CME Program Detail

Title: We Are All in This Together: Interdisciplinary Management of Hip, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine Pathology
Date: Thu, Nov 11th, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: Online

Statement of Need:
Hip and Spinal Injuries are common at any age group. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for orthopedic visits. Assessment of these injuries is a key component as to the direction of the treatment. Often, hip injuries appear to be spinal injuries and spinal injuries and hip injuries. Some injuries are related to the hip, and some hip injuries are actually spinal conditions. This symposium looks at the various hip and spinal injuries and discusses the surgical and non-surgical treatment options. These options include physical therapy, medicine and new and innovative surgical interventions.

Target Audience:
Orthopedists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physiatrists, physician assistants, residents, medical students, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for patients with hip and spinal injuries.


Physical Therapy CEUs: Approved for 3.3 Continuing Education Hours

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 2.75 hours of Category A continuing education. BOC Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.
BOC Approved Provider Number: P8660

John Buza III, M.D., MS
Attending Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, NYPQ

Michelle Chi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Interventional Spine
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Assistant Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Mathew J. Hamula, M.D.
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, NYPQ

Jason Hu, M.D.
Instructor in Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, NYPQ

Tracey C. Isidro, M.D.
Sports Medicine Fellow, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine/NYPQ

Irina Lozanskaya, MS, PT
Senior Physical Therapist, NYPQ
Disclosures: None


Alexander Golant, M.D. and Libi Galmer, D.O.


1. Recognize the soft tissue structure related to the hip and spine.
2. Recognize the clinical presentation of the hip and spine and an understanding of clinical assessment.
3. Discuss the potential benefits and considerations surrounding the surgical management for hip/spine.
4. Specify the epidemiology of hip and spine injuries.
5. Recognize the management of back pain as it relates to physical therapy.
6. Determine rehabilitation protocols for post-operative and non- operative patients.
7. Recognize the various mechanisms of injury to the hip and spine.
8. Recognize the benefits of physical therapy.
9. Understand the role of radiographic imaging to the hip and spine.
10. Recognize the various pathologies and the differential diagnosis as it relates to hip/groin/spine pain.


6:00 PM
Alexander Golant, M.D. & Libi Galmer, D.O.

6:10 PM
"See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me" - Physical Exam of the Hip, Pelvis, Spine
Tracey C. Isidro, M.D.

6:30 PM
"From Rotten to the Core to Hard Core" - Core Strengthening and Stabilization are Crucial for Managing Hip and Lower Back Pain
Irina Lozanskaya, MS, PT

6:50 PM
"Stick and Let Live" - Injections and Other Non-Surgical Interventional Management of Hip and Spine
Jason Hu, M.D.

7:10 PM
"We Can Do It, Put Your Back Into It" - Lumbar Spine Surgery to the Rescue
John Buza III, M.D., MS

7:30 PM
“Hips Don't Lie" - Surgical Management of Labral Tear and FAI
Mathew Hamula, M.D.

7:50 PM
"It's Not Unusual…" - Non-Orthopedic Causes of the Hip/Groin/Pelvis/Back Pain
Michelle Chi, M.D.

8:10 PM Case Presentations (TBA)

8:30 PM Q & A

8:45 PM Adjourn

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY, CPME and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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