On behalf of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, we are honored to invite you to participate in ISTA’s 33rd Annual Congress on 23-26 September 2020 in Maui, Hawaii.
With a rich history of >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 annually host 600-700 delegates from around the world. We are committed to making the 2020 Maui congress larger.
Interest in ISTA has been driven by the increasing appetite of surgeons and scientists for deeper discussion of leading edge technologies for joint replacement. The Hip Society and the Knee Society share this vision, and have partnered in our program this year.
Arthroplasty technologies now extend beyond implant design, materials, surgical navigation, and robotics. The new frontier includes patient wearable devices to monitor activities before and after surgery, artificial intelligence for automated capture and mining of medical records and surgical outcomes, registry data, optimized OR and hospital throughput, and proactive management to match patient-surgeon expectations for higher patient satisfaction. The ISTA 2020 theme is “20/20 vision into the future for responsible innovation in arthroplasty”.
This congress is a truly global orthopaedics event, drawing in the top surgical and scientific expertise from around the world. Surgeons, fellows, and residents interact with leading experts in science and engineering from academia and industry for genuine exploration, robust discussion, and debate. Hawaii is a very convenient congress venue for many of our delegates from East Asia. We have negotiated economically attractive rates at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Maui, where we plan to do serious work with a target of >750 delegates from over 30 countries.
You will have a unique opportunity to interact with the elites of the world of orthopaedic practice, and feel the pulse, inspiration, innovation and aspirations of early-adopter and innovative surgeons and scientists. The program will delve into new frontiers in the technologies of arthroplasty and the management of data and patient expectations and satisfaction.
We look forward to seeing you in Maui, Hawaii!
Hani Haider, PhD and Kevin Garvin, MD