AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting
Friday, March 15, 2019
Sands/Venetian Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Cutting edge integrated sessions incorporating expert panel-defined clinical challenges with clinical and basic researchers presenting biologic underpinnings and translational approaches to treatments on the horizon.

Evolving Approaches to Meniscal Treatment: Where’s the Evidence?

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Inherent challenges of treating meniscal injuries and evolving biological and technical treatment approaches will be presented, emphasizing evidence-based approaches to demonstrating efficacy.

Moderator: Kurt Spindler, MD

Clinical Panel:  Challenging Meniscal Cases:  Aaron Krych, MD, Daniel Saris, MD, PhD, Rob Brophy, MD

Basic Science:  The Biology of Meniscal Injury and Treatment:  Amy McNulty, PhD

Translational Medicine:  Treatments on the Horizon: James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, OTSC

Research Agenda:  Faculty Panel

Advance Registration:  $50
On-site Registration: $70

Treatment Alternatives for Axial/Discogenic Back Pain

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

The scientific basis for selecting treatment options will be presented in the context of treatment algorithm exploration and discussion.

Moderator: Gloria Matthews, DVM, PhD

Clinical Panel: Fusion vs. Biologics or Alternative Treatments:  Serena Hu, MD, James Kang, MD, Howard An, MD

Basic Science: Biology Based Treatment Selection:  James Iatridis, PhD

Translational Medicine:  Translating Basic Science to Patients:  Koichi Masuda, MD

Research Agenda:  Faculty Panel

Advance Registration:  $50
On-site Registration: $70

Tendinopathy: Merging Science and Medicine to Understand Treatment Options

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Achilles tendinopathy represents chronic failure to heal. Evidence based solutions will be discussed in the context of challenging case presentation.

Moderator: Kurt Spindler, MD

Clinical Panel: The Problem with Treating Achilles Tendinopathy:  Leesa Galatz, MD, Stuart Miller, MD, Jason Dragoo, MD

Basic Science: Treatment Relevant Biology of Tendinopathy:  Neal Millar, MD, PhD

Translational Medicine:  Bench to Bedside Treatment Evolution: Scott Rodeo, MD

Research Agenda:  Faculty Panel

Advance Registration:  $50
On-site Registration: $70

Fracture Healing and Patient Care: Impact of Inflammation and Aging

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The influence of inflammation and aging on fracture healing will be discussed with the aim of translating knowledge of this complex pathobiology to effective healing augments.

Moderator: Gloria Matthews, DVM, PhD

Clinical Panel: Fracture Healing in the Face of Inflammation and Aging: Challenging Cases:  Amy Ladd, MD, Eric Meinberg, MD, Roman Natoli, MD, PhD

Basic Science: Biological Consequences of Inflammation and Aging on Fracture Healing:  Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD

Translational Medicine: New Approaches to Ameliorating Inflammation/Aging Effects:  Regis O’Keefe, MD, PhD

Research Agenda:  Faculty Panel

Advance Registration:  $50
On-site Registration: $70

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