Conference for Primary Care


Friday, October 19, 2018
7:00am      Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:50am      Welcome & Introductions
8:00am     Conference Begins
3:45pm      Closing Remarks
4:00pm      Wine & Cheese Reception


Waterfront Convention Center
2021 State Street, Bettendorf, Iowa

Register today!
All attendees must register. You will be routed to the Genesis Medical Center website to register for this conference and for CMEs. 

CME Credits
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Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are proudly offering all
attendees a flash drive pre-loaded with all conference presentations.

8:00am    Supplements for Orthopedic Patients

8:25am     Regenerative Medicine/Orthobiologics (Case Panel Presentation )

9:15am     Common Lower Extremity Injuries

9:45am     Break & Visit Exhibitors

10:05am   Pain Management and the Issues of Opioid Misuse & Abuse

10:35am    What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

11:05am    Shoulder Instability

11:30am    Lunch & Visit Exhibits

1:00pm     Hand Contractures (Case Panel Presentation) 
                    – OR – Breakout Sessions

1:45pm     Total Joint (Case Panel Presentation) 
                    – OR – Breakout Sessions

2:30pm     Break & Visit Exhibits

2:45pm     Return to Sports After Injury

3:15pm      Scoliosis in the Adolescent

3:45pm     Closing Remarks & Evaluation

4:00pm     Wine-Down Event


This all-day, didactic conference will focus on evaluation and treatment of general orthopedic pain and conditions and injuries for the health care professional audience. Emphasized for each condition are clinical diagnostic pearls, physical examination skills, pitfalls to avoid, and a practical treatment approach. Group break-out sessions for hands-on mastery of basic and advanced examination techniques are also included.

Educational Planning & Evaluation

  • To provide relevant clinical information that directly translates to enhancing patient care.
  • To discuss current topics in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, spine, knee, foot, and ankle, as well as musculoskeletal tumors.
  • To highlight overall key concepts related to general orthopedic conditions and fractures.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, the participants will be able to:
  • To differentiate and confirm how common orthopedic conditions present themselves.
  • To determine how to perform the necessary history and exam for the condition.
  • To determine the appropriate initial management and treatment for the condition.
  • To differentiate when the patient should see an orthopedic surgeon.
  • To identify the types of factors that influence a surgeon’s decision on how or when it is best to proceed with surgery.

Intended Audience

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Emergency Care Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists


ORA Orthopedics’ 8th Annual Conference for Primary Care
would not be possible without support from:

  • Arthrex
  • Breg
  • Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • DePuy Synthes
  • Medtronic
  • Midwest Medical/DJO Global
  • Nuvasive
  • Pfizer
  • Pinney Printing
  • Quad City Bank & Trust
  • Sanofi Biosurgery
  • Senior Star
  • Stampman Specialties
  • Stryker
  • Townsend Design
  • Zimmer-Biomet

We are fully committed to accommodating special needs of participants &
will do everything possible to do so for requests received 10 business days
in advance. 
Please contact Jan Schmitz at (563) 459-4027 or via email at to submit your request or for 
further assistance.