The annual Arkansas Orthopaedic Forum is a one-day course that has taken place annually for the past 35 years. The forum offers professional education opportunities in healthcare delivery, clinical practice, research, and quality improvement to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical students, researchers, and other healthcare professionals interested in orthopaedic conditions and injuries. The forum features the Carl L. Nelson Distinguished Visiting Professor, the James Aronson, M.D. Resident Research Competition, and the annual Panel of Experts.

Description

This year, the 35th Annual Arkansas Orthopaedic Forum will take place on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium located on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at the University for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Course highlights include learning about the research advances and challenges of biologic knee replacement from renowned sports medicine expert, Dr. James Stannard, as well as the management of knee dislocations, treatment strategies for sports-related hip injuries, clavicle injuries, articular cartilage defects, and more from our panel of Sports Medicine experts.   View the Program Agenda for more details.

There is no charge to attend the event, but registration is required.  Click here to register online.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for orthopaedic surgeons, residents, nurses, medical students, physical and occupational therapists, researchers and other healthcare professionals interested in orthopaedic conditions and sports related injuries.

Course Objectives

    • Describe the patient population that should be considered for biologic joint replacement
    • Present mechanisms of failure
    • Discuss limb threatening risks and diagnostic options
    • Identify timing of treatment

The Carl L. Nelson Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr. James StannardJames P. Stannard, M.D. is a renowned clinician-scientist specializing in orthopaedic sports medicine, orthopaedic trauma, and biological knee joint replacement at the University of Missouri, where he holds several advanced leadership roles including the Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hansjörg Wyss Distinguished Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, and associate dean and chief medical officer for Clinical Strategic Initiatives at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.  He has served as an author of more than 130 manuscripts, 25 book chapters, and four books, and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and societies.

Location

The seminar will be held in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute (JTS) on the UAMS campus.   To reach the JTS  from I-630, take the Pine/Cedar Street exit and go north on Pine Street.  Turn left onto Capitol Avenue and proceed to the entrance of Parking 3.  Parking 3 is the nearest parking deck to the JTS and is located on Capitol Avenue.  Level 3A of this parking deck leads directly into the 2nd floor of the JTS building. Take the elevator to the 12th floor of the JTS building.