Industry Symposia

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

Industry symposia take place on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4.  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


3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Improving Operating Room Efficiencies
Description to come.
Location: TBD

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: AAHKS WIA Tips and Techniques Cadaver Course
This hands-on surgical skills cadaver course lead by top female arthroplasty surgeons is designed to build attendees foundation of numerous primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty techniques by learning current best practices, as well as emerging technologies designed to enhance patient outcomes. We will also highlight how treatment methods have evolved, and familiarize you with robotics and state-of-the-art techniques during a hands-on skills lab.
Location: Longhorn Exhibit Hall C

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Continuum of Care in TJA
Didactic session outlining an overview of SNN continuum of care.

Location: TBD

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Restoring Knee Function with Advances in Implant, Technique, and Technology.
DePuy Synthes
Learn about DePuy Synthes’ latest innovations through an interactive experience led by esteemed faculty where attendees will dive into the core pillars of Knee Restoration.

Location: TBD

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Strategic Transactions for Orthopedic Groups: Private Equity, Mega-Groups, Hospitals, etc.
Epstein Becker & Green PC
Last year, more than 30 orthopedic groups (including several large, reputable practices) partnered with private equity (PE) platforms, hospitals and other healthcare companies, and at least 15 more have transacted through the first half of 2022 — with many more in process and likely to close before the end of 2022.

This session will educate orthopedic group physicians and executives on:

  • Why so many groups are transacting?
  • How orthopedic practices are valued;
  • Pros and cons of different strategic options;
  • Whether a partnership is right for your group (as its not right for every group)
  • How to best protect the physicians’ interests in connection with strategic transactions.
    Location: TBD

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Prosthetic Joint Infection Diagnostics: Exploring the Role of Syndromic Testing in Practice 

Joint infections are a source of significant morbidity and can be fatal is missed. Definitive diagnosis can be difficult, and early identification and initiation of appropriate antibiotics are critical to patient outcomes.

The goal of this program is to educate clinicians on advancements in diagnostic technologies to aid in the timely diagnosis and initiation of appropriate management of joint infections.

 Location: TBD


7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management
Heron Therapeutics
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.
Location: TBD

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Persona IQ®: The World’s First and Only Smart Knee Implant
Zimmer Biomet
Are smart knee implants the next thing in orthopedics? Zimmer Biomet is thrilled to share one of the most anticipated new medical devices to launch in the market, Persona IQ® The Smart Knee™. Persona IQ, the world’s first and only smart knee implant, is the newest addition to the Persona® Knee System, designed to deliver objective kinematic data directly from the implant to the physician through the mymobility® Platform. Here, implant data will be paired with physiological data collected pre-operatively and post-operative metrics can be monitored for treatment during recovery. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear surgeon faculty share their early experience with this exciting technology. *Patients must have a compatible smartphone or internet access and a text-capable phone to use mymobility; not all smart-phone features are available on the web-based version. Not all patients are candidates for the use of this product and surgeons should evaluate individually to determine which patients are appropriate for therapy at home.

Warning: The kinematic data from this device have not been demonstrated to have clinical benefit. It is not intended to be utilized for clinical decision-making, and no data have been evaluated by FDA regarding clinical benefits.
Location: TBD

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Dynamic Implant Planning in THA and TKA – Principles and Clinical Outcomes
This symposium includes a one-hour session on how to simplify the hip-spine relationship in THA using evidence-based principles, followed by a one-hour session on soft tissue balance and alignment strategies in robotic-assisted TKA. Participants will learn the principles of dynamic implant positioning to achieve a stable joint throughout the range of functional motion using Corin’s OPS and OmniBotics technologies.
Location: TBD

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: The New DAA: AnteriorPATH®-Transverse Bikini Incisions in High BMI Patients
This symposia will detail 3 surgeons’ experiences with the AnteriorPATH® Approach with patients with BMI’s above 40. The event will detail through surgical flow and use of contemporary instrument solutions in order to move from traditional, longitudinal, Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) incision sites to a more superior and lateral transverse incision in the same Smith-Petersen interval in order to in-line broach the femur and in-line ream the acetabulum (average learning curve 3-5 cases). Incision lines are parallel to Langer’s lines for improved wound cosmesis, especially with higher BMI patients where the reduction in wound tension and largely avoiding the pannus are indicative of improved healing. Lastly, the three share their early experiences in how they actively work to avoid the LFCN for mitigation of thigh numbness. In-line femoral and acetabular access allows for reduced femoral complications, smaller acetabular cup selection, and happier patients.
Location: TBD

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Revolutionizing Hip Reconstruction
DePuy Synthes
In this session, attendees will learn how they can deliver accuracy and reproducibility in the OR with DePuy Synthes Hip Solutions. Discussions will focus on the clinical heritage of our implant portfolio, proven surgical techniques, and revolutionary technologies like VELYS™ Hip Navigation with CUPTIMIZE™ Hip-Spine Analysis. 
Location: TBD

8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.: Zimmer Biomet Hip and Knee BioSkills Lab 1
Zimmer Biomet
This educational event will give attendees the opportunity to gain hands-on cadaveric training on primary or revision Anterior Hips, or primary or revision total knees featuring the Persona Knee System.
LocationLonghorn Exhibit Hall C

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Beyond Bundles: Get Paid What You’re Worth
Health Here
Surgeons deliver the highest value component of an orthopedic episode of care but current reimbursement models are selling orthopedic surgeons short. Massive inefficiencies within the world of fee-for-service (FFS) are costing surgeons significant money, while value-based care initiatives consistently undervalue the surgeon’s role. As premiums continue to rise and more dollars are lost to administrative processes, employers are more eager than ever to work directly with high value providers–what does it take to enable surgeon led episodic payment models?

This panel will provide a real-world perspective on the evolution of payment models and methods orthopedic surgeons can change the current paradigm.
Location: TBD

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Using Technology to Increase Efficiency in Your ASC!
Zimmer Biomet
Improve the Patient Experience and Operational Efficiencies in the ASC using Technology!

With new technology being developed every day, facilities are constantly looking to incorporate the latest and greatest tools into their procedures. Technology is not only the wave of the future, it is HERE. However, technology can be overwhelming!

Join us and learn how Zimmer Biomet can help organize your data in a way that is both simple and useful!
Location: TBD

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Experiences with Technology in an Ambulatory Surgery Center with a Focus on Improved Patient Satisfaction
DePuy Synthes
In this session, attendees will learn about the benefits of using advanced technology in an ASC.  Experiences will focus on clinical excellence with the ATTUNE platform, Operational Support with VELYS Digital Surgery, and improving Patient Experiences with Insight and Patient Path
Location: TBD

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Exploring the Evolving Role of Digital Innovation and Insights in Joint Replacement
From advanced devices and software that transform care settings into state-of-the-art environments, to advanced visualization that guides surgeons and robotics with insightful analytics, Stryker’s Advanced Digital Healthcare is driving improved clinical, operational and financial outcomes across the continuum of care.

Join esteemed faculty to learn more about Advanced Digital Healthcare in joint replacement, including our newest additions in sensor technology, VeraSense for Triathlon and the MotionSense wearable with OrthoLogIQ.

Additionally, hear the latest on Mako SmartRobotics™, including Mako Insightful Data Analytics and Mako Total Hip 4.1 featuring the new Insignia Hip Stem.
Location: TBD  

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Evolution of Conforming TKA: Pivoting in the Right Direction
The EMPOWR 3D Knee(R) System has redefined conforming bearings, allowing patients to maintain natural knee motion through a dual-pivot design. Join this session to learn about the modern evolution to conforming  medial pivot and dual pivot TKA designs, surgical technique pearls, clinical outcomes and what the future holds for outpatient TKAs in an ASC setting.
Location: TBD

12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.: Promoting Inclusion and Authenticity: Fireside Chat with Lisa Leslie
DePuy Synthes
This presentation will focus on the experience of minorities who are trailblazers in promoting inclusion in their respective profession, as a parallel to our experience in arthroplasty.  Lisa Leslie is such a trailblazer, having paved the way for women’s basketball as an Olympian and WNBA player.  As a black female professional athlete who was part of an inaugural group that pushed for the inclusion of female players in professional basketball in the United States, we believe that she has a compelling story that will inspire AAHKS members to promote and foster an environment of inclusion within arthroplasty.
Location: TBD 

12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.: Zimmer Biomet Hip and Knee BioSkills Lab 2
Zimmer Biomet
This educational event will give attendees the opportunity to gain hands-on cadaveric training on primary or revision Anterior Hips, or primary or revision total knees featuring the Persona Knee System.
LocationLonghorn Exhibit Hall C

12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.: From Good to Great: Kinematic Alignment TKA
The concept of personalized total knee replacement has gained traction over the past decade. Kinematic Alignment, with its goal of re-establishing the patient’s prearthritic joint line, has been at the forefront of the personalized TKA movement. Drs. Stephen Howell, Andrew Wickline, Michael Hellman, and Marcus Ford will discuss how Kinematic Alignment changed their approach to knee arthroplasty, including preoperative planning, surgical technique and pearls, implant selection, and post-operative outcomes.
Location: TBD

12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.: Compelling New Evidence and Innovative Treatment Options to Manage Incisions and Help Prevent Surgical Site Infections and Complications
Please join us as our esteemed panel for a case-based discussion where they will review and discuss new multicenter RCT data and meta-analyses findings which demonstrate significantly improved patient outcomes when using ciNPT vs. SOC. Following the didactic presentations there will be a 30-minute "hands-on workshop" featuring 3M™ Prevena™ Therapy solutions.
Location: TBD

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: ROSA® Robotics – The Center of the ZBEdge™ Connected Intelligence Suite
Overview: Join us for an interactive session to learn how ROSA Robotics and the ZB Edge Connected Intelligence Suite merge in the pursuit of optimized care, acceleration of clinical insights and to provide unrivaled experiences.
Location: TBD









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