The world forum for joint replacement technology

With a rich history of over 30 years, ISTA is the forum for presentation and critique of ‎innovations in joint replacement technologies by surgeons, engineers, marketing ‎and business experts. ISTA has grown to host 600-700 delegates from ‎around the world at its annual congress which is becoming one of the most prominent in the field.

Due to concern for delegate safety, and many other factors, ISTA has decided to postpone ISTA’s 33rd Annual Congress for one year. The next Annual Congress will be held 29th Sept. to 2nd Oct. 2021. The venue for the Congress and its hotel will remain the same excellent location – the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii.

This was a difficult decision. Despite challenging circumstances in the past, ISTA has never postponed an Annual Congress in its 33 year history. But the current pandemic represents a risk not only to the safety of our delegates, but to some of the patients we all serve especially with many arthroplasty surgeons and basic scientists working in hospitals and from the orthopaedic industry attending ISTA. We anticipate that the Covid-19 threat will be passed by next summer, and that the congress planned for this fall will proceed with great success next year.

Please watch for additional information to follow. We look forward to your submissions and participation in 2021 with even greater anticipation.

Hani Haider, PhD and Kevin Garvin, MD
Co-Chairs, 33rd Annual Congress – ISTA, 2021