Residents participate in a variety of formal and informal conferences through their involvement with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


  • Adult Fracture Conference is conducted and presented by the Orthopaedic Surgery chief resident rotating through adult trauma. It is supervised by at least one Orthopedic attending and is considered a mandatory conference for all residents in the program.


  • Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science/M&M Conference is a mandatory weekly conference in which presentations are required of both faculty and residents.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds occur on a weekly basis. They are mandatory for all residents in training and also mandatory for all active faculty. Didactic presentations are prepared by both faculty and residents.


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Conference/Grand Rounds are conducted quarterly and a didactic presentation is prepared by either resident or faculty. This conference is mandatory for all residents and all active staff at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.


  • Additional subspecialty conferences are conducted on a weekly basis and residents rotating on that service actively participate in those conferences. These include weekly Hand and Upper Extremity Conference, weekly Spine Conference, weekly Pediatric Fracture Conference, weekly Friday morning Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference.


  • Anatomy and Surgical Technique Laboratory: Each week selected residents participate in human anatomy and surgical approaches to the musculoskeletal system and the surgical skills laboratory. Dr. Thomas J. Otto is the director of the anatomy and surgical skills laboratory.

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