2019 ASSET CEU Course


Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Surgical Solutions for Rotator Cuff Pathology Across the Lifespan

March 30-31, 2019

Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute
1215 21st Avenue South
Medical Center East, South Tower
Nashville, TN 37232


Schedule: Click here for the detailed schedule

Saturday, March 30th (All times CST)
7:00 - 7:15: Registration
7:15 - 7:30 Introductory Remarks
7:30 - 5:00: Lecture
5:00: Adjourn

Sunday, March 31st (All times CST)
8:00 - 12:45: Lecture
12:45- 1:00: Closing Remarks
1:00: Adjourn

Faculty:  John Kuhn, MD, MS - Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute, Nashville, TN
W.Z. (Buz) Burkhead, MD - The Carrell Clinic™ Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Dallas, TX
Nitin Jain, MD, MSPH - Vanderbilt Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,  Nashville, TN
Rebecca Dickinson, DPT, COMT - Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute,  Nashville, TN
Jake Landes, DPT, SCS - Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute, Nashville, TN
June Kennedy, MS, PT - Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, Durham, NC
Craig Wassinger PT, PhD - East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Elizabeth Kovak, PT, MTC - Emory HealthCare, Atlanta, GA
Faculty bios can be found here.

Course Description: This course will focus on the examination, non-operative rehabilitation, surgical management, and post-operative management for rotator cuff pathology, both traumatic and degenerative in origin. Didactic lecture will be delivered by 5 physical therapists who are members of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, and 3 surgeons who are members of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Lectures will include current research pertinent to each topic, case presentations and question/answer time periods. Two hours of the course will be dedicated to hands on lab for practice of diagnostic as well as treatment techniques for the rotator cuff.

CEU Credit: Application to the TPTA has been made for 12.5 CEUs.


Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
2555 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 321-1300

Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt
2613 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-4707


Registration: $300 Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers or other professional attendees / $250 for Students.  Rate increases to $325 ($275 for students) after 2-25-19!