Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide orthopaedic surgeons with resources on how to properly use currently available biologics for treating musculoskeletal disorders. Through didactic lectures, case discussions, live and video demonstrations and hands-on practice with cadavers, the course will provide attendees with clinical decision-making skills, an overview of available technologies and regulations along with the best and most up-to-date evidence and methods to implement orthobiologics into your practice.

Course Chairs
Brian J. Cole MD, MBA
Jason L. Dragoo, MD
Rachel M. Frank, MD


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

• Discuss current indications for orthobiologics based on the published evidence
• Discuss the proper selection of biologics for specific treatments
• Explain the role of MSK ultrasound in clinical practice
• Recognize normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle
• Utilize ultrasound guided techniques for MSK injections

Registration Information

Fees Before September 12, 2018

AOSSM Member $2,400
Non-AOSSM Member $2,900
Resident / Fellow $2,000

Fees After September 12
AOSSM Member $2,500
Non-AOSSM Member $3,000
Resident / Fellow $2,100

Travel and Housing Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hyatt Rosemont (one block from the Orthopaedic Learning Center) at a group rate of $129. Reservations may be made by calling (800) 233-1234 and asking for the AOSSM Surgical Skills Course Room Block. The reservation deadline is September 21, 2018. Rooms rates are until this date pending availability. Reservations after this date may be at a higher rate. Attendees are encouraged to book early.

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Credit Information

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOSSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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