8th Annual ICJR Shoulder Course : OVERVIEW

November 14 - 16, 2019
Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
8th Annual ICJR Shoulder Course
November 14 - 16, 2019
Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV


ICJR’s 8th Annual Shoulder Course is designed to help you expand your knowledge of topics across the spectrum of shoulder sports medicine, shoulder trauma, and shoulder arthroplasty through didactic presentations, debates, case-based panel discussions, a live surgery, and a bioskills lab.

During the meeting, our stellar faculty will address topics related to:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Perioperative management


Register Early to Secure Your Slot in the Bioskills Lab!

One of the most popular features of the meeting is the 3 1⁄2-hour hands-on bioskills lab, where you’ll practice what you’ve learned and get answers to your questions about shoulder surgery from our highly experienced faculty.

The bioskills lab is included with your course registration. However, space is limited, so please register early as lab assignments will be made on a first-come, first served basis. The lab will address sports medicine procedures and shoulder reconstruction. Details about the specific procedures and products that will be featured in the lab will be sent to all meeting registrants prior to the meeting.

Click Here to download the meeting brochure.



    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    6:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Friday, November 15, 2019
    6:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Saturday, November 16, 2019
    6:00 am – 5:30 pm

Click here to download the meeting agenda.



Raffy Mirzayan, MD
Kaiser Permanente
Baldwin Park, CA

Joseph A. Abboud, MD
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Philadelphia, PA


April D. Armstrong, MD
Penn State Health System
Hershey, PA

Larry D. Field, MD
MS Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
Jackson, MS

Evan L. Flatow, MD
Mt. Sinai Health System
New York, NY

Rachel M. Frank, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Mark A. Frankle, MD
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Tampa, FL

Grant E. Garrigues, MD, FAOA
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Chicago, IL

Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

John M. Itamura, MD
Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles, CA

Sumant G. “Butch” Krishnan, MD
The Shoulder Center at Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Mark D. Lazarus, MD
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Evan S. Lederman, MD
Banner Health; University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ

William N. Levine, MD
Columbia Orthopedics
New York, NY

Guido Marra, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD
UCONN Musculoskeletal Institute
Farmington, CT

Edward G. McFarland, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Lutherville, MD

Kevin D. Plancher, MD
Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
New York, NY

Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie, III, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Paul M. Sethi, MD
Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists
Greenwich, CT

John W. Sperling, MD, MBA
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Robert Z. Tashjian, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Thomas W. Quin Throckmorton, MD
Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
Germantown, TN

Nikhil Verma, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Jon J. P. Warner, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Philadelphia, PA

*Subject to change

Registration Type  Sustaining Member Non-Member /Basic
Physicians *Includes Lab $795.00  $895.00
Allied Health (Nurse, NP, PA, PT, PharmD) *Includes Lab $300.00  $400.00
Industry Registration $595.00  $695.00

Residents & Fellows *Does Not Include Bioskills Lab

Residents & Fellows Bioskills Lab Fee $200.00


Course registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions, bioskills labs, continuing medical education(CME) credits, meals and breaks as listed on the agenda. Please note that all other costs associated with attendee participation (travel, accommodations, and expenses) are at the cost of the attendee.

Residents & Fellows- LAB

Residents and Fellows wanting to participate in the bioskills lab sessions will need to pay a bioskills lab fee of $200 to participate.

Residents or fellows canceling their bioskills lab participation after October 14, 2019, will receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee.


We accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard via online registration.


Cancellation notification must be in writing to email info@icjr.net and received by the close of business on October 14, 2019. A cancellation fee of $50 will be assessed. Cancellations received after October 14, 2019, will not receive a refund. No‐shows will not receive a refund.

ICJR reserves the right to cancel this program due to unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund of registration fees will be given to participants. ICJR will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in the unlikely event that the program is canceled.


Course Description

The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) and the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) have joined forces to bring you internationally renowned faculty who will guide you through a dynamic and comprehensive educational agenda. This exciting program will focus on topics across the spectrum of sports medicine, trauma, arthroplasty, and arthroscopy through a combination of didactic presentations, interactive case-based panel discussions, and lively debates. It will also feature broadcasts of live surgeries and two 2-hour bio skills workshops, allowing you to practice what you’ve learned under the guidance of our expert faculty.

Target Audience

Orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, and other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice includes shoulder surgery.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate diagnostic options and develop treatment strategies for shoulder injuries including instability, rotator cuff injuries, and labral tears
  • Evaluate rotator cuff repair options for different patient categories; understand and evaluate the benefits associated with various rotator cuff repair techniques (single vs. double row, knot vs. knotless, and the use of augmentation devices)
  • Compare the various treatment options for massive, retracted and irreparable rotator cuff tears; consider repair strategies that optimize outcomes for failed rotator cuff repairs
  • Compare diagnostic and treatment options for anterior, posterior, and multi-directional instability; understand surgical options in managing glenoid bone loss in shoulder instability
  • Apply latest and current treatment techniques in their sports medicine and orthopaedic practice
  • Compare treatment and management options for shoulder arthroplasty patients; understand differences and potential benefits between hemi, anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Implement the latest, cutting edge techniques and technologies in their practices
  • Identify strategies to improve outcomes of shoulder fractures and dislocation


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education (FORE) and the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR).

FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee

Jason Heath

Susan Padien

Michelle Paradise

Hotel Reservations:

Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

A limited number of “Deluxe” rooms are available for a discounted room rate starting at $219 per night for Wednesday and Thursday nights, and $249 per night for Friday and Saturday nights, subject to applicable state and local taxes, as well as a standard resort fee of $39.00 plus tax per suite, per night. The group rate is guaranteed for reservations made on or before Monday, October 14, 2019, or until the room block sells out.

Online Reservations: https://book.passkey.com/go/SFOU1119AR

If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, you can reach the Aria Contact Center at (866) 359-7757 or (702) 590-7757.

To receive the discounted rate, you must reference the 2019 8th Annual Shoulder Course.

The credit card you enter for your reservation will be charged a deposit of 1 night’s room rate plus taxes to guarantee your accommodations. The Aria will not contact you to ask for your credit card number after that.

Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM

Each registered guest must be at least 21 years of age. On request, the hotel will endeavor to accommodate early check-in and late check-out as available. Guaranteed reservations will be held until midnight on the reserved date.

Individual deposits will be credited to individual folios. The hotel will refund deposits when individual suite reservations are canceled a minimum of 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date.

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If you have any questions or would like additional details regarding this program, please contact the organizers by phone +1 760 942 7859 or by email info@icjr.net.