70th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society Meeting
The Piedmont Orthopedic Society is a traditional organization of "life-long learners" many of whom, because of their training and experience, are classified as experts. The annual meeting is an opportunity for these learners to conduct peer presentations, as well as review and discuss many different topics. The 70 year history attests to the continued support of this notion of the members being "life-long learners". Additionally, through peer solicitation of topics for presentation, other assessment methods are used to discuss the material. Ongoing clinical and research presentations traditionally include epidemiological data derived from prevalence of a topic; geographic data based on specific health problems of regional importance; and morbidity and mortality statistics introduced as complications of specific procedures. Quality Assurance statistics (QA) and/or Peer Review Data will document the need to address complications of a particular topic. Non-academic based physicians bring patient care audits for clinical critique. Because the Society has evolved from Duke University Medical Center trained orthopedic physicians, the members who now may or may not be at academic institutions still look to their peers from Duke to provide information in many different areas.
Orthopedic Surgery: Physicians
The adult reconstructive surgeon will be made aware of the current status of outpatient arthroplasty, the newer implants and techniques for reconstruction of the lower extremity joints, and the financial implications of the various choices of inpatient versus outpatient surgery, implant selection, and robotic surgery.
Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development adheres to ACCME Essential Areas and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosures of faculty/planning committee members and commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose a discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
- 27.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 27.00 Attendance
- 27.00 JA Credit - AH