Lakes Region Orthopaedic Conference a Huge Success


LACONIA — Boasting record attendance, with participants from throughout New England, the Second Annual Practical Orthopedics for Primary Care Conference held recently in Meredith, was a huge success. Conference faculty included seven board-certified surgeons from Advanced Orthopaedics Associates, a department of Lakes Region General Hospital.

Held annually, this continuing medical education conference provides an excellent opportunity to bring together healthcare providers to further their education, and renew best patient outcomes. Conference participants, including primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and occupational and physical therapists enjoyed a dynamic and informative program, including discussion of back and knee pain, diagnosis of the arthritic hip and knee, sports related injuries and concussions, as well as tips and pearls on the assessment of shoulder and hand problems.

Participants gave the conference very high marks—expressing appreciation for the clear, concise information about recent diagnostic and treatment advancements, as well as practical tips focused on helping patients to better understand treatment options. With close to 100 attendees this year, plans are already underway for next year's conference.

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists offers traditional and groundbreaking orthopaedic care with offices in Gilford, Franklin, Glen, New Hampton, and Meredith. For more information, visit or call 528-9100.