Medical Education Conference
In the fall of each year, ONSF welcomes medical professionals to the Annual Medical Education Conference.
The continuing education, fully accredited course is underwritten by an anonymous donor and takes place at Greenwich Hospital in the Noble Auditorium.
A wide array of topics are studied, i.e. ACL Injuries and Prevention, Replacement Parts, Adolescent and Pediatric Issues, the Aging Athlete and Musculoskeletal Issues in Females. The programs review musculoskeletal injury, non-operative and operative procedures, management of soft tissue injury and various treatment techniques. The patient with musculoskeletal injury has non-operative and operative treatment options available to him/her. This commands tailoring treatment to each patient’s general health and functional requirements. Understanding the anatomy and procedures available can assist the medical provider in helping the patient regain pain free function.
Keynote speakers have included: Joan Lunden – award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Michael Sokolove – author and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, Jane Condon – Comedian, Donna de Varona – Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Bob Bigelow – former NBA first round draft choice and Fran Weissler – Broadway Producer.
Over 120 doctors, nurses, physician assistants and physical and occupational therapists attend the one day conference that consists of presentations by orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, physical therapists, physiatrists and radiologists. Vendor exhibits, breakfast and lunch are also included.
All conference presentations are videotaped and available on the ONSF website.