The Future of Infection Prevention: Challenges and Technologies to Know


Wednesday, June 16 | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm


Surgeon Pod


All Levels

Participant Type:

Product Development, Quality/Regulatory

Hospital-acquired infections are extremely expensive and carry high morbidity and mortality for the patient, making infection prevention the lowest-hanging fruit in medicine. As orthopedic device companies consider the development and commercialization of products related to surgical infection, they can benefit from understanding how surgeons themselves are prioritizing and addressing this critical concern. Dr. Parvizi, who has dedicated his career to studying surgical infection and subsequently launched a consensus meeting and incubator partially to tackle infection issues, will report his thoughts on infection prevention.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess current and future technology that will have the greatest impact on prevention, diagnosis and treatment

  • Understand hurdles for development, be they regulatory, clinical, etc.


Javid Parvizi, M.D.

James Edwards Professor of Orthopedic Surgery,

Rothman Institute