Mayo Clinic "Teach the Teachers" Elbow Course 2024 - Stiff Elbow

Rochester, MN US
May 16, 2024 to May 18, 2024

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

Mayo Clinic's 26th Edition “Teach the Teachers” Advanced Elbow Surgical Skills Course Forge the Future: Stiff Elbow is an advanced level course designed for orthopedic surgeons with a special interest in upper extremity trauma, elbow surgery and trauma surgery. The course provides technical skills orientation, with the didactic portions limited to the necessary introductions and theoretical knowledge required for the technical components. Live surgical broadcasts used during lecture sessions demonstrate surgical techniques pertaining to this year's topic of stiff elbow as well as other areas of elbow orthopedics.

Helping us to ‘Forge the Future’ will be our special guest and world-renowned teacher of elbow surgery, Professor Roger van Riet from Antwerp, Belgium.

Registration FeesLive In-PersonLivestream
M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$ 900$ 900
Resident, Fellow, Physician Assistant, Retired M.D.$ 600$ 600
Anatomy Lab (must attend general session also)$ 1500NA

Target Audience

This live and livestream course is open to physicians, residents, fellows, physician assistants and physical therapists interested in advanced elbow surgery.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the etiologies of elbow contractures
  • Describe how pain can mediate contractures
  • Describe the technique for releasing elbow contractures through the medial and lateral columns
  • Describe the location of the three major nerves as they pass the elbow

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 23.25 ABS
  • 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 23.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/16/2024 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/18/2024 - 6:00pm

Program Schedule 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast
Marriott Hotel 2nd Floor Foyer

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Mark Morrey, M.D., Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, M.D., Ph.D., and
Shawn O'Driscoll, M.D.

Basic Principles - Moderator Shawn O'Driscoll

8:10 a.m.

Why do elbows get stiff? Basic Science of Joint Fibrosis
Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, M.D., Ph.D.

8:15 a.m.

Translation into clinical practice: pharmacologic adjunts to prevention and management
Mark Morrey, M.D.

8:30 a.m.

Contemporary evaluation of the stiff elbow
Jenni Tangtiphaiboontana, M.D.

8:45 a.m.

Q&A Panel

Procedures (principles and video) - Moderator Roger van Riet

9:00 a.m.

Arthroscopic contracture release
Shawn O'Driscoll, M.D.

9:15 a.m.

Open contracture release
Jonathan  Barlow, M.D.

9:30 a.m.

Interposition arthroplasty: when and how?
Mark Morrey, M.D.

9:45 a.m.

Q&A Panel

10:00 a.m.


Case-Based Discussion 1
Panel: O’Driscoll, Morrey, Sanchez-Sotelo, Tangtiphaiboontana

10:30 a.m.

The stiff adolescent with OCD
Shawn O'Driscoll, M.D.

10:45 a.m.

Stiffness after distal humerus internal fixation
Jonathan  Barlow, M.D.

11:00 a.m.

Loss of forearm rotation after radial head internal fixation
Professor Roger van Riet

Keynote Presentation - Moderator Mark Morrey

11:15 a.m.

What I have learned about heteroptic ossification
Shawn O'Driscoll, M.D.

11:45 a.m.


12:00 p.m.


Case-Based Discussion 2
Panel: Barlow, Morrey

1:00 p.m.

Stiffness after surgical management of a terrible triad
Jenni Tangtiphaiboontana, M.D.

1:15 p.m.

Neurogenic contracture
Shawn O'Driscoll, M.D.

1:30 p.m.

Osteoid osteoma and contracture
Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, M.D., Ph.D.

1:45 p.m.

Stiffness after total elbow arthroplasty
Roger van Riet, M.D.

Keynote Presentation - Moderator Sanchez-Sotelo

2:00 p.m.

How do I manage stiff elbows today
Roger van Riet, M.D.

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.


What about after surgery?

3:15 p.m.

What our data shows about continuous passive motion
Shawn O'Driscoll, M.D.

3:30 p.m.

Trials and tribulations of a physical therapist
Mayo Clinic PT 

3:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Presentation of cases for the following day and open discussion
Moderator - Jon Barlow

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.


Friday, May 17, 2024

7:00 a.m.Breakfast and Exhibitors – Marriott Hotel
8:00 a.m.

 “Elbow Room” - A Day in the OR with the team at Mayo

                                                Mark Morrey
                                                Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo
                                                Jonathon Barlow
                                                Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana

                                        Master of Ceremonies          Shawn O’Driscoll
                                        Special Guest Host               Roger van Riet

Lunch will be provided during the day

3:45 p.m.Debrief & Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m.Adjourn

Saturday, May 18, 2024

6:45 a.m.Breakfast – Marriott Hotel
7:30 a.m.Move to Stabile Anatomy Lab
Faculty for the day: Professor van Riet, Shawn O'Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D., Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, M.D., Ph.D., Mark Morrey, M.D., Jonathan  Barlow, M.D., Jenni Tangtiphaiboontana, M.D.
7:45 a.m.Arthroscopic Contracture Release
11:45 a.m.Move to the Marriott for lunch
12:45 p.m.Move to Stabile Anatomy Lab
1:00 p.m.Open Exposures to Manage Elbow Stiffness
5:00 p.m.Move to Leighton Auditorium
5:15 p.m.Panel Discussion
6:15 p.m.Adjourn


Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area
101 1st Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area for $189 USD per night. In order to receive the special rates, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the cut-off date of April 25, 2024, whichever comes first.  After April 25, 2024, reservations will be taken on space and rate availability.

CLICK HERE to make your reservation online.  You may also toll-free 800-228-9290 or call direct 507-280-6000 to make your reservation. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Teach the Teachers Elbow Course when making your reservation.

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

General Session (Live and Livestream)Credits
Optional Anatomy Lab8.00

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 23.25 ABS
  • 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 23.25 Attendance
Please login or register to take this course.
Please login or register to take this course.
Please login or register to take this course.
Please login or register to take this course.


Please update your profile to let us know if you have dietary restrictions or access requirements.

To claim credit for livestream participation in this course, learners must view the content during the hours posted for the live activity.  This course is not approved for on-demand delivery.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion​ 
Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development (MCSCPD) strives to foster a learning environment in which individual differences are valued, allowing all to achieve their fullest potential.  ​ 

View Cancellation and Refund Policy

All requests must be submitted in writing using the Contact Us Form.

Any use of this site constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions of Registration.