Pediatric Pearls Orthopedics & Sports


This one-day symposium presented by the Division of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is designed for pediatricians, family physicians and other healthcare providers. This one-day symposium will showcase the latest approach, updates and research related to several common patient issues confronted by primary care providers related to bone and joint health as well as sports-related concerns and injuries. Our speakers will address health concerns, share cases and offer guidelines on how to manage the patient. We are excited to present lectures on scoliosis, concussions, knee pain, fracture management. bone health, hand and wrist injuries and sessions that will include on-hands demonstration on how to conduct certain joint examinations. This COURSE IS LIVE IN-PERSON CREDIT ONLY. It will not be streamed or recorded for on-demand viewing. If this course needs to be moved to a virtual format due to state mandates regarding Covid-19, we will notify you ASAP and proper credit will be discussed. 


Thursday, May 5, 2022; 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Doubletree Hotel    1909 Spring Road    Oak Brook, IL 60523


  • Perform a complete knee examination  
  • Relate physical examination findings to common causes of knee pain in children and adolescents 
  • Provide initial management of some types of uncomplicated fractures 
  • Describe screening protocols and clinical exam findings in order to identify mild scoliosis, Initiate non-operative treatment in mild scoliosis prior to referral to an orthopaedic surgeon.
  • Recognize when a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon is necessary.
  • Discuss common pediatric hand and wrist injuries
  • Recognize when a referral for an upper extremity injury is warranted
  • Recognize common fracture patterns in children
  • Discuss the latest research on sports concussion
  • Explain most recent guidelines on returning children to sports and to the classroom
  • Describe bracing techniques for common pediatric sports medicine conditions
  • Assess and practice the skills for application of pediatric bracing
  • Describe general principles in the evaluation and initial treatment of pediatric knee injuries.
  • Identify common knee injuries in the pediatric population
  • Perform a complete examination of the hand and wrist 
  • Relate physical examination findings to common causes of hand and wrist pain in children and adolescents 
  • Identify possible reasons for poor pediatric bone health Identify common tests used in a bone health evaluation
  • Identify two common treatment modalities for decreased bone density in pediatric patients


 8 a.m. Welcome by Course Director Rebecca Carl, MD, MSCI
8:15- 8:45 a.m. What's New with Scoliosis
Eric Fuller, MD
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Concussion Update Jacqueline Turner, MSN, APRN, FNP
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. A Case-based Discussion of Knee Pain Neeraj Patel, MD, MPH, MBBS
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.  Basic Fracture Management Michelle Sagan, MD
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30-11 a.m. Bone Health Evaluation Update Meghan Kostyk, APRN-NP, MS, CNP, CCD

11-11:30 a.m.


Diagnosis and Management of Osteomyelitis in Children Sameer Patel, MD
11:30 Noon Common Hand & Wrist Injuries Erik King, MD
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Faculty
1 - 2 p.m.

Breakout Session 1 -participants pick 1 of the 3 options offered

Bracing & Splinting Workshop 

Hands on Knee Exam

Hands on Exam of the Wrist and Hand


Adam Potteiger, MS, ATC; Lisa Watts, MS, ATC; Kristi McCracken, MS, ATC

Cynthia LaBella, MD; Dana Sheng, MD

Sigird Wolf, MD

2:00 p.m. Switch  
2- 3 p.m. Breakout Session 2- options repeat from choices above, in total, participants will attend two of the three offered  
3 p.m. Dismissal / No Closing Remarks  

Credit & Accreditation Statements

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine logo  

Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Lurie Children's CME Leadership & Staff:
Ravi Jhaveri, MD, Course Director; Claudia Cooper,CME Manager

FSM's CME Leadership & Staff:
Clara J. Schroedl, CME Medical Director; Sheryl Corey, CME Manager;  Senior Program Coordinator, Allison McCollum; Administrative Assistant, Rhea Alexis Banks have nothing to disclose.

Speakers / Course Directors:

Rebecca Carl, MD, course director, has no disclosures.

All other faculty members/speakers and committeee members have nothing to disclosue including:

Eric Fuller, MD

Erik King, MD

Meghan Kostyk, APRN-NP, MSN, CPNP-CCD

Cynthia LaBella, MD

Kristi McCracken , MS, ATC

Neeraj Patel, MD, MPH, MBS

Sameer Patel, MD

Adam Potteiger, MS, ATC

Michelle Sagan, MD

Dana Sheng, MD

Jacqueline Tuner, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Lisa Watts, MS, ATC

Sigrid Wolf, MD


Course Information
Course Date:
May 05, 2022
Course Location:
Doubletree Hotel
Oak Brook, IL
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Thursday May 5, 2022

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Speaker Information
Rebecca Carl MD  [ view bio ]
Eric Fuller MD  [ view bio ]
Erik King MD  [ view bio ]
Meghan Kostyk APRN-NP  [ view bio ]
Cynthia LaBella MD  [ view bio ]
Kristi McCracken MS, ATC  [ view bio ]
Neeraj Patel MD, MPH, MBS  [ view bio ]
Sameer Patel MD  [ view bio ]
Adam Potteiger MS, ATC  [ view bio ]
Michelle Sagan MD  [ view bio ]
Dana Sheng MD  [ view bio ]
Jacqueline Turner MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-BC  [ view bio ]
Lisa Watts MS, ATC  [ view bio ]
Sigrid Wolf MD  [ view bio ]
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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (physician)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 5.75
Approved for 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (non-physician)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 5.75
Approved for 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM