Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Visit their website to read all about the tour, how to find them and the cruise schedule.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I'm not going to write to much about this...try it for yourself. Everything on the menu is superb.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Opened in December 1973, Whitehall of Deerfield pioneered luxury healthcare beyond any Northshore Chicago Nursing Home. With its lavish woodwork crafted by hand, museum-quality paintings, solariums, spacious rooms and suites, concierge service, valet parking, gourmet coffees and a stunning array of world-class amenities—Whitehall of Deerfield provides the ideal setting for restoring individuals' independence quickly and comfortably. For more information, or to arrange a tour, please call 847.945.4600 or visit www.whitehallofdeerfield.com.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Did you know?
RTI has distributed over two-million implants with zero incidence of allograft-associated infection.
For more information, please stop by our booth at the Chicago Trauma Symposium or visit www.rtibiologics.com.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Since 1991, AthletiCo has been the proud provider of rehabilitation, fitness, and performance services to many professional teams, performing arts companies, endurance programs, golf associations, volleyball clubs, high schools, colleges, and events in Chicagoland and Central Illinois. AthletiCo's first Wisconsin location opened in Milwaukee in December 2009.
AthletiCo provides orthopedic rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy, work rehabilitation, performing arts rehabilitation, women's health therapy, spine control, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training/sports medicine. Expanded services include performance enhancement, fitness center memberships, golf fitness, endurance, nutrition, and massage therapy.
AthletiCo accepts all indemnity, PPO, POS, and WC plans including BC/BS, Humana, Medicare, Aetna (PPO/HMO), PHCS, UHC (PPO.HMO) and many others. As a courtesy to our patients, we verify insurance coverage. For more information on AthletiCo or to find a location near you please visit our exhibit booth during the Chicago Trauma Symposium, www.athletico.com or call 1.877.ATHLETICO.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Bistro 110 (110 E. Pearson St) – wood-roasted dishes and Americanized bistro fare.
Cheesecake Factory (John Hancock Center) – is it a menu or a novel? There is nothing you can't get here and the portions are ginormous.
The Cape Cod Room (140 E. Walton-Famous Drake Hotel) – seafood recognized in the Fine Dining Hall of Fame.
Foodlife (835 N. Michigan Ave) – comfort food, healthy food and snacks. Almost everything under one roof.
Gibson's Steakhouse (1028 N. Rush St) – flashy steak house popular with politicians and Gold Coast singles crowd.
Gino’s East (162 E. Superior) – a time-honored purveyor of deep-dish cooking.
Giordano's (730 N. Rush St) – World Famous stuffed pizza.
Grand Lux Café (600 North Michigan Avenue at Ontario) – casual cuisine from Thai and Caribbean, to classic American and European specialties.
Lawry's the Prime Rib (100 E Ontario St) – the name says it all, yum!
Friday, July 16, 2010
The 95th Floor of the Hancock Building has a great restaurant and lounge serving lunch, dinner and brunch.
The magnificent city views and premium martinis make The Signature Lounge the perfect place to unwind after a long day of stimulating education.
Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360° degree views of the entire city.
Enjoy our Signature Lunch Buffet Monday through Saturday in addition to our à la carte lunch menu. Dinner is served nightly and features the finest seafood, steaks and chops in the city. And on Sunday, our lavish brunch buffet offers over 60 items, including made-to-order omelets, carving station and a seafood raw bar.
1. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art for exhibitions of the most thought provoking art created since 1945.
2. Take a Chicago Trolley Tour, a great value way to see the city's most sought after shopping, dining and attractions in around two hours.
3. Grab a slice of culture at the Lookingglass Theatre Company, a new era of theatre in Chicago used for presentations, special events and intimate performances.
4. Head to American Girl Place, where little girls can explore the worlds' of their favorite characters, dine with dolls and celebrate birthdays with friends.
5. Go shopping on Magnificent Mile where you'll find flagship stores for brands like Apple and Burberry, plus, vertical malls that are home to hundreds of stores.
6. Cruise Oak Street Beach, where bikini-clad beauties, businessmen with their trousers rolled up, musclemen, in-line skaters and families hang out.
7. Get your photo taken next to the Chicago Water Tower. Since the Great Fire of 1871, the tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and the city's recovery from it.
8. Sneak away to Hershey's 3,600ft retail store on Magnificent Mile, where you can customize giant chocolate bars with your very own message.
9. Hail a horse-drawn carriage to the lakeside and past the manors of the Gold Coast. Trips depart just outside John Hancock Center.
10. Check out the new TBroadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place opening Fall 2010.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Visit the AAOS booth at the exhibit hall to learn more and visit us online at www.aaos.org/store.
Check out the Navy Pier Fireworks from the best vantage point in the city - ABOVE! Every Wednesday and Saturday night from May 29 - September 4. Wednesday fireworks begin on June 16 and start at 9:30pm. Saturday night fireworks start at 10:15pm. Arrive early and relax in our cafe until it's time to pick your firework viewing spot.
Visit there website to make the most of your John Hancock Observatory visit, click here.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
ATI offers a variety of personalized services including: physical therapy, occupational and hand therapy, sports medicine and performance, women’s health, injury screenings and gait analysis. Additionally, patient transportation is available at all locations for those in need.
ATI accepts virtually all major insurance carriers, and our staff will be happy to verify your benefits. Call any one of our 60 convenient locations to schedule an appointment today. Please visit http://www.atipt.com/ for the location nearest you.
Selected as the best PT provider in the country by Advance Magazine.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Be sure to visit Ballert Orthopedic in the exhibit hall to view the latest in custom orthotics and prosthetics.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
HIS was the first physician management company to successfully develop a centralized business office specifically designed to help Orthopaedic Services manage their reimbursement and technology. The Orthopaedic Division of HIS has successfully grown since its inception and is now responsible for the revenue cycle of over 130 Orthopaedic surgeons.
Stop by our booth and please visit our website http://www.healthinfoservice.com/ for more information on how we can help your practice increase its reimbursements and boost profitability.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Be sure to visit Aspen Medical Products in the exhibit hall and also online at http://www.aspenmp.com/ .
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Plexur M is a moldable, settable and machinable bone graft implant that fully remodels into new bone. Its exceptional handling and radiopacity is making Plexur M a game changer, giving orthopaedic surgeons the ability to mold the graft to fit irregularly shaped defects and restore the anatomy as well as to place adjunctive hardware without graft fragmentation.
Osteotech is a worldwide leader and innovator in the field of Biologics for regenerative healing with a 25-year heritage of safety and clinical efficacy. Osteotech embraces enhancing quality of life through integrated programs supported by evidence based medicine, patient care education, research and collaborative relationships.
Visit Osteotech in the exhibit hall and online.
This is a great keynote address to begin the course. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to be reminded and learn more about this ancient alliance.
Dr. Alam is an Associate Professor at Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon. He has been teaching full time in the Faculty of Humanities since 1996.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
OrthoView provides the traumatologist with a complete planning and templating solution using digital images. With OrthoView, an orthopaedic trauma specialist can create a detailed surgical plan, template nails, plates, bend plates on screen, add screws and more.
"In an ongoing study using OrthoView, not a single intramedullary nail was wasted in the OR and we avoided having to postpone two procedures by being able to anticipate (and template) the less common nail sizes that were needed during the case." Samir Mehta MD, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist, Philadelphia, PA
For more information go to http://www.orthoview.com/.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
C-InSight® is an add-on to your C-Arm, converting 2D scans to 3D images intraoperatively.
C-InSight® is clinically equivalent to other commercial 3D systems with the advantages of being affordable, utilizing existing equipment and reducing radiation.
C-InSight® provides 3D images at around 5%-10% of radiation exposure levels compared to common CT scans. Being in line with FDA guidelines for radiation reduction, C-InSight® is safer for both OR staff and for the patients, especially patients who are sensitive to radiation such as pediatric and female patients.
Affordable & Cost effective
C-InSight® increases the utilization of existing C-Arms with minimal investment.
It quickly connects to any C-Arm with a video output and converts 2D scans to 3D images in under 2 minutes.
Furthermore, in many cases C-InSight® eliminates the need for post operative CT scans.
Simple and Intuitive Software
C-InSight® is user friendly and intuitive. After a short in-service, any OR technician or staff can easily plug C-InSight® into the C-Arm and follow the simple step by step instructions.
For more information, images and C-inSight® movies, visit: http://www.mazorst.com/C-InSight.asp and see it first hand in the exhibit hall.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
The WaterGuard sleeve is slip-on, self sealing protection that fits snug enough to keep water out, while remaining comfortable to the user. It slips over arm, leg and knee injury sites and come in sizes for adults, children and infant.
This product is avaiable for purchase online and in Safeway retail outlets.
Visit them in the exhibit hall, online and tell your patients about them too.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Visit the FEMR booth at the exhibit hall to learn more and visit http://www.boneknowledge.org/.
FEMR also provides daily bone health messages on facebook. Join us.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Synthes now is introducing a second option for proximal fixation in the TFN. Surgeons have the ability to use the new Lag Screw or the existing Helical Blade with using the TFN.
For more information, click here for a technique guide.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Get a great view of the Chicago skyline and lake front on the 150 foot-high ferris wheel modeled after the first ferris wheel. The first Ferris wheel was built for Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
This is a great place to take your family. Navy Pier has so much to offer. Visit the website to make the most of your visit.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Colonel Colin Miller, MD will be presenting a keynote Friday, August 6 on Orthopaedic Life in Iraq & Afganistan. He'll present to you what he experiences during his tours of duty. You'll learn what life on the 'front line' and working in a field hospital is really like. It may make you have second thoughts next time you are frustrated at your hospital.
Colonel Miller is also a talented photographer. He's lecture will be filled with great photography and video. Some of Colonel Miller's photographs were part of the AAOS Wounded in Action art exhibit at the 2010 AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Take a look at his great work, click here.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Visit Le Colonial at 937 N Rush Street or on the web.
The goal of the Own the Bone program is to close the treatment gap between the repair of a fragility fracture and the prevention of future fractures. By implementing a comprehensive 10-measure program, Own the Bone seeks to:
- Close the gap documented in the RAND and NCQA studies as it applies to physician treatment recommendations
- Change physician and patient behavior to reduce incidence of future fractures
- Develop a turnkey multidisciplinary program that will become incorporated as routine clinical practice
- Promote osteoporosis treatment and bone health maintenance
- Reduce the impact of osteoporosis
- Reduce the risk of mortality after hip fractures
Visit the Own the Bone website to learn more:
We are excited to have Own the Bone at the exhibit hall this year. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about their program. Be sure to take time to visit the booth and learn how you can participate in their program.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Celebrity chef Rick Bayless defines authentic regional Mexican cuisine for north-of-the-border diners at Frontera and Topolobampo, where the latter provides fine dining and the former offers a rustic take. Topolobampo accepts reservations but I never mind waiting for a table at Frontera while enjoying a margarita.
Click here to check out their website to learn more about this great dinig choice.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Their sole purpose is to provide surgeons with the most innovative and easy-to-use solutions for all external fixation needs. Dedication to this singular focus allows us to develop unique external fixation products. The XtraFix® External Fixation System offers a new level of choice and control compared to other systems in the market.
XtraFix is advanced because it is designed to quickly, simply and simultaneously address the needs of multiple traumatic conditions. With XtraFix, the surgeon, not the system, dictates how to best address a patient’s external fixation needs.
Visit them in the exhibit hall to experience the tilt & angulation clamp first hand.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Billy Elliot click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Shrek the Musical click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
I've seen Billy Elliot and highly recommend it. I have tickets to see Shrek the Musical the weekend following the course with my family. I'm sure you would enjoy either one.
These are popular Tony Award winning productions. Buy your tickets now if this is something you'd like to do while in town.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Fixed angle locking is achieved when the gap between the locking screw and the nail is filled by an elastic material (PLA) which gives a firm initial connection after which resorption will gradually increase micromotion and load sharing to the levels of a typical interlocked nail.
For more information click here for the product guide.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The orthobiologics session of the course is formatted as an Oxford style debate to be enjoyed with a beer or soft drink. Our distinguished facutly will debate current issues and options in orthobiologics. We are proud to historically have course participants that are eager to join in on these debates as well.
This debate is a great way to end the day. Don't forget to bring your challenging questions or comments!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
The Chicago Trauma Symposium hosts a rotation of 1 hour hands-on workshops to allow participants to learn more about evolving surgical and implant technologies. The workshops are led by our premier faculty lending their own personal tips and pearls to each procedure.
The Peri-Prosthetic workshop will utilize a 3.5mm Locking Attachment Plate as an alternative to cerclage cables. The plate is attached to existing Synthes locking compression plates (LCP) using a connecting screw, to augment stabilization of fractures.
The arms on each side of the plate offer the possibility of bypassing the prosthesis stem with 3.5mm locking screws (or 3.5 mm cortex screws). The locking capability is important for a fixed-angle construct in periprosthetic fractures and fractures in the presence of intramedullary implants, particularly in osteopenic bone where screw purchase is compromised. These screws do not rely on plate-to-bone compression to resist patient load, but function similarly to multiple, small, angled blade plates.
For more information click here for the product guide.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Here are a few pictures of past participants from Canada that enjoyed visiting Millenium Park and a Chicago Fire Soccer game while in Chicago. And yes, they were at the course all day long as well....I was there.
To say the enjoyed the Chicago Trauma Symposium would be an understatement.
We are honored with the privilege of having John Callaghan, MD, AAOS President, as a keynote speaker this year. We have been bestowed the honor of having the current AAOS President as a keynote speaker since 2003. We graciously thank the AAOS presidential line for their continued support and dedication to education.
Read an excerpt from
John J. Callaghan, MD, assumes the presidency
By Jennie McKee
© American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010
AAOS President John J. Callaghan, MD, has a strong vision for what the Academy will accomplish in the coming year. Enhancing quality in orthopaedics, he says, is at the top of the list.
For complete article click here
Friday, March 19, 2010
There is nothing better than a sunny day spent at Wrigley Field. This is something everyone should do at some point in their life.
The Chicago Cubs will be in town Friday, Saturday and Sunday playing day games against Cincinnati. The course will be over in plenty of time for you to catch the Sunday 1:20 game.
You can take the El from the Palmer House directly to Wrigley Field, take the Red Line Monroe Stop to Addison.
You can purchase tickets here .
I can't guarantee sun or a win but I will guarantee a great time!
The Chicago White Sox will be in Detroit during the course.
Disclosure: I root for the cubs.