2023 Musculoskeletal Update for Primary Care

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Conference description

Musculoskeletal disease is the most common medical condition encountered in the United States, and accounts for approximately 10-25% of all primary care visits.  One in two adults report a musculoskeletal condition requiring medical attention, and with the aging population, the burden of musculoskeletal disease is expected to increase.  The 2023 Musculoskeletal Update will discuss clinical musculoskeletal conditions commonly encountered in a primary care practice and will provide an overview of common clinical conditions; a differential diagnosis based upon the symptoms, history and physical examination; indications for specialized workup and diagnostic imaging; and management options ranging from conservative treatment to surgical indications.  Sessions will include case presentations, practical physical exam practice, and anatomy review.  

Conference date

November 10, 2023

Conference location

Crowne Plaza - Lake Oswego, Oregon

Target audience

The program is designed for internists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physical therapists.


Online pre-registration is closed. On-site registration opens at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, November 10


7:15        Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:50        Welcome/introduction

8:00        When Widespread Pain is More than Fibromyalgia - Pascale Schwab, MD

8:40        When Joint Pain is More than Age-related “Wear-and-Tear” - Pascale Schwab, MD

9:20        Relevant Cases and Panel Discussion/Questions

9:50        BREAK

10:10     Unique Diagnoses/Situations in Pain and Buprenorphine - Kim Mauer, MD

10:50     Updates in Pain Management - Grace Chen, MD

11:30     Relevant Cases and Panel Discussion/Questions

12:00     LUNCH

1:00        Exercise is Medicine - Rachel Bengtzen, MD

1:40        How to Order and Read MSK X-rays and Imaging Studies - Greg Hall, MD

2:20        Relevant Cases and Panel Discussion/Questions

3:10        Hypermobility - Jesse Day, MD

3:50        Identifying Spine Emergency and Urgency in the Primary Care Setting - Jonathan Kark, MD

4:30        Relevant Cases and Panel Discussion/Questions

5:00       Adjourn

Course Fees

Prior to November 1: $200

On or after November 1: $250

Cancellation Policy

To help meet administrative costs, a $35.00 service charge will be assessed on all refund requests received by October 5, 2023; no refunds can be issued after that date. Please email cme@ohsu.edu if you need to cancel your registration.

American Medical Association


OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


E-mail: cme@ohsu.edu

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in the conference, please contact the Division of Continuing Professional Development as soon as possible, but no later than 20 business days prior to the conference.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism at OHSU

OHSU School of Medicine seeks a learning environment where all presentations, interactions, and conversations are respectful, harassment-free and provide a discrimination-free environment for all learners, faculty, residents, fellows, staff and others in attendance. All presenters are asked to honor OHSU SOM’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and anti-racism.