All About Orthopedics: 5th Annual Conference

All About Orthopedics: 5th Annual Conference
Friday, September 25, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

This is a virtual conference.

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


  • Name signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome
  • Explore advances in muscle sparing techniques in knee and hip arthroplasty
  • Compare narcotics to therapy treatments for pain relief following total knee arthroplasty
  • Review types of fractures in the hand and discuss treatment options
  • Identify alternative treatments to joint replacement surgery for arthritis
  •  List common lower extremity injuries and treatments
  • Differentiate treatments for upper extremity fractures
  • Discuss pharmacological options for pain relief in the orthopedic patient
  • Review research, outcomes, and recommendations related to nutrition in orthopedic surgery
  • Distinguish similarities and differences between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Define cervical stenosis and myelopathy
  • Explain the healing process of ankle sprains
  • Describe orthopedic sports medicine in different arenas
  • Examine stress fractures in the spine and treatment options in the athlete
  • Recognize non-surgical treatment options for spondylosis in the young athlete


8:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Matthew F. Dilisio, MD

Session I

8:10 a.m.
The Serious Complication of Compartment Syndrome


8:35 a.m.
Managing Post-operative Total Knee Arthroplasty Pain with Therapy

Kelly Fairfield, PT and Samantha Beckman, OTD, OTR/L

9:00 a.m.
Hand Fractures

Gangadasu Reddy, MBBS, MS, FACS

9:25 a.m.
Repair, Regenerate, and/or Reconstruction: Alternate treatments for arthritis

Robert Dugas, MD

9:50 a.m.
Session I Q&A

10:00 a.m.

Session II

10:10 a.m.
Lower Extremity Trauma

Karl Bergmann, MD

10:35 a.m.
Repair, Replace, or Reverse: Upper Extremity Trauma

Matthew F. Dilisio, MD

11:00 a.m.
Pain Medication Options for Orthopedic Injuries and Post-Surgery

Michele A. Faulkner, PharmD

11:25 a.m.
The Importance of Nutrition for Healing After an Injury

Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT, CDE, IFNCP

11:50 a.m.
Session II Q&A

12:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

Session III

1:00 p.m.
Osteoarthritis Versus Rheumatoid Arthritis

Corrine Giggee, PA-C, MPAS

1:25 p.m.
Degenerative Cervical Stenosis and Myelopathy

Chase Woodward, MD, MPH

1:50 p.m.
Ankle Sprains: Do they always heal?

Michael Zimmerman, DPM

2:15 p.m.
Session III Q&A

2:25 p.m.

Session IV

2:35 p.m.
Orthopedic Sports Medicine: A surgeon’s view from the sideline of boxing and beyond

Brian Conroy, MD

3:00 p.m.
Spine Stress Fractures in Athletes

Matthew West, MD, CSCS

3:25 p.m.
Spondylosis in the Young Athlete

Kyle Meyer, DPT, OCS, CSCS

3:50 p.m.
Session IV Q&A

4:00 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 6.75 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 6.75 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 6.75 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Physical Therapy
Credit is pending.

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.



Physicians, Physician Assistants

Nurses, OT, COTA, PT, PTA, Athletic Trainers, Medical Assistants $40
Fellows, Residents, Full-Time Students $30  

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

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