March 12, 2015
Pediatric Orthopaedic Team Hosts
2015 Ashley Lectureship
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – James R. Kasser, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, is the Visiting Professor for the 2015 R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship, which takes place on April 14, 2015 at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, 2425 Stockton Boulevard.
The Ashley Lectureship was established as a tribute to R. Kirklin Ashley, M.D., a great surgeon and legendary teacher who served Shriners Hospital from 1953 to 1996.
“The Ashley Lectureship celebrates the best in pediatric orthopaedic surgery,” says Dr. Michelle James, Chief of Orthopaedics at the Northern California Shriners Hospital. “The purpose of the program is to honor the contributions of an outstanding pediatric orthopaedist while providing cutting edge education to orthopaedic surgeons and inspiring orthopaedic residents to consider pediatric orthopaedics as a specialty.”
Dr. Kasser, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, has practiced at Boston Children’s Hospital since 1982. His areas of expertise include lower extremity congenital deformities requiring limb reconstruction, congenital dislocations of the hip and knee, and the treatment of complex foot deformity. He is a past president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Kasser will give three lectures on three topics. The times and topics are as follows:
- 7 – 9 a.m.
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Children Less than 1-Year of Age: Etiology, Treatment and Outcome
- 8 – 9 a.m.
Tibial Hemimelia: Classification, Treatment and Expected Outcome
- >10 – 11 a.m.
Tarsal Coalition: Etiology, Treatment and Outcome
Each lecture is approved for 1-hour of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. For further information about the 2013 R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship call Patti Barnes at 916-453-2049 or email PBarnes@shrinenet.org
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