Registration is now open! Please see below for information about the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, pre-courses, post-course, AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, hotel reservations, and parking. Click here to see the Course brochure.
You can register online or by printing out the registration form
and sending the completed form to the fax number or to the mailing
address that is listed on the form. If you are not using your own
personal credit card to charge the fees, please complete and return the Third Party Credit Card Authorization Form so that we have a valid signature on file. Please note that all of our Baltimore Limb Deformity Course scholarships have been awarded.
25th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
Dates: Friday, August 28, through Sunday, August 30, 2015
Chair: John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Shawn Standard, MD, Janet Conway, MD, Bradley Lamm, DPM, and Noman Siddiqui, DPM
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 31.0*
Registration Fee: $1275-$1695
This course has been the standard in teaching lower extremity alignment for the past quarter century. It is designed for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists and allied health professionals who treat long-bone deformities. No prior experience is required. The internationally renowned faculty will introduce basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts, including corrective osteotomies, limb alignment, limb lengthening and internal and external fixation. The course features lectures, deformity planning sessions, hands-on bone model labs, innovative apps, interactive participant case presentations and digital radiograph planning labs.
- Describe simple and complex pediatric and adult lower-limb deformities
- Interpret advances in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity correction
- Effectively perform osteotomy planning
- Understand the methodology of minimally invasive internal and external fixation
- Identify and evaluate alternatives for the treatment of deformities from hip, knee, ankle, and foot contractures
- Understand electronic media technology for deformity correction
- Gain greater insight through the sharing of techniques, tips, and tricks with others in the orthopedic community
Pre-Course: Internal Lengthening Nails
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Chairs: John Herzenberg, MD, and Shawn Standard, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 9.25*
Registration Fee: $375-$475
Telescopic, magnetically-activated internal nails have been recently developed for lengthening the femur and tibia. The course will be taught by an international faculty with extensive experience with this emerging technology. Topics will include the basic principles, pre-operative planning for osteotomy level and nail length, regulating rates of lengthening, applications for deformity correction, strategies to prevent and treat complications, and the results of current research. The course includes a hands-on bone model lab to teach participants how to insert these nails in the femur and tibia.
- Understand the history of internal limb lengthening devices
- Describe the indications and contraindications for limb lengthening with internal devices
- List the complications of internal lengthening devices and how to avoid these complications
- Explain preoperative decision making regarding diameter/length of the implant and osteotomy level
Pre-Course: Cadaver Lab: Lower Extremity Osteotomies, Soft-Tissue Procedures, Flaps, and External Fixation Safe Zones
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Organizers: Bradley Lamm, DPM, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Janet Conway, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 6.5*
Registration Fee: $395-$495
This course offers a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience with instruction from renowned faculty. Participants will perform osteotomies, flaps and nerve decompressions. External fixation safe zones for wires and pins in the lower extremity will be highlighted.
- Perform percutaneous osteotomy techniques
- Demonstrate basic surgical anatomy and incision techniques
- Analyze indications for basic and complex soft-tissue flaps
- Identify safe zones for wire and pin placement in the femur, tibia, and foot
Post-Course: Charcot Foot: Advanced Taylor Spatial Frame Reconstructive Techniques
Date: Monday, August 31, 2015
Chairs: Bradley Lamm, DPM, and John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Noman Siddiqui, DPM, Janet Conway, MD, and Shawn Standard, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 8.0*
Registration Fee: $375-$475
The course will cover deformity patterns and the classification of the Charcot foot. Time will be devoted to safe wire/pin patterns and pin insertion techniques for the foot and tibia. During hands-on bone model labs, participants will construct neutral frames, butt frames, and miter frames. Faculty will explain how the reference ring, master tab, and rotary frame offset are used in foot frames. Performing osteotomies and fusions, managing osteomyelitis, and using negative-pressure wound therapy will also be discussed.
- Distinguish deformity patterns and classify the Charcot foot
- Construct neutral, butt, and miter frames
- Understand how the reference ring, master tab, and rotary frame offset are used in the foot frame
- Perform osteotomies and fusions
- Manage osteomyelitis and patients with Charcot foot
- Apply negative pressure in wound therapy
The course venue is the Four Seasons Hotel (200 International Drive) in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The discounted per-room fee for course attendees is $212 per night (plus tax). It is highly recommended that you make your reservations early. The discounted rate is offered on a space-available basis through Wednesday, August 5, 2015 (5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). To make a reservation, visit the hotel web site, select the dates of your reservation, click on "Corporate/Promo Code," and then enter code “CI0815SI.” You can also call 1.410.576.5800, ask for in-house reservations, and mention “Sinai Limb Deformity Course” to receive the discounted group rate.
For those driving to the Four Seasons Hotel daily, we have arranged for a discounted daytime valet parking rate of $8/day. This rate does not apply to self-park during the day or to overnight parking (currently $40 for valet and $23 for self-park per night).
Accreditation Statement for CME
LifeBridge Health is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
LifeBridge Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 48.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
It is the policy of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a LifeBridge Health Center, to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. All faculty participating in sponsored or jointly sponsored programs by Sinai Hospital of Baltimore are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). In accordance with the ACCME requirements on disclosure information, relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the Course.
CME Committee Disclosures
The following LifeBridge Health Continuing Medical Education Committee members and their spouses/partners have no financial interest or affiliation with the manufacturer or distributor of any medical products, devices or services: Salman Ali, MD; Madeline Bacon; Eric Buchner, MD; John Cmar, MD; Thomas Genuit, MD; Tina Gionet; Mark Katlic, MD; Diane Maloney-Krichmar, PhD; Susan Mani, MD; Wendy Robinson; Allan Pristoop, MD; Richard Rohrs, PA-C; Melissa Teply, MD; David Tuchman, MD. However, David Gordon, MD, receives grant/research support and is a consultant for ACell, Allergan, Astellas, and UroVal, and is also on the speakers bureau for ACell, Allergan, Astellas, UroVal, and Warner Chilcott; Asha Thomas, MD, is the primary investigator for Bydureon/Astra Zenica; and Joseph Wiley, MD, is on the speakers bureau for Sigma Tau and receives grant/research support from Children’s Oncology Group.
The 2014 Course
The 2014 Course was an extremely successful event with more
than 300 attendees from 30 countries and 31 states in the U.S. The Deformity
Course, the pre-courses, and the post-course entirely sold out. Our
world-renowned faculty conducted hands-on labs and lectured on topics such as
lengthening with internal devices, limb alignment, corrective osteotomies,
deformity correction with the Taylor Spatial Frame, and basic and advanced limb
reconstruction concepts and surgical procedures. We thank our corporate
sponsors, faculty, Academic and Research Services Department, and volunteers for
making this Course possible.
We would like to thank these organizations for their
support of the 2014 Baltimore Limb Deformity Course:
Smith & Nephew
OHK Medical Devices
The MHE Coalition
*Number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM subject to change
Please contact Madeline Bacon with any questions about the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.
Mail: The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215, USA