The MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education), a nonprofit organization that envisions a world full of active people, launched its 2015 Education Series which is open to Phoenix area orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows and physical and occupational therapists across the Valley. April educational opportunities included a Dual Visiting Professorship session on April 10 and 11 and a foot and ankle cadaver lab on April 18. Additional information can be found at www.more-foundation.org.
The first event of the year was a Dual Visiting Professorship program on January 9 and 10, 2015 and was sponsored by the MORE Foundation, The CORE Institute, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Trimed, Extremity Medical, Stryker and Synthes. The two-day class included lectures, case studies and a cadaver laboratory on the topic Controversies on the most common pattern of degenerative arthritis in the wrist, known within the medical community as SLAC (Scaphoid Lunate Advanced Collapse) Wrist.
The visiting professors were Scott W. Wolfe, MD of the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY and Marco M. Rizzo, MD of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. The session was moderated by Scott Edwards, MD, of The CORE Institute, who also helped coordinate the day’s events. The objectives were 1) to understand the current thoughts on unresolved issues pertaining to SLAC wrist injuries; 2) to offer new techniques to patients that will improve their outcome; and 3) to skillfully practice techniques of SLAC wrist reconstruction.
“In hosting the Education Series our goal is to bring high-level educational opportunities to the Phoenix medical community,” said Gina W. Ore, CEO of the MORE Foundation. “The strong positive response we’ve already received from the medical community is overwhelming and we look forward to hosting many more educational opportunities throughout the year.”
“Coming from Georgetown, I was accustomed to having few resources to help with these types of events,” said Scott Edwards, MD of The CORE Institute and who moderated the presentation and helped coordinate the January event. “The teamwork and expertise demonstrated between The CORE Institute and the MORE Foundation’s leadership to make this event possible was truly inspiring and extremely beneficial to the entire medical community here in Phoenix.”
Additional education events are currently scheduled in April and September with additional opportunities to be announced throughout the year. To view or register for upcoming events visit the MORE Foundation website at www.more-foundation.org.