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JUNE 14, 2024


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R. Beverly Raney Lecture

Keynote Speaker

Rick Wright, MD

Dan Spengler, MD Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Affairs
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Sports Medicine

Keynote Speaker Biography

Dr. Wright currently serves as the Dan Spengler, M.D., Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Wright did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he also attended medical school.  He did his orthopaedic surgery residency and internship at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.  He then pursued a sports medicine fellowship at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center.  He subsequently began his practice in St. Louis and went on to become the Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Executive Vice Chairman for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Wright has been an active member of many medical organizations and served on a variety of committees for the AAOS and AOSSM.  He served as President of the AOA in 2018-2019 and served as the President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2019 – 2020.  Dr. Wright has over 275 publications.  He is a founding member of the MOON (Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcome Network) Research Group and is the NIH-funded principal investigator for the MARS (Multicenter ACL Revision Study) Research Group.  He has received numerous research awards and honors including the AOSSM Cabaud Memorial Award and O’Donoghue Clinical Research Award, the Orthopaedic Research Society Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award and Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Palma Chironis Teaching Award and the Lee T. Ford, M.D. Award for Academic Achievement.

Course Description

The 53rd Annual R. Beverly Raney Lecture and Orthopaedic Conference is an educational event targeted at orthopaedic surgeons. This event gives learners the opportunity to learn about latest research innovations, advances in surgical techniques, and changes in the orthopaedic practice environment. The highlight of the event is the R. Beverly Raney Lecture, which will be delivered by Dr. Rick Wright.

Conference Agenda

Friday, June 14, 2023

Time  Event  Location 
7:00-8:00 am   Vice Chair/Visiting Professor Breakfast   Carolina Inn 
7:30-8:15 am   Resident Breakfast   Bioinformatics Lobby 
8:00-8:15 am   VP travel to Bioinformatics    
8:15-10:45 am  Journal Club 6302 Roper Hall 
  Travel back to Bioinformatics    
11:00 -11:05 am  Raney Welcome – Dr. Sanders   1131 Bioinformatics  
11:05 – 12:00pm  “Becoming the Best Resident & Attending You Can Be” Dr. Rick Wright *  1131 Bioinformatics 
12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch  Bioinformatics Lobby 
1:00 – 1:25 pm  “Serial Aspiration and Intra-articular Antibiotic Therapy for Treating Native Septic Arthritis” Dr. Nathaniel Koutlas (UNC Resident)
1131 Bioinformatics  
1:25 – 1:50 pm  Functional and Radiographic Outcomes of Tarsal Coalitions: A community-based observational study” Dr. Alysa Nash (UNC Resident)
1131 Bioinformatics 
1:50 – 2:15 pm  “The Triplanar Hallux Abducto Valgus Classification System: Is it Valid?Dr. Alexander Padovano (UNC Resident)
1131 Bioinformatics 
2:15 – 2:40 pm  “Outcomes of Infected Humeral Nonunions” Dr. Patrick Pallitto (UNC Resident)
1131 Bioinformatics 
2:40 – 3:05 pm  Outcomes Following Surgical Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease” Dr. Patricia Wellborn (UNC Resident)
1131 Bioinformatics 
3:05 – 3:35 pm  Break   1131 Bioinformatics 
3:35 – 4:35 pm 

“Revision ACL Reconstruction: Issues & Outcomes” Dr. Rick Wright *

1131 Bioinformatics  
4:35 – 4:40 pm  Closing Remarks- Dr. Sanders  1131 Bioinformatics  
7:00 – 10:00 pm   Resident Graduation    Carolina Inn   
* – Elgible for CME credits.

Target Audience

This event is intended for orthopaedic surgeons, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in orthopaedic surgery.

Register Here: UNC Orthopaedics Raney Lecture and Alumni Event

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 976 8968 6254

Passcode: 121212

Accreditation Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the Course Director, James Sanders, MD, and the co-course director, Robert Esther, MD, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  CPD staff have no financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Dr. Sanders holds a patent with Tether Implant Corporation, holds stock in Abbott Labs, Abbvie, GE, and Greensun, and receives consulting fees from OrthoPediatrics.  Dr. Esther receives consulting fees from MTF Biologics.  These financial relationships have been mitigated.

Rick Wright, MD, holds stock in Hyalex Orthopaedics and receives royalties from Responsive Arthroscopy. These financial relationships have been mitigated through slide review by UNC CPD.

The other presenters have no financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Grand Rounds Coordinator
Chi-Chi Harris