Orthopedic Conference Hosted by Little Company of Mary's Health Education Center June 10th

You are invited to join Little Company of Mary’s Health Education Center for “Achy Breaky Parts,” a special event for community members, patients, and healthcare providers that will provide up-to-date information about joint and back health, joint replacement, osteoporosis and fracture prevention. At the event, community members will learn about joint pain, arthritis, joint replacement, back health, and osteoporosis. The orthopedic experts at Little Company shine a light on bone health, prevention of osteoporosis, and the current solutions to joint, back, and bone problems.

“As we look at the communities we serve, we see the population is aging. We have many adults approaching retirement age and seniors living active lives. This event will present information on issues that really affect their quality of life,” said Eileen McNichols, Manager of Health Promotion Services at Little Company of Mary.

“The event is meant for anyone who has experienced back, hip, or knee pain, those interested in preventing health issues as they get older, and those who are caring for parents facing these challenges,” said McNichols. “It’s a great opportunity to have access to experts, ask questions, and get information.”

“It also is a wonderful opportunity for health professionals and retired health professionals to stay current with the latest information,” said McNichols. The conference is approved for four Continuing Education Credits for RNs by the American Nurses Association.

At the event, in addition to expert presentations, breakfast and lunch will be served. Attendees will also receive a Vitamin D screening, which will help people understand their risks for Osteoporosis. “People don’t know they have a problem until something happens—a fall which results in a fracture. That’s how many people find out they have osteoporosis. This event will identify the things you can do to prevent osteoporosis instead. We will examine the risk factors and provide answers about measures you can take to maximize your optimum bone health,” said McNichols.

What: Orthopedic Conference: Achy Breaky Parts
When: Monday, Jun 10, 2013, 8am -3pm
Presenters: Features Basil Al-Aswad, M.D., chairman of orthopedics. Also, Salman Chaudri, D.O. Advances in Hip Replacement, Sujal Desai, D.O. The In’s And Out’s of Knee Replacement, William Earman, D.O. Back Health, and Lynn Cahill, R.N., M.S.N, M.B.A. Osteoporosis: No Bones About It
Includes: Two light meals (Continental breakfast and light lunch), a Vitamin D screening ($25 value), and four CEUs for RNs
Cost: $65.00
Where: Mary Potter Physician Pavilion, Lower Level, 2850 W. 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
RSVP: 708-423-5774 or at lcmh.org/orthoconference

Little Company of Mary provides expert orthopedic care right here in the community. Sign up for the conference today!

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