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Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposia

Join OREF at a 2021 Resident Research Symposium!

These regional events provide residents with an invaluable opportunity to assemble, socialize and network with their peers while sharing their research projects. Past participants enthusiastically agree that the symposia are a great experience for all residents, whether you are competing or just listening.

The 2021 symposia are made possible through grant support provided by DePuy Synthes, Medacta USA, and Zimmer Biomet.


National Symposium

Begins at 6:30 pm ET - Click to watch Live Stream

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We are excited to announce that OREF will host its first National Resident Research Symposium on Wednesday, November 17, 2021! The top presenters from each of this year's four regional resident research symposia will compete for the national title.

National winners will receive cash prizes, and the National Grand Prize winner will be introduced at an OREF meeting at the 2022 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Conference scheduled to be held March 22-26 in Chicago. The Grand Prize will include travel costs to the conference. All five symposia will be broadcast on OREF TV.

In addition to presenting 12 exciting research presentations, we are pleased to announce there will be two keynote presentations during the evening.

Photo of Kurt Spindler, MDKurt Spindler, MD
Professor Surgery CCLCM Case Western
Director Research and Outcomes Cleveland Clinic Florida
Keynote Address: The Future of Orthopaedic Decision Making

Photo of Stefano Bini, MDStefano A. Bini, MD
Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Founder and Chair of the Digital Orthopedics Conference (DOCSF)
Keynote Address: Innovation and the Future of Orthopaedic Research

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Regional Winners Competing in the National Symposium

Midwest Winners
Katherine Gerull, MD
Washington University in St. Louis

Lasun Oladeji, MD
University of Missouri - Columbia

Alan Shamrock, MD
University of Iowa

Northeast Winners
Mark T. Langhans, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Samir Sabharwal, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Vincentius J, Suhardi, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Southwest Winners
Ryan O'Leary, MD
University of California, San Diego

Abhinav Sharma, MD
University of California, Irvine

Rishi Trikha, MD
University of California, Los Angeles

Southeast Winners
Luis Felipe Colon, MD
University of Tennessee College of Medicine

T. David Luo, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Alexander J. Volkmar, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Abstract submission instructions | Deadline: February 12, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Host:

J. Lawrence Marsh, MD
Chair, Professor
Carroll B. Larson Chair of Orthopedics
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
University of Iowa

Guest Speaker:

Michael S. Bednar, MD
Chief, Division of Hand Surgery and Professor
Residency/Fellowship Program Director, Hand Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Loyola University Medical Center

2021 Midwest Resident Research Symposium Program
Midwest Region Announcement
Midwest Abstract Submission Instructions (to apply to present your research)

If you missed the Midwest symposium, you can click here to watch on demand on OREF TV!

Southwest Region Resident Research Symposium

This event will be live streamed on OREF TV. Bookmark this page or return here on October 6 to watch!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

University of California, San Diego and The Naval Medical Center, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Hosts:

Susan Bukata, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Dana Covey, MD
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Lucas S. McDonald, MD, MPH, LCDR MC USN
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Guest Speaker:

Prism Schneider, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Calgary

2021 Southwest Resident Research Symposium Program
Click here to watch the live stream on October 6.


Northeast Region Resident Research Symposium

This event will be live streamed on OREF TV. Bookmark this page or return here on October 14 to watch!

Thursday, October14, 2021

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Host:

David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, FAAOS
Chair, Department of Orthopaedics
Regional Vice President Orthopaedics
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Guest Speaker:
Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD

Professor and Vice Chair for Education Research Affairs
Department of Orthopaedics
Chair, Faculty Council
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

2021 Northeast Resident Research Symposium Program
Click here to watch the live stream on October 14.


Southeast Region Resident Research Symposium

This event will be live streamed on OREF TV. Bookmark this page or return here on October 27 to watch!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Host:

Benjamin A. Alman, MD
James Urbaniak Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics
Duke University Medical Center

Guest Speaker:

Kurt R. Weiss, MD
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology
Vice Chair of Translational Research
Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology Laboratory
Chair, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Research Committee

 

Click here to watch the live stream on October 27.


Top Presenters

See the research that received top honors at this year's and past Resident Research Symposia by choosing a year from the list below.


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