2019 TOA/TOF/TSSM Annual Conference


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Registration is now CLOSED for Annual Conference!

There is one spot available for the coding course and if you wish to attend either the Coding Course on Friday or the General Sessions on Friday & Saturday please send an email to info@toa.org.  Thank You!

 
Program Chair:
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD
 

TOA President:
Andrew J. Palafox, MD

TOA 1st President Elect:
Adam Bruggeman, MD

TSSM President:
B. Christian Balldin, MD

 

Friday, February 1, 2019 • Clinical General Session

7:15 AM 8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitor Visitation
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Paper Presentations (see schedule below)
8:00 AM 8:15 AM Welcome & Announcements
Program Chair Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD & Andrew J. Palafox, MD
8:15 AM 9:15 AM 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 D. Chaput, MD – Moderator, Mark D. Rahm, MD, Marc M. DeHart, MD & More TBA
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Topgolf Swing Suites (hotel lobby – click here for schedule)
9:00 AM 12:00 PM (Breakout Event) How to Create Strategy in Three Hours
Darren Smith of Cima Strategic Services
9:00 AM 4:00 PM (Breakout Event) Orthopaedic Coding and Reimbursement – It’s Not Your First Rodeo!
Margaret “Margi” M. Maley, BSN, MS of Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.
9:15 AM 10:15 AM Hip & Knee Symposium (see topics below)
Michael W. Britt, MD, Terry A. Clyburn, MD, Melvyn A. Harrington, MD, Stephen J. Incavo, MD & Kenneth B. Mathis, MD
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Break & Exhibitor Visits
10:45 AM 11:45 AM Sports Medicine Symposium (see topics below)
B. Christian Balldin, MD – Moderator, Omer A. Ilahi, MD, Paul C. Chin, MD, PhD, Clayton W. Neuelle, MD, Michael C. Greaser, MD & Kevin L. Kirk, DO
11:45 AM 12:45 PM Lunch Presentation: What Physicians Need to Know about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Tim Gilliam, CPA

Friday, February 1, 2019 • Business General Session

12:45 PM 1:00 PM Paper Presentations (see schedule below)
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Trauma Symposium (see schedule below)
Animesh Agarwal, MD – Moderator, James A. Blair, MD, Drew T. Sanders, MD, David C. Teague, MD & Boris A. Zelle, MD
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Health Care in 2025: What About Value-Based Payments
    Karl M. Koenig, MD
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Break & Exhibitor Visits
3:00 PM 4:30 PM Business & Public Policy Symposium (see topics below)
* Ethics * Adam J. Bruggeman, MD – Moderator
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Orthopaedic Compensation Models & Benchmarking
* Ethics * Adam J. Bruggeman, MD – Moderator, Kenneth J. Kaminski, MD & Anthony Brooks (CEO Azalea Orthopedics)
4:50 PM 5:00 PM Texas Orthopaedic Association Business Meeting
    Andrew J. Palafox, MD – TOA President
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Breakout: Cadaver Lab
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Texas Whiskey Tasting (exhibit foyer)

Saturday, February 2, 2019 • Clinical General Session

7:30 AM 8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitor Visitation
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Paper Presentations (see schedule below)
8:00 AM 8:15 AM The Case for Case Studies
    Ronald W. Lindsey, MD
8:15 AM 9:15 AM Lessons Learned from My Field: Hot Topics from Different Specialties (see schedule below)
    Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD – Moderator, Christopher D. Chaput, MD, Mark A. Foreman, MD, Michael C. Greaser, MD & Scott E. Hecox, MD
9:15 AM 10:15 AM Management of Rotator Cuff Tears: Advances and Controversies
(see topics below)
    T. Bradley Edwards, MD – Moderator, Michael C. Cusick, MD, Nicholas D. Iagulli, MD, Marc R. Labbe, MD, Brent J. Morris, MD, Anup A. Shah, MD &
Jeremy S. Somerson, MD
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Break & Exhibitor Visits
10:45 AM 11:30 AM Case Studies with the Experts
   

THA/TKA & Trauma: in Four Seasons Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Upper Extremity/Hand: in Whitney (2nd Floor)
Sports Medicine: in Livingston (2nd Floor)

11:30 AM 12:30 PM The Future of Health Care in America
* Ethics* State Rep. Thomas J. Oliverson, MD
12:30 PM 1:15 PM Foot & Ankle Symposium (see topics below)
    Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD – Moderator, Cory F. Janney, MD, Kevin L. Kirk, DO, John S. Early, MD & J. Speight Grimes, MD & Andrew M. Ebert, MD
1:15 PM 1:50 PM Paper Presentations
1:50 PM 2:50 PM 17th Annual Resident Quiz Bowl – (teams sign up – click here)
    Kyle F. Dickson, MD
2:50 PM 2:50 PM Meeting Adjourned 

Click here or on graphic to view the 2019 TOA/TOF Syllabus!

Symposium Highlight: Hip & Knee

Friday, February 1 | 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

 

Speaker Topic
Stephen J. Incavo, MD Abductor Muscle Tears of the Hip
   
Other Speakers: Other Topics:
Michael W. Britt, MD, Terry A. Clyburn, MD, Melvyn A. Harrington, MD, and Kenneth B. Mathis, MD Patient Optimization, The “Super Path” THA, Cementless Knees, TKA Without Tourniquet, Robotic Instrumentation & Custom Blocks and Navigated Knees

 

Symposium Highlight: Sports Medicine

Friday, February 1 | 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 

Speaker Topic
B. Christian Balldin, MD – Moderator  
Omer A. Ilahi, MD MPFL Repair Versus Reconstruction
Clayton W. Nuelle, MD Endoscopic Proximal Hamstring Repair
Paul C. Chin, MD, PhD Open Proximal Hamstring Repair
Michael C. Greaser, MD Percutaneous Achilles Repair
Kevin L. Kirk, DO Open Achilles Repair
Clayton W. Nuelle, MD All Inside ACL Reconstruction with Suspensory Fixation
Paul C. Chin, MD, PhD Traditional ACL Reconstruction with Complete Tibial Tunnel

Symposium Highlight: Trauma

Friday, February 1 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Speaker Topic
Animesh Agarwal, MD – Moderator  
James A. Blair, MD Hip Fractures – Use of the Short Cephalomedullary Nail
Drew T. Sanders, MD Hip Fractures – Use of the Long Cephalomedullary Nail
Boris A. Zelle, MD Femoral Neck Fractures – Management Update
David C. Teague, MD The Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Ipsilateral Femoral Neck and Shaft Fracture

Symposium Highlight: Business & Public Policy

Friday, February 1 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Adam J. Bruggeman, MD – Moderator

Telemedicine
Ashley E. Johnston, JD and Joshua M. Weaver, JD

  • What is it?
  • How do I do it?
  • How is it reimbursed?
  • Hardware and software issues.

Ancillaries
Michael Berkowitz, Ashley E. Johnston, JD, Joseph Mathews, PhD and Joshua M. Weaver, JD

  • DME.
  • Imaging.
  • Physical Therapy.
  • Ancillaries and Congress.
  • Ancillary boundaries.
  • Best practices in orthopaedic practices.

Orthopaedic “Super Groups”
John S. Early, MD, Ashley E. Johnston, JD, Ken J. Kaminski, MD and Joshua M. Weaver, JD

  • “Super groups.”
  • Private equity in orthopaedics.

Out-of-Network
Michael Berkowitz and Joseph Mathews, PhD

  • Where are we?
  • Where is it going?

Symposium Highlight: Lessons Learned from My Field: Hot Topics from Different Specialties

Saturday, February 2 | 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Speaker Topic
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD Moderator
Christopher D. Chaput, MD Lessons Learned from Clinical Use of BMP-2: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Mark A. Foreman, MD

Lessons Learned from Fixing Extra-Capsular Hip Fractures

Michael C. Greaser, MD

Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction: The Role of the Internal Brace

Scott E. Hecox, MD Lessons Learned from Hand and Wrist

Symposium Highlight: Management of Rotator Cuff Tears: Advances and Controversies

Saturday, February 2 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Speaker Topic
T. Bradley Edwards, MD – Moderator  
Michael C. Cusick, MD Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Rotator Cuff Tears
Nicholas D. Iagulli, MD Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Marc R. Labbe, MD Augmented Rotator Cuff Repair
Brent J. Morris, MD Infection and Rotator Cuff Insufficiency After Rotator Cuff Repair – So What Now?
Anup A. Shah, MD Biceps Pathology with Cuff Tears
Jeremy S. Somerson, MD Rotator Cuff Tear in the Elderly – When to Repair?

Symposium Highlight: Paper Presentations

Friday, February 1 | 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

  1. Effect of Clubfoot Casting on Breastfeeding Practices
    Rose Ann Huynh
  2. Comparison of Patient Factors and Post-operative Outcomes in Diabetic and Non-diabetic Patients with Pilon Fractures
    Junho Ahn
  3. Thirty-day Readmission, Reoperation, and Mortality in Surgical Management of Metastatic Bone Disease of the Extremities
    Kathryn Gallaway
  4. The Association of Hip Osteoarthritis and Sleep Quality
    J. Riley Martinez

Friday, February 1 | 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  1. Subscapularis Repair In Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Using Subscapularis Peel And A Novel Through-Implant Suture Technique: Early Clinical Outcomes
    Midhat Patel, MD
  2. Single-Center Review of Combined Intraoperative Approach for Treatment of Intra-Articular Knee Venous Malformations
    Scott D. McKay, MD
  3. Patient Factor Influence on the Composition of Platelet-rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Concentrate Preparations for Non-Surgical Treatment of Orthopedic Conditions
    Steve B. Singleton, MD

Saturday, February 1 | 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

  1. Can Combined Trans-physeal and Lateral Extra-Articular Pediatric ACL Reconstruction Techniques Be Employed to Reduce ACL Re-Injury While Allowing for Growth?
    Nathan Boes, MD
  2. Distribution of High-Volume Ankle Replacement Surgeons in United States Metropolitan Areas: Data from the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Release from 2012-15
    Brandon Stein, MD
  3. Effect of Regional Anesthesia on Hospital Length of Stay After Ankle Fracture Fixation in Patients With and Without Diabetes Mellitus
    Chideraa Ikenna Nwafor
  4. Bilateral Distal Femur Replacement for Traumatic Distal Femur Fractures
    David Neal, MD
  5. Effectiveness of Hydrogen Peroxide on the Treatment and Eradication of Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes Biofilm
    Kshitij Manchanda, MD
  6. Inappropriate Pediatric Orthopaedic Emergency Department Transfers: A Burden on the Healthcare System
    Brandon Hull, MD

Saturday, February 1 | 1:15 9.m. – 1:45 p.m.

  1. Sleep Disturbance in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement and Acetabular Dysplasia
    Nisha Reddy
  2. Impact of Insurance Status on Timing to Evaluation and Treatment of Meniscus Tears in Children, Adolescents, and College Aged Athletes
    Taylor Johnson
  3. Quadruple vs. Double FIMNs for Distal Tibial Fractures
    Adnan Zubair, MD
  4. Novel Fixation Technique for a Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy for Immediate Weight Bearing: A Biomechanical Study
    Garen Collett, MD
  5. Elucidating Concerns of Patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: What are Patients Discussing Online in the Reddit Community?
    Mohammed Abdullah
  6. Does Pain Catastrophizing Predict Age of Onset in Symptomatic Hip Dysplasia and Femoroacetabular Impingement?
    Shawn Okpara
  7. Comparison of Complication Rates Following Ankle Fracture Surgery in Patients with and Without Diabetes
    Jennifer Liu

 

 

Highlight: Orthopaedic Compensation Models & Benchmarking

Friday, February 1 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speakers:

Adam J. Bruggeman, MD – Moderator
Kenneth J. Kaminski, MD,
Anthony Brooks (CEO Azalea Orthopedics)

Topics:

Orthopaedic Revenue: Surgery vs. Clinic
PAs & NPs: Financial Considerations
Ancillaries
Physician Employment: Medicare’s Site Neutral Policies
Options for Bringing in New Surgeons
Pros and Cons of Hospital Contracts

Symposium Highlight: Foot & Ankle

Saturday, February 2 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 

Speaker Topic
Vinod Panchbhavi, MD – Moderator  
Cory Janney, MD Foot and Ankle Injuries in the Military
Kevin L. Kirk, DO Fixing Lisfranc Injuries Is the Way to Go
John S. Early, MD Fusing Lisfranc Injuries Is the Way to Go
J. Speight Grimes, MD Deltoid Ligament Doesn’t Require Repair When Fixing Ankle Fractures
Andrew M. Ebert, MD Deltoid Ligament Rupture Needs Fixing in Ankle Fractures

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.
Whitney Room • Second Floor (Registration will be located on the Third Floor)

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.


Breakout Highlight: Orthopaedic Coding and Reimbursement – It’s Not Your First Rodeo!

Designed for Practice Coders, Administrators, and Surgeons
Friday, February 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Highland Room • Second Floor (Registration will be located on the Third Floor)

This breakout session is designed for practice coders, administrators and orthopaedic surgeons. The workshop will teach you:

  • Learn More About Medicare’s 2019 Payment Policy
  • Hot Topics in Orthopaedic Coding & Reimbursement

The course requires a separate registration fee and is led by Margaret M. Maley, BSN, MS of Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.

Click here for the Orthopaedic Course Agenda.

Margaret M. Maley, BSN, MS
Consultant and Speaker

 
 

HOTEL & PARKING

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.

TOA has secured a special rate of $20 per day for the event parking.  Overnight guests have a special rate of $30.

NETWORKING EVENTS

Welcome to Houston’s Living Room!
The Houston Four Seasons has been referred to as “Houston’s Living Room”.  The venue provides a great atmosphere for orthopaedic surgeons and their team members to network in an enjoyable setting.

Topgolf Swing Suites
TOA has reserved the hotel’s Topgolf Swing Suites.
Both golfers and non-golfers are invited to network and enjoy this fun setting.
Friday afternoon and evening

Texas Whiskey Tasting
TOA’s Friday evening reception will feature a whiskey mixologist. Food and other drinks will be served.
Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION INFO

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.

Registration for the meeting has closed.  There is one spot available for the coding course and if you wish to attend either the Coding Course on Friday or the General Sessions on Friday & Saturday please send an email to info@toa.org.  Thank You!

SPONSOR INFO

Start here: 2019 Sponsor Prospectus

pdf A/V Order Form for your Exhibitor Booth (PSAV @ Four Seasons Houston)
Sponsor Meeting Forms:  pdf W9 – TOA’s  |  pdf W9 – TOF’s
General Sessions: Fri & Sat: Four Seasons Ballroom A&B
Friday “Coding Course” Breakout: Highland
Friday “How to Create Strategy in Three Hours” Breakout: Whitney
Friday Night Networking Events:  Topgolf Swing Suites (Lobby) and Texas Whiskey Tasting (Exhibitor Foyer)
Exhibit Hall Dates: February 1-2, 2019
Exhibit Hall Setup: 1/31/2019 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Exhibit Hall Strike: 2/2/2019 1:30 pm (option to breakdown after the 10:15 am -10:45 am break)
Exhibit Hall: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Austin & Austin Foyer
Exhibit Hall Layout: Exhibitor Booths Layout | Exhibitor Booths Layout w/ Pictures

Booth Assignments:

# Company
1 Fusion5
2 Partners Surgical
3 Konica Minolta Healthcare
4 DePuy Synthes
5 Horizon Pharma
6 Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
7  Art Nation
8 SYNERGEN Health, LLC
9 Globus Medical
10 Smith & Nephew, Inc.
11 Atticus Medical Billing
12 Allscripts
13 TMLT
14 Modernizing Medicine
15 MedInc of Texas / Arthrex
16 mtfbiologics | ConMed
17 P-LEASE
18 DJO
19 Medtronic
20 ExamWorks
21 ZipLine Medical, Inc.
22 Greenway Health, LLC
23 Biocomposites
24 Zimmer Biomet
25 Gap-Flex
26 AudXMD
27 Vericel Corporation
28 Avanos Medical
29 FX-Shoulder USA, Inc.
30 Flexion Therapeutics
31 Stryker

Shipping Instructions:
Pre-meeting ship date:  Please do not ship anything to arrive more than 7 days prior to the event date
Post-meeting shipping: No FedEx or UPS on-site.  A member of the Banquet Team will assist with return shipping.

Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Attn:  Allison McDaniel
TOA Exhibitor • Your Company Name
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX  77010

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING OUR 2019 MEETING!

Title Level

TMLT

Platinum Level

Stryker

Gold Level

AudXMD • Avanos Medical • Flexion Therapeutics • Gap-Flex • MedInc of Texas / Arthrex • Modernizing Medicine • Physicians Realty Trust • Zimmer Biomet – South Texas

Silver Level

Allscripts • Art Nation • Atticus Medical Billing • Biocomposites • Cumberland Pharmaceuticals • DePuy Synthes • DJO Surgical / DJO Global • ExamWorks • Fusion5 • FX Shoulder USA Inc. • Globus Medical • Greenway Health, LLC • Horizon Pharma • Konica Minolta Healthcare • Medtronic • mtfbiologics | ConMed • Partners Surgical • P-LEASE • Smith & Nephew, Inc. • SYNERGEN Health, LLC • Vericel Corporation • Zipline Medical, Inc.