Course Objective

Educational objectives will be met through a combination of guest lectures and workshops.  The following objectives will be addressed during the Scientific Program, such that at the conclusion of this course the attendees should be able to:

Objective 1: Be familiar with common orthopaedic conditions of the shoulder, hip and knee.

Objective 2: Understand how to evaluate pathology of various orthopedic conditions afflicting the shoulder, hip and knee.

Objective 3: Recognize indications and contraindications for arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability, lesions of the labrum and biceps tendon, and rotator cuff tears.

Objective 4: Appreciate indications and contraindications for minimally invasive arthroplasty alternatives in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and shoulder.

Objective 5: Describe current surgical techniques in the arthroscopic and open treatment of disorders of the shoulder and knee.

Objective 6: Be aware of advances in treatment of meniscus, articular cartilage and ligament disorders of the knee.

Objective 7: Foster resident and junior staff education in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine through expert lectures and engaging discussions among sports medicine trained orthopaedic surgeons.

Objective 8: Develop comradery, professional relationships and the exchange of sports medicine education to enhance the care of the active duty soldier and athlete.

Objective 9: Build relationships, educational and research opportunities between regional military and civilian sports medicine physicians.

Objective 10: Establish mentorship opportunities between residents and junior faculty with current leaders in military sports medicine and established nationally recognized sports medicine faculty.

Target Audience

Orthopaedic surgeons in practice, orthopaedic surgery resident and fellows, physical therapists, athletic trainers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and operating room personnel.

Educational Course Location

All educational activities will be conducted at the MGM Resort National Harbor To make hotel reservations, please call (844) 646-6847 (indicate that you are attending the Cherry Blossom Seminar to receive the special rate).
101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA

ADA Statement

The National Knee Research & Education Foundation wishes to take those steps that are required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please provide this information at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be received in writing postmarked prior to March 1st, 2019. No refunds will be issued beyond this date for any circumstances. Refunds will be subject to a $ 75.00 administrative and processing fee. We reserve the right to cancel or substitute topics and/or speakers. In case of course cancellation, persons registered for the course will be notified by telephone using the number(s) they have provided on the registration form and their registration fee will be refunded.

Disclosure Policy

Faculty members have reported any existing significant financial interest in or other relationship(s) with the manufacturer(s) of commercial product(s) or commercial services discussed at this educational activity, including, commercial supporters of this program. This information will be available in course materials at the program. Any discussions of off-label uses of drugs or medical devices will be acknowledged in course materials at the program and by verbal announcement from the speaker.