Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds on February 27th

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washington state department of labor and industries - claims and insurance

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture on February 27, 2020

Please note this message is sent on behalf of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department at the University of Washington. This is not endorsed by Labor and Industries. 

Is it the Neck or the Shoulder? Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper Back and Neck Pain

UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building E - or join us via live webinar

6:00pm Networking and light meal   

6:45pm Lecture

Dr. Greg Nakamoto, MD, FACP, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

Dr. Atul K. Gupta, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Work-related complaints of the arm, neck and shoulder develop as a result of repetitive movements, awkward postures and impact of external forces such as work with vibrating tools. These conditions severely hamper the working population, and in WA state, lost work days due to neck, arm, and shoulder represent 60% of workers’ compensation claims (WA L&I). 

An aching shoulder may not be due to the shoulder, and a sore neck may not indicate a neck issue. The neck and shoulder are intimately connected by multiple nerve pathways and injuries in one area often results in referred pain to the other. Thus the importance of a thorough exam of both neck and shoulder key to making a diagnosis and determining a treatment program. 

Drs. Nakamoto and Gupta will discuss the physical exam of the neck and shoulder, and how results from the exam inform the best course of treatment for safely returning the injured patient back to work.

Continuing education for the activity has been approved. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Please see osha.washington.edu for complete information on the types of continuing education available.

Registration In-person registration includes lecture, a light meal and networking hour, and parking. In-Person Networking Lecture: $50 

Live Webinar: $25

To register, please visit osha.washington.edu or contact the UW DEOHS Continuing Education Programs at 206-685-3089 or ce@uw.edu.

Interested parties located in or near Olympia, WA, are invited to join colleagues at the WA State Department of Labor and Industries for a group viewing of the live webinar broadcast. Please see osha.washington.edu for more information.