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Major Conferences

Reimbursement Insights for Musculoskeletal Start-ups

September 28, 2017 - Webinar

AcceLINX, the musculoskeletal health business accelerator launched by OrthoWorx, will present a webinar at 4 p.m. on September 28 to provide entrepreneurs important information regarding reimbursement considerations and their impact on their start-up businesses.

“It can be tempting to focus on the technology behind a product or therapy, but ultimately success will be determined by whether payers see value that they are willing to pay for,” said Sheryl Conley, President of AcceLINX. “That’s why it’s important that start-ups have a reimbursement strategy right at the start of the development cycle and they make reimbursement an integral part of their business planning.”

The presenter for the webinar will be Mark Domyahn, the president of Pursuance Consulting, a consulting firm focused on strategic health economics and reimbursement consulting for medical device companies. Mr. Domyahn has held leadership roles at many high-profile medical device companies, including Zimmer, Inc. His responsibilities included oversight of reimbursement activities globally across the companies’ portfolios, such as working collaboratively with various stakeholders to secure adequate reimbursement for multiple technologies, as well as developing economic value propositions for payers, hospitals and physicians.

Key topics to be covered for entrepreneurs during the webinar include the following:

  • When should I consider reimbursement in the product development lifecycle?
  • What reimbursement steps should a start-up consider?
  • Overview of reimbursement principles
  • Securing incremental hospital payment for new technologies
  • Overview of recent changes to alternative payment models

NASS Annual Meeting

October 25 - 28, 2017 - Orlando, Florida

This is truly a one-of-a-kind meeting, where spine care professionals from around the globe will share the latest information, innovative techniques and procedures, best practices, and new technologies. The Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity for you to learn and gain skills through dynamic and challenging educational programs, the ability to network and build relationships with your colleagues and leading experts in spine care.


Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery

November 3 - 4, 2017 - Tampa, Florida

Through a mix of didactic presentations and interactive debates, the expert faculty for this live CME activity will update you on treatment options and outcomes for a variety of common and complex hand and upper extremity conditions. The first day of the meeting will be devoted to a hands-on cadaver lab where you will practice hand and wrist procedures that involve plating, internal bracing, and arthrodesis. Come to the meeting with the questions you need answered to advance your practice – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with the faculty.


Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Trauma

November 10 - 12, 2017 - Tampa, Florida

This course is designed to provide the orthopaedic surgeon with a comprehensive update on the evolving concepts and techniques in orthopaedic trauma. International leaders in the field of orthopaedic traumatology will present their experience, techniques, challenging cases, and offer instruction in hands-on workshops.


Baseball Sports Medicine: Game-Changing Concepts

November 16 - 17, 2017 - New York, New York

This live activity is designed to identify areas of concern or controversy in the management of baseball athletes in a team sport setting through didactic presentations and case based scenarios. Key issues, along with up-to-date and practice solutions, will be addressed. Time has been built into the agenda for questions and answers.


Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting

November 30 - December 2, 2017 - Hollywood, Florida

The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization of individuals interested in clinical and research problems of the cervical spine.  Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange and development of ideas and philosophy regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease.  The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles.


CCJR Winter Meeting

December 13 - 16, 2017 - Orlando, Florida

This CME Program is open to orthopaedic surgeons, residents, nurses, and members of the orthopaedic and allied health industries.

  • This meeting will focus on both primary and revision outcomes, surgical approaches, new materials and design as well as address problems of articulation choice, fixation, bone deficiency, instability, trauma, and infection for hip and knee replacement.
  • Topics delve into a triad of design, patient factors, and technical proficiency responsible for achieving clinical longevity in hip and knee reconstruction.
  • An assemblage of contemporary thought leaders will probe the boundaries of these problems and offer solutions for joint pathologies where arthroplasty is indicated.
  • Plenary commentary, didactic clinical reports, technique videos, debate, and case challenges define the formats of presentation, which provide an optimal learning opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons and other allied professionals involved in joint reconstruction.

Selby Spine Meeting

January 31 - February 3, 2018 - Park City, Utah

The Selby Spine Conference is designed for surgeons with a special interest in the treatment of spinal disorders. The latest advancements and controversies in the field will be presented through didactic lectures, open discussions, debates and case presentations. Selby Spine grew out of the Keystone Meeting that Dr. David Selby began in Keystone, Colorado in 1986.


Orthopaedics Trauma & Fracture Care

February 1 - 3, 2018 - San Diego, California

This course is designed to educate orthopaedic surgeons on existing core principles in trauma and fracture care, challenge dogma, explore emerging techniques and technology and continue improving. Nationally renowned leaders in the ­field of orthopaedic trauma will lead interactive discussions and debates, present their experiences, techniques and challenging cases, and provide instruction in hands-on workshops.


Current Solutions in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

February 1 - 3, 2018 - Tampa, Florida

This course is designed to provide the orthopaedic surgeon with a comprehensive update on treatments for various shoulder and elbow disorders including conservative care, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, and fracture management. The course format is a diverse combination of lectures, hands-on workshops and engaging panel discussions. A pre-course cadaveric lab provides advanced surgical techniques for TSA and RTSA surgical techniques for those registrants. A group of distinguished faculty will present their experience, techniques, and discuss individual cases. Ample time for question and answer sessions will be provided for participants to interact with faculty.


Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery

February 8 - 10, 2018 - Tampa, Florida

This is a two and a half day CME symposium that focuses on comprehensive diagnosis, management and surgical treatment of orthopaedic diseases involving the foot and ankle. The course format consists of lectures, interactive panel discussions with audience, difficult case controversies and hands-on surgical and technique training in a cadaver lab setting. In the laboratory, physicians will have the opportunity to evaluate several state-of-the-art technologies such as: surgical navigation, powered instrumentation, and hand instruments.


Winter SKS

February 22 - 25, 2018 - Snowbird, Utah

The 2018 Shoulder, Knee & Sports Meeting is designed to enhance knowledge of diagnosis and treatment alternatives relevant to the entire array of arthroscopic practice. The program focuses upon surgical methods and technical pearls, which translates into improved operative performance and better patient outcomes.