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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

3450 Hull Road
3rd Floor Conference Center
Gainesville, FL 32607




The OSMI welcomes Dr. MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, ATC, LAT, FNATA, from the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics.  Dr. Horodyski will be presenting a talk to faculty and residents entitled, "First Do No Harm: Careful Transfers of the Patient with a Potential Spine Injury."

Sponsoring Facility: 

UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI)


Topic: Early Onset Spine Deformities: Evaluation and Management

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Buffet
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Presentation
  • 8:00-pm - 8:30pm: Discussion, Question and Answer session

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the equipment needed to manage a patient with a potential spine injury
  2. Recognize the components of the decision making process for activating spinal motion restriction of the spine injured patient.
  3. Name evidence based practices for the selection of the different types of extrication equipment and transfers in  and hospital settinng.
  4. Identify in hospital procedures to transfer a patient with suspected spine
  5. Identify differences between current evidenced based best practices for the use of a spine board and potential future protocols that may conflict with current practices.


Dr. MaryBeth Horodyski disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.

Activity Director, Dr. Thomas Wright, disclosed that he received research grant fund from Exactech , is an consultant for Exactech, and also receives royalties from Exactech.

Planning Committee Member, Dr. Mark Scarborough, disclosed that he is an consultant for Exactech. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.


The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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