Ergonomics: Best Practices for Longevity

FORE designates this live activity for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Faculty: Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS; Tatiana Catanzarite, MD; Mark C. Savarise, MD, MBA, FACS; and Yvonne Savarise, DPT


Web-Conference Description:

The physical health of surgeons is critical for a long, satisfying career in the OR, and a healthy life in retirement. Years of performing surgical procedures can lead to chronic pain and other injuries.  In fact, the surgical profession sees more than 1 million injuries a year.  This webinar will provide current best practices in ergonomics and recommendations for future research. We will begin by briefly exploring the need for a better understanding of ergonomics in surgery, and then review the future of ergonomics in surgical environments.


Target Audience:

Surgeons, Fellows, Medical Residents, and Medical Students



1. Describe best current ergonomic practices in the OR for surgeons.

2. Identify opportunities for improvement in your surgical environment.

3. Give examples of future research opportunities in ergonomics.


Webinar Outline:

Welcome - 6:30 pm - Jeffrey M. Smith, MD

Introduction and Background - 6:35 pm - Mark Savarise, MD, MBA, FACS

Best Current Practices and Future Steps - 6:40 pm - Tatiana Catanzarite, MD

Q&A - 6:55 pm - Best Practices and Future Steps

Current Research and Future Opportunities - 7:00 pm - Yvonne Savarise, DPT

Q&A - 7:10 pm - Current Research and Future Opportunities

Discussion and Action Steps - 7:15 pm - All Faculty


Faculty Disclosures:

Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, Moderator - Owner/Founder: SurgeonMasters

Mark Savarise, MD, MBA, FACS - Nothing to Disclose

Tatiana Catanzarite, MD - Nothing to Disclose

Yvonne Savarise, DPT - Nothing to Disclose


CME Credit:

Physicians: 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 Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) and Unite Orthopaedics. FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To be eligible for CME, you must complete a brief survey and evaluation.



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CME questions can be directed to FORE: 813-877-8096


Recommended Technical Requirements:

For PC-based participants:

· Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
· Windows XP, Windows 2008 Server or later
· Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
· Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac-based participants:

· Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
· Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
· Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better recommended)
· Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

For attendees with the GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar or GoToTraining app for iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile devices:

· Free GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar or GoToTraining app from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store
· WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio.