On Saturday, October 18, 2008 over 50 primary care physicians from throughout the Hampton Roads area attended the 2nd ìOrthopaedics for the Primary Care Physicianî CME conference co-sponsored by Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists and Eastern Virginia Medical School. The Ω day morning program entitled ìShoulders, Hips, and Kneesî focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of most commonly seen joint problems in the primary care practice and offered attendees 4 Category 1 credit hours for their participation. The session was conveniently held at the Norfolk Airport Hilton.

During the conference attendees listened to updates on ìShoulder Instability/Rotator Cuff Diseaseî, Tendonitis/Bursitis in the Knee Areaî, ìAcute Trauma to the Kneeî, and talks on shoulder and knee arthritis. Additional presentations featured segments on alternative bearing surface options in joint arthroscopy, computer assisted navigation, minimally invasive surgery, ligament reconstruction and cartilage transfer techniques. A special emphasis was placed on advising patients on the many new procedures and treatments they encounter in direct-to-patient media advertising. Two panel discussions held during the program offered participants an opportunity to pose their own questions to the faculty.