9th Annual ONSF Medical Education Conference
Posted On: Monday, November 20, 2017

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the 9th Annual ONSF Medical Education Conference was held at Noble Auditorium, Greenwich Hospital. The one day accredited course entitled Emerging Technologies in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Neurosurgery, was designed to further enhance the education of Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers and Coaches.

Co-Chaired by Drs. Tamar Kessel and Mark Vitale, the course reviewed emerging technologies in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Neurosurgery including advances in available implants and grafts for tendon and cartilage disorders, 3D printing for preoperative planning, and newly available instruments to assess patient outcomes. In addition, the Conference focused on the growing opioid epidemic and incorporated strategies to prevent opioid addiction post-surgically. A broad spectrum of pediatric and adult orthopaedic and neurosurgical conditions were presented.

The Keynote Speaker, Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, is Head Team Physician for the New York Yankees and a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Over 150 medical professionals attended the Conference that consisted of presentations by orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, physical therapists, physiatrists and radiologists. Vendor exhibits, breakfast and lunch were included. This conference is free of charge to all medical professionals. Attendees receive continuing education credits certified by Greenwich Hospital.