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11th Annual ONSF MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Noble Auditorium, Greenwich Hospital 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT

Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Neurosurgery

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Travis Rieder, PHD, Author – In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids
PROGRAM CHAIRPERSONS: Tamar Kessel, MD & Mark Vitale, MD
CME or CEU CREDIT FOR: Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants,
Physical & Occupational Therapists

FREE OF CHARGE • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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PROGRAM

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Program Announcements
– Tamar Kessel, MD; Mark Vitale, MD, MPH

Session I
8:40 a.m. ACL Injury Prevention – Katherine Vadasdi, MD
8:50 a.m. ACL Repair: Is it Better than Reconstruction – Demetris Delos, MD
9:00 a.m. Partial Knee Replacement: When Does it Work – Kevin Choo, MD
9:10 a.m. Q&A
9:20 a.m. Treatment of Dupuytren's Disease of the Hand: Modern Treatment Options – David Wei, MD
9:30 a.m. Treatment of the High Arched (Cavus) Foot – Mark Yakavonis, MD
9:40 a.m. Cervical Disc Replacement: An Alternative to Cervical Spine Fusion – Heeren Makanji MD
9:50 a.m. Q&A
10:00 a.m.Dangers of Sport Specialization in Adolescent Athletes – Tim Greene, MD
10:10 a.m. Evolving Treatment of Shoulder Instability – Marc Kowalsky, MD
10:20 a.m. Minimizing Opiates After Shoulder Surgery – Paul Sethi, MD
10:30 a.m. Q&A
10:40 a.m. BREAK / REFRESHMENTS

Session II
11:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation:
 Travis Rieder, PhD, Author – In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids
12:00 p.m. Athletic Low Back Pain and Return to Sport – Tanya Kalyuzhny, DPT
12:10 p.m. NSAIDS in the Management of Osteoarthritis: What are the Cardiovascular Risks – Kunal Desai, MD (Neurology)
12:20 p.m. Radiofrequency Ablation as an Alternative to Spine Surgery – Alex Levchenko, DO
12:30 p.m. Q&A
12:40 p.m. WORKING LUNCH / ADJOURN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Travis Rieder, PhD; Author

Travis Rieder, PhD, is a bioethicist, philosopher, and leading voice on the ethical and policy implications of America's opioid crisis. A research scholar and director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, he has published on a wide variety of topics in various academic journals, including Health Affairs and the American Journal of Bioethics. His work has appeared in The Guardian and The Washington Post and on NPR's "Fresh Air" and "All Things Considered".

In his memoir, In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids, Rieder recounts his terrifying experience with opioid dependence which began with a motorcycle accident. Rieder endured half a dozen surgeries during which opioids were prescribed. His most profound suffering came several months later when he went into acute opioid withdrawal while following physician's orders and learned what it means to be "dope sick" -- to suffer the physical and mental agony caused by opioid dependence. Clueless how to manage his opioid taper, doctors suggested he go back on the drugs and try again later. Instead, Rieder continued the painful process of weaning himself. Rieder's experience exposes a dark secret of American pain management: a healthcare system so conflicted about opioids, and so inept at managing them, that the crisis currently facing us is both unsurprising and inevitable.

Arrangements for the appearance of Travis Rieder made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY

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