2023 Orthopaedic Update Conference Welcomes 800 Attendees

On Saturday, August 19, the Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation hosted its 19th Annual Orthopaedic Update Conference at the Rosen Center hotel. Welcoming approximately 800 attendees, this was one of the largest crowds in the event’s history. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the 501(c)(3) Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation and its mission to provide the highest quality sports medicine and orthopaedic education to our healthcare community to further aid our youth athletes.

Highlights from the 19th Annual Orthopaedic Update Conference include:

  • An Expert-led Program: This full-day agenda disseminated the latest insights into orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care. Tailored to empower healthcare professionals, like athletic trainers and physical therapists, the program emphasized enhancing care quality and patient recovery outcomes. Attendees also had the chance to earn valuable Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) at an affordable rate.
  • Supporting Tomorrow’s Talents: The Foundation extended a generous donation of $3,000 to the UCF Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization (SATO). With the Foundation’s biannual conferences, more than $50,000 has been gifted to both UCF’s Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) and SATO since the conference’s commencement. From this donation, $2,000 was allocated for the Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation Scholarship. This year, the proud recipient was Madison Fraser.
  • A Tribute to Chris Payer: During the event, the Foundation also presented the Chris Payer Honorary Sports Medicine Scholarship to two Orange Country students pursuing a career in sports medicine. The scholarship was named in honor of Chris Payer, an Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation board member who recently passed away unexpectedly. This year’s recipients were Niyel Taylor and Brianna Walker.
  • Foundation’s Enduring Mission: The event’s proceeds will continue to fuel the Foundation’s dedication to helping youth athletes utilize sports to develop a lifetime of healthy habits playing the game they love.

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