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Apr 07 - Apr 10, 2022

2022 California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa - Indian Wells (Palm Springs area)



44600 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210


This is the COA Annual Meeting/QME Course we all have been waiting for – Live and In-Person! We can’t wait to share it with you.

We are delighted to have Keynote Speaker Joseph Zuckerman, M.D., as well as a full-agenda of insightful speakers and topics to meet your educational and practice needs. In addition to obtaining your CME hours, you will also be able to interact with your colleagues and friends from around California.

Nestled in the greater Palm Springs area, the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers a variety of world-class accommodations, total wellness services and outdoor recreation. Be among the first to experience their brand-new water park with dueling water slides, lazy river and splash pad, making them the ultimate family destination for all to enjoy!

Don’t miss out on the education, the location, and networking with your ortho colleagues!

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Course chairs

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hand Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Private

East Bay Hand Medical Center

Orthopaedic Surgeon - General Specialty

Orthopaedic Resident - PGY5

Desert Orthopedic Center

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Sports Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hospital

Washington Township Medical Foundation


44600 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

08.00AM - 08.05AM
Welcome/Daily Announcements
MOD: ,
08.05AM - 09.05AM
The Great Debate - Foot and Ankle Surgery - What’s In & What’s Out?
08.05AM - 08.10AM
Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Have We Made any Progress?
08.20AM - 08.30AM
08.50AM - 09.05AM
09.05AM - 10.10AM
The Great Debate - Total Hip Arthroplasty
09.05AM - 09.15AM
THA Procedures Under Scrutiny
09.15AM - 09.30AM
09.30AM - 09.40AM
09.40AM - 09.50AM
09.50AM - 10.05AM
10.05AM - 10.10AM
10.10AM - 10.40AM
Fluoroscopy Radiation Safety
Session Files
10.40AM - 11.00AM
Coffee Break
11.00AM - 12.00PM
Biologics - Pros and Cons
11.00AM - 11.10AM
Intro and Current FDA Biologics Updates
11.20AM - 11.30AM
Con: Allograft Biologics Cells Show More Potential: Wait for the Future
11.30AM - 11.40AM
Pros and Cons on the Use of PRP for OA: Future Formulations May be Better?
11.40AM - 11.50AM
Pros and Cons on the Use of Biologics for Muscle and Tendon Injury
11.50AM - 12.00PM
Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
01.00PM - 01.30PM
Expo Raffle/Final Comments
MOD: ,
08.00AM - 09.00AM
DWC QME Training Module: Evaluating California's Injured Workers
Session Files
09.00AM - 09.45AM
Perfecting Your Medical-Legal Report
Session Files
09.45AM - 10.30AM
Cognitive Bias in Clinical Reasoning - Video Presentation
Session Files
10.30AM - 11.00AM
Break/Ortho Expo
11.00AM - 12.15PM
A Walk-Through the Evaluation of an Upper Extremity Injury
Session Files
12.15PM - 12.30PM
Lunch/Ortho Expo
12.30PM - 01.00PM
Simplexam-Sponsored Educational Session QME Practice Efficiencies and the Simplexam Platform
01.00PM - 03.15PM
Update on New Case Law - from an AME/Judge Viewpoint
Session Files
01.00PM - 01.45PM
What Are the Important Cases?
01.30PM - 03.00PM
How and When to Apply the Cases to Your Evaluations
03.00PM - 03.15PM
03.15PM - 03.45PM
Break/Ortho Expo
03.45PM - 04.15PM
Peer-to-Peer Review
04.15PM - 05.00PM
Billing Medical-Legal Evaluations
04.15PM - 04.40PM
Discussion of How the New Fee Schedule is Being Implemented
04.40PM - 05.00PM
Tips for Successful Billing
05.00PM - 05.15PM
07.00AM - 07.30AM
Heron Therapeutics-Sponsored Educational Session Entering a New World of Postoperative Pain Management
07.30AM - 08.00AM
Infinix Healthcare
08.00AM - 08.05AM
Welcome/Daily Announcements
08.05AM - 09.45AM
Transitioning Orthopaedic Practice to an Out-Patient Setting: My Experience
08.35AM - 08.45AM
The Transition to the Outpatient Setting in Orthopaedics: A Clinical Career Pathway
08.45AM - 09.00AM
Don’t Overlook Moving Procedures to an In-Office Setting Office-Based Surgery Protocols/Managing Care Team
09.00AM - 09.20AM
Blue Shield Shared Savings Program— The Benefits for an Orthopaedic Practice
09.20AM - 09.45AM
09.45AM - 10.15AM
Pain Management Protocols for Pre, Intra, and Post Operative Care
Session Files
10.15AM - 10.45AM
Coffee Break/Ortho Expo
10.45AM - 11.30AM
AAOS - Presidential Line Update
Session Files
11.30AM - 12.45PM
Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side?
11.30AM - 11.45AM
Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side?
11.45AM - 12.00PM
Foundation-Based vs Private Practice Arrangements
12.00PM - 12.15PM
Hospital Co-Management Agreements - Aligning Incentives
12.15PM - 12.30PM
How to Maintain your Autonomy/Control of Medical Issues in an Employed Setting - Negotiating Non-Compete Clauses
12.30PM - 12.45PM
12.45PM - 01.00PM
01.00PM - 02.30PM
Luncheon Networking Sessions: The Pros and Cons of Each Model
01.00PM - 01.18PM
Optimizing the Private Practice Model
01.18PM - 01.36PM
Private Practice Curious
01.36PM - 01.54PM
Foundation Model Curious
01.54PM - 02.12PM
3 Year Countdown Club - Retirement Options
02.12PM - 02.30PM
Workers' Comp Official Medical (Treatment) Fee Schedule - What Needs to be Changed?
02.30PM - 03.00PM
New Innovations Worth Thinking About - What is Worth Trying?
Session Files
03.00PM - 03.30PM
Coffee Break/Ortho Expo
03.30PM - 04.30PM
Avoid Clawbacks with Compliant Billing
Session Files
05.15PM - 05.45PM
COVID State of Affairs
05.15PM - 05.20PM
Shared Experience from Group Practice and ASC Settings
05.20PM - 05.35PM
Are We There Yet? Remaining COVID-19 Regulations in the Workplace
05.45PM - 06.20PM
What's Happening in Sacramento?
05.45PM - 06.00PM
Legislation Affecting Orthopaedic Practice
06.00PM - 06.15PM
Will Single Payor Pass this Year in Sacramento? Update on the MICRA Fight
06.20PM - 06.30PM
07.00AM - 07.30AM
DePuy-Sponsored Educational Session Treatment Considerations for Patients with Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee
07.30AM - 07.35AM
Welcome/Daily Announcements
07.35AM - 08.35AM
The Great Debate - Hand Procedures
07.35AM - 07.43AM
Cubital Tunnel Release - in situ release vs subcutaneous transposition vs submuscular transposition
07.43AM - 07.51AM
Metacarpal Fractures - ORIF vs intramedullary screw fixation vs percutaneous K wire fixation
07.51AM - 07.59AM
Bony Mallet Fingers - splinting vs ORIF vs percutaneous pinning
07.59AM - 08.07AM
Thumb CMC Arthritis - LRTI vs suture suspension techniques vs CMC arthroplasty
08.07AM - 08.20AM
Dupuytren’s Contracture—surgery vs. needle aponeurotomy vs. collagenase injection
08.20AM - 08.35AM
Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
08.35AM - 09.35AM
The Great Debate Sports Medicine Injuries - Knee OTHER than ACL
08.45AM - 08.55AM
08.55AM - 09.20AM
09.20AM - 09.35AM
09.35AM - 10.05AM
Coffee Break/Ortho Expo
10.05AM - 11.00AM
Keynote Speaker - The Resiliency of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Session Files
11.00AM - 12.05PM
The Great Debate - Shoulder Injuries Expanding Indications and Techniques for Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
11.20AM - 11.30AM
Neer Circle Clinical Study 2020—Treatment of Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: Is There Consensus?
11.30AM - 11.40AM
2-5 Year Results of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Using a PatientMatched Glenoid Implant for Severe Glenoid Bone Deficiency
11.40AM - 11.50AM
Complex Revision Surgery Using Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
11.50AM - 12.05PM
Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
12.05PM - 12.20PM
Resident Awards
12.20PM - 01.30PM
01.00PM - 05.00PM
Golf Tournament
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