Orthopedic Surgery

CME and Other Training Opportunities

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a number of professional training opportunities for physicians, RNs, NPs, PAs, ATCs and other professionals who want to learn from orthopedic experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Along with fellowships and scholar programs, we also offer live continuing medical education (CME) for professionals interested in learning more about specific orthopedic and sports conditions, clinical assessments and surgical interventions.

Faculty and staff from the Division are also frequent guest lecturers and presenters at grand rounds and regional, national and international conferences. We also exhibit at several major professional conferences every year.

Upcoming orthopedic and sports medicine events

Philadelphia Sports and Education Expo

Dec 13-15, 2013, Philadelphia, PA

Join sports and orthopedic experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Sports and Education Expo, to be held Dec. 13-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Expo is open to healthcare professionals, school and regional coaches, athletic trainers and directors, as well as young athletes and their families.

The 3-day event will feature multiple workshops and demonstrations covering topics related to youth sports, including: sports injury prevention, nutrition, positive coaching, sports psychology, college planning, and health and wellness. The Expo will also feature interactive activities and an exhibit hall.

Three presentations will be given by CHOP orthopedic surgeons:

To Cut or Not to Cut: That is the Question – When Can Surgery Be Avoided?

Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. — Lawrence Wells, MD, will describe the various injuries and diagnoses that are most typically seen in young athletes, and provide guidance about which injuries can be managed conservatively, without surgery, and which ones are likely to require operative intervention. 

Open Growth Plate Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Athlete

Saturday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m. — B. David Horn, MD, will describe what growth plates are; who gets growth plate injuries; what are the top causes of these injuries; when to see a doctor; and, how growth plate fractures are diagnosed and treated.

Is It an Emergency? Top 10 Most Common Sports Injuries, Where Should They be Seen, and How Soon?

Sunday, Dec. 15, 12:30 p.m. — Theodore J. Ganley, MD, will describe the most common sports injuries that present to the Emergency Room, how urgent these injuries are, when to see a doctor, and in what setting these injuries should be seen.

Sports Medicine Journal Club

Jan. 14, 2014, Voorhees, NJ

CHOP's Center for Sports Medicine and Performance is hosting a Sports Medicine Journal Club for certified athletic trainers (ATCs) and physical therapists (PTs) practicing in New Jersey. The topic for the first event will be "Winter Sports Injuries in High School Athletes."

Lead by Theodore J. Ganley, MD, attending surgeon and director of Sports Medicine at CHOP, the club will meet regularly to critique new research articles and discuss how to apply them to clinical practice. 

The inaugural meeting will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the CHOP Specialty Care Center at Virtua, 200 Bowman Drive, Voorhees, NJ. (GPS: Use 100 Dutchtown Road, Voorhees).

The event is free and a light meal will be provided during the discussion. ATC and PT credits are available. Please RSVP by Jan. 7 to Kathy Abel, APNC, RN. Registered participants will be provided with a series of articles to review prior to the meeting. 

Upcoming events that include orthopedics

30th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference

Nov. 6-9, 2013, Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is sponsoring the 30th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference, a four-day event detailing a wide variety of pediatric emergencies that clinicians need to be prepared to assess, diagnose and expertly treat in Emergency Departments. 

Diagnostic and therapeutic practices continue to evolve, and patient care recommendations and guidelines continue to improve. This course will feature state-of-the-art teaching formats, including evidence-based lectures, simulation in procedural skills, resuscitation and diagnostics reasoning.

Presenting on musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports issues will be Matthew Grady, MD, and Christina Master, MD.

For more information, see continuing medical education or call CHOP’s CME Department at 215-590-5263.

Pediatric Surgical and Trauma Nursing Conference

Nov. 14-15, 2013, Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is sponsoring the 11th Annual Pediatric Surgical and Trauma Nursing Conference, a two-day program featuring general lectures with afternoon concurrent sessions. The content options will be applicable to all levels of nursing expertise. Expert faculty will share the lessons they have learned from managing children who experience unexpected illness and traumatic injury.

Presenting on backyard traumas are Kelly Ryan, MSN, CRNP, a nurse practitioner in orthopedics, and Diane Helene Perks, CRNP, MSN, a nurse practitioner with the Trauma Center.

For more information, see continuing medical education or call CHOP’s CME Department at 215-590-5263.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Walt Disney World Resort

Feb. 13-16, 2014, Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is sponsoring the Pediatric Emergency Medicine conference, a four-day course that includes hands-on, high-fidelity medical simulations in addition to concise lectures and small group instruction. Presentations will cover a wide-variety of pediatric topics including some orthopedic conditions and injuries.

The course was created for emergency physicians, pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for attendance.

For more information, see the Pediatric Emergency Medicine brochure or call CHOP’s CME Department at 215-590-5263.

Additional CME events

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers additional CME online and at numerous educational events such as conferences and lectures. For a list of additional upcoming CME events for healthcare professionals, see continuing medical education.

Contact us

If you have any questions related to The Division of Orthopedic Surgery, please call 215-590-1527 or contact us online.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Reviewed by: Division of Orthopedic Surgery
Date: November 2013 

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