Conference for Primary Care


Friday, October 18, 2019
7:00am      Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:50am      Welcome & Introductions
8:00am     Conference Begins
3:25pm      Closing Remarks
3:30pm      Wine & Cheese Reception


Waterfront Convention Center
2021 State Street, Bettendorf, Iowa

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

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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.

Current Challenges in Healthcare Delivery 

Spine Center of Excellence – Comprehensive Spine Care (Panel)

Active Release Techniques  

Thumb (CMC) Arthritis     

Perioperative Anesthesia Decision Making   

High Times – The State of Medical Marijuana          

Forefoot Deformities          

Shoulder – The Rotator Cuff  (Panel)
— OR —  Breakout Session 1, 2 or 3
Breakout Session 1: Physical Exam of the Knee & Shoulder
Breakout Session 2: Splinting Techniques   
Breakout Session 3: Active Release Techniques

Playground Injuries    

Advances in Total Joint Replacement: Does it All Make Sense? (Panel)
— OR  —  Breakout Session 1, 2 or 3
Breakout Session 1: Physical Exam of the Knee & Shoulder
Breakout Session 2: Splinting Techniques   
Breakout Session 3: Active Release Techniques                                      

Wine and Cheese 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:
  • Differentiate and confirm how common orthopedic conditions present themselves.
  • Determine how to perform the necessary history and exam for the condition.
  • Discuss the appropriate initial management and treatment for the condition.
  • Differentiate when the patient should see an orthopedic surgeon.
  • 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


This 9th Annual conference would not be possible without support from:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics
DePuy Synthes
Flexion Pharmaceuticals
Kahl Home
Midwest Medical/DJO Global
Pinney Printing
Quad City Bank & Trust
Senior Star
Stampman Specialties


If you would like to participate in our 9th Annual conference, 
please contact Jan Schmitz at (563) 459-4027 or via email at

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.