CME Program Detail

Title: The 9th Annual Orthopedic Symposium: Articular Cartilage Problems: From Repair to Replacement
Date: Fri, Oct 4th, 2019
Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Lang Auditorium

Statement of Need:
Articular cartilage has a limited capacity for intrinsic healing and repair. Articular cartilage injuries are common to high level athletes and working professionals. Traumatic and progressive degeneration can cause wear and tear resulting in mechanical destruction of the structure. Articular problems can present in varying degrees of severity. These injuries require orthopedic and primary care consultations. The 9th Annual Orthopedic Symposium at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is an educational event that will focus on the assessment and management of injuries to the articular cartilage. The symposium will be beneficial for physicians and health care providers wishing to improve their knowledge and competence in the care of various cartilage injuries. It will provide current information on operative and non-operative management for both acute and chronic, overuse and traumatic injuries. It will also provide an overview of concepts of rehabilitation and the role of rehabilitation specialists in managing articular cartilage injuries. This symposium will provide a live demonstration session on dynamic ultrasound-guided assessment and clinical assessment of joints utilizing special tests.

Target Audience:
Primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, residents, fellows, athletic trainers, nurses, rehabilitation specialists and other Sports Medicine Specialists and Healthcare Professional involved in the care of tendon injuries.


Jeffrey E. Rosen, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chairman, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Alexander Golant, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
Associate Director, Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Libi Galmer, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Physician, Integrative and Regenerative Orthopedics, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Kathelynn Aviles, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

R. Aaron Marshall, MD
Attending Radiologist, Department of Radiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Arth Patel, MD
Sports Medicine and General Orthopedics Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Lana Nirenstein, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Tony N. Quach, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
Associate Director, Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Jessica Paparella-Wachtel, DPT
Clinical Director, Professional Physical Therapy, Garden City, NY

Robert Li, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
Associate Director, Total Joint Arthroplasty, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Disclosures: None


Alexander Golant, MD, Libi Galmer, DO and Anthony Vucenik, PT


• Identify the soft tissue structure related to cartilage dysfunction.
• Recognize the clinical presentation of cartilage dysfunction under radiological imaging and clinical assessment.
• Analyze the potential benefits and considerations surrounding the surgical management of cartilage dysfunction.
• Specify the epidemiology of cartilage injuries.
• Recognize the soft tissue structures of the knee under ultrasound-guided imagery.
• Recommend rehabilitation protocols for post-operative and non-operative patients.
• Specify the various mechanisms of injury to cartilage of the knee.
• Recognize the benefits of regenerative therapy as it concerns to the knee.
• Discuss the role of microfracture in the treatment of cartilage dysfunction.
• Explicate the role, advantages and limitations of stem cell-based therapies for cartilage repair.


7:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

7:35 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Jeffrey E. Rosen, MD - Chairman, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Jaclyn A. Mucaria, MPA - President, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

7:40 a.m.
Introduction and Overview
Alexander Golant, MD and Libi Galmer, DO

7:50 a.m.
Biology of Articular Cartilage
Kathelynn Aviles, MD

8:10 a.m.
Cartilage Imaging - Where Are We in 2019
R. Aaron Marshall, MD

8:30 a.m.
The Basics of Cartilage Injury-Presentation, Physical Exam and Initial Management
Arth Patel, MD

8:50 a.m.
Osteochondritis Dissecans in Children and Adolescents
Lana Nirenstein, MD

9:10 a.m.
Role of Biologics in Management of Cartilage Disorders
Libi Galmer, DO

9:30 a.m.
Case Presentation and Discussion

9:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:00 a.m.
You Can't Just Focus on the Cartilage - The Role for Ligament Reconstruction and Osteotomy
Tony N. Quach, MD

10:20 a.m.
Microfracture - Is it Dead?
Alexander Golant, MD

10:40 a.m.
Plug It Up - The Role of Osteochondral Autografts and Allografts
Alexander Golant, MD

11:00 a.m.
Cell-Based Cartilage Repair
Jeffrey E. Rosen, MD

11:20 a.m.
Physical Therapy After Cartilage Repair
Jessica Paparella-Wachtel, DPT

11:40 a.m.
On the Horizon - Novel Strategies and Techniques
Alexander Golant, MD

12:00 p.m.
Arthroplasty in the Young Active Patient
Robert Li, MD

12:20 p.m.
Case Presentation and Discussion

12:35 p.m.

1:35 p.m.
> Physical Examination of the Shoulder and Knee
> Dynamic Ultrasound Evaluation as an Extension of Physical Examination

3:00 p.m.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY, CPME and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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