AAOS Workers' Compensation and Expert Witness

Attention Course Attendees: Please be advised that the OLC Education & Conference Center is located at 9400 W. Higgins Rd. – approximately .4 miles from the Westin O’Hare.

20th Annual AAOS Workers’ Compensation and Musculoskeletal Injuries Course

October 26–28, 2018 ~ Course #1803370
Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL

Half-Day AAOS Expert Witness: Solving the Legal Quagmire – Methods and Insights

October 25, 2018 ~ Course #1803646

Course Directors: J. Mark Melhorn, MD, and Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, JD

CME Credit:  25 Credits for Workers' Compensation | 5.75 Credits for Expert Witness    

Improving Outcomes with Back-to-Work, Legal, and Administrative Strategies

Successfully integrate the clinical and non-clinical aspects of workers’ compensation  

Turn to this unique and practical course to develop and improve your approaches for handling the medical and non-medical components of workers’ compensation cases. Explore the current legal, administrative, ethical, and insurance issues in your cases and how to address them.

New topics and faculty offer current perspectives on causation, diagnosis, and treatment options that can improve your outcomes for occupational injuries and illnesses. Learn effective strategies for utilization review, causation analysis, report writing, medical liability, depositions, and communication skills with patients.

Half-Day Add On! AAOS Expert Witness: Solving the Legal Quagmire – Methods and Insights
October 25, 2018 ~ J. Mark Melhorn, MD, Course Director

Join this half-day training to better understand your role in medical liability and med-mal litigation cases and develop your skills in chart review, deposition, and testimony. Review the various medicolegal issues and the roles of all parties involved. Through panel discussions, mock trials, and a “court room” experience, learn to develop evidence-based testimony.

J. Mark Melhorn, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita, KS

Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, JD
SpineCare and Forensic Medicine, PLLC
Tucson, AZ 

Bundle and save!

Register for both the Workers’ Compensation course and the half-day Expert Witness course and save $150 on the combined registration fees!

To apply the $150 discount, please log in with your AAOS Member ID before registering.

Registration Fees

AAOS Member Nonmember Resident AAOS Emeritus
Workers' Compensation $925 $1,225 $825 $625
Expert Witness Course
$579 $379 $379
Save $150
Attend Both Courses
$1,654 $1,054 $854

Program Information

Workers' Compensation
At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Evaluate patients with musculoskeletal pain resulting from workplace injury and formulate a treatment plan with appropriate return-to-work guidelines
  • Manage the administrative and legal requirements of workers’ compensation or medical liability cases
  • Compare and contrast surgical and nonsurgical treatment protocols for workplace injuries
  • Identify how to avoid unnecessary disability
  • Gain familiarity with impairment evaluations and reports
  • Improve report writing and develop new skills in office management for work-related injuries
  • Use science to document return-to-work decisions

Expert Witness
At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
  • Evaluate the merits of medical liability and med-mal cases
  • Prepare expert witness testimony supported by evidence-based literature
  • Define the “standards of evidence” used by the trial judges
  • Apply the AAOS Professional Compliance Program

  • Orthopaedic surgeons and other physicians who:
    • Treat workplace injuries or evaluate medical liability cases
    • Perform IMEs or wish to cultivate their treatment approach for occupational injuries
    • Are planning a shift in their practice focus to a nonsurgical format
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Occupational physicians and family physicians that see and treatment work related injuries and illnesses
  • Allied health professionals in physical and occupational medicine Attorneys involved in workers’ compensation or medical liability cases

Workers' Comp Brochure
Printable Registration Form

Registration Discount:
Save $150 on combined course fees when you register for both the AAOS Workers’ Compensation and half-day Expert Witness Course!

Refund Policy

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service at: customerservice@aaos.org or mail to AAOS, 9400 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Course cancellations are subject to the following refund policy. Webinars and Webcast registration fees are non-refundable (you will be notified if a replay is available to watch at a later date convenient for you).

Days Prior to Course Start Date Refund
30+ Days Registration fee less $150 cancellation fee
29 to 15 days 50% refund
14 days or less No refund
Course Cancellation

The Academy reserves the right to cancel a course thirty (30) days prior to the course start date. Any person who has ed for the course will be notified by email at the address noted in the AAOS member database. A telephone call will also be made to each registrant for whom a number is available. Persons whose registration is received after a course is cancelled will be notified by telephone and email. Registration fees will be refunded in full. However, other costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

For additional information or to register, call AAOS Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 626-6726 (US & Canada) or 1-847-823-7186 for outside US & Canada Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM CT or email: customerservice@aaos.org.