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22nd Annual AAOS Workers’ Compensation and Musculoskeletal Injuries + Half-Day Whiplash Injury Course

November 6-7, 2020, Virtual Course

Workers' Compensation Course #2003056
Whiplash Course #2003646

Successfully integrate the clinical and non-clinical aspects of workers’ compensation

Turn to this unique and practical course to develop and improve your handling of the medical and non-medical components of workers’ compensation cases. Explore the current legal, administrative, ethical, and insurance issues in your cases and how to address them.

New topics and faculty offer current perspectives on causation, diagnosis, and treatment options that can improve your outcomes for occupational injuries and illnesses. Learn effective strategies for utilization review, causation analysis, report writing, medical liability, depositions, and communications skills with patients.

NEW! A Virtual Experience

This enriched online course features pre-recorded content packaged with live-streamed lectures, plus live Q&A interaction. Beginning October 23, watch pre-recorded general sessisons at your own pace, then tune in live on November 6-7 for small-group concurrent sessions that focus on your unique practice and patient care needs.

Note: This course will not be recorded or available for re-viewing. Registrants must attend the live-streamed lectures.

“I have come to the course for many years and each time I improve the evaluation of not only my workers’ compensation patients, but all other patients I see on a daily basis."   - Previous Course Attendee

NEW Half-Day Course!

AAOS Whiplash Injury and Other Reported Injuries: The Science of Accident Reconstruction and Impact/Vehicular Biomechanics

November 5, 2020 * Virtual Course

Designed for orthopaedic surgeons who treat patients involved in motor vehicle collisions, this course features expert faculty who will guide you through the steps for establishing a diagnosis, formulating a treatment plan, and determining causation for Whiplash Associated Disorders.

Sharpen your approach and implement best practices for report writing to incorporate collision specifics, the biomechanical potential for injury, occupant kinematics, injury analysis, and more.

Highlights include:

  • Review of Dr. Eugene J. Carragee's research findings on minor trauma (motor vehicle collision) as an independent predictor of pain, the validity of self-reported neck pain, and the effect of repetitive high exposure impact to the neck. 
  • Presentations by biomechanical engineers and orthopaedic physicians on current best practices for establishing a diagnosis, determining treatment, developing a causation determination and how to complete a written report.

Note: This course will not be recorded or available for re-viewing. Registrants must attend the live-streamed lectures. 

SAVE $150 when you register for both courses!

To receive the $150 dual-course discount, please add both courses to your cart before checkout.

Dr. Melhorn invites you to attend!

Course Director

J. Mark Melhorn, MD, FAAOS
The Hand Center, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita – Department of Orthopedics
Wichita, KS

Richard E. Strain Jr., MD, FAAOS
Workers' Compensation Course Co-Director
Orthopaedic Associates of South Broward
Hollywood, FL

Charles N. Brooks, MD
Whiplash Course Co-Director
Bellevue, WA

Enjoy these articles featured in AAOS Now, written by Course Director J. Mark Melhorn, MD

Registration Fees

Save $150 when you register for both courses!

To receive the $150 dual-course discount, please add both courses to your cart before checkout.

Member Rates

AAOS Member, Candidate Member, Associate Member, International Member

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,174
  • Whiplash Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,523

AAOS Emeritus Member

  • Workers' Compensation: $974
  • Whiplash Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,323

Resident, Post-Residency in Fellowship, PA Member, U.S. Military

  • Workers' Compensation: $974
  • Whiplash Half-Day Only: $499
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,323

Nonmember Rates

Nonmember, Other Physician

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,474
  • Whiplash Half-Day Only: $699
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $2,023

Nurse, Allied Health, PA Nonmember

  • Workers' Compensation: $1,074
  • Whiplash Half-Day Only: $599
  • Attend Both and Save $150: $1,523