Program Materials & Information

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statements


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, for those attending only the live Saturday MOC Review Course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Posters at the meeting are electronic only. There will be kiosks set up onsite in Orlando that will be available for viewing ePosters.

ePoster Submission Deadline: October 2, 2017

Lunchtime Cases

Returning this year with a different format, Lunchtime Cases will connect IPOS faculty and attendees to discuss real cases over lunch! We are looking for unique cases that highlight a specific problem encountered in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. If you are interested, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words with up to 5 clinical images (photographs or imaging studies).

Cases will be reviewed by our faculty panel and, if selected, will be prepared and presented on a laptop or tablet at a table over lunch. The author can present the case, which will be moderated and discussed by our instructors and faculty.

Lunchtime Cases Submission Deadline:
October 2, 2017

New! One-Day Fundamentals in Pediatric Orthopaedic Review Course

Saturday, December 2

Free for IPOS attendees, the review course offers an intensive review to prepare attendees for the new ABOS Practice-Profiled Recertification Examination in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.

For those not preparing the MOC recertification examination, this special event will help reinforce fundamental concepts in pediatric orthopaedics that can help your general practice as well as preparation for the orthopedic in-training examination (OITE) and ABOS board exams.

Pre-Course Webinar

Director: Pablo Casteñeda, MD
Faculty: Deborah Eastwood, MB, ChB, FRCS; Young Jo Kim, MD, PhD; A. Noelle Larson, MD; Javier Masquijo, MD; Wudbhav (Woody) Sankar, MD; Dennis Wenger, MD

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn when to treat a so-called “borderline” hip and when it is acceptable to observe
2. Learn the advantages of a medial and an anterior open approach
3. Learn new strategies to reduce the risk of redislocation

Hip Dysplasia Showdown at High Noon
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM CT

Kick-off IPOS with this FREE 60-minute pre-course webinar.

Description: This will be a one hour webinar is a collaboration between IPOS, POSNA, EPOS and SLAOTI presenting 3 controversial topics in the current management of infantile hip dysplasia, including the borderline hip, the indications for medial versus anterior open reduction and how to deal with recurrent instability. Attendees will learn the principles that guide treatment by listening to differing opinions from internationally renowned experts.

Pre-course Details

Tuesday, November 28, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                  7:00 PM - Industry Sponsored Pre-Course
8:15 PM - Reception following Pre-course

CME Workshops & Industry Workshops

Registration is available for CME workshops through online registration.  Industry workshop registration will be available in October.

IPOS Mentors Program

Early- and mid-career surgeons! Heighten your valuable course experience with an IPOS Mentor. Senior POSNA members and former IPOS faculty provide coaching and meaningful counsel to practicing orthopaedic surgeons for professional growth and leadership development. The program will consist of pre-IPOS reflection and goal setting, meeting times between Mentors and Mentees during IPOS, and follow-up after IPOS. Application information will be available soon!

Live Webcasts

Join the IPOS faculty, attendees and pediatric orthopaedic colleagues around the world for two interactive live webcasts from the course in Orlando.

Friday, December 1
3:40 PM - Orthopaedic Emergencies

Saturday, December 2
10:00 AM - Pediatric Lower Extremity Trauma