2017 TOA/TOF Annual Conference

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Conference Committee | Location | Meeting Program | Program Faculty | Resident Events | Sponsors

Conference Committee

Kyle Dickson, MD
Houston, TX

2016-2017 Conference Chairs

B. Christian Balldin, MD
Texas Society of Sports Medicine President
San Antonio, TX

Adam J. Bruggeman, MD
Business of Orthopaedics Chair
San Antonio, TX

J. Cuyler Dear, MD
Clinical Program Chair
Dallas, TX

M. Michael Khair, MD
Clinical Program Chair
Dallas, TX
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Call 214.748.1300 and reserve your room now at $269/night!
Room Block Code: TOA 2017 Program

The Joule Dallas
1530  Main Street | Dallas, TX 75201 | 214.748.1300


Friday night reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
on Friday, May 5 on the Joule’s terrace.

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Meeting Program

2017 Annual Conference Syllabus

Click here or on graphic above to view entire Preliminary Program

Friday, May 5, 2017
Coding Course
Led by Margi Maley of Karen Zupko & Assoc. (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Limited to first 70 the Register … registration cut off is April 24, 2017
click here for Coding Course Objectives & Agenda

Clinical Breakouts: Case Studies for:
Joints, Sports Medicine & Trauma
(8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
Controversies in Orthopaedics: Clinical Session (9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
15th Annual Resident Quiz Bowl (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Evening Reception on the Joule’s Terrace (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Saturday, May 6, 2017
The Business of Orthopaedics (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Both orthopaedic surgeons and staff members are invited to participate in the coding course presented by Margi Maley of Karen Zupko and Associates.  A separate registration fee, which includes course materials, is required. Space will be limited to the first 70 registrations. The course will focus on the latest coding issues that affect orthopaedic practices.

Possible CME Hours per Attendee

Friday Coding Course CME 6.50
  Friday Coding Course + AM Clinical 7.50
  Friday Coding Course + PM Clinical 9.25
  Friday Coding Course + AM & PM Clinical 10.25
Friday Clinical CME 8.75
Saturday CME 6.25
Coding Course + Saturday Total 12.75
  Fri (AM) + Coding + Fri (PM) + Sat (Business of Ortho) Total 16.50
Friday and Saturday (no coding course) Total 15.00

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Program Faculty


Christian Balldin, MD of The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group
Chris Behan of Socius Marketing
Paul C. Chin, MD of Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Daniel E. Cooper, MD of The Carrell Clinic
Kyle F. Dickson, MD of Southwest Orthopaedic Group
Melvyn A. Harrington, MD of Baylor College of Medicine
William R. Hotchkiss, MD of The Carrell Clinic
Brody A. Flanagin, MD of Orthopedic Associates of Dallas
Omer A. Ilahi, MD of Southwest Orthopedic Group
Alan L. Jones, MD of Baylor Scott & White
Lauren E. LaMont, MD of Cook Childrens
Jeffrey R. Padalecki, MD of Austin Regional Clinic
M. Brett Raynor, MD of Texas Orthopaedic Associates
David C. Ring, MD of Dell Medical School
William J. Robertson, MD of Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Robert D. Russell, MD of The Carrell Clinic
Congressman Pete Sessions | Chairman – House Rules Committee
Adam J. Starr, MD of UT Southwestern
Ahmed Thabet-Hagag, MD of Texas Tech University
Charles E. Toulson of Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Brian G. Webb, MD of John Peter Smith
Dane K. Wukich, MD of UT Southwestern


Andrew Bennett, DPT of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists
Ryan Brannan of Workers’ Comp Commissioner
Adam B. Bruggeman, MD of Texas Spine Center
Kyle F. Dickson, MD of Southwest Orthopedic Group
Goran Dragolovic of SCA
Gilberto Gonzales, MD of Texas Tech University
Mel Gunawardena of SYNERGEN Health
Bobby Hillert of Texas Orthopaedic Association
Michael S. Hisey, MD of Texas Back Institute
Ashley E. Johnston, JD of Weaver Johnston & Nelson, PLLC
Kenneth J. Kaminski, MD of Azalea Orthopaedics
Andrew P. Kant, MD of KSF Orthopaedic Center PA
Jason McCormick of The Campbell Clinic
Nick F. Tsourmas, MD of Texas Mutual
Joshua M. Weaver, JD of Weaver Johnston & Nelson, PLLC


All speakers must submit speaker disclosure forms.
To access the electronic form, click here.

Presentations will be announced throughout the Fall of 2016/Spring of 2017.
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Resident Events

The Texas Orthopaedic Association’s 2017 Annual Conference will be held Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at the Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas. As always, we have several events planned for the residents.

Numerous residents participated in TOA’s conferences over the past few years and found them to be extremely helpful for networking and educational purposes.

TOA will provide a free hotel night to all participating residents. Please ask them to contact TOA (Bobby@toa.org) with their interest in a hotel room by April 1, 2017. Due to the popularity of the resort and limited number of rooms, we are encouraging residents to contact TOA soon.

Resident Paper Presentations. Residents have the opportunity to present papers and win awards. We are asking submissions to be made on our Web site by January 15, 2017.

Abstract Submissions for 2017:  CLOSED! 

Abstract Submissions for 2018: OPEN!  The TOA Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract (see above) if you would like to participate in the scientific session. Resident Awards for best papers range from $500 to $1500 and are awarded at the TOA Annual Business Luncheon.

You are sure to enjoy the scientific programming, hands-on workshops, and social functions at which you can mingle with orthopaedic surgeons from across the state of Texas.

Click here to submit your abstract NOW for the 2018 TOA/TOF Annual Meeting! Deadline is January 15, 2018!

Resident Quiz Bowl. This annual event is a popular competition between the orthopaedic residency programs. We are asking each residency program to send two residents to participate on the afternoon of Friday, May 5 from 5pm to 6pm.

To download the electronic entry form, click here, otherwise to download a printable form, click here.


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Sponsor Prospectus: Click here!
Sponsor Application:  Click here!  (page 5 of the Prospectus)
Meeting Forms: Click here!
Exhibitor Layout and Exhibitor Hall Information Dates: May 4-6, 2017
Exhibitor Layout and Exhibitor Hall Layout: Click here!

Credit Card Authorization Form (for Shipping, Electrical and/or Wi-Fi for your booths): Click here!
Exhibit Hall Electric and WiFi for Your Booth Order Form: Click here!
Shipping, Receiving & Tracking #s  Form (a must for your Shipping needs):  Click here! (an Excel file that will auto download )
Shipping Instructions:  There is no storage room available until Thursday morning.  Please do not have your packages arrive any earlier then Wednesday May 3, 2017 and it is preferable that you have them delivered on Thursday, May 4, 2017 via the address on the bottom of the above Shipping, Receiving & Tracking Form

Exhibit Hall Setup: Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open: Friday, May 5, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open: Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.
Strike: Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1:15 p.m.
Location: The Joule – Fortnight Ballroom, Fortnight Foyer & Mosiac Foyer (floorplan)
Who Is Eligible: All Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors will be provided one 6′ x 30″ skirted table. Exhibit booth location choices will be given to top sponsors based on first in (paid in full), first served at a later date once layout schematics are finalized.

Please note that not all breaks/exhibitor visitation breaks will be listed in the Preliminary Program.

Friday, May 5, 2017
Orthopaedic Sessions, Coding Course and the 15th Annual Resident Quiz Bowl

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Orthopaedic Sessions
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