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ORTHOWORLD Symposium on the Future of the Orthopaedic Industry to Examine Surgeon/Device Company Relationships, Regulatory and Economic Issues
CEO and Surgeon Views of the Evolving Orthopaedic Supply Chain will be led by Executives Past and Present from Amedica, Nextremity Solutions and Tornier

Doug Kohrs, Sonny Bal and Rod Mayer provide their
insight on the future of the orthopaedic industry. Learn more.

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, December 4, 2014 / ORTHOWORLD® Inc., leading producer of strategic intelligence for the orthopaedic industry, announced today that its State and Future of the Orthopaedic Industry™ Symposium will be held on January 20, 2015 in Nashville, TN.

The symposium will feature perspectives from CEOs and surgeons. Doug Kohrs, Past President & CEO of Tornier, will facilitate discussion amongst CEO panelists: B. Sonny Bal, M.D., J.D., President, CEO and Chairman of Amedica and Rod K. Mayer, President and CEO of Nextremity Solutions.

Surgeon entrepreneur Selene Parekh, M.D., Partner at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, Associate Professor at Duke University and Clinical Advisor at Excelerate Health Ventures, will cover the factors that have driven industry to the current intersection of innovation and regulation and offer insights on ways to optimally approach the undue burdens on the surgeon/device company relationship.

“The orthopaedic industry has responded to increased vulnerabilities and scrutiny in the post-ACA environment, as evidenced by globalization, consolidation, workforce restructuring and investments in outcomes data collection, just to name a few,” commented Carolyn LaWell, Content Manager of ORTHOWORLD. “We are honored to cull the perspectives of thought-provoking industry executives whose experience in leading global companies and startups can be shared with industry to bolster forward momentum.”

Further discussion will be fueled by questions from attendees and is expected to focus on changing delivery models, hospital pricing, regulatory/compliance issues and future market trends. “Attendees can expect to emerge with a clearer view of the future, the pitfalls to avoid and the opportunities to exploit,” added Mrs. LaWell.

Symposium details and registration information can be found at ORTHOWORLD.com.


Founded in 1992, ORTHOWORLD is a highly specialized publishing firm offering strategic intelligence, integrated advertising and educational conferences exclusively to the global orthopaedic market. Its singular mission is helping orthopaedic companies and individuals improve their performance.


Carolyn LaWell
Phone: 440.543.2101
Email: carolyn@orthoworld.com