The Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation provided continuing education and welcomed more than 650 participants to the 2018 14th Annual Orthopaedic Update for Allied Healthcare Professions on Saturday, August 4, at the Rosen Centre Hotel. At the event, the Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation Scholarship gave $1,500 to a deserving UCF Student Athletic Trainer and $1,000 to the UCF Student Athletic Trainers’ Association (SATO).

Thanks to the two annual seminars put on by the Foundation, both UCF’s SPTA and Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization (SATO) have been awarded more than $40,000 since the seminar’s inception

The day featured lectures from leading physicians and area specialists as well as several panel discussions on the latest technology and surgical procedures used to treat orthopaedic conditions and injuries associated with musculoskeletal trauma of the great toe, lumbar spine and both upper and lower extremities. The seminar included an overview of rehabilitation considerations for non-operative treatment options and post-surgical therapy protocols as well as a discussion on the science of regenerative medicine. 

The specially-designed program aims to assist healthcare providers acquire the skills and knowledge to provide quality care and improve patient outcomes. Affordable continuing Education Credits (CEUs) were offered to all healthcare professionals in attendance.

Additional proceeds from the day benefit the Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation and its primary initiative to provide access to organized athletic programs for underserved area youth.