Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH), an award-winning critical access hospital serving the Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley communities, and OrthoAspen, the team of orthopedic specialists at AVH, announce the line-up for the OrthoAspen Summer Lecture Series, a six-week series featuring prominent OrthoAspen physicians discussing current topics in the field. The summer series is offered in a lecture format with an integrated Q&A session to engage with and answer questions from the community. Taking place on select dates starting Monday, July 31 and throughout August and early September, the lecture series draws hundreds of community members and visitors. New this year, the presentations will take place in both Aspen and Basalt. The full schedule is available online at orthoaspen.com/summer-lecture-series.

Waqqar Khan-Farooqi, M.D., Medical Director of OrthoAspen, notes, “The OrthoAspen Summer Lecture Series is an important part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community. The forum provides our team an opportunity to open dialogue with community members and share the latest innovations in care, while it also gives the community direct access to ask questions and benefit from our expertise. It’s a win-win for all involved.”

2017 OrthoAspen Summer Lecture Series Schedule
All events are free and open to the public, no RSVP is required. Aspen lectures will take place in the Oden Conference Center on the Aspen Valley Hospital campus located at 0401 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, Colo., 81611. All Basalt lectures will take place in the Community Room at the Basalt Regional Library located at 14 Midland Avenue, Basalt, Colo., 81621.

ASPEN | Oden Conference Room, Aspen Valley Hospital, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 12:00 NOON What’s New in Knee Replacement Surgery
Leelee von Stade, MD

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 12:00 NOON Spinal Stenosis: Arthritis in the Spine
Stanley Gertzbein, MD

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 12:00 NOON Shouldering Pain: Common Shoulder Conditions
Namdar Kazemi, MD

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 12:00 NOON The Future of Orthopedics
Tom Pevny, MD

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 12:00 NOON Foot 101: What You Need to Know About Shoes, Orthotics & Exercise to Maintain Healthy Feet
Waqqar Khan-Farooqi, MD

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 12:00 NOON Hip Replacement: Preparation and Recovery
Thea Wojtkowski, MD

BASALT | Community Room, Basalt Regional Library, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

MONDAY, JULY 31, 5:30 PM Agony of the Feet: Most Common Ailments of the Foot and Ankle
Waqqar Khan-Farooqi, MD

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 5:30 PM Spinal Stenosis: Arthritis in the Spine
Stanley Gertzbein, MD

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 5:30 PM The Future of Orthopedics
Tom Pevny, MD

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 5:30 PM What’s New in Knee Replacement Surgery
Leelee von Stade, MD

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 5:30 PM Shoulder Arthritis: Causes and Treatments
Namdar Kazemi, MD

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 5:30 PM Hip Replacement: Preparation and Recovery
Thea Wojtkowski, MD

For more information, including the full schedule and brief program descriptions, please visit orthoaspen.com/summer-lecture-series.

ABOUT ORTHOASPEN
The OrthoAspen team of physicians is dedicated to improving and restoring the health of recreational and competitive athletes, adults, seniors and children. OrthoAspen has earned worldwide acclaim for its expertise in orthopedic care, providing the latest technologies and comprehensive services for its patients. Utilizing diagnostic imaging technology, minimally-invasive techniques, and the Mako surgical robot for joint replacements, OrthoAspen brings state-of-the-art orthopedic care to Aspen and surrounding communities. OrthoAspen’s research findings have been reported in major medical journals and at academic conferences throughout the world. The OrthoAspen team has also traveled and consulted with elite Olympic athletes and U.S. teams. Learn more at orthoaspen.com or 970-544-1289.