August 18-21, 2016

Swissotel Chicago
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Lectures for 2017!


Denis Calthorpe, FRCSI
Consultant in Trauma
Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby, United Kingdom


Keith Mayo, MD
Wyss Hip and Pelvis Center
Swedish Hospital
Seattle, Washington


Eric Johnson, MD
Mullikin Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma
Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California


Armen Kelikian, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern University Medical Center
Attending Physician
NorthShore University Health Care
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Orthopaedic Institute
Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

17th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium

Designed to offer the orthopaedic surgeon an integrated approach to trauma management. At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to:
  • Apply the standard of care and leading-edge techniques for fragility fractures, pelvic and acetabular disruption, complex upper and lower extremity injuries.
  • Demonstrate improved surgical skill with the latest surgical techniques in orthopaedic trauma through hands-on workshops.
  • Discuss central concepts regarding practice management and topical contemporary themes from keynote lectures.
  • Apply the most current methods for management of complex foot and ankle injuries.
  • Debate and critique the latest technological advances in orthobiologics and complex fracture care.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cubs Are In Town!

The Cubs are in town!  Take the train and catch a game following the course on Sunday.  No better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than at Wrigley Field.  Tickets are still available.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Register TODAY!

Register today for the 16th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium at the Palmer House Hilton September 4-7, 2014.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Save the Dates for 2014 & 2015

Mark your calendars for the Chicago Trauma Symposium to be held at the Palmer House Hilton.

16th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium
September 4-7, 2014

17th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium
September 10-13, 2015

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Register for the upcoming course

15th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium

Eventbrite - 15th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium

Advocate Health Care designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.   Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Save the Date!

15th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium will be held August 1-5, 2013 at the Palmer House Hilton.  

Mark your calendars to attend this comprehensive review of the standard of care and latest techniques for complex orthopaedic trauma and fracture care. Three and one half days of lectures, debates, case presentations and hands-on workshops are punctuated by keynote lectures covering a broad spectrum of current topics. This review is essential for board and recertification preparation.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Zimmer- Hands-on Workshop

Zimmer Trauma provides a full portfolio of innovative solutions for orthopaedic trauma.   Zimmer Trauma is known for being the first company to introduce pre-contoured periarticular plates.  Over the past few years Zimmer Trauma has also introduced a new line of polyaxial locking plates, the NCB (Non-Contact Bridging) Plating System, which provides surgeons with the opportunity to change screw positions prior to locking.  The NCB Plating System has recently been expanded to include new plates and screws specifically designed for periprosthetic fractures, offering surgeons the greatest number of options to overcome these clinical challenges.  In addition to its plate line Zimmer Trauma continues to strengthen its IM nail portfolio with the Zimmer Natural Nail System.  The Zimmer Natural Nail System now offers easy-to-use nails for Cephalomedullary, Antegrade Femur, Retrograde Femur and Tibia fractures on a common platform of intuitive instrumentation.   The newest innovative addition to the Zimmer Trauma portfolio is Zimmer MotionLoc Technology, a patented screw design that reduces the stiffness of locked plating constructs and provides micromotion at the fracture site.  Please stop by the Zimmer Trauma booth and/or our website to learn more.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Smith & Nephew- Hands-on Workshop

“We will be presenting the Trigen Intertan for an Intertrochanteric fracture lab. The Trigen Intertan uses a unique integrated screw construct that gives the surgeon the ability to achieve active linear compression while controlling rotation in intertrochanteric fractures.” The Trigen Intertan nail is indicated for fractures of the femur, including simple shaft fractures, comminuted shaft fractures, spiral shaft fractures, long oblique shaft fractures and segmental shaft fractures; subtrochanteric fractures; intertrochanteric fractures; ipsilateral femoral shaft/neck fractures; intracapsular fractures; nonunions and malunions; polytrauma and multiple fractures; prophylactic nailing of impending pathologic fractures; reconstruction, following tumor resection and grafting; and bone lengthening and shortening.

Contact Information:

Michael Cooper
Global Director of Trauma Marketing
IM Nails and Hip Fracture Solutions
Direct #: (901) 399-5089
Cell #: (662) 420-0502
Fax #: (901) 566-7966

John Madden
Global Product Manager
IM Nails & Hip Fracture
Direct #: (901) 399-5116
Cell #: (901) 605-4272

Chris Harris
Global Product Manager
IM Nails & Hip Fracture
Direct #: (901) 399-5656
Cell #: (901) 246-5617

Friday, July 29, 2011

Brainlab- Exhibitor

About Brainlab

Orthopedic Trauma
Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that supports targeted, less-invasive orthopedic trauma procedures. Core products include computer-assisted surgery (CAS) systems and software that provide real-time information for fluoroscopic image enrichment, driving improved speed, first-pass accuracy and radiation efficiency.
Brainlab expands the value of CAS for trauma procedures, combining cloud-based OrthoWeb, TraumaCad and Trauma CAS. Surgeons, physician groups and hospitals can easily move images from the clinic to the OR making digital information available where and when it is needed.
Designed for routine and complex procedures, Brainlab software can be used to treat fractures in various areas of the body. The intuitive user interface and flexible workflows offer universal tool integration and an open platform for surgeons to use the implant and tool manufacturers of their choice.
Founded in 1989, the privately held Brainlab group has over 5,000 systems installed in more than 80 countries. Based in Munich, Germany, Brainlab employs 970 people in 16 offices worldwide.

To learn more, visit

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ETEX- Hands-on Workshop

ETEX Corporation, a pioneer in bone repair and reconstruction, offers a platform of products that combine the chemical and mechanical attributes of nanocrystalline calcium phosphate with the biological activity of proteins, cells, and therapeutic agents.  ETEX’s composite products have the advantage of being biocompatible, bioresorbable and physiologically compatible with a variety of molecules.

Injectable Bone Substitute Material
MIS-centric Bioresorbable Calcium Phosphate
Today's active patient expects effective and faster recovery times. The answer increasingly lies in minimally invasive procedures with dependable outcomes.
ETEX makes this possible with Beta-bsm®. Beta-bsm® is engineered using ETEX's proprietary nanocrystalline technology, is mixed in a closed syringe to syringe mixing system and can be injected through a 16 gauge needle

Sets Hard, High Strength, Cell-Mediated Remodeling
Gamma-bsm® meets the need for faster setting, high compressive-strength materials. Gamma-bsm® is engineered using ETEX's proprietary nanocrystalline technology,sets fast in a wet environment and undergoes cell-mediated remodeling.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ZymoGenetics- Exhibitor


Founded in 1981, ZymoGenetics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic proteins.

As a leader in recombinant technology with three decades of drug discovery and development experience, ZymoGenetics discovered and/or developed eight recombinant proteins that are currently available on the market. In addition, multiple product candidates have been out-licensed through its research efforts.

Seven are being marketed by other companies, and the eighth – RECOTHROM® Thrombin, topical (Recombinant) – is the first product that ZymoGenetics has commercialized and marketed in the US.

In October 2010, ZymoGenetics was acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Angiotech- Exhibitor

The Quill™ device is a knotless tissue closure device indicated for soft tissue approximation.  The unique barb design within the Quill™ device allows for distribution of tension across the entire length of the wound or tissue being approximated, and eliminates the need for an interrupted suture technique or knot-tying. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Own the Bone- Exhibitor

Own the Bone, a multidisciplinary online quality improvement program developed by the American Orthopaedic Association, helps physicians and other healthcare specialists identify, screen and treat patients with osteoporosis and low bone mass after fragility fractures to prevent future fractures.  The national online registry provides access to benchmarking capabilities enabling institutions to document improvements in patient care over time as well as compare results to other participating institutions. 

Own the Bone incorporates 10 prevention measures (nutrition counseling, physical activity counseling, lifestyle counseling, pharmacotherapy, DXA testing and communication), which are tracked and monitored within the registry.  These 10 measures are consistent with recommendations from the National Osteoporosis Foundation and Joint Commission.   

For additional information, please visit or call 847-318-7336.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Alden Health Care & Senior Living- Exhibitor

Alden Health Care & Senior Living
‘Experience the Difference in Recovery’

Alden is one of the largest providers of rehabilitation and health care services with over 40 sites of care throughout Chicago, the suburbs and southern Wisconsin. Alden’s  rehabilitation and health care centers specialize in short-term orthopedic recovery and post-acute services, offering orthopedic, cardiac and neurological rehabiliation. The results-oriented Optimal Rehabilitation Program features PT, OT and Speech therapies two times a day.

Alden’s newest addition – Alden Estates of Skokie – is the only short-term orthopedic recovery center on the North Shore. With 23 luxurious private rooms with en suite bathrooms, custom-made furniture and decor, it is also the most exclusive. Every employee at Alden Estates of Skokie is trained to understand and meet the unique needs of our orthopedic guests. A massage therapist, restaurant fine dining, ice cream parlor, beauty salon and WiFi are among the many five-star amenities.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Stryker Orthopaedics is a division of the Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Stryker Orthopaedics offers an extensive orthopaedic product portfolio including hip, knee and upper extremity reconstructive devices, bone cement, trauma implants, bone substitutes and spine systems. For more information about Stryker Orthopaedics, visit:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Novarad- Exhibitor

What if you could help more patients, improve your workflow, and save time and money? You can with NovaOrtho. NovaOrtho from Novarad is a complete, top-rated, web-based image and information management sys- tem that provides you with the tools you need to improve patient workflow, increase your efficiency and save you time and money.
NovaOrtho improves patient workflow by allowing you to view patient images anytime, anywhere. Coupled with OrthoFlow, images go directly to the patient’s room and are instantly available by simply swiping a card. All patient’s films are grouped together in one file - no time wasted logging in, tracking down images, carrying film around; and it’s all HIPAA compliant. Patients spend less time in imaging and more time consulting with the orthopedist. Save time and money with Novarad’s affordable payment structures, low out of pocket startup fees, and quick return on investment. You’ll never pay additional fees for the life of the system, receiving all new hardware as needed and all new software upgrades. Do more sooner with free installation and on- site training – we’ll have you up and running in less than four weeks.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Femoral Fixation Hands-on Workshop

“We will be presenting the Trigen Intertan for an Intertrochanteric fracture lab. The Trigen Intertan uses a unique integrated screw construct that gives the surgeon the ability to achieve active linear compression while controlling rotation in intertrochanteric fractures.” The Trigen Intertan nail is indicated for fractures of the femur, including simple shaft fractures, comminuted shaft fractures, spiral shaft fractures, long oblique shaft fractures and segmental shaft fractures; subtrochanteric fractures; intertrochanteric fractures; ipsilateral femoral shaft/neck fractures; intracapsular fractures; nonunions and malunions; polytrauma and multiple fractures; prophylactic nailing of impending pathologic fractures; reconstruction, following tumor resection and grafting; and bone lengthening and shortening.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Healthcare Information Services, LLC- Exhibitor

Healthcare Information Services (HIS) is a physician's management organization specializing in Revenue Cycle Management and Technology services. HIS partners with physicians to increase their bottom line, improve monthly cash-flow and boost overall profitability. We are dedicated to helping physicians maximize their reimbursements and enhance their bottom line. HIS is the industry leader in Revenue Cycle Management and Technology services. Our expert professionals and cutting-edge technologies makes us an invaluable resource to physicians during a difficult economic time.

Our staff of over 225 professionals, including 60 plus certified coders, have real-world industry experience, providing you with the leadership and expertise necessary to help your practice increase its profitability and operational efficiencies. For over three decades, HIS has successfully partnered with physicians to increase cash-flow, lower A/R and boost profitability. 

HIS is also the only reseller in the nation of the award winning productivity-driven SRS-EHR by SRSsoft. With this we have launched a new bundled service offering SRS-EHR and HIS's Revenue Cycle Management Services together. This bundled service mitigates the up-front costs associated with the software, hardware and implementation of an EHR purchase. HIS will roll the costs associated with SRS into the monthly service fee... amortizing this cost allows you to enjoy the benefits and costs savings with zero capital out-lay.

Revenue Cycle Management and Technology services provided by HIS will help make your practice more profitable... guaranteed. If HIS is unable to help your group increase your reimbursements by 5% or more, two years after becoming our client, we will write your group a check for up to $250,000. Give us a call at 855-RING-HIS to see how HIS can help position your practice for increased growth and a more profitable future. 

For more information visit

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Olympus Biotech- Exhibitor

Olympus Biotech Corporation is dedicated to the further advancement of orthopedics and regenerative medicine to improve the lives of patients around the world.  Olympus Biotech markets and sells OP-1™ Putty and OP-1™ Implant which are currently approved in the U.S. under Humanitarian Device Exemptions (HDEs) for revision posterolateral lumbar spine fusion and for the treatment of long bone
nonunions, respectively.  OP-1 is also approved in Australia and Canada as OP-1 Implant, and in Switzerland and the European Union as Osigraft and Opgenra.  Approximately 40,000 patients have been treated globally with OP-1 Products.

Learn more at

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ISMIE- Course Exhibitor

IISMIE Mutual Insurance Company is the premier provider of professional liability insurance for Illinois physicians. ISMIE offers a complete line of insurance products designed to protect physicians and your practices from professional liability risk exposures.

ISMIE’s professional liability coverage provides thorough, solid protection in the event of a medical liability claim or suit. Our professional liability insurance coverage is available to qualified professionals licensed to practice medicine. Our professional liability insurance coverage options include:
·       Physician Professional Liability
·       Partnership/Corporation Professional Liability
·       Clinic Option Professional Liability 
·       Employed Allied Health Personnel

The program offers unparalleled learning opportunities to improve the safety and quality of care delivered to patients, reduce practice-related professional liability exposures, and optimize the defensibility if a claim is brought against an ISMIE policyholder.

ISMIE also believes that a vigorous defense to claims provides our policyholders with the protection they deserve.. Historically, physicians insured with ISMIE have resolved the majority of all medical liability claims with no indemnity payment.

For over 34 years, ISMIE has proven that physicians can depend on us to keep their reputations intact. We are proud to be known as the physician-owned and managed company that provides the very best in service to those we insure. That focus will never change. ISMIE Mutual will always be your Physician-First Service Insurer®.

Learn more at


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Medartis- Course Exhibitor

Medartis is one of the leading manufacturers of medical devices for cranio-maxillofacial surgery, hand and plastic surgery as well as orthopaedic trauma surgery.  Medartis is committed to providing surgeons and operating room personnel with innovative titanium implants, instruments and services that represent advances in bone fixation and thus patients’ quality of life.

Visit the company website for more information

Wounded in Action

While in Chicago be sure to visit Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements.  The exhibit will be on display at the Chicago Cultural Center, a short walking distance from the course hotel.

In a tribute to the heroes who have served their countries in wars throughout the world, this exhibition features art celebrating the strength and spirit of injured troops, wounded civilians, and their families, as well as the commitment of the orthopaedic surgeons who assist them on their journey to recovery.
Wounded in Action includes original works of art showing a different side of war — war-related loss of limbs and other musculoskeletal wounds — and the increasingly pivotal role orthopaedic surgeons play in the lives of war-related injury patients. Artists include military personnel who live with orthopaedic injuries, family members who helped them through their recovery process, and orthopaedic surgeons who treat wounded military and civilians.

Here is a sample of the artwork on display.  This is a very nice exhibit of work by your colleagues.  Not to be missed!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Looking for something to do in the evening?

If you are looking for something to do in the evening while attending the Chicago Trauma Symposium here is a suggesion for you.

For a special treat, take a Lake Fireworks Cruise on Wednesday and Saturday evenings May 28 through September 3. Enjoy a dramatic Lake Michigan Cruise followed by a front-row seat for the Navy Pier Fireworks display. These 45-minute cruises leave from Shoreline's dock at the west end of Navy Pier Saturdays at 8:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  Click here for more information.

You may also enjoy the firework display while enjoying dinner or the sites of Navy Pier.  Fireworks are displayed every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer.