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Who Should Attend the Annual Meeting?
This course is specifically designed for orthopaedic surgeons with an interest in the shoulder. The intense four-day course focuses on perfecting shoulder surgery techniques and providing essential treatment options for care of the shoulder. Other physicians with an interest in the shoulder, residents, fellows, and allied health clinicians (with an emphasis on physical therapists) will obtain essential, cutting-edge information from the course.
San Diego Shoulder Institute is committed to providing the highest level of education possible. Here's what past attendees have said about our course:
"This is the best course in the United States"
"Best course by far of the shoulder"
"Excellent course--the best"
"I found nothing lacking in this course---it continues to be the best"
"Excellent course with great impact to my practice"
"I will come again. I tell my friends this is the best course available"
"Great course--the best!"
San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI) is committed to presenting CME activities that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and are independent of the control of commercial interests. Commercial support is defined as financial, or in-kind, contributions given by a commercial interest and used to pay all or part of the costs of a CME activity. The source of all support from commercial interests is disclosed in a handout included in course materials. SDSI makes all decisions regarding use and disbursement of commercial support in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support and the American Medical Association’s (AMA) ethical opinion on gifts to physicians.
Faculty Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
SDSI requires all faculty members to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest(s). Disclosure includes documentation of any relevant financial interests within the past 12 months, the name of the commercial interest, and the nature of the relationship. This information is disclosed in the form of a slide prior to each presentation and in a handout included with course materials. The handout also lists those individuals with no financial relationships to disclose. All conflicts of interest potentially impacting educational content have been resolved prior to this course.
SDSI is an educational provider and does not offer physician fellowship opportunities. We encourage you to attend our course to further your education.
CME Mission Statement
CME Purpose: The continuing medical education (CME) mission of San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI) is to:
- Improve knowledge, competence, and performance in the treatment and care of shoulder disorders by offering a quality educational forum to global participants.
- To promote safe, accurate, and effective methods for the diagnosis and treatment of the shoulder and related joints.
The secondary CME mission of San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI) is to:
- Promote competence and performance in comprehensive Orthopaedic care by serving as a resource and accrediting body for other organizations.
- SDSI courses address known best practice modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder disorders. SDSI may serve as an accrediting body in support of orthopaedic courses that promote best practice modalities focusing on orthopaedics.
- SDSI’s primary target audience is United States and International orthopaedic surgeons.
- SDSI’s secondary target audience is:
- Other physicians and surgeons with an interest in shoulder care
- Orthopaedic residents
- Orthopaedic Fellows with an interest in the shoulder
- Allied health clinicians with an interest in shoulder care (with a focus on physical therapists)
- General orthopaedic specialists
Types of Activities
SDSI brings together recognized experts in the field of shoulder care to offer education on best practices, current research, and technological advances. The annual course combines various educational strategies and is comprised of:
- Didactic Lectures.
- Interactive case studies
- Panel Discussions
- Elective hands-on arthroscopic motor skills laboratories using plastic shoulder models
- Elective hands-on arthroscopic motor skills laboratories using cadaver specimens
- Elective anatomical dissection of the shoulder
- Elective open surgical treatment of the shoulder including instability, rotator cuff repair, and arthroplasty.
- Accreditation of orthopaedic courses in support of practice improvement.
- Development and distribution of an annual DVD comprised of course lectures, case studies, and panel discussions.
Expected Results of the Program
SDSI implements evaluation tools to assess the effectiveness of CME activities. SDSI expects data in support of:
- Validation of improved knowledge, competence, and performance related to care of the shoulder or other orthopaedic specialties as indicated.
- Validation of course effectiveness in achievement of course objectives
- Validation of development of CME activities that support identified educational gaps and learner's needs
- Validation of course effectiveness as a quality program
SDSI continues to ensure maximization of overall program effectiveness via implementation of an annual assessment and program improvement plan.
Accreditation and Designations
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA) standards. San Diego Shoulder Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. San Diego Shoulder Institute takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
CME CreditsSan Diego Shoulder Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME credits for this course are calculated as follows:
Lectures: 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Total Shoulder and Fracture Fixation Workshop: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Arthroscopy Skills Session: 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Cadaver Arthroscopic Surgery Lab: 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Total Shoulder Replacement/Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Cadaver Lab: 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per session
Ultrasound Workshop: 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per session
Instability Roundtable: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Reverse Total Shoulder Roundtable: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Rehabilitation Throwing Session:: 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Rehabilitation Breakout Session:: 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Shoulder Model Arthroscopy Rotator Cuff Allograft Workshop: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Latarjet Demonstration: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Annual Meeting Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this CME activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify strategies to improve outcomes of shoulder arthroplasty, arthroscopy, reverse total shoulder prosthesis, and shoulder fractures.
- Identify options for the treatment of complex shoulder disorders.
- Identify approaches for physical examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the shoulder.
- Identify strategies for improved surgical techniques and use of appropriate technology in the treatment of shoulder disorders.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss specific steps to perform a complete procedure as covered in the laboratory/ workshop
- State specific strategies that will be implemented in the practice setting as a result of the laboratory/ workshop participation
Online CME Certification
San Diego Shoulder Institute is pleased to offer online delivery of CME certificates following the annual meeting.
Follow the instructions below to submit your CME claims and print your CME certificate. You can also update your CME claims and print your certificate at will throughout the year.
If you do not wish to submit your CME claims online, please contact the course Director of Operations to process your CME claim.
Instructions for Online CME Claims and Certificate
- Username: Enter your last name and first initial. Enter this information as a single word. Do not use a comma or a space.
(e.g. John Doe would enter DoeJ for user name).
- Password: Enter your email address.
- Follow the detailed instructions to identify session attendance and enter required information to generate a certificate.
- Claim your CME Credits
San Diego Shoulder Institute is an approved International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Teaching Center. Please notify our registration staff if you are interested in completing an ISAKOS evaluation form or obtaining ISAKOS certification for this course.
San Diego Shoulder Institute is pleased to announce our educational partnership with G9MD. Visit www.G9MD.net for an opportunity to review SDSI lectures.
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
San Diego Shoulder Institute complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you need any special assistance, please contact the course Director of Operations. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your needs.