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Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm



Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club
100 Walnut St
Livingston, NJ 07039

Complimentary parking is available at the country club. Participants will receive additional information in their confirmation materials.


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Department of Orthopaedics


This activity will provide an overview of current, state-of-the-art management, and practical and innovative clinical pearls, related to the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic infections. Many options exist to improve the management of infections leading to a decrease in such complications as recurrence, nonunion, and loss of function.  Timely diagnosis of infection may also lead to improved outcome as well as reduced length of stay, need for secondary surgeries and patient satisfaction.

This activity will focus on reviewing the state of the art techniques for the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered orthopaedic infections.  Identification of intraoperative pitfalls and tips to maximize patient outcomes will be emphasized. Lectures and discussions will be evidence-based and focused on case-based examples and problem directed learning.

In addition, a special keynote presentation will discuss the benefits of synergy between surgeons and educationalists in developing and implementing surgical education for practitioners.

View the full conference agenda.


This activity will be of interest to practicing orthopaedic surgeons, fellows and residents.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe current reduction techniques for the management of common orthopaedic infections
  • Outline strategies for early accurate diagnosis of infection 
  • Summarize strategies for infection prevention
  • Recognize when nonsurgical management is unsuccessful and operative treatment required
  • Cite the most recent evidence on how to manage and prevent orthopaedic infections


Fred F. Behrens, MD was a pivotal, renowned and beloved figure in Orthopaedics. He was internationally known for his work treating orthopaedic injuries associated with fractures. He was a pioneer in the science, technique and education of external fixation, and in education emphasizing important principles in external fixation biomechanics and pin placement. He was well known and referenced for his pivotal work on anatomical cross-section safe corridors and the basic mechanical factors of external fixation pins, frames and configuration.

It is noteworthy that Dr. Behrens was one of the only orthopaedic surgeons of his era to be awarded an NIH grant for research on external fixation. 

Aside from his legacy in Orthopaedic education, Dr. Behrens was known for his compassion, humanism, and dedication to provide Orthopaedic care in an underserved, urban environment. Dr. Behrens was a great man who left a great legacy to all who knew him.  Those of us who were fortunate to have worked and studied beside him benefited from our experiences with him.  This educational event has been established to memorialize this love of education, humanism, and compassion.



Mark C. Reilly, MD
Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Service at University Hospital
Fred F. Behrens Endowed Chair, Orthopaedic Trauma
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


Michael R. Baumgaertner, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Joseph Benevenia, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics

Mark Adams, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma

Irfan H. Ahmed, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Division of Hand and Microvascular Surgery

Balazs Galdi, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Colin B. Harris, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Sheldon S. Lin, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Stephen R. Rossman, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Michael S. Sirkin, MD
Vice Chairman and Professor, Department of Orthopaedics

Michael Vives, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics; Chief, Spine Division

Michael M. Vosbikian, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Division of Hand and Microvascular

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.


In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are expected to check in at the registration desk, attend the program and complete an online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.


In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, Physician Assistants
Advanced practice nurses, nurses and physician assistants may participate in this educational activity and earn a letter of attendance as AANP, ANCC and AAPA accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement.

  Through 6/4/2018 After 6/4/2018
(Payable On-site**)
Physician $125 $145
Other Healthcare Professional $ 85 $105
RBHS/UH Faculty/Staff $ 55 $ 75
Resident/Fellow* $ 30 $ 50
NJMS Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty/Staff Complimentary
RBHS/UH Resident/Fellow* Complimentary

*Registration must be accompanied by program director’s letter confirming resident/fellow status. Please fax the letter to 973-972-3371.

Registrants may be asked to furnish documentation confirming their employment status in order to be eligible for a reduced rate. If it is determined that a registrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the registrant will be required to pay the necessary tuition fee.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, reception, continuing education credits, and course material. Registration can only be accepted through our secure on-line website through June 4, 2018. Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa; American Express is not accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close on June 4, 2018 or earlier if seating capacity is reached.

**Pre-registration is recommended. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


Course Information: For additional information, questions, concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact CCOE by telephone at 973-972-4267/855-482-1843 or ccoereg@ca.rutgers.edu


In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available on-line to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity so we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.

A full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be granted if notice is received up to the date of the program. Refunds cannot be given for “no shows” or cancellations received once the program has started. Cancellations must be done online through the registration portal.

Click here to go to the registration portal. Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”

Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program content, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.

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