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HCORP Orthopaedic Symposium

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October 27, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bigelow Amphitheater | White Building 4th Floor

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114


The HCORP Orthopedic Symposium presents current concepts in the evaluation and treatment of patients with complex orthopedic injuries. It presents an evidence-based approach to controversies in orthopedic patient management. A panel discussion on interesting case studies is presented with audience participation. Selected topics include new advances in fracture management, avoiding complications of ACL surgery, the role of navigation in total joint arthroplasty, minimally invasive approaches to spine surgery, common foot and ankle injuries, and the treatment of cartilage injuries in the knee.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Identify and assess discussed pathological processes and describe appropriate best practice treatment algorithms in orthopaedic surgery.
2. Employ and adapt discussed current best practices to a variety of clinical practice environments.
3. Appraise presented information and formulate its applicability with their current practice in the care of their patients.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for graduates and current residents of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and current/emeritus faculty of affiliated teaching hospitals.


8:00 AM

Welcome and Overview
Thomas J. Gill, IV, MD


Advances in Fracture Management
Edward K. Rodriguez, MD, PhD


Avoiding Complications of ACL Surgery
Thomas J. Gill, IV, MD


Symposium/Panel: Navigation in Arthroplasty - The New Standard, or Marketing Machine?
Dennis K. Burke, MD
Jeffrey S. Zarin, MD
Moderator: Thomas S. Thornhill, MD


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - Where Are We Now?
Josef B. Simon, MD




Foot and Ankle Controversies
Jeremy T. Smith, MD


Symposium/Panel: Cartilage Injuries in the Knee
Matthew Salzler, MD
Moderator: Arun J. Ramappa, MD


Interesting Case Presentations
George SM Dyer, MD

12:00 PM

Adjournment of Educational Activity


Course Planners:
George SM Dyer, MD - R'06

Program Director, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School

James Choi, MD
Lt. Col. United States Air Force
Medical Corps, Flight Surgeon

Thomas J. Gill, IV, MD - R'09
Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery Department
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tufts Medical School


Dennis W. Burke, MD - R'83
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton

Edward K. Rodriguez, MD, PhD - R'02
Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Arun J. Ramappa, MD - R'01
Chief, Sports Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Matthew Salzler, MD - R'12
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Tufts Medical Center
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine

Josef B. Simon, MD - R'09
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mt. Auburn Hospital

Jeremy T. Smith, MD - R'11
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Thomas S. Thornhill, MD - R'77
Chairman Emeritus, Orthopaedic Surgery Department
Brigham & Women's Hospital
John B. and Buckminster Brown Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey S. Zarin, MD - R'06
Chief, Arthroplasty Service
Tufts Medical Center
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine

Registration Fees

Full Tuition: $150.00

Current residents and fellows should contact Jennifer Duane at
regarding tuition.

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before October 13, 2018 will be refunded, less a $15 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after October 13, 2018 will not be refunded.

Contact if you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.


For questions regarding registration, please contact Aisling Ryan at or (857)-282-2514.

For questions regarding the activity, please contact Jennifer Duane at or(857)-726-2942.

Provided By

Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Orthopaedics and Partners HealthCare System

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CME Information

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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