25th Annual AAOS Workers’ Compensation and Musculoskeletal Injuries + Half-Day Expert Witness Course

November 3-5, 2023, Virtual Course

Workers' Compensation Course #2303056
Half-Day Course #2303646

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.

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“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 Virtual Course!

AAOS Improve Your IME/QME Reports – Five Steps to Success for the Independent Medical Examination (IME) / Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Reports

November 2, 2023

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 and examination, IME/QME report writing, cross-examination and more. Training includes faculty critique of actual IME/QME reports.

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SAVE $150 when you register for both courses!


The Virtual Experience

Tune in live for interactive lectures, Q&A and case presentations. If you can't make it to the live event, your registration includes access to all recorded sessions, available for 60 days after the course! The recordings will be available 10 days after the live course until January 5, 2024. 

Course Directors

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

R. David Bauer, MD, FAAOS
Garland Spine Center
Garland, TX 75040

Course Faculty

Robert J. Barth, PhD
Charles N. Brooks, MD*
Eugene Carragee, MD, FAAOS
Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, FAAOS*
John A. Follis, JD
Ian B. Fries, MD, FAAOS
Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH
Emily E. Heid, MD, FAAOS

Mark H. Hyman, MD, FACP, FIAIME
Judge David Langham, JD
David C. Ring, MD, PhD, FAAOS
Naomi N. Shields, MD, FAAOS
Richard, E. Strain Jr., MD, FAAOS
Marilyn L. Yodlowski, MD, PhD, FAAOS

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

Sneak Peak!

Check out the webinar recording from July 19th for the webinar on Enhancing Your Diagnostic Skills and Reasoning. This will provide an overview of the topics discussed at the 25th Annual AAOS Workers’ Compensation course. 

Registration Fees

Save $150 when you register for both virtual 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: $1,199
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $524
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,573

AAOS Emeritus Member

  • Workers' Compensation: $999
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $524
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,373

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

  • Workers' Compensation: $999
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $524
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,373

Nonmember Rates

Nonmember, Other Physician

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,499
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $724
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $2,073

Nurse, Allied Health, PA Nonmember

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,099
  • IME/QME Half-Day Only: $624
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,573