6TH Annual ONSF Medical Conference
Posted On: Monday, November 24, 2014

Joan Lunden and Dr.Sethi

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education held its annual Medical Education Conference at Noble Auditorium, Greenwich Hospital. 

The all-day Conference, Treating Musculoskeletal Issues in Females, began with breakfast followed by a CME accredited education course featuring lectures, Q & A and lunch.  ONS orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, sports medicine specialists, physiatrists and a Greenwich Hospital radiologist lectured the gathering of over 130 physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists and athletic trainers.  All participants received appropriate CME credits free of charge.  The Conference was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous sponsor who supports ONSF education programs.

Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Gloria Cohen and Dr. Mark Vitale,  introduced the program and explained that “…patients with musculoskeletal issues have operative and non-operative treatment options…understanding the anatomy, physiology and procedures can assist medical providers in helping the patient regain pain free function.”

The presentations were uniformly excellent.  Lectures reviewed female endocrinology and pathophysiology as it relates to musculoskeletal injury, appropriate non-operative and operative management, and available treatment techniques that assist in the recovery process.  Dr. Vitale, complimenting his colleagues, said, “The talks from specialists in multiple areas of orthopedics, neurosurgery, radiology and physical therapy provided expert insight into issues unique to the active female.  I learned a lot myself from these talks.”  After reviewing comments stated in the Conference Survey, Dr. Cohen proudly announced that “…we are pleased with the positive feedback from the attendees on this educational activity.”

Joan Lunden, award winning journalist and best-selling author, was the 2014 Conference Keynote Speaker.  A health and wellness advocate, Joan has created a brand dedicated to helping women and their families live easier, happier and healthier lives. She selected Best Practices for the Doctor-Patient Relationship as her topic for discussion and enthusiastically addressed the gathered medical professionals sharing stories and sound advice about the relationship of an individual and her medical provider.

The 2015 Medical Education Conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th at Noble Auditorium.