Industry Symposia

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

Industry symposia take place on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6. There is a live surgery being broadcast on Saturday, November 7. 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.

Industry Symposia Times and Topics

Thursday

 

10:00am – 12:00pm: Directing Outpatient Surgical Site Selection Using an Algorithmic Approach and Connected Digital Pathway
Sponsored by Smith & Nephew
Patient selection, pre-qualification and optimization are critical factors that serve as the foundation of robust outpatient total joint programs. Learn how Smith+Nephew’s ARIA connected care management platform will use proprietary algorithms and pathways to direct patients to the appropriate site of care for TJA. This session will feature a discussion around ARIA’s forthcoming patient selection tool.
Location: Online Only, AAHKS LEARN Platform

 

12:30-2:30pm: Potential Role of a Once-Daily Intravenous Non-Opioid Option
Sponsored by Baudax Bio
Despite advances in surgical techniques over the past several decades, moderate to severe postoperative pain continues to be a widespread and unresolved healthcare problem. Guidelines for the management of postoperative pain recommend the use of multimodal analgesic treatment regimens that include around-the-clock non-opioid analgesics, specifically nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This program will feature a discussion about a once-daily intravenous (IV) NSAID. The discussion will include an overview of clinical trial data, and the potential role of this agent in multimodal analgesia for moderate to severe postoperative pain.​
Location: Grand Ballroom E / AAHKS LEARN Platform

 

3:00-5:00pm: Hip/Spine Considerations in the Symptomatic Total Hip
Sponsored by Corin
This session will showcase emerging technologies that help to enhance clinical decision making in the revision THA setting. Panelists will highlight how functional radiographic data can be correlated with clinical findings to objectify the appropriateness of operative management strategies for symptomatic or failing THA’s. Interactive case studies will be utilized to demonstrate how these insights are acquired and incorporated to optimize decision making. Panelists include: Dr. James Huddleston, Dr Jonathan Vigdorchik, Dr. Douglas Dennis and Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee.
Location: Online Only,  AAHKS LEARN Platform

 

4:00-6:00pm: Transformative Technologies for Revision Hip Treatment
Sponsored by Smith & Nephew

As the incidence of revision hip procedures continues to rise, meeting the challenges of long-term implant performance is imperative.  Stable initial acetabular fixation and bony ingrowth, the reduction of corrosion and metal ion release and long- term performance of the bearing couple can contribute to successful patient outcomes.   This session will cover Smith & Nephew’s advances in design, material selection and bearing technology to address complex acetabular revisions.

Faculty:

Ran Schwarzkopf, MD

David T. Watson, MD

Curtis W. Hartman, MD

Location: Grand Ballroom AB, AAHKS LEARN Platform

 

4:00-5:00pm: Addressing Wound Management in TKA
Sponsored by DePuy Synthes

A panel discussion reviewing the A to Z of wound management in total joint arthroplasty.

Faculty: Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, Yale A. Fillingham, MD, Bryan D. Springer, MD, Michael P. Bolognesi, MD
Location: Grand Ballroom E, AAHKS LEARN Platform

 

5:00-6:00pm: Utilizing Technology to Address Pelvic Tilt
Sponsored by DePuy Synthes
Description TBD
Faculty: Charles A. DeCook, MD, Atul F. Kamath, MD, Jesse E. Otero, MD
Location: Grand Ballroom E, AAHKS LEARN Platform

Friday

7:30-9:30am: Enabling Total Joint Techniques for Rapid Rehabilitation Protocols in Outpatient Surgery
Sponsored by Medtronic
Patient selection, care pathways and pain/anesthesia protocols for rapid rehabilitation for outpatient total joints!
Location: Grand Ballroom E / AAHKS LEARN Platform

7:30-9:30am: Hip/Spine Considerations in the Symptomatic Total Hip
Sponsored by Corin
This session will showcase emerging technologies that help to enhance clinical decision making in the revision THA setting. Panelists will highlight how functional radiographic data can be correlated with clinical findings to objectify the appropriateness of operative management strategies for symptomatic or failing THA’s. Interactive case studies will be utilized to demonstrate how these insights are acquired and incorporated to optimize decision making. Panelists include: Dr. James Huddleston, Dr Jonathan Vigdorchik, Dr. Douglas Dennis and Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee.
Location: Grand Ballroom A Online–Access via AAHKS LEARN Platform

8:30-9:30am: Solutions to Expand or Optimize your Ambulatory Surgery Center
Sponsored by Zimmer Biomet
As your trusted partner, our ASC Solutions portfolio addresses key challenges you may face in an ASC. The platform offers management services, care optimization solutions, and opportunities to maximize clinical efficiencies both intraoperatively and postoperatively.
Location: Grand Ballroom D / AAHKS LEARN Platform

10:00am – 12:00pm: Evolving Utility of Negative Pressure Therapy in Arthroplasty Patients: Review of New Clinical Evidence
Sponsored by 3m/KCI
Wound complications are reported in up to 10% of hip and knee arthroplasties. The incidence of postoperative wound complications is influenced by diabetes, obesity, quality of soft tissues, use of steroids, soft tissue handling and duration and complexity of surgery. We will explore the latest clinical evidence evaluating closed incision negative pressure therapy (CiNPT) to reduce postoperative complications and the emerging role of negative pressure in improving functional outcomes.​
Location: Grand Ballroom E / AAHKS LEARN Platform

10:00am – 12:00pm: Closed Incision Management: Protecting Your Work After the OR
Sponsored Smith & Nephew
The number of total joints performed in the US is expected to double between 2016 and 2026 to almost 2,000,000 joints per year. By 2026, it is anticipated that 50% of primary hip and knee joint replacements will be performed in hospital and 50% in the ASC. As the number performed increases and postoperative care moves to the outpatient setting, it is vital that protocols are implemented to protect the surgeon’s work. This session will focus on postoperative incision management techniques aimed at reducing surgical site complications. Best-practice strategies for protocol implementation will be covered highlighting the human and economic impact of reduced complications.
Location: Online Only, AAHKS LEARN Platform

10:00 am – 12:00pm: Kinematic Alignment – Personalized Medicine in 2020
Sponsored by Medacta
The ultimate goal in total knee replacement is a procedure that will get patients moving again, pain free, with minimal disruption to their everyday lives. A big part of this solution is how the patient feels after their surgery, and their satisfaction that their operative knee feels more ‘natural’ and similar to what they have known their whole lives. Kinematic alignment strives to do this by restoring native anatomy that is individualized to each patient, restoring their anatomy to their pre-arthritic state. Understanding natural knee kinematics, and how implant design plays its part, as well as the simplified approach to achieving Kinematic Alignment is the goal of this talk.
Location: Grand Ballroom E / AAHKS LEARN Platform

 

Saturday

12:00-1:00pm: Broadcast in the Trinity Ballroom during lunchtime.

Why Efficiency Based Solutions Need to be the New Norm: A Recorded-Live Partial Knee Surgery & Live Moderated Discussion
Sponsored by DJO
In today’s modern healthcare environment, surgical efficiency is paramount in hospitals and ASCs alike.  Join live or tune in to this session virtually as Dr. Gregory Polkowski from Vanderbilt University moderates a recorded-live partial knee surgery from Dr. Michael Meneghini of Indiana University.  The DJO EMPOWR Partial Knee is designed to improve surgical efficiency through streamlined, intuitive instrumentation and surgical workflow, provide patient satisfaction through the replication of natural motion and kinematics and provide an anatomical patient fit to maximize bone coverage and fixation.
Location: Trinity Ballroom / AAHKS LEARN Platform

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