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What to expect

Not your typical lecture series

This one-day biennial meeting keeps you apprised of the shoulder and elbow specialty's current debates and latest innovations. The format and content are designed with efficiency and practicality in mind for community orthopedic surgeons, fellows, and PGY 4/5 residents.

  • Refreshing mix of activity formats

  • Unmatched 3:1 attendee-faculty ratio 

  • Game-changing practice growth workshops

Physicians will be able to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

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Are you a Fellow or PGY 4/5 Resident? Apply for a scholarship and get your registration fees waived.

What makes this meeting valuable to you

Assigned Seating

  • Take your seat at a roundtable alongside peers and two faculty members. Faculty rotate in the afternoon.

  • Make connections with the specialty's leading experts.

  • Get answers to your questions.

Masters' Reviews and Re-Live Demos

  • Discover new techniques and technologies on the horizon.

  • Stay attuned to what's next in shoulder and elbow care.

  • Watch step-by-step re-live demonstrations.

Practice Growth Workshops

  • Gather tips and tricks to attract more patients.

  • Peep the inner workings of well-established practices.

  • Learn how to increase capacity and efficiency to help grow your practice.

Roundtable Case Studies

  • Dive deep into common problems and areas of concern.

  • Apply and share your experience in case discussions.

  • Receive valuable feedback from faculty at your roundtable. 

The Riptide Award


  • Submit your most challenging complication case online.

  • If selected, prepare and deliver a 5-min case presentation.

  • The Riptide Award will be awarded to the surgeon who recovered in the most spectacular way. Learn more here.

Non-CME Trade Show

  • Visit the exhibits during breaks and browse products and technologies available on the market.

  • Build your network at the Golden hour networking event.

The Riptide Award *new*

Want to get further involved? Take the stage and present your most gnarly case -- a challenging case from which you were able to recover in a spectacular way.

  • Submit your case online by September 31, 2023 -- answer a few short questions and upload x-rays.

  • Registered attendees will vote by email for the cases they most want to see at OC Shoulder.

  • If selected, present your case at OC Shoulder​ and compete for the Riptide Award.

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