2021 Annual AOC Business & Leadership Symposium

Thursday, November 4 – Saturday, November 6, 2021

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-“.

Hosted by:

L. Scott Levin is an AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer

L. Scott Levin, MD

Paul Magnusson Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Keynote Speakers

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer James R Ficke MD

James R. Ficke, MD

Robert A. Robinson Professor & Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Orthopaedist-in-Chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Kristy Weber MD

Kristy Weber, MD

President, AAOS – 2019; Vice-Chair, Faculty Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UPenn; Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence

Distinguished Presenters

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Cynthia L. Emory MD MBA

Cynthia L. Emory, MD, MBA

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer – Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Mark W. Pagnano MD

Mark W. Pagnano, MD

Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Michael Parks MD

Michael L. Parks, MD

Clinical Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Vice Chair for Quality, Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Neil Ravitz MBA

Neil Ravitz, MBA

Chief Administrative Officer, UPENN; Senior Vice President, AOC

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Theresa Wyrick MD

Theresa Wyrick, MD

Vice Chair, University of Arkansas; Co-Chair, AOC Women’s Leadership Forum

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Lisa Lattanza MD

Lisa Lattanza, MD

Chair & Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University

2021 Event Location

Quorum at the University City Science Center
3675 Market Street
1st and 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Preferred hotels & rates are listed below.

Distance to Quorum – Hotel – Rate – reserve by date:
0.3 miles – The Inn at Penn, Hilton – $229 – reserve by 10/14

0.8 miles – Homewood Suites University City – $199 (complimentary breakfast and shuttle through University City) reserve by 10/13/21

Group code: AOC

1.7 miles – Kimpton Palomar – $189 (complimentary evening wine hour) – reserve by 10/3/21

Guests can begin making reservations by using the custom booking link below, or by calling our Central Reservations department at 1-800-KIMPTON and identifying themselves as part of the Business & Leadership Symposium at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, or by using Group Code: R52.

As a reminder, reservations need to be booked by Sunday, October 3rd, 2021.

1.8 miles – Le Meridien – $179 – reserve by 10/4/21

Here’s your reservation link your guests can use to make reservations:

Book your group rate for Academic Orthopedic Consortium- Business and Leadership Symposium

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

1.6 miles – The Logan – $179 (10% off spa services for all event guests) – reserve by 10/4/21

Here is the booking link for the Groups360: Business & Leadership Syposium – AOC Room Block.

Use Edit Stay to modify arrival & departure dates if needed.
Simply copy and paste the entire URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available for this group:

To Reserve by Phone:

Call 215-963-1500, follow the prompts to make a new reservation.

Once connected with an agent, you must provide the group code GAOCA

This link and group code is only valid for the contract dates, and will expire when the block is full and/or on your cut-off date: 10/4/2021

If a guest has wheelchair/hearing accessible (ADA) room requirements, please let us know.

1.8 miles – Warwick Rittenhouse Square – $209 – reserve by 10/4/21