FORE and ICJR Select OTW Virtual Conventions to Provide a Next-Gen, Virtual Educational Experience for the Orthopaedic Community
In line with their mission of providing high-quality education to the orthopaedic community, the Foundation for Orthopaedic and Education (FORE) and the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) have added a virtual option for attending their continuing medical education (CME) courses this year through an agreement with OTW Virtual Conventions.
“We recognize that many orthopaedic healthcare professionals are unable to travel to our meetings this year due to institutional travel restrictions or a busy clinical schedule,” said Jason Heath, FORE’s Vice President of Operations. “One advantage of going virtual is that surgeons and other orthopaedic professionals can still attend important educational meetings without having to leave their practices at this critical time.”
FORE and ICJR selected OTW Virtual Conventions because its next-generation web platform employs realistic, 3D renderings to deliver an impactful, immersive educational experience.
This platform offers attendees a highly interactive lecture hall, with advanced dialogue and Q&A functions to help them connect virtually with course faculty. In the exhibit hall, attendees can explore virtual booths and participate in tech talks and workshops, learning more about the latest innovations in technology for orthopaedics – just as they would at a live, in-person meeting.
Importantly, the OTW Virtual Conventions educational platform makes participation more affordable and convenient for orthopaedic healthcare professionals during this time of budget reductions and travel restrictions.
“We estimate that for every in-person attendee, 10 to 20 other orthopaedic healthcare professionals would like to participate but cannot due to budget or other constraints,” said Michelle Paradise, Director of CME for FORE and ICJR.
“The OTW Virtual Conventions platform not only gives more orthopaedic professionals the opportunity to attend our meetings, but it also allows them to earn the same number of CME credits as they would through in-person participation.”
The FORE and ICJR CME courses that will include the OTW Virtual Conventions platform this year are:
- 2020 Castellvi Spine Symposium
- Combined 8th Annual ICJR South Hip & Knee Course and 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement
- 9th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Course
- 9th Annual Shoulder Course
- 6th Annual Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery
- 18th Annual Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Trauma
The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3, based in Tampa, Florida. FORE’s mission is to improve orthopaedic medicine through investigation, innovation, and education.
The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR), established in 2007, is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to:
- Provide high-quality, contemporary orthopedic education
- Create a global orthopedic community
- Support orthopedics and related healthcare issues through philanthropic endeavors
About OTW Virtual Conventions
OTW Virtual Conventions is a partnership among RRY Publications LLC, publisher of Orthopedics This Week Newspaper, Orthopedics This Month Magazine, and the Orthopedics This Week newsletter; MedTech Momentum, the leading orthopedic industry branding and marketing firm; and Synthes 3D, one of the most experienced and largest digital design studios supporting life science companies with 3D motion design, virtual reality imaging, and training services.