All About Orthopedics: 4th Annual Conference

All About Orthopedics: 4th Annual Conference
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:30am - 4:00pm

A multidisciplinary review of basic concepts and cutting edge advances in orthopedics designed for all providers that care for patients with musculoskeletal issues.

Designed For

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Fellows, Residents, Students, and Other Interested Health Care Professionals

Jointly Provided By

Creighton University School of Medicine
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education
CHI Health


  • Discuss updates on surgical and nonsurgical treatments for rotator cuff injuries.
  • Review goals, objectives, and setting/struction of PPE.
  • Identify history, physical exam, and medical eligibility considerations.
  • Identify medical eligibility and return to play guidelines for common conditions.
  • Review innovative techniques in hip arthroscopy.
  • Recognize interventions that improve total joint replacement recovery.
  • Identify benefits of a fast track joint replacement rehab protocol
  • Explain the new standard of care on total joint replacements.
  • Identify treatments for distal radius fractures.
  • Examine updates in hand surgery.
  • Explain current concepts in osteoporosis management.
  • Discuss a unique approach to treating biomechanical dysfunction and resultant pain.
  • Define cervical disc replacement surgery.
  • Compare and contrast different ortho biologics.
  • Differentiate treatments for athletic knee injuries.
  • List outpatient physical therapy protocols.
  • Explore pain management options for orthopaedic patients.


7:30 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

8 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview
Matthew F. Dilisio, MD

Session I

8:10 a.m.
Rotator Cuff Tear Management in 2019

Samuel A. Dubrow, MD

8:35 a.m.
Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) Updates

Sean T. Mullendore, MD

9 a.m.
Hip Arthroscopy

Paul A. Watson, MD

9:25 a.m.
Outpatient Care: Expedited Rehab Protocols

Angel Ramon Ponce, PT, DPT, LAT, OCS, CSCS

9:50 a.m.
Session I Q&A

10 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

Session II

10:10 a.m.
Distal Radius Fractures Update

David A. Clough, MD

10:35 a.m.
Hand Surgery Update: The Cutting Edge

John “Jack” A. McCarthy, MD
Daniel L. Gaffney, MD

11 a.m.
A Chiropractic Approach to Spinal Biomechanics

Patrick J. Friend, DC

11:25 a.m.
Cervical Disc Replacements: Nebraska Spine Hospital

Michael C. Longley, MD

11:50 a.m.
Session II Q&A

12 p.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits

Session III

1 p.m.
Ortho Biologics: PRP, Stem Cells, and Tissue Engineering. Ready for the Prime Time?

Matthew F. Dilisio, MD

1:25 p.m.
Athletic Injuries About the Knee

Matthew R. Byington, DO

1:50 p.m.
Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Optimizing Pain Management in Orthopaedics

Jennie F. McCarthy, PA-C

2:15 p.m.
Session III Q&A

2:25 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

Session IV

2:35 p.m.
I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up! Hip Fracture Update

Erik T. Otterberg, MD

3 p.m.
Osteoporosis Evaluation and Management: Current Concepts

Robert L. Recker, MD

3:25 p.m.
Doc, Don’t Amputate! Foot and Ankle Surgery Update

Jon R. Goldsmith, DPM

3:50 p.m.
Session IV Q&A

4 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Matthew F. Dilisio, MD

Education Credit

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 6.5 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Athletic Trainer
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (BOC AP #P942) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 6.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Physical Therapy
The All About Orthopedics has been approved for 0.65 Continuing Education Units (corresponding to 6.5 contact hours) by the Continuing Education Committee of the Nebraska Chapter American Physical Therapy Association.

Occupational Therapy
The Board of Occupational Therapy Practice does not pre-approve continuing education course offerings, but will accept a continuing education activity when they are planned and conducted for occupational therapists and the continuing education activity relates to the practice of Occupational Therapy.  Each professional is responsible for their own certification.

Medical Assistant
The AAMA will accept a program for recertification if its subject matter is relevant to your profession.  The AAMA provides three documents that serve as useful guidelines for identifying relevant topics.  Visit the AAMA website to view the requirement documents:

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and CHI Health.  Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



  After September 2
Physicians, Physician Assistants $70        $80
Nurses, OT, COTA, PT, PTA, Athletic Trainers, Medical Assistants $45 $55
Fellows, Residents, Full-Time Students $30 $30
Remote Site Viewing $30 $30

Refund less $25.00 if cancelling by Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
No refund after Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Creighton University Mike and Josie Harper Center
602 N 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102
United States