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24th Annual AAOS Workers’ Compensation and Musculoskeletal Injuries + Half-Day Course

November 4-6, 2022, San Antonio, TX

Workers' Compensation Course #2203269
Half-Day Course #2203259

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 Program Schedule

“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

Half-Day Course!

AAOS Competency-Based Education For Independent Medical Examination (IME) / Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)

November 3, 2022

This critical training and review helps you gain clarity on the IME and QME report creation process - a valuable skill rarely taught in residency programs. Evolve your skills in patient history, physical examination, IME/QME report writing, impairment evaluation, and defense at deposition and trial. Training includes faculty critique of actual IME/QME reports. View the program 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.

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Free Recorded Webinar!

Improving Your Diagnostic Skills and Reasoning
Presented July 14, 2022

Get a sneak peek of important course topics! Hear from Course Director, J. Mark Melhorn, MD, FAAOS, along with expert course faculty on strategies to develop and improve your skills for determining valid history and mechanism of injury for slips, trips, and falls, and better interpret and apply MRI findings and reports. Watch now.

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Course Directors

J. Mark Melhorn, MD, FAAOS
The Hand Center, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita – Department of Orthopedics
Wichita, KS
Course Director - Workers' Compensation & Half-Day IME/QME

Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, FAAOS
SpineCare and Forensic Medicine, PLLC
Tucson, AZ
Course Co-Director - Workers' Compensation

Course Faculty

Robert J. Barth, PhD
R. David Bauer, MD, FAAOS*
Enrique Bonugli
Charles N. Brooks, MD, FAAOS*
Leopoldo C. Cancio, MD, FACS, FCCM
Eugene Carragee, MD, FAAOS
Ian B. Fries, MD, FAAOS*
Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, FAAOS
Emily E. Heid, MD, FAAOS

Mark H. Hyman, MD, FAAOS
Judge David Langham, JD
David C. Ring, MD, FAAOS
Patrick F. Robinson, JD, MBA
Naomi N. Shields, MD, FAAOS
Richard E. Strain Jr., MD, FAAOS
Keith M. White, PhD, CPE, CEM
Marilyn L. Yodlowski, MD, PhD, FAAOS

* Faculty for both Workers’ Compensation and Half-Day IME/QME Courses

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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: $1,225
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,574

AAOS Emeritus Member

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,175
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,524

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

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,025
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,374

PA Member

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,125
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,474

Nonmember Rates

Nonmember, Other Physician

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,525
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $699
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $2,074

Nurse, Allied Health, PA Nonmember

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,125
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $599
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,574