2022 Annual AOC Connect Business & Leadership Symposium

Thurs, Nov. 10 – Sat, Nov. 12, 2022

Austin, TX

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, Fellows, Residents, and Administrators.

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

100% of the attendees at our last meeting rated the Symposium either an “A” or an “A-“.

Keynote Speaker

Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD

Fred C. Reynolds Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Distinguished Presenters

Scott D. Boden, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics – Emory University School of Medicine;

Vice President of Business Innovation – Emory Heatlhcare

Kevin Bozic MD, MBA

Chair, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care – Dell Medical School – The University of Texas at Austin

Susan V. Bukata, MD

Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics – UC San Diego

Steven Forti, RN

Chief Wellness and Resiliency Officer – Hospital for Special Surgery;

US Army Special Forces, Master Sergeant (retired)

Grant Garrigues, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Director, Upper Extremity Research Midwest Orthopaedics – Rush; Associate Chief Medical Officer, AOC Connect

Farshid Guilak, PhD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis; Chief Scientific & Innovation Officer, AOC Connect

L. Andrew Koman, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Executive Director; Musculoskeletal Service Line, Wake Forest Baptist Health

L. Scott Levin, MD

Paul B. Magnuson Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Plastic Surgery in Surgery; Vice President and Associate Dean for Resource Development, University of Pennsylvania Co-Director, Penn Nerve Center; Chief Medical Officer – AOC

Valerae O. Lewis, MD

Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Oncology – University of Texas; MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston

Mike West

CEO Emeritus – Rothman Orthopaedic Institute


  • How to grow and optimize financial and operational performance of your musculoskeletal enterprise at a health system level
  • How to optimize providers’ (surgeons, primary care, physiatry, APP) clinic schedules (via appointment scheduling templates, same day/next day service for new patient access, the role of orthopaedic urgent care, etc.)
  • How to optimize peri-operative efficiency (i.e. evolution to ASC, assigned nursing teams in OR, room turnover goals, incentives, etc.)
  • Integrating and optimizing ancillary opportunities within the orthopaedic department and across the health system level
  • Best practice approaches for establishing and growing your research enterprise. The lifecycle, required resources, and milestones.
  • Benchmark Reports: Faculty Research Pay by Rank; Recruitment Packages; Milestones & Associated Timelines
  • How to utilize digital health platforms to optimize patient care, patient communication, decrease re-admits, and help patient transitions
  • 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.
  • Leadership skills development for faculty leaders, CAOs, Residents & Fellows
  • How to establish a healthy culture of engagement, collegiality, goal alignment, and accountability
  • Optimizing your leadership teams via job descriptions for 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 Westin Austin Downtown
310 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

Group Rate: $269 USD per night

Book your group rate for AOC Connect Room Block!