2019 TOA/TOF/TSSM Annual Conference

78Days 05Hours 40Minutes 49Seconds

Registration is OPEN for Annual Conference, click here to register now!
Additional registration information below, click here.

TOA President:
Andrew J. Palafox, MD

Program Chair:
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD

Program Chair:
Adam Bruggeman, MD

Friday, February 1, 2019

Spine: Which comes first, the total hip replacement or the spine fusion?
A discussion of current advances and controversies surrounding spinopelvic alignment and its potential relationship to THA.
Christopher Chaput, MD – Moderator
Mark Rahm, MD
Others TBA

Sports Medicine Symposium
Christian Balldin, MD – Moderator
Others TBA

Case Studies with the Experts

Lessons Learned from My Field
Hot Topics in Various Specialties

Friday, February 1, 2019

Asset Protection and the New Tax Law for Physicians
Tim Gilliam

Trauma Symposium
Animesh Agarwal, MD – Moderator
Boris Zelle, MD
Drew Sanders, MD
James Blair, MD
David Teague, MD

Health Care in 2025: What About Value-Based Payments
Karl Koenig, MD
Compensation Models & Benchmarking
Speakers TBA

Business & Public Policy Panels
More Topics TBA

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Case Studies with the Experts

Upper Extremity Symposium
Jeremy Somerson, MD – Moderator
Brad Edwards, MD
Others TBA

Hip & Knee Symposium
Speakers TBA

Foot & Ankle Symposium
Vinod Panchbhavi, MD – Moderator
Others TBA

17th Annual Resident Quiz Bowl
Kyle Dickson, MD – Emcee
(teams sign up – click here)

Breakout Highlight: How to Create Strategy in Three Hours
Designed for Practice Administrators and Surgeon Leaders
Friday, February 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.This breakout session is designed for practice administrators and orthopaedic surgeons who lead their practices. The workshop will teach you:

  • How to use “quick start” to set pace and create momentum.
  • How to make complex goals simple.
  • How to increase accountability for follow-through by 100.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be provided tools to lead their own strategic planning sessions for their orthopaedic practices.

The course is free with your annual conference registration and is led by Darren Smith of Cima Strategic Services. Darren is an expert in strategy implementation and collaboration and works with health care entities across the state.



TOA has secured a special rate of $195/evening. Reservations may be made by calling 800.734.4114 and referencing the Texas Orthopaedic Association’s 2019 Annual Conference.

The preliminary agenda will be announced in September.



The Houston Four Seasons has been referred to as “Houston’s Living Room,” and the conference will take advantage of the hotel’s activities, such as the TopGolf Swing Suites, which TOA has reserved for all day and evening on Friday, February 1.


General Sessions  TOA members can register to attend all of the Friday and Saturday general sessions (before January 7, 2019) for $95.  After January 7 the price for admission is $125.

Coding Course  Friday’s coding course features a separate registration fee that includes your workbook. Orthopaedic surgeons and other members of the practice are encouraged to participate.  Early bird (before January 7, 2019) is $300, after January 7 the price for admission is $340.

Non-Member Attendees  To attend either the Coding Course (Friday February 1) or General Sessions (Friday February 1 and Saturday February 2) (choose one) + Friday Night Reception … admission is $700.

To register for the meeting, click here.


Sponsor Meeting Forms:  pdf W9 – TOA’s  |  pdf W9 – TOF’s
General Sessions: Fri & Sat: Four Seasons Ballroom A&B | Fri Breakout: Highland | Sat Breakout: Whitney
Friday Night Reception: Pool Deck
Exhibit Hall Dates: February 1-2, 2019
Exhibit Hall Setup: 1/31/2019 5:00-10:00pm • Strike: 2/2/2019 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Austin & Austin Foyer
Exhibit Hall Layout: Preliminary Exhibit Layout | Preliminary Exhibit Layout w/ Pictures


Gold Level

AudXMD • Avanos Medical • Gap-Flex • Modernizing Medicine

Silver Level

ConMed • FX Shoulder USA Inc. • P-LEASE