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Surgeon Pod
Wednesday, June 12 - Thursday, June 13


Engage Orthopedic Surgeons to Generate Device Development Ideas.

1.5 Days | 6 Surgeon Speakers -- Don't Miss One-on-One Surgeon Conversations!

The surgeon-staffed Surgeon Pod returns with R&D themes related to device design and future applications of advance technology.
This year's surgeon lineup was chosen based on deep engineering, entrepreneurial and research backgrounds.

The session format calls for 15-minute presentations from surgeons, with the majority of the time allocated for Q&A.
These interactive conversations will generate device development ideas and make you smarter about the challenges your colleagues and surgeon customers face. The Surgeon Pod experience is ideal for engineers and regulatory staff seeking opportunities to speak one-on-one with surgeons.

Wednesday, June 12

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality in Orthopedics
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Speaker: Kris Siemionow, M.D., Chief of Spine Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Chief Executive Officer, HoloSurgical

Attendee Takeaways

  • Understand how artificial intelligence and augmented reality (AI and AR) are being utilized in the operating room today
  • Gain knowledge of future AI and AR applications

The Future of Digital Health in Orthopedics

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Speaker: To be Announced

Attendee Takeaways

  • Learn why and how surgeons seek wearable technology to track patients
  • Gain insight into how wearables and digital health will change the surgeon and patient experience five years from now

The Future of Hospital/ASC Inventory Logistics

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Speaker: Joe George, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon, MK Orthopaedics

Attendee Takeaways

  • Understand why hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seek supply chain efficiencies
  • Learn how surgeons are partnering with device companies to overcome implant and instrument inventory issues

The Future of Orthobiologics in Trauma Procedures

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Daniel Segina, M.D., Director of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, Holmes Regional Medical Center

Attendee Takeaways

  • Appreciate the economic impact orthobiologics represent in orthopedic trauma care
  • Learn the differentiation of the facts versus the hype in orthobiologic clinical applications

Thursday, June 13

The Future of Advanced Materials in Spine Surgery

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Speaker: Kornelis Poelstra, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic and Neurological Spine Surgeon, President, The Spine Institute on the Emerald Coast and Founder, Spine Center of Excellence at Sacred Heart Hospital

Attendee Takeaways

  • Learn how surgeons prioritize materials in deciding to use a new device
  • Hear why one surgeon believes that Molybdenum-Rhenium and other materials will see increased adoption in spine

The Future of Personalized Implants in Joint Replacement

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Douglas Unis, M.D., Orthopedic Hip and Knee Surgeon at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Monogram Orthopaedics

Attendee Takeaways

  • Gain insight into the current limitations of personalized, patient-specific joint replacement
  • Understand how other technologies—AI, robotics and additive—will support greater adoption of patient-specific implants