Orthopedics Symposium for Primary Care: Acute Injury Update

Tips and Tricks for Primary Care Management of Acute Injuries

Friday, October 20, 2017

Cherry Hill Auditorium
Swedish Cherry Hill
500 17th Avenue
Seattle, Washington

This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based diagnostic tools and treatment skills that first-line providers need to effectively manage musculoskeletal pain and acute injury in the primary care setting. An interactive, hands-on approach will utilize didactic lectures from expert faculty, question-and-answer sessions and a series of hands-on workshops designed to increase the skills and confidence of providers to treat patients who experience musculoskeletal pain and acute injury. Patients with acute injuries may be encountered by primary care providers at any time, and updates in diagnostic criteria and treatment options are vital to the care of our diverse patient population.

This symposium is intended for all primary care and family medicine physicians, general internists and healthcare professionals who treat patients with injuries, diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and residents/fellows in the Pacific Northwest.

*Online registration is now closed. Walk in registration will be available the day of the conference.*

Residents/Fellows/Medical Students please email Swedish CME to register.


The Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently published the findings of the Washington (D.C.) Health Policy Fellows that found a significant disparity between the number of patients with musculoskeletal conditions seen by primary-care physicians and the amount of musculoskeletal training these physicians have received. This report quotes from subjective studies of primary care physicians, family medicine doctors and pediatricians claiming that medical school was their only source of formal musculoskeletal training, that they had the least amount of training in orthopedics and that they felt significantly more confident in performing physical exams, evaluating radiographs, and diagnosing and treating non-musculoskeletal disorders than they did for musculoskeletal conditions. 



By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
  • Review anatomical landmarks of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle
  • Perform physical examinations and diagnostic tests on patients with potential acute injuries
  • Identify common acute injuries and how to interpret diagnostic imaging, when appropriate, to aid in correct diagnosis
  • Discuss appropriate referral for surgical consult and assess the potential risk factors as well as alternative treatment options
  • Detail non-surgical management techniques in the primary care setting
  • Utilize proper skills and technique required for splinting


Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AAFP Prescribed Credits
This Live activity, Orthopedics Symposium for Primary Care: Acute Injury Update, with a beginning date of 10/20/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  7.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted for Washington State RN Continuing Education requirements as well as for application and renewal of specialty and advance practice certification through both  ANCC and AANP (1 CNE hour is equivalent to 1 CME hour).


Michael S. Erickson, M.D.
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA 

J. Kevin Ko, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Physician Associates
Seattle, WA

John A. Miyano, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Seattle Hand Surgery Group
Seattle, WA

Laurel H. Saliman, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care
Seattle, WA

Nicholas R. Seibert, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Physician Associates
Seattle, WA

Brian K. Snitily, M.D.
Orthopedic Physician Associates
Seattle, WA

Beverlie L. Ting, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Seattle Hand Surgery Group
Seattle, WA

William F. Wagner, Jr., M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Seattle Hand Surgery Group
Seattle, WA

Additional Workshop Faculty
Andrew Gomez, M.D.
Erek Latzka, M.D.

Swedish CME maintains full control of the context of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and resolve all speaker and planner conflicts of interest. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias. 


John A. Miyano, M.D., Course Co-Chair
William F. Wagner, Jr., M.D., Course Co-Chair
Michael S. Erickson, M.D.
Carla R. Ainsworth, M.D., MPH
Caye Boosalis, CME Manager
Bobby Buglione, CME Specialist


MD/DO   $   245
Allied Health                  $   125
Residents/Fellows/Students  $   25

Residents/Fellows/Medical Students please email Swedish CME to register.

*After October 9, 2017 add $30 to Advance Registration pricing.

Registration Information

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Participants who register by Monday, October 9, 2017, will receive a confirmation postcard. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment.

To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, October 13, 2017.
Please note: No registrations are accepted by phone or e-mail.

Special Needs
If you have special needs, please contact the CME office at 206-386-2755.

Registration Fees
The fee for this course includes catering, all instruction and hands-on learning materials, online syllabus access and a certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.