23rd Annual AAOS Workers’ Compensation and Musculoskeletal Injuries + Half-Day Independent Medical Examination (IME) / Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Course

November 5-7, 2021, Virtual Course

Workers' Compensation Course #2103370
Demonstrating Competency – IME / QME – Using Case Examples, Half-Day Course #2103345

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

Turn to this unique and practical course to develop and improve your handling of 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 communications skills with patients.

View the schedule for session topic details!

The Virtual Experience

Participate from the convenience of your home or office with online programming including engaging lectures and panels with dedicated time for faculty-participant discussion. Plus, network with colleagues in an open-forum chat, with a choice of upper/lower extremity or spine-focused discussion.

Access handouts in advance, and re-watch all recorded lectures for 90 days following the event. 

“I have come to the course for many years and each time I improve the evaluation of not only my workers’ compensation patients, but all other patients I see on a daily basis."   - Previous Course Attendee

New Half-Day Course!

Demonstrating Competency – Independent Medical Examination (IME) / Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) – Using Case Examples

November 4, 2021 * Virtual Course

Join this interactive half-day training and review to hone your IME/QME skills by working through collections of vignettes followed by sample IMEs and case discussions. The course is designed to develop skills and provide specific step-by-step methods for musculoskeletal:

  • Clinical Assessment
  • Evaluation and Medical Treatment
  • Determining Medically Necessary Health Care
  • Causation
  • Apportionment
  • Basic Regulations and Laws
  • Report Writing
  • Deposition Skills
  • Testimony by Examples

In this learn-by-doing atmosphere, you'll review real-world scenarios with faculty who are experts in the IME and QME space. View the schedule.

SAVE $150 when you register for both courses!

To receive the $150 dual-course discount, please add both courses to your cart before checkout.

California Course Attendees: Earn 12 QME CME Credits

Meet your Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) CME credit requirements! 

The half-day IME/QME course is accredited for 6.5 hours of QME CME credit hours. The full Workers' Compensation Course is accredited for 5.5 hours of QME CME credit hours. Please contact Heather Bannon, bannon@aaos.org, upon registering for QME CME details. 

Dr. Melhorn invites you to attend!

Course Directors

J. Mark Melhorn, MD, FAAOS
The Hand Center, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita – Department of Orthopedics
Wichita, KS

Marilyn L. Yodlowski, MD, PhD, FAAOS
Med Connect Pro
Beaverton, OR

Registration Fees

Save $150 when you register for both courses!

To receive the $150 dual-course discount, please add both courses to your cart before checkout.

Member Rates

AAOS Member, Candidate Member, Associate Member, International Member

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,174
  • Report Writing Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,523

AAOS Emeritus Member

  • Workers' Compensation: $974
  • Report Writing Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,323

Resident, Post-Residency in Fellowship, PA Member, U.S. Military

  • Workers' Compensation: $974
  • Report Writing Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,323

Nonmember Rates

Nonmember, Other Physician

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,474
  • Report Writing Half-Day Only: $699
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $2,023

Nurse, Allied Health, PA Nonmember

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,074
  • Report Writing Half-Day Only: $599
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,523