2023 Annual AOC Connect Business & Leadership Symposium

Thurs, Oct. 12 – Sat, Oct. 14, 2023

Chicago, IL

The #1 Event for Orthopaedic Clinical and Administrative Teams

Bring your Clinical & Administrative Leadership Teams to our top-rated AOC Business & Leadership Symposium for Orthopaedic Chairs, Vice Chairs, Division Chiefs, Faculty Leaders, and Administrative Leaders.

This meeting promises high-level engagement and is attended by Presidents and Past Presidents of the major orthopaedic associations.

100% of attendees at our last meeting indicate “I am HAPPY I attended the AOC Business & Leadership Symposium”.

Register as a Team prior to April 15 and save 10%

The Symposium is for members only. Join today!


  • Organizing Research: Leadership Structure & Budget
  • How to Organize your Overall Department Budget and use your Meeting with C-Suite & Dean to get what you Need
  • Effective Models to Consider for Chair-CAO Relationships/Partnership
  • How to optimize peri-operative efficiency (i.e. evolution to ASC, assigned nursing teams in OR, room turnover goals, incentives, etc.)
  • Best Practices for Faculty Onboarding
  • Back by Popular Demand- Steve Forti- Establishing Programs for Cognitive Fitness in your Department
  • Mentorship Accountability
  • Strategies to optimize ASC Revenue
  • Managing Problem Faculty- “Shape Up or Ship Out”
  • “Unicorn” Workflows you can adopt in clinic and OR (right person, in right place, at right time, doing right thing)
  • 5 Most Important Things you Need to do to Launch Your New Clinic Successfully
  • Strategic Decision Making: Affiliations vs Growing Organically
  • Med-Tech Partnership to drive improved patient care, margins, learning, training, and efficiency
  • Negotiating the 5 most Important Funds Flows your Departments Needs to Survive & Thrive
  • Minimizing the Opioid Footprint
  • What to do when the &*&%$#! hits the Fan (Panel answers anonymous questions from attendees)
  • Benchmark Reports: Faculty Research Pay by Rank; Recruitment Packages; Milestones & Associated Timelines
  • Managing the growth of your clinical enterprise: Knowing when and how to grow clinical service lines and the keys to navigating those decisions.
  • Managing the growth of your clinical enterprise: The criticality for effective marketing and best practices to consider for optimizing marketing ROI in a significant/measurable way to grow musculoskeletal enterprises across competitive markets.
  • Recognizing and Overcoming your Leadership Blindspots
  • How to establish a healthy culture of engagement, collegiality, goal alignment, and accountability
  • Optimizing performance of your Division Chiefs and Chief Administrative Officers, accountability, and performance evaluation tools
  • Top 3 most impactful revenue enhancements and top 3 cost cutters to improve margins associated with your orthopaedic department.
  • Attracting Diversity and establishing a healthy environment to grow diversity among trainees and faculty


The Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 North Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611

Group Rate: $249 USD per night

Book your group rate for Academic Orthopaedic Consortium Room Block!