Industry Symposia

Join these symposia on a variety of topics included with the Annual Meeting. Registration Closed

Industry symposia take place on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3.  Details are subject to change. 

Industry Symposia are separate from the official program planned by the AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee and do not offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ unless noted by the sponsor.

Once registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting opens, you may add any Industry Symposia to your schedule in Step 2, “Sessions,” by checking the box next to any available courses you wish to add.

Industry Symposia Times and Topics


 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Underutilized Allies: Partnering with Your Interventional Radiology Colleagues to Treat OA Knee Pain
Sponsored by Avanos

This seminar will discuss the partnership approach that can be used with interventional radiologists to treat OA knee pain patients both pre-arthroplasty and post-arthroplasty. Hear detailed clinical evidence supporting cooled radiofrequency ablation for osteoarthritis knee pain and the real-world experience of two physicians, an orthopedic surgeon and an interventional radiologist, who currently use cooled radiofrequency ablation within their practice. An overview of the technology and its clinical data will be presented as each physician also shares how they have incorporated this technology into their practice by leveraging their orthopedic and interventional radiology colleagues and the resulting enhanced patient care.


12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Smith+Nephew
Addressing Hip Instability with OR3O Dual Mobility and the CORI Surgical System
Dislocation is a leading cause of hip revision as reported in global registries In this session, learn how Smith + Nephew’s CORI Surgical System, combined with OR3O Dual Mobility, can help achieve the surgeon’s intended cup placement and provide comprehensive solutions for optimal hip stability.

12:30 – Welcome
12:40 – Understand the challenges to achieving
hip stability
1:00 – Explore hip instability solutions that include
implant design and navigation
1:30 -Critically discuss the implant design and
technology to meet the need of specific cases
2:00 – Panel Discussion


12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Cutting to the Chase: Best Practices in Wound Closure & Arthroplasty
Sponsored by  ETHICON and DePuy Synthes

Join our esteemed faculty as they share tips and pearls relating to wound closure and hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as personal learnings around the importance of fellowship, mentorship, and sponsorship

Faculty: Michael Mont, MD; Kim Tucker, MD; Antonia Chen, MD; Sean Rajaee, MD; Lizzie Lieberman, MD; Ryan Nunley, MD; Linda Suleiman, MD; Nana Sarpong, MD


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Remote Therapeutic Monitoring- Deliver Better Care Through Technology and Bill for Your Time
Sponsored by HopCo

Digitally enabled patient care is here to stay with CMS expanding CPT codes designed to help orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists take better care of their patients in a more cost-efficient model. Increased patient satisfaction, better patient reported outcomes, increased patient throughput and overall practice efficiency can be achieved through billable RTM.


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Intrasurgical Contamination During Primary and Revision Arthroplasty – The Pathogen Transfer Chain
Sponsored by Cardinal Health

As we prepare to see an increase in the volume of arthroplasty surgeries and infected cases, we are faced with the ever-pertinent question of improving how we prevent and manage infections.

As physicians, we meticulously exercise the necessary steps to decrease the possibility of pathogen transfer, as we are acutely aware of the consequences of infection affecting our patients, especially arthroplasty patients.

In this symposium,  we will review emerging evidence around the spread of bacteria from the environment, the surgical staff, the instruments, or the surgical site. Particular focus will be given to measures that can be put in place to decrease the risk of intrasurgical contamination by breaking the pathogen transfer chain.


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Arthroplasty in the ASC
Sponsored by SCA/Valere Bundled Solutions

We will discuss the opportunities and challenges of building successful outpatient joint programs in ambulatory surgery centers. We have surgeons from different practices from different areas of the country who have successfully built ambulatory joint programs utilizing different strategies. We will discuss several value-based care topics including risk assessment of patients, concierge level care, efficiency and other complexities of the site of service shift from inpatient to outpatient.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Novel Technologies Driving Efficiencies in the ASC
Sponsored by Avanos and Smith+Nephew

Orthopedic total joint replacements continue to grow in the ASC space. This session discusses therapies and technologies that drive better efficiencies in outpatient surgery. Learn how the CORI Surgical System, paired with Avanos Medical’s suite of pain management therapies, helps reduce surgical time, costs, and instrumentation to enhance patient satisfaction.


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Women in Arthroplasty Technology Symposium
Sponsored by Corin, DePuy Synthes, OrthAlign, Smith + Nephew, Inc., Stryker, Think Surgical Inc., Total Joint Orthopedics, Zimmer Biomet

Seven companies will provide a comprehensive update on the latest advances in technology in hip and knee arthroplasty, with an all-female faculty highlighting how emerging techniques can impact and enhance patient outcomes through this hands-on skills lab.


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Updates in Operating Room Technologies for Efficiency in Safety and Patient Outcomes
Sponsored by Medtronic

Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic. We lead global healthcare technology and boldly attack the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 95,000+ passionate people. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for our world. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary.  
Room: San Antonio 1-3

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Zimmer Biomet
Technology Driven Data for Today’s Patient
Anyone can say they are collecting data – but how is the data changing the way they treat patients? Join us and learn how surgeons are using the ZBEdge data to alter their surgeries, gain efficiencies and enable better recovery for their patients.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Heron Therapeutics
Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management
Pain management in the first 72 hours after surgery is critical. As the body’s inflammatory process unfolds, the surgical site becomes increasingly acidic and limits the efficacy of local anesthetics, regardless of administration technique. But what if local anesthetics were capable of more? By attending this symposium, you will learn how a local anesthetic designed to consistently deliver pain relief for up to 72 hours after surgery could impact the way we treat pain.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Stryker
The Power of One: Leveraging a Comprehensive Solution to Drive Clinical, Operational and Financial Success in the ASC
Whether you are considering a move to the ASC, are actively building or expanding an ASC, or simply looking to drive efficiencies within your existing center, hear from ASC physician and administrative thought leaders on the benefits of leveraging a single partner to achieve clinical, financial and operational success.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Epstein Becker Green, Vector Medical Group and DC Advisory
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Mini-Symposium on Private Equity & Orthopedic Surgeons

  • Is Private Equity Right (PE) for My Group?
  • Perspectives of 5 Orthopedic Surgeons on “Life After Closing” of their PE Deal
  • How to “Extract” from Hospital PSAs and Employment Agreements to Participate in Lucrative PE Partnerships?

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Intellijoint Surgical
Hip-Spine Simplified: Incorporating Hip-Spine Assessment in Pre-Op Planning for THA
The hip-spine relationship is an important factor that can affect the outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA). The alignment and mobility of the spine can influence the orientation of the acetabular component, as well as the risk of impingement, joint instability and leg length discrepancy. During this symposium we will hear from experts in functional cup planning on how to approach hip-spine assessments in inpatient and outpatient settings, examine complex hip-spine THA cases and address challenging questions in spinopelvic mechanics and its application to pre-operative planning for THA.

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Zimmer Biomet
Zimmer Biomet Hip and Knee BioSkills Lab
This faculty led BioSkills lab will focus on primary anterior hip & knee surgical techniques, products, and emerging technologies.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Stryker
Elevating Your Surgical Experience with Mako
Join a panel of distinguished surgeon faculty at this session as they discuss Mako SmartRobotics™ and its transformative impact on orthopaedics and, in particular, their own surgical experiences. Through case reviews and conversation, the panel will share their firsthand accounts using Mako Total Knee and Mako Total Hip, spotlighting their intraoperative user experience, surgical efficiencies and other benefits of Mako SmartRobotics™.

With new innovations, such as Mako Total Knee 2.0, and an impressive milestone of over 1 million global Mako procedures, don’t miss this opportunity to see how Mako SmartRobotics™ is changing the game when it comes to your surgical experience.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Zimmer Biomet
ASC = Work/Life Balalnce
Hear from three high-volume ASC Surgeons how implementing efficiencies in their practice has enabled them to have a better work/life balance.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by DePuy Synthes
Our Innovation, Your Advantage
Join us to hear how DePuy Synthes is revolutionizing hip reconstruction to empower health care teams with innovative procedural solutions designed to advance patient stability and the standard of care. Our portfolio offering includes EMPHASYS™ Hip Solutions, designed with uncompromising stability and class-leading outcomes of ACTIS™ Hip Solutions; advanced surgical planning and execution using VELYS™ Hip Navigation with CUPTIMIZE™ Hip-Spine Analysis; and reproducible OR efficiencies with KINCISE™ Surgical Automated System

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by United Orthopedic Corporation
Bone is Your Currency: Technology to Optimize Your Spend
Join our surgeon panel as they review a series of new/recently introduced technologies focused on preserving the most valuable currency in the OR. Discuss and debate as they share their rationale and experience utilizing new generations of ‘metal and plastic’ implant systems and Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) technologies. Topics include:Join our surgeon panel as they review a series of new/recently introduced technologies focused on preserving the most valuable currency in the OR. Discuss and debate as they share their rationale and experience utilizing new generations of ‘metal and plastic’ implant systems and Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) technologies. Topics include:
1. Indications and results for a next-generation hinge-knee system.
2. Rationale, technical pearls, and feedback using a modern HA coated stem in the ASC.
3. Early experience with a novel cementless knee system.
4. Opportunities for improving workflow in the ASC with a CAS/PSI system using X-ray vs. CT.

Faculty: Daniel Chris Allison, MD, Richard Steinfeld, MD, Peter Brodie Wood, MD, Khalid Yousuf, MD

Location: Austin 4-6

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Enovis
Revision TJA: Technologies, Trends, and Tips and Tricks
Join us for an engaging educational session discussing revision hip and knee arthroplasty on behalf of Enovis featuring revisions in the outpatient setting, techniques in revision TKA and THA, and case discussion. This session will include several didactic and interactive presentations on trends and technologies in revision TJA featuring Enovis’ EMPOWR Revision Knee and EXPRT Revision Hip systems including Q&A with the faculty panel.
James A. Browne, MD, Leonard T. Buller, MD, and Robert Easton, MD 

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Medacta
The Future of Kinematic Alignment
Kinematic Alignment (KA) is one of the fastest-growing trends in total knee replacement. In this event, we will hear from a distinguished global surgeon faculty about the history and merits of Kinematic Alignment and how implant design will influence the future of kinematically aligned knee replacement.
Keith R. Berend, MD (moderator)
Joseph Greene, MD
Stephen M. Howell, MD
Andrew Price, MD, PH.D
Prof. Dr. Johan Bellemans, MD, PH.D
William Jackson, MD, PH.D
Room: San Antonio 4-6

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sponsored by 3M

Compelling New Evidence in Postoperative Incision Management: Why ciNPT Should Be Standard of Care in High-Risk Arthroplasty
Join our esteemed faculty speakers as they present the latest compelling clinical evidence, meta-analyses studies and health economics data regarding the use of negative-pressure therapy compared to standard of care dressing in high-risk arthroplasty patients.
Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS

Timothy B. Alton, MD
Frank Buttacavoli, MD
H. John Cooper, MD
Michael B. Cross, MD

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Onkos Surgical
Complex Pelvic Reconstruction Utilizing 3D Printing and Digital Planning
This symposium will cover techniques and considerations for complex pelvic and lower limb reconstruction, utilizing 3D planning and printing technology. Participants will learn:

  1. Indications for specific types of complex reconstruction of the pelvis and lower limb
  2. 3D technology for surgical planning, implant design and implant production
  3. Case planning considerations
  4. Implant design considerations
  5. Case reviews/panel discussion
  6. Sawbones hands-on



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