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Course Program
Shoulder and Elbow IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons' Course
*The following is the 2024 program. This will be updated soon with new topics.


Cadaver Labs with Industry 

12: 00 PM Lunch at Facility

1:00 PM First Rotation 

2:15 PM Break 

2:30 PM Second Rotation 

3:45 PM Labs Conclude


Symposium Begins

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Registration 

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM Cocktail Reception 

6:15 PM -  6:20  PM Welcome, Introduction of Program, and Announcements

Aaron Chamberlain, MD, MSc, MBA and Anand Murthi, MD, FAAOS

6:20 PM – 6:50 PM Building your practice by Design, not by Default: Lessons Learned

Led by: Joseph A. Abboud, MD. FAAOS

Panel: Melissa Wright, MD; Ryan Simovitch, MD

6:50 PM- 7:30 PM Building your Brand- Outreach, Social Media and Advertising

Led by: Anand Murthi, MD, FAAOS

Panel: Grant E. Garrigues, MD; Ryan Simovitch, MD, Joseph A Abboud, MD, FAAOS

7:30 PM – Adjourn | Thank you to the sponsors



6:30 AM – 7:20 AM Breakfast

Symposium Begins

7:20 AM– 7:50 AM Building and Leading Your Team; Mentorship; Life Outside Orthopedics

Aaron Chamberlain, MD, MSc, MBA

7:50 AM - 8:20 AM Creating an Efficient Practice: In the Clinic and the OR

Led by: Luke Austin, MD

Panel: Aaron Chamberlain, MD,  MSc, MBA and Joseph A. Abboud, MD, FAAOS

8:20 AM – 8:50 AM  Fundamentals of Employment-Contracts & Negotiation with Panel composed of Private Practice,

Academic and Hospital Employees

Led by: Melissa Wright, MD

Panel: Hafiz Kassam, MD; Ryan Simovitch, MD; Anand Murthi, MD, FAAOS

8:50 AM – 9:20 AM Do I Stay or Do I Go? Why a Different Job Makes (or Doesn't) Sense to Me

 Ryan Simovitch, MD

9:20 AM – 10:10 AM  Industry Breakout- Attendees to visit Industry Sponsors 

10:10 AM – 10:25 AM Break

10:30 AM - 11:25 AM Cases that Keep You Awake at Night: Challenging Revision Cases

Grant E. Garrigues, MD


11:25 AM - 11:55 PM Preoperative Planning: State of the Art and Future Direction

Hafiz Kassam, MD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Educational Lunch

1:05 PM - 2:25 PM Round Table Case Presentations with Faculty

Attendees to break out into groups of 5-6 where a faculty member is assigned. Case presentations to be presented to each attendee group where they discuss the diagnosis, prognosis, and how they would proceed.

2:25 PM - 2:55 PM Innovation in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: What does the future hold?

Luke Austin, MD

2:55 PM -3:15 PM Getting Involved Externally: Local, Regional, National Societies, Industry and Advocacy

Led by: Joseph A. Abboud, MD. FAAOS

Panel: Luke Austin, MD; Grant E. Garrigues, MD; Melissa Wright, MD

3:15 PM- 3:40 PM Financial Management for the Orthopedic Surgeon: Choosing an Advisor,  529 plans,

Protecting IP; LLC etc.

Vestia Advisors, LLC.

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM Political Advocacy

Hafiz Kassam, MD

3:50 PM -4: 40 PM Industry Breakout- Attendees to visit Industry Sponsors

4:40 PM - 4:55 PM Refreshment Break 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Faculty Panel Case Discussions

Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty

Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty

6:00 PM- 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception with Small Bites

7:30 PM- Faculty Dinner with Premier and Foundation Level Sponsors


6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Breakfast

Symposium Begins

7:30 AM -7:45 AM  Preparing for Boards: Tips and Tricks

Melissa Wright, MD

7:45 AM -8:05 AM Building your Professional Network and Communicating with Referring Providers

Led by: Joseph A. Abboud, MD, FAAOS

Panel: Anand Murthi, MD, FAAOS; Hafiz Kassam, MD; Melissa Wright, MD

8:05 AM - 9:05 AM Hot Takes in Shoulder Surgery

Led by:  Anand Murthi, MD, FAAOS

Panel: Hafiz Kassam, MD; Ryan Simovitch, MD; Aaron Chamberlain, MD,  MSc, MBA

- To B or not to B: arthroplasty in the B type glenoid
- Cuff intact shoulder arthroplasty: TSA or reverse?
- The massive cuff tear – add biology or metal and plastic?

9:05 AM – 10:05 AM Attendees' Case Presentations

Fellows and Young surgeons' are invited to send in or bring interesting cases for discussion with the other attendees and faculty.

​10:05 AM - 10:20 AM Private Equity and Healthcare: A Primer

 Aaron Chamberlain, MD,  MSc, MBA

10:20 AM -10:40 AM Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty: Who, When and How |

Led by: Grant E. Garrigues, MD

Panel: Anand Murthi, MD, FAAOS; Aaron Chamberlain, MD,  MSc, MBA; Hafiz Kassam, MD

10:40 AM – 10:45 AM Final Wrap and Adjourn

Aaron Chamberlain, MD,  MSc, MBA and Anand Murthi, MD, FAAOS


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