• Continuing Education

  • Musculoskeletal Exam and Treatment Techniques

    Dates: Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sheraton Chicago Airport Hotel
    6501 Mannheim Rd
    Rosemont, IL 60018

    Registration/Hotel Information

     Course Summary

    Length: Course is 2 days, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m.

     Lecture/discussion, case studies, panel, questions and answers. 

    The syllabus will be distributed electronically (no hard copy available). Registrants will receive an email 1-2 weeks before the course with instructions about how to access and download the digital syllabus file.

    Description: This two-day course will feature both lectures and interaction with a diverse faculty who will deliver a significant “hands-on” workshop component. Subjects include: general management of work injuries, causality analysis, orthopedic urgencies and emergencies, and the timing and choice of x-rays. The workshops will review selected aspects of the physical examination and give an overview of injection techniques. 

    Emphasis will be placed upon those topics that will be of the most relevance to everyday practice. In addition to focusing upon the “usual” diagnosis and treatment issues, the faculty has drawn upon their own considerable experience in reviewing the work of other physicians who manage injuries to determine which aspects of patient care are most often deficient. This course will provide general information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and will convey how management of patients who have been injured at work differs from management of patients with non-work-related musculoskeletal complaints.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

    • Optimize the management of patients with work-related injuries from the time they present until the time of discharge, with particular emphasis upon how to simultaneously meet both their needs (or perceived needs) and those of their employers
    • Apply knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy, physical examinations, and common mechanisms of injury toward maximizing diagnostic accuracy and the initial assessment of causality
    • Utilize appropriate diagnostic testing, medication, home-based modalities, orthotics, and home exercise in the treatment of acute and subacute injuries
    • Discuss the rationale and indications for the use of physical therapy modalities, exercise, or surgery in treating injured workers
    • Identify when to use and understand how to perform commonly utilized injections of tendons, bursae, and peripheral nerves
    • Review the rationale for epidurals and facet blocks in the management of spinal pain
    • Apply knowledge regarding causality assessment to judge whether a given employee’s complaints are work-related
    • Complete accurately estimated physical capacity forms as an adjunct to making appropriate return-to-work decisions
    • Cite principles for the effective management of patients with symptom magnification, chronic pain, psychological overlay, and other disability-focused behaviors

    Target Audience: you should attend this course if you are:

    • A physician in occupational medicine, family practice, internal medicine, or other primary practice areas who wishes to learn or review musculoskeletal examination and treatment techniques.
    • A resident or fellow in occupational medicine seeking training in musculoskeletal examination and treatment techniques.
    • A nurse practitioner involved in providing care for patients with musculoskeletal issues.
    • A physician assistant who has not received extensive prior training in musculoskeletal examination and treatment techniques.


    Douglas W. Martin, MD, FACOEM, FAAFP, FIAIME 
    James B. Talmage, MD, FACOEM
    Ronald Zipper, DO
    Wilhelmina C. Korevaar, MD, MMM
    Michael H. LeWitt, MD, MPH
    Jill S. Galper, PT

    Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) Maintenance of Certification Credit 
    This activity satisfies 15.0 ABPM MOC credits.

    ABMS Core Competencies: 
    This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies:

    • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Systems-based Practice
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism
    Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and CME/MOC credits.

    ACOEM Member:  $895
    Non-member: $1095
    Resident/Retired/Student Member: $545

    Contact Berenice Lagrimas at 847/818-1800 x1374; blagrimas@acoem.org.

    Payment of registration fees must accompany the registration form. The registration form and appropriate fees should be mailed or faxed to:

    ACOEM Lockbox
    PO Box 1205
    Bedford Park, Illinois 60499-1205

    CREDIT CARD: Fax to ACOEM at 847-818-9265
    Attendees may use VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover for payment of registration fees. When paying by credit card, all pertinent information (card number, name of cardholder, expiration date) must be included on the registration form. If paying by company check, make sure the form and payment are sent together. Registrations received without payment will not be processed.

    ACOEM Federal ID#
    The federal employers identification number (FEIN) for ACOEM is 36-3593614. Some attendees may need this information when requesting funds for payment of conference fees from their employer.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation requests must be received in writing at least four weeks before the first day of the course. A refund will be issued minus an administrative fee of $50, plus $95 for the course syllabus (if already shipped; the syllabus is not returnable). No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. Requests to change from one course to another must be received in writing at least four weeks before the first day of the course. Accommodations to these requests will be made on a space-available basis. Notification by phone will not be accepted for cancellations or changes.