Orthopaedics Symposium

Our 10th Orthopaedics Symposium takes place Sat., April 28, 2018, at Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Loveland, CO.

The conference will provide up to 5 hours of education on various aspects of orthopaedic diagnosis and treatment.

Check details below or in our conference brochure. Or send an email to OCR.


Credits and Certificates

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and the OrthoForum.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Family Physicians: This Live activity, 2018 Orthopaedic Symposium, with a beginning date of 04/28/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  5.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs, NPs and Nurses: Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses may use these credit hours toward certification renewal. This credit is acceptable by the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants (AAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
PTs, OTs, Chiropractors: Credit certificates are provided by the CME provider, as has been done at prior conferences (University of Tennessee College of Medicine).
ATs: General credits and certificates are available from UTCOM.
RTRs: We anticipate applying to ASRT for credits.



The conference is designed for primary care physicians and mid-levels, ER physicians and mid-levels, occupational medicine physicians and mid-levels, therapists (PT-OT), athletic trainers, registered nurses, chiropractors, and radiologic technologists.

Within primary care, the conference is designed for family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and urgent care.



The cost is $50 a person, or $40 a person for groups of 5 or more from the same health system, practice, or office.


Conference Agenda

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Loveland, CO


7:00 am to 8:00 am
Check-In and Breakfast

8:00 am to 10:00 am
Presentations — General Session 1


Biologics and the Knee
Rocci V. Trumper, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine-Knee Specialist


There’s Nothing Funny About a Humerus Fracture
Robert M. Baer, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Trauma-Fracture Specialist


Common Questions and Misconceptions Regarding Ankle Sprains
Michael J. Houghton, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Foot-Ankle Specialist


How Not to Miss the Easily Missed: Hand and Wrist Pathology Recognition and Management
Bret C. Peterson, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hand-Upper Extremity Specialist


10:00 am to 10:30 am
Morning Break


10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Presentations — General Session 2


Lateral Elbow Arthralgia
Satoru T. Chamberlain, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hand-Upper Extremity Specialist


Diabetic Foot Screening Exam
Nathan A. Hunt, DPM
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Diabetic Foot-Wound Care Specialist


Concussion in Sports
Alissa H. Wicklund, PhD
Concussion Specialist


A Hip Baby: A Review of Hip Dysplasia
Ryan L. Hartman, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist


12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Breakout Sessions*

* The breakout sessions are 30 minutes long, and then repeated. This allows guests to attend up to two of the four breakouts.


Approach to the Patient with Knee Pain
C. Dana Clark, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Anterior Hip-Knee Replacement Specialist


Physical Exam of the Foot and Ankle
Wesley P. Jackson, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Foot-Ankle Specialist


Pre-Op Joint Optimization
Riley W. Hale, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Joint Replacement Specialist


Hands-On Thumb Spica and Sugar-Tong Splinting
Ben Giltinan
Orthopaedic Technician
Casting-Splinting Specialist
Note: Limit of  15 guests for each of the two half-hour sessions on splinting.


2:30 pm
Symposium Concludes



The OCR physicians express their appreciation to the following exhibitors for their support of the 2018 Symposium:


Diamond Level Supporters
Columbine Conmed UC Health


Platinum Level Supporters


Gold Level Supporters
Philips Healthcare logo Medcom Group logo


Silver Level Supporter
Frontier Access and Mobility

Other exhibitors will be participating and will be acknowledged at the conference.