August 18-21, 2016

Swissotel Chicago
Chicago, IL

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Olympus Biotech- Exhibitor

Olympus Biotech Corporation is dedicated to the further advancement of orthopedics and regenerative medicine to improve the lives of patients around the world.  Olympus Biotech markets and sells OP-1™ Putty and OP-1™ Implant which are currently approved in the U.S. under Humanitarian Device Exemptions (HDEs) for revision posterolateral lumbar spine fusion and for the treatment of long bone
nonunions, respectively.  OP-1 is also approved in Australia and Canada as OP-1 Implant, and in Switzerland and the European Union as Osigraft and Opgenra.  Approximately 40,000 patients have been treated globally with OP-1 Products.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ISMIE- Course Exhibitor

IISMIE Mutual Insurance Company is the premier provider of professional liability insurance for Illinois physicians. ISMIE offers a complete line of insurance products designed to protect physicians and your practices from professional liability risk exposures.

ISMIE’s professional liability coverage provides thorough, solid protection in the event of a medical liability claim or suit. Our professional liability insurance coverage is available to qualified professionals licensed to practice medicine. Our professional liability insurance coverage options include:
·       Physician Professional Liability
·       Partnership/Corporation Professional Liability
·       Clinic Option Professional Liability 
·       Employed Allied Health Personnel

The program offers unparalleled learning opportunities to improve the safety and quality of care delivered to patients, reduce practice-related professional liability exposures, and optimize the defensibility if a claim is brought against an ISMIE policyholder.

ISMIE also believes that a vigorous defense to claims provides our policyholders with the protection they deserve.. Historically, physicians insured with ISMIE have resolved the majority of all medical liability claims with no indemnity payment.

For over 34 years, ISMIE has proven that physicians can depend on us to keep their reputations intact. We are proud to be known as the physician-owned and managed company that provides the very best in service to those we insure. That focus will never change. ISMIE Mutual will always be your Physician-First Service Insurer®.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Medartis- Course Exhibitor

Medartis is one of the leading manufacturers of medical devices for cranio-maxillofacial surgery, hand and plastic surgery as well as orthopaedic trauma surgery.  Medartis is committed to providing surgeons and operating room personnel with innovative titanium implants, instruments and services that represent advances in bone fixation and thus patients’ quality of life.

Visit the company website for more information

Wounded in Action

While in Chicago be sure to visit Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements.  The exhibit will be on display at the Chicago Cultural Center, a short walking distance from the course hotel.

In a tribute to the heroes who have served their countries in wars throughout the world, this exhibition features art celebrating the strength and spirit of injured troops, wounded civilians, and their families, as well as the commitment of the orthopaedic surgeons who assist them on their journey to recovery.
Wounded in Action includes original works of art showing a different side of war — war-related loss of limbs and other musculoskeletal wounds — and the increasingly pivotal role orthopaedic surgeons play in the lives of war-related injury patients. Artists include military personnel who live with orthopaedic injuries, family members who helped them through their recovery process, and orthopaedic surgeons who treat wounded military and civilians.

Here is a sample of the artwork on display.  This is a very nice exhibit of work by your colleagues.  Not to be missed!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Looking for something to do in the evening?

If you are looking for something to do in the evening while attending the Chicago Trauma Symposium here is a suggesion for you.

For a special treat, take a Lake Fireworks Cruise on Wednesday and Saturday evenings May 28 through September 3. Enjoy a dramatic Lake Michigan Cruise followed by a front-row seat for the Navy Pier Fireworks display. These 45-minute cruises leave from Shoreline's dock at the west end of Navy Pier Saturdays at 8:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  Click here for more information.

You may also enjoy the firework display while enjoying dinner or the sites of Navy Pier.  Fireworks are displayed every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to have Eric Heiden, MD as a keynote speaker presenting FROM THERE TO HERE- FIFTY YEARS OF HINDSIGHT.

Earning more medals in a single Olympics than any previous Olympic athlete and setting 15 world records in his speed skating career, Dr. Heiden is a true American sports icon. At the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games, he won the Gold in all five speed skating events, including sprint and distance, while setting four Olympic records and one world record.

Dr. Heiden is currently team physician for US Speedskating, US Cycling, US Handball and BMC professional bicycle racing team.

He has a private practice in Park City, Utah where he lives with his wife and 2 children.