2020 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement : OVERVIEW

May 28 - 30, 2020
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, TN



2020 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement
May 28 - 30, 2020
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, TN


UPDATE: We look forward to welcoming you soon to Nashville, TN for the 2020 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies Course.

Understandably, you may have questions about whether the course will take place in light of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. At this time, we have decided to move forward with the meeting, as have most organizations in this country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently says that for the majority of people, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered to be low, although healthcare providers may be at elevated risk, depending on where they practice.

Importantly, the CDC has not recommended curtailing domestic travel or avoiding professional meetings as a means of reducing the risk of infection or limiting the spread of the virus.

We will take necessary precautions during the meeting to protect the health of attendees, faculty, and staff. This will include hand sanitizer stations in the meeting area and disposable microphone covers. In addition, we ask that attendees refrain from shaking hands to avoid inadvertent spread of the virus.

We will, of course, continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and conform with recommendations from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and local health authorities. If our plan to move forward with the course changes, we will let you know as soon as possible. 

For more information, please visit these websites:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/travel-advice


When a new technology for joint replacement is introduced, how do you sift through the hype to determine if it’s right for your patients? If only short-term data are available, how will you know if a technologic advance is a good long-term solution in your practice? How do you convince your hospital to make the investment in technology that has the potential to reduce costs by improving outcomes?

Find out at ICJR’s 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement course, May 28 - 30, 2020, at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee, where we will answer these questions – and much more – with sessions that will provide insights on:

  • Assessing the pros and cons of new technologies
  • Participating in technology evaluations at your hospital
  • Developing a cost/benefit analysis for your department chair
  • Introducing new technology to your team
  • Adapting new technology to your workflow
  • Evaluating the role of technology in improving your patient outcomes
  • Integrating technology into your office


Led by course chairs Cory Calendine, MD, and Arthur L. Malkani, MD, our faculty – all of whom have played a central role in bringing advanced technologies to their ORs – will share their experiences with a variety of technologies used in hip and knee replacement, including:

  • Robotics
  • Computer navigation
  • Intraoperative sensors
  • Patient-specific instruments
  • Customized implants


Based on feedback from last year’s course attendees, we’ve added new features to the 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement course:

  • The first-ever Next Level Technology in Orthopaedic Surgery symposium, covering machine learning, virtual reality, 3D printing, and the latest in patient engagement
  • A video vignette session with a rapid-fire highlight reel of the latest technology in action


In addition, we’ll have live surgeries so that you can see how experienced surgeon use advanced technologies in their ORs – you’ll even be able to ask them questions during the procedures and get answers in real time.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nashville and helping you expand your knowledge of the technologies available for hip and knee replacement.


    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Friday, May 29, 2020
    6:00 am – 6:30 pm

    Saturday, May 30, 2020
    6:00 am – 12:15 pm

Click Here to download the preliminary Agenda.


Course Chairs:

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee
Franklin, TN

KentuckyOne Health
Louisville, KY


Southern Joint Replacement Institute
Nashville, TN

Texas Orthopedics
Austin, TX

Southern Joint Replacement Institute
Nashville, TN

Inov8 Orthopedics
Houston, TX

Rothman Institue
Philadelphia, PA

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
Nashville, TN

Indiana University School of Medicine
Fishers, IN

Southern Joint Replacement Institute
Nashville, TN

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee
Franklin, TN

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Holy Cross Hospital
Fort Lauderdale, FL

NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

*Subject to change

Registration Fees

Basic Member/
Physician Registration $695.00 $795.00
Allied Health (Nurse, NP, PA, PT, PharmD) $200.00 $300.00
Industry Registration $595.00 $695.00
Residents and Fellows $0.00 $0.00

Payment Methods

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

The conference fee includes access to all scientific didactic sessions, CME credits (physicians), breakfast, and breaks every day.

Please note that all other costs associated with attendee participation (travel, accommodations, and expenses) are at the cost of the attendee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notification must be in writing (email info@icjr.net) and received by the close of business on Monday, April 27, 2020. A cancellation fee of $50 will be assessed. Cancellations received after Monday, April 27, 2020, 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


The 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement course will address real-world issues related to assessing the value of new technologies in improving patient outcomes and then integrating those that demonstrate true benefits into the operating room and the orthopaedic surgeon’s office. The faculty all have experience in shepherding new technologies through the evaluation and/or implementation process and will share their insights through case-based panel discussions and didactic presentations designed to engage attendees in thoughtful exchanges on the role of technology in hip and knee replacement.


Target Audience

Orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals who are engaged in the management of patients with hip and knee pathology and who are interested in learning how new technologies can be integrated into their practice


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with intraoperative technologies available for hip and knee replacement procedures.
  • Summarize the reported advantages and disadvantages of cemented and cementless techniques for fixation in knee arthroplasty.
  • Compare the features and potential benefits of the technologies available for the orthopaedic office and describe strategies for implementation.
  • Assess techniques and technologies for preventing, diagnosing, and treating superficial and deep surgical site infections in hip and knee replacement patients.
  • Describe the application of new technologies for managing pain in hip

and knee replacement patients.

  • Evaluate new technologies intended to support the rehabilitation experience of hip and knee replacement patients.
  • Discuss the steps for integrating available technologies into the operating room workflow to support optimal outcomes of hip and knee replacement procedures.
  • Review and discuss current trends in outpatient versus inpatient hip and knee replacement and the technologies appropriate for each setting.
  • Identify strategies for preventing complications of total hip arthroplasty and possible solutions to implement if complications occur.
  • Identify opportunities for using technology to support optimal outcomes of knee replacement procedures, including strategies to correct surgical factors that contribute to failures.


Accreditation Statement

Coming soon!

Planning Committee

Jason Heath

Richelle Lopez

Michelle Paradise

Meeting Location

Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201


Reserve online by clicking here!
To reserve by phone: +1 (615) 620-1000*
You must refer to “2020 ICJR Emerging Technologies” to receive the discounted rate.

A limited number of rooms are available for a discounted rate of $275++ per night. The group rate is guaranteed for reservations made on or before Monday, April 27, 2020, or until the room block sells out.

Check-In: 4:00 PM CST
Check-Out: 12:00 PM CST

Valet Parking: $42++ per night
Self-Parking: $30++ per day (limited)

Early checkout Hotel Policy:
In the event a guest who has requested a room within the block checks out prior to reserved checkout date, the hotel will add an early checkout fee equal to one (1) night’s room and tax to that guest’s individual account.  Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Hilton Nashville Downtown at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.


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If you are interested in exhibitor options, please email industry@icjr.net.


Industry-sponsored symposia coming soon.



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.