AAOM 34th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar
April 19–22, 2017
Innovative Perspectives: Interventional and Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine
Seattle, WA, April 19 – 22, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

Please join me and the AAOM Community at the AAOM 34th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine – Integration in Evolution scheduled April 19 – 22, 2017 at The Motif Hotel in Seattle, WA. When you are sorting through all the educational events for 2017 – make plans to attend the AAOM 34th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar. I know I decide to attend a Conference or Workshop because of one area of research, or because of one or two speakers of interest, or to review a new technique. I usually attend several conferences to gather everything I want to learn to stay current. So when I was creating the AAOM 34th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar – I wanted to have everything I'm seeing in my office, everything I'm seeing in my patients, everything I'm doing, brought all together to share with you, just as I merge all of this in my office for my patients' care. This will be the only Conference you will need to attend in 2017 to learn Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine – Integration in Evolution. Join the AAOM 34th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar April 19 – 22, 2017 at The Motif Hotel in Seattle, WA.
Michael N. Brown, MD, AAOM 2017 Conference Chairman

AAOM 34th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar
Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine – Integration in Evolution
The Motiff Hotel in Seattle, WA, April 19 – 22, 2017

The AAOM is the world's oldest teaching organization in the field of IROM! There is no other organization that comes close. The AAOM is rooted in the Orthopeadic fundamentals and evidence–based medicine, yet blurs the lines and merges the Board Specialties never failing to push the edges of medicine, science, research for improved patient care. The AAOM – beyond expertise – is a place where Physicians, Surgeons, Researchers; all healthcare professionals converge to learn from each other, to share ideas and expand professional relationships. The camaraderie that you will experience at an AAOM conference is like no other medical conference. Come see for yourself! This conference is for all practitioners of Musculoskeletal/Pain Medicine – regardless of medical specialty or discipline. We want to give you state of the art techniques and therapies that can help you – help your patients.

Robert Alexander, MD
Stephen Aronczky, DVM
Tommy Bond, MD
Jay Bowen, DO
Michael Brown, MD
Chris Centeno, MD
Bjorn Eek, MD
Jonathan Fenton, DO
Mayo Friedlis, MD
Brad Fullerton, MD

Carlos Garcia, MD
Alberto Gobbi, MD
David Harshfield, MD
Lenny Horwitz, DPM
Victor Ibrahim, MD
Victor Kalman, DO
Andrew Kochan, MD
Dan Kuebler, PhD
Stanley Lam, MBBS
Jose Fabio Lana, MD

John Lyftogt, MD
Tim Mazzola, MD
Stuart McGill, PhD
Sean Mulvaney, MD
Dean Reeves, MD
Neal Rouzier, MD
Charles Runels, MD
Michael Scarpone, DO
Brian Shiple, DO
Joseph Yousefian, DMD


Pre–Conference Workshops

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Ultrasound Guided Neural Fascial Hydrodisection Neurosonography Stanley Lam, MBBS; Brian Shiple, DO; Jonathan Fenton, DO
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Bioidentical Hormones to improve Health and Healing Neal Rouzier, MD
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Prolotherapy & Regenerative Injection Therapy 101 Andrew Kochan, MD
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Perineural Injection Treatment™ for treatment of neuropathic pain John Lyftogt, MD
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Regenerative Medicine Workshop: Business and Practical Application Carlos Garcia, MD, Workshop Director
• Pelvic Pain an orthopedic medicine approach
• Lower extremity Regional anesthesia blocks for the orthopedic medicine practitioner
Sean Mulvaney, MD
Brian Shiple, DO
4:30 – 7:30 pm The Foot & Ankle: Biomechanics, Examination, Orthotics & Casting, Injection strategies and techniques: An Orthopedic Medicine Approach Michael Brown. MD;
Tim Mazzola, MD
4:30 – 7:30 pm Alternative uses for PRP for Aesthetics and Sexual Health Charles Runels, MD


7:00 – 7:45 am Breakfast
7:45 – 8:00 am President's Welcome Brad Fullerton, MD, AAOM President
8:00 – 8:15 am 2017 Conference Chairman Introduction Michael Brown, MD
8:15 – 9:00 am Prolotherapy – The Foundation on which all Regenerative Treatment is Built Mayo Friedlis, MD
9:00 – 9:30 am MSK Practice Bjorn Eek, MD
9:30 – 10:15 am Discogenic Back Pain: An Orthopedic Medicine Perspective Michael Brown, MD
10:15 – 10:45 am BREAK with EXHIBITORS – Exhibition Hall
10:45 – 11:30 am Placental, Amnion & Other Tissues in Regenerative Medicine Dan Kuebler, PhD
11:30 – 12:00 pm Power Reading the Lumbar Spine MRI: A guide to better interpretation David Harshfiled, MD
12:00 – 12:30 pm Power Reading the Shoulder MRI David Harshfield, MD
12:30 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 2:00 pm Medical Ethics in Regenerative Medicine: A new era for new problems Carlos Garcia, MD
2:00 – 2:45 pm The Fascia: Ultrasound diagnostics Brad Fullerton, MD
2:45 – 3:30 pm Shear and Strain Elastography To be announced
3:30 – 4:00 pm BREAK W/ EXHIBITORS – Exhibition Hall
4:00 – 4:30 pm Update and future perspectives in Prolotherapy research Dean Reeves, MD
4:30 – 5:00 pm Regenerative Medicine Research Update Chris Centeno, MD
5:00 – 5:30 pm Laboratory methods for the orthopedic medicine practitioner Dan Kuebler, PhD
6:00 – 6:30 pm AAOM Membership Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 pm President's Reception

FRIDAY, APRL 21, 2017

8:00 – 8:45 am PharyngealOroFacial: An evolution of understanding Joseph Yousefian, DMD
8:45 – 9:15 am PharyngealOroFacial Orthopedic Medicine: Advances in understanding TMD Joseph Yousefian, DMD
9:15 – 10:00 am Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine: The integration of Orthopedic Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Brian Shiple, DO; Victor Kalman, DO
10:00 – 10:30 am PRP vs Hyaluronic Acid; an RCT Jose Fabio Lana, MD
10:30 – 11:00 am BREAK with EXHIBITORS – Exhibition Hall
11:00 – 12:30 am &
11:15–12:00 pm
– Elbow
– Shoulder
– Hip
– Lumbar spine
– Foot & Ankle
Moderator: M. Brown
– B.Shiple, DO
– M. Scarpone, DO
– C. Garcia, MD
– J.Fenton, DO
– Panel Members
12:30 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 2:15 pm Integrated Orthopedics: Management of Osteochondral Defects in the Knee Alberto Gobbi, MD
2:15 – 3:00 pm Intra-operative Rotator Cuff Repair using PRP and Adipose in the Canine Model an RCT Victor Ibrahim, MD and Sherman Cannap, DVM
3:00 – 3:45 pm Adipose tissue derived biocellular preparations in regenerative orthopedic medicine: Current update. Robert Alexander, MD
3:45 – 4:30 pm Pelvic Girdle Pain Syndromes: An orthopedic medicine perspective. Victor Ibrahim, MD
4:30 – 5:00 pm BREAK with EXHIBITORS – Exhibition Hall
5:00 – 7:00 pm Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine demonstrations and treatments in main hall Faculty


8:15 – 9:00 am Radiological Interpretation of the HIP in the orthopedic medicine practice David Harshfield, MD
9:00 – 9:45 am What’s the recipe to help different connective tissues heal? A Regenerative Medicine Update. Michael Scarpone, DO
9:45 – 10:30 am There is no such thing as "non–specific back pain" Stuart McGill, PhD
10:30 – 11:00 am BREAK with EXHIBITORS – Exhibition Hall
11:00 – 11:45 am A role of mechanobiology in the etiopathogenesis of tendinopathy: lessons learned from humans and horses. Stephen Arnoczky, DVM
11:45 – 12:30 pm Provocative testing to obtain a precise back pain diagnosis. Stuart McGill, PhD
12:30 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 2:15 pm Scaffolding: An Update in Ortho Biologics Michael Scarpone, DO
2:15 – 3:00 pm Is there evidence in animal models for translational research utilizing regenerative medicine principles? Animals to humans, a veterinarian orthopedic surgical perspective. Sherman Cannap, DVM
3:00 – 3:45 pm Basic science rationale for current treatment options for tendinopathy: Why nothing works all of the time. Stephen Arnoczky, DVM
3:45 – 4:30 pm PRP Update: What have we learned and where are we going? Jose Fabio Lana, MD
4:30 – 5:15 pm Skin to Bone: Putting it all together Tommy Bond, MD
5:15 – 5:45 pm Q and A from the audience Panel
6:00 pm Close

Speakers and Talks may change
The treatment of chronic pain is a complex and multifaceted problem. The faculty of this conference offer the participants detailed instruction in the use of Interventional and regenerative orthopaedic medicine procedures to treat musculoskeletal injury and pain, chronic pain, overuse and sports injuries. The 34th AAOM Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar will provide both lectures and practical instruction workshops on the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of orthopaedic medicine concerns.

AMA PRA Category 1 Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Foundation for Care Management (FCM) and American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM). The Foundation for Care Management (FCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Course Goal: Participants will receive a comprehensive review of anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology of joint injury and degeneration. Participants will learn diagnostic and treatment and rehabilitative methods including ultrasound, injection therapies, Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine; including Orthopedic Surgery and hormonal therapies to treat common pain conditions.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the available research on regenerative orthopaedic medicine treatments.
  • Perform, Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Ultrasound, Ultrasound for needle placement and Ultrasound for hydro dissection.
  • Explain the biology of proper healing and the disease processes that impede healing of musculoskeletal tissue.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of spinal segment sensitization and its role in chronic pain.
  • Perform physical medicine examination and interventions in cases of spinal segment sensitization.
  • Perform hands on diagnosis to determine sources of chronic non–malignant pain.
  • Assess several injection techniques and solutions for treating chronic pain.
  • Perform various Intra and Extra–articular Injection treatments for treating pain conditions.
  • Describe investigational use of Platelet–Rich plasma and Autologous Stem Cell Therapy for treating Knee Osteoarthrosis.
  • Perform some examination and evaluation methodologies for the knee, hip/pelvis, shoulder, and foot/ankle.
  • Propose how injection therapies can be integrated into treatment protocols to enhance proper healing and affect chronic pain conditions.
  • Determine appropriate use of diagnostic ultrasound to aid injection needle placement in treating with injection therapies.

It is the policy of The Founation for Care Management. to ensure balance, Independence, objectivity and scientific Rigor. All faculty participating are Required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual's control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All faculty are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices.


This conference was designed for those interested in using Interventional and Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine treatments to treat performance related pain and injury, overuse syndromes and chronic pain conditions. The target audience includes Sports Medicine Physicians, PM&R specialists (Physiatrists), Family Medicine Physicians, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, and Interventional Pain Physicians; including Anesthesiologists and Osteopathic Pain Physicians.


The AAOM 2017 Annual Conference Host Hotel is The Motif Seattle, A Destination Hotel

The Motif Seattle, A Destination Hotel, is an upscale independently branded hotel inspired by the area's rich fashion, arts and music scenes. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle on Fifth Avenue between Pike and Union streets, The Motif Seattle offers sweeping views of downtown, the waterfront and the Olympic Mountains. In the center of the city's energy and culture, The Motif Seattle is surrounded by the city's finest restaurants, shopping, entertainment venues, museums and attractions. Featuring guest rooms and suites infused by Seattle's unique culture, the urban contemporary Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails – featuring the largest outdoor deck in downtown Seattle.

The Motif Seattle
1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 971–8000
Website:For reservations visit motifseattle.com
AAOM Rate $189.00 Single/Double


Contact the AAOM to register
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Go online to www.aaomed.org or call 888.687.1920, or 970.232.4084
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AAOM Members:
$795 before March 20, 2017
$895 after March 20, 2017
$945 before March 20, 2017
$1045 after March 20, 2017

Register online at www.aaomed.org or make check payable to AAOM (US funds only), or provide credit card information. Registrations will not be processed unless payment is received. The deadline for pre–registration is March 20, 2017.

Cancellation Policy
Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing by March 20, 2017. Your refund less a 50% processing fee will be mailed to you after the conference. No refunds will be granted after March 20, 2017. Registration includes course materials, but does not include hotel accommodations, meals and transportation costs.

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