Stonewall Resort was our host for the 2016 Spring Break Meeting on April 15 and 16, 2016. We were blessed by lovely weather and a beautiful facility.
“Postoperative pain management and opioids in your practice” was the topic of discussion by Dr. Adam Klein. One physician said, “Current practices much different than when I was in practice.”
Although not shown here, Dr. Colleen Watkins presented on establishing a metabolic bone program and the WVU Fracture Consultation Service. She was followed by Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, shown here, who discussed the cost of care. One participant said, “Beyond my pay grade, but humbling how this is so germaine to the business of medicine. Interesting way of evaluating
Conference Co-chair Michelle Bramer, MD, presented on improving outcomes in the management of hip fractures. One audience member said, “Good overview of current hip fractures, remember it well.”
The Congressman was able to stay through the break to visit with our members and others. One person said or his visit, “Good insight into political area. Very
Rep. Jenkins is the first Congressman to be a keynote speaker for our meeting.
Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins shared his insights on Washington’s view of medicine.
“Great speaker” was how one person described Dr. Felix Cheung. His presentation focused on the use of patient-specific instrumentation, robots, and other assistive devices.
Of our second talk, “Benefits of preoperative education, prehabilitation, and considerations for post-op therapy,” by Shannan Lawrence PT, “I am retired, but learned recent programs in post op PT.”
Saturday’s WVOS clinical sessions opened with “Perioperative care in orthopaedics: Perspectives on how practices have changed,” by Dave Waxman, MD. One person commented, “Enjoyed Dave’s then and now, especially WVU residency lookback. Very
informative and entertaining talk.”
Conference Co-chair Matthew Dietz, MD, presented on “Medical optimization: When “clearance” just isn’t enough.” One audience member said it was a good update on how to handle pre-op cases.
Our 2016 presenting residents from Marshall and West Virginia Universities were, from left, Drs. Michael Montague, Richard Boe, Brock Johnson, Phillip Bostian and Grant Buchanan.
The question of whether the elderly are under-triaged in trauma situations won Dr. Richard Boe the third place resident award. All prizes were sponsored by Stryker.
Dr. Grant Buchanan, of Marshall University, took second place honors for his presentation on dementia and hip fracture inpatient outcomes.
Dr. Phillip Bostian (left) accepted the first place resident prize from Dr. Whitfield. Bostian was representing Dr. Jonathan Karnes, whose wife was giving birth to their daughter in Morgantown. The presentation discussed contamination of surgical surfaces during revision of infected total knee arthroplasty.
WVOS President Brett Whitfield, MD, presided over the resident presentations and stressed to them the value of belonging to the state orthopaedic society and the importance of participating in advocacy.
Even the ladies got into the act this year, with Stephanie Crum emerging as the tournament winner!
Our residents were more than willing to join in the fun to support the organizations that support them!
Thanks to the evening of fun, we contributed $1350 to the OREF, topping last year’s contribution.
WVOS and WVAOE members were joined by residents, exhibitors and guests for the fund raiser.
The brains behind this fund raiser, Drs. David Ede (left) and Brett Whitfield (right) still enjoy the event!
Friday night was highlighted by the second annual Texas Hold ’em Tournament to benefit the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF).
Conference Co-Chair Matthew Dietz, MD, perfected his drive on a perfect golf afternoon.
Conference Co-Chair Matthew Dietz, MD, left, enjoyed a round of golf with colleagues and friends.
The Spring Break Meeting proved to be a great opportunity to get out and chase that little white ball on a perfect Friday afternoon.
The swing of a champion is exhibited by WVOA Immediate Past President David Ede.
Drs. Mannie Molina and David Ede enjoyed a round of golf Friday afternoon with Tornier’s Dave Hawkins on the beatuful course at Stonewall Resort.
The 2016 Spring Break Meeting opened with a well-received presentation by Dr. Michael Marks, MBA, on clinician-patient communications to enhance health outcomes.
Ossur representatives not ont participated as exhibitors, but spoke to WVAOE members on using durable medical goods to enhance practice health.
Another new exhibitor, AXA Advisors, also joined us this year. The company is our official insurance provider.
Hanger representatives enjoyed their two days with our members, and even provided suggestions for improving everyone’s conference experience!
Smith + Nephew returned as an exhibitor this year, joined by Tornier personnel.
WVOS President Brett Whitfield, right, learned from the Blue Ridge X-Ray representative during the meeting.
New this year to our meeting, Globus Medical joined Stryker, Pfizer and others as exhibitors at the Spring Break Meeting.
Jack Steel, MD, visited with the representative from BREG/Rocks Medical during a break in clinical sessions.
Members and guests from Parkersburg, Charleston and Huntington enjoyed spending time together, renewing friendships and comparing notes.
Members and even their smallest guests enjoyed lunch following the morning session and before an afternoon and evening of pure fun!
The Parkersburg contingent enjoyed some time to visit during dinner Friday evening.
Doyle Sickles, MD (right) spent time learning from our Zimmer exhibitors.
In addition to visiting with exhibitors and friends, members enjoyed tasty treats during our two days of breaks.
Members of WVAOE and WVOS took several opportunities on Friday and Saturday to visit with exhibitors.
WVAOE and WVOS members found the time to visit with old friends and make new ones during the 2016 Spring Break Meeting.