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Events – Jul 2013

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16th Annual Shoulder Symposium Challenges Attendees on Traditional Treatment

LEXINGTON Never shy about challenging traditional thought and practice, the Shoulder Center of Kentucky titled its 16th Annual Shoulder Symposium, “The Rotator Cuff: What Are We Really Treating?”. The invited faculty included established physicians, physical therapists, and certified athletic trainers. In addition to traditional lectures, the 170 attendees took part in lively panel discussions and debates about clinical issues practitioners face when evaluating and treating rotator cuff disease. The meeting culminated with a hands-on laboratory session where the Shoulder Center of Kentucky and Lexington Clinic physical therapy staff described and demonstrated their method of rehabilitation for non-operative and post-operative rotator cuff care.

Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common musculoskeletal issues surrounding the shoulder, highlighting the need for this course. “Recent literature has provided evidence which has lead clinicians to question their views and approaches to rotator cuff disease. We felt we needed to get the practicing clinicians and the researchers in the same room to discuss the information and address any concerns they may have,” said Aaron Sciascia, MS, ATC, NASM-PES, sports medicine program coordinator.

W. Ben Kibler, founder of The Shoulder Center of Kentucky and Lexington Clinic Orthopedics-Sports Medicine Center, considers the Shoulder Symposium “the most current, state of the art thinking in the field on shoulder disease.” Information on the Shoulder Center of Kentucky can be found at and (859) 258-8575.

2013 KMA Annual Meeting Set for September 9–11

LOUISVILLE The 163rd KMA Annual Meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, Monday September 9, through Wednesday, September 11.

This year’s General Session and specialty group meetings will focus on “Safeguarding Kentucky’s Health.” With recent restrictive changes to Kentucky law in prescribing and dispensing controlled substances, physicians are encouraged to take an active role in preserving and protecting the physician-patient relationship.

General Session and House of Delegates meetings will take place on Monday, September 9, and Tuesday, September 10. Full-day specialty group sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.


8:30 AM Welcome & Announcements William C. Harrison, MD, KMA President

8:35–10:30 AM Xtreme Makeover-PCMH Edition John Bender, MD, FAAFP, Chief Executive Officer Miramont Family Medicine, Fort Collins, Colorado


5–7 PM KPPAC Reception, Regency Ballroom south—Hyatt Regency

7 PM President’s Installation & Awards Dinner, Regency Ballroom North/Center—Hyatt Regency

Installation of Fred a. Williams, Jr, MD – KMA President 2013–2014 & Rhonda Rhodes – KMAA President 2013–2014


8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions James L. Borders, MD, Program Chair

8:35 AM Practicing Safe Medicine in Dangerous Times Greg L. Jones, MD, Medical Director Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky

10:15–11:30 AM Prescription Drug Overdose Andrew Kolodny, MD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York