2017 Orthopedic Symposium

  • Date: February 17, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • Location: Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Auditorium, 8303 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68114

Please park in the Visitor Parking Garage. The parking lot on the South side of the buidling is reserved for patients.  

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Work and other Healthcare professionals caring for orthopedic patients.




Cost is $40 with promo code 75PD
Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2016 or 2017 health system promo code for a 100% discount. NMC Alumni & NMC students please use your 2016 or 2017 promo code for your respective discounts.

Course Description

Course Description

Purpose Statement:

This program will provide current information and evidence-based guidelines that will enhance clinical and professional practices related to the care of orthopedic patients.

  • Describe the various surgical options for patients with shoulder instability.
  • Examine the treatment and management of sports related injuries.
  • Identify surgical and non-surgical treatment options for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy.
  • Differentiate between acute and chronic Osteomyelitis.



8:00-9:00 am Sports Injuries
  Dr. Kevin O'Malley
9:00-10:00 am Shoulder Surgery
  Dr. Mark Franco
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy
  Dr. David Rhodes
11:15-12:15 am    Osteomyelitis
  Dr. Robert Penn      



Dr. Kevin O'Malley, Sports Medicine, GIKK Ortho Specialists

Dr. David Rhodes, Orthopedic Surgery ,University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Mark Franco, Orthopedic Surgery, Health West Orthopedics

Dr. Robert Penn, President of Infectious Diseases Associates PC & Director of Epidemiology for Methodist Hospital



Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

In order to obtain contact hours or CEU's for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

Nurses: 4.0 contact hours awarded.  MW MSD Provider Approval #: 1019-9

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (Pharmacotherapeutic contact hours awarded for 0 of the 4.0 total.)  

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #120  

Physical Therapy And Physical Therapist Assistants: This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 4.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.  

Occupational Therapy and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants: This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 4.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants.  

Social Work This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 4.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Social Workers.  

Education Credit: 4.0 Education hours.  Nebraska Methodist College Division of Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

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