The following topic suggestions are listed as submitted (collected by the needs assessment survey conducted in May of 2019).

Submissions to the Call for Presentations that are related to one of these topics will be given priority during program development for the 2020 Annual Surgical Update in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Algorithms for fracture management (i.e. Hip fractures cost outcomes, Medicare participation, etc.)

Arthritis ACL reconstruction

Billing / Reimbursement: In house billing vs billing services

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Common dermatologic conditions seen in an Orthopaedic practice

Current state of residency (work force projections, satisfaction of graduates with their training, post graduate fellowship distribution)

Current treatment for Glioblastoma Multiforme

Effect of industrialization of medicine on patient care

EMR choices, options and features

Endocrine surgery update

Esophageal stent Sepsis

Fracture management

General Orthopaedic topics

How to setup a private practice

Legalization of recreational marijuana and the resulting psychosis

Medical marijuana and chronic pain  

Medical mission information

More on Global Surgery

Multidisciplinary surgical critical care as it relates to transplant

Oncology topics

Ongoing affordable care act issues

Orthopaedic Trauma

Pain management and the incorporation of regenerative medicine into practice

Rib Fractures (Ortho / Gen Surgery collaboration)

Spinal cord stimulation after fusion surgery

Sports medicine topics

Stroke management

Surgical innovations and disruptive technologies

Tissue injury and inflammation

Total joints stats in-patient vs. out-patient outcomes anterior vs. traditional approaches Joint infection strategies. A review and outcomes

Total knee replacement

Trauma topics

Traumatic head injury

Update in Thoracic Oncology

Update on lung cancer treatment options

What is the role of an Orthopaedic trauma surgeon in a trauma center

XLIF vs TLIF: Is there an advantage





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