Robert B. Greer III, MD Lecture in Orthopaedics 2019: Conflicts of Interest in Orthopaedic Surgery – Recognition and Management

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A continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.


  • 7:45 a.m. | Check-In
  • 8 a.m. | Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD
    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service Hospital for Special Surgery
    New York, NY
  • 9 a.m. | Break
  • 9:15 a.m. | Case Presentations
  • 10:45 a.m. | Program Evaluation and Adjournment


There is no fee for this program, but registration is required.


Parking is available at the Biomedical Research Building (BMR) parking lot (Location 15 on the campus map). BMR doors will be unlocked from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m.


  • Describe common conflicts of interest encountered by orthopaedic surgeons.
  • Review the appropriate identification of those conflicts and strategies for successful management.
  • Discuss how we as individuals, residents, fellows and faculty members address conflicts.


Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.


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