The 2022 COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meeting

Lunch and Learn Sessions

Industry Innovations & Demos (and Free Lunch!)

See the latest technology, techniques and brand-new products at the industry-led Lunch and Learn sessions taking place during the Annual Meeting at the Quebec City Convention Centre. Join our industry partners for these FREE non-accredited educational sessions with lunch on June 9 and 10.

Lunch and Learn sessions are not accredited. Attendees are not eligible to claim CME or MOC credits for participation in Lunch and Learn session

Open to all Annual Meeting participants!

Pre-registration is required.  See registration info for each event below.

Thursday, June 9

Mastering the Active Knee: From Arthroscopy to Robotics

1200-1300 EDT
Room 309B


“Ligament Reconstruction” with Ryan Martin, MD, FRCSC
Chief of Surgery, Group 23 Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Lecturer, University of Calgary

“Meniscal Preservation” with Sasha Carsen, MD, FRCSC, CM, MBA
Director of Research for the Division of Orthopedics, CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa

“Surgical Robotics in Knee Arthroplasty” with Doug Naudie, MD, FRCSC
Medical Director of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Unit, Robarts Research Institute
Adult Reconstructive Faculty, University of Western Ontario

Join the discussion during this Smith+Nephew COA Lunch and Learn Session that will focus on the continuum of care for knee joint repair and reconstruction, through the lifespan. Surgeon presenters will share case examples, debate technologies, and explicate anatomic-based surgical techniques in meniscal preservation, ligament repair and knee arthroplasty using surgical robotics.

Pre-registration is required.  Sign up by through the link below:

Joint Replacement, Robotics and Technology: Living in an Interconnected World. Why Should Our Medical Devices be Any Different?

1200-1300 EDT
Room 309A


Vincent Massé, MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor, University of Montreal
CIUSSS de l’Est de l’lle/Clinique Duval
Montreal, QC

Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde, MD, FRCSC
Clinical Lecturer, University of Toronto
Humber River Hospital
Toronto, ON

Are technology solutions the next big thing in orthopedics? Can they really bring needed efficiencies to your clinical practice?

Today’s surgeons are seeking increased accuracy and efficiency to improve patient satisfaction following total joint arthroplasty. As the technology continues to advance, robotic-assisted orthopaedic surgery has the potential to transform how surgery is performed.

Join us to hear surgeon faculty share their experiences and discover how ZBEDGE, Zimmer Biomet’s suite of integrated digital and robotic technologies can help you work smarter in your practice, how simple platforms can provide faster, real-time data, and how connected data can help provide you better knowledge for patient care.


Pre-registration required through the link below.

Unmasking the Truth About Bone Graft Substitutes. Making Evidence-based Decisions to Enhance Patient Outcomes

1200-1300 EDT
Room 308B


Dr. Chris Arts
Associate professor of translational biomaterials research
Laboratory for experimental Orthopedics
Department of Orthopedics surgery, Maastricht UMC+

Unmask the truth behind the science, technology & evidence of bone graft substitutes. Comprehensive review of the different classes of BGS and their clinical work; Proteins, Peptides, Growth factors, stem cells and others.

Pre-registration required.  Contract Frederic Dancose below to reserve a spot:

Friday, June 10


Early Clinical experience with LIMA SMR Stemless Reverse Arthroplasty

1200-1300 EDT
Room 308B


Dr. Darren Drosdowech
Associate Professor
Roth / MacFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre
St. Josephs hospital
London, ON

Lunch Learn participants will get first hand exposure to LIMA SMR new Stemless arthroplasty system. A brief didact review will be followed by a guided dry-bones demonstration reviewing: ** Stemless TSA / Stemless Conversion to RSA / Stemless Reverse.  Clinical Cases will be shown and discussed. Q + A session to end the luncheon Learn.

Pre-registratation required by contacting Michela Baseli through the link below.

When Guidelines Go Wrong, A President’s Panel

1200-1300 EDT
Room 308A


Mohit Bhandari, O.Ont, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Chair, Department of Surgery at McMaster University
Past President of COA (2021)

Mark Glazebrook, MSc, PhD, Dip Sports Med, MD, FRCSC
Professor of Surgery, Dalhousie University & QEII HSC
Past President of COA (2020)

Ross Leighton, MD, FRCSSC, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Dalhousie University & QEII HSC
Past President of COA (2011)

Ivan Wong, MD, FRCSC, Diploma Sports Medicine, MACM, FAANA
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dalhousie University
President of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC)

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Mohit Bhandari where we will discuss when guidelines go wrong, and how evidence and critical thinking impact patient treatment decisions.

Pre-registration is required through the link below:

Reducing the Risk of Surgical Site Complications: The Latest Clinical Evidence and Complex Case Reviews

1200-1300 EDT
Room 307B


H. John Cooper, MD Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Division of Hip & Knee Reconstruction Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Please join our esteemed faculty who will review and discuss new multi-center randomized control trial data demonstrating significantly improved outcomes with ciNPT vs. silver impregnated dressings.

Pre-registration is required by contacting Nancy Prete through the link below:

Use of Viscosupplementation and Hyaluronic Agents Within the Continuum of Osteoarthritis Management of Joints Beyond the Knees

1200-1300 EDT
Room 307A


Dr. Olufemi Ayeni, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Professor and the Academic Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University

Learning Objectives

  • Explain key disease state features of osteoarthritis in joints beyond the knee
  • Describe treatments available for osteoarthritis of the hip, shoulder, and ankle
  • Discuss the clinical evidence supporting the use of viscosupplementation and hyaluronic agents in the treatment of osteoarthritis in joints beyond the knee

Pre-registration is required through the link below.