Did you know that Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery (VSON) launched an educational webinar program in the spring of 2020? You’ve likely seen promotional materials for our virtual webinars, but you might not know what they entail.
Last March, at the start of quarantine, VSON neurosurgeon Dr. Ernest Braxton co-hosted our first-ever live virtual webinar on chronic pain management and the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with our friends at Boston Scientific and Cassia Senior Housing. Without having done any virtual events previously, we didn’t know how a virtual event would be received by our community, let alone during such a turbulent and uncertain time in general. Fortunately, we hit our maximum goal of 100 participants, and so began the launch of VSON Virtual Hangouts!
Our marketing team had an initial goal of holding one webinar a month, focusing on general topics in orthopaedics that we felt a mixed audience would value. After a little more than a year since the program’s inception, we are now hosting one VSON Virtual Hangout per week.
Presented by the top orthopaedic surgeons in the country, these sessions span a wide variety of subjects in sports medicine, orthopaedics, and neurosurgery. Each week, VSON physicians and Avalanche Physical Therapy PTs present issues ranging from ACL and MCL injuries to shoulder replacements and minimally invasive spine surgery to awake hand surgery.
Each VSON Virtual Hangout features a lengthy Q&A section where all participants are given the opportunity to have their questions answered by the nation’s top orthopaedic doctors. If you’re curious about what’s causing your outer knee pain, what type of shoulder procedure is best for treating your injury, or you want some feedback on when you should see a sports medicine professional, these sessions are the place for you.
“Each of our board-certified surgeons has their own specialties and areas of expertise, giving us the ability to present on a wide-range of topics,” said Rachael Protas, Physician Marketing Manager at VSON. “These webinars remove barriers between the physician and the patient, helping people access world-renowned orthopaedic care from the comfort of their own home.”
You can learn more about VSON Virtual Hangouts by checking out this recent Summit Daily article here. You can also find and register for upcoming webinars on our website and view all archived sessions on our VSON YouTube channel.