we first began offering CME courses in 2006 and have continued to expand our offerings since that time. Our current schedule of events features conferences for most of the core orthopedic specialties, including upper extremity, foot and ankle and spine care, as well as sports medicine and orthopedics for primary care providers. Because we hold these conferences throughout the year, in destinations across the country, physician assistants and other orthopedic professionals have the opportunity to select events that are a good fit for their schedule and interests.

Logistics and Accommodations

Although attending continuing education courses is a useful and necessary thing for you to do, it may in some instances seem difficult to fit the trips into your busy schedule. Fortunately, our extensive planning eliminates much of this hassle, as we schedule most of our events close to airports, making it easy for you to travel to the venue, attend the conference and then easily get home afterward. In this same vein, we organize our events in a time-efficient manner so that you receive a significant educational experience within a relatively short amount of time, preventing you from needing to be away from home longer than desired. Our practice of reserving hotel rooms in advance for attendees can also simplify the trip for you, as it eliminates the need for you to research lodging options on your own and, as an added bonus, saves you some money through the discounted group rate.

Speak with Our Team

To learn more about the unique orthopedic conferences we offer for physician assistants and other non-physician providers, contact the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education today. FORE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME); the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) both accept AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ earned at FORE-provided events.