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10th Anniversary Medical Education Conference
Posted On: Monday, November 12, 2018

ONSF held its 10th Anniversary Medical Education Conference “Enhancing Patient Safety in Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Neurosurgery” on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Greenwich Hospital Noble Auditorium, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT.


This course reviewed advances for improving safe Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Neurosurgery including specific technological innovations in surgical approaches and advances in regenerative medicine to reduce the need for surgical interventions.  In addition, updates on the role of diet, exercise and medications to treat musculoskeletal conditions were discussed.  An emphasis was placed on strategies to reduce the utilization of narcotic medications.  A broad spectrum of pediatric and adult orthopedic and neurosurgical conditions and problems were presented.

Over 140 doctors, nurses, physician assistants and physical and occupational therapists were in attendance for the one-day conference that consisted of presentations by orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, physical therapists, physiatrists and radiologists. Vendor exhibits, breakfast and lunch were included.

John “Flip” Filippelli, President, Production & Programing at YES Network served as Keynote Speaker.  “Flip”, one of the most influential and respected executives in all of sports television, is responsible for every aspect of the critically acclaimed on-air content for the YES Network, the pre-eminent regional sports network in the nation.  He is the only person in sports broadcasting history known to have earned more than 100 national Emmy nominations and is one of a select few producers who have held senior positions in the truck as well as in management.  Along with “Flip,” Lucy Stitzer, Founder Dirt to Dinner, was the Guest Presenter.  This very fine organization educates consumers about the agricultural supply chain, food ingredients and diet trends.

The Medical Education Conference, underwritten by an anonymous ONSF donor, is free of charge to all medical professionals who will receive continuing education credits certified by Greenwich Hospital.