CORS Paper session: Arthroplasty Moderators: Alberto Carli, ON; Rizhi Wang, BC

COA/CORS Paper session: Spine Moderators: Fackson Mwale, QC; Albert Yee, ON

CORS paper session: Joints and Arthritis Moderators: Janie Wilson, NS; Margarete Akens, ON

11:30-12:30: Plenary Session
Founders Update: Sam Park, ON
Biocompatibility of Bone Allograft Toughened with a Novel Irradiation-driven Sterilization Method for Large Segmental Defects:
An in vivo Rabbit Study

COA Business Meeting

12:30-14:00: Lunch in Exhibits

13:00-14:00: CORS Business Meeting

14:00-14:45: CORS Symposium: 3D printing

Moderator: Fackson Mwale, QC

Summary: Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has emerged over the past 3 decades as a technology for rapid prototyping and manufacturing. The constantly improving quality of 3D-printing applications has contributed to their increased use on patients. This Symposium will highlight developments in 3D printing technology that has occurred in recent years and its potential role in the treatment of osteoarthritis. We will summarize for the clinician, the enormous benefits of 3D printing in the medical care of patients.

Educational Objectives:

  1. What is 3D printing and how are 3D printed models or implants generated?
  2. To understand the present state of 3D printing in orthopaedic applications.
  3. What are the advantages and limitations of 3D printing?
  4. Future directions and challenges for clinical translation.


Principles and Applications of Medical 3D Printing - Frank Rybicki, ON

14:45-15:30: Macnab Lecture


  1. Understanding tissue engineering of load-bearing connective tissues.
  2. Clinical problems and translational solutions.
  3. Models of musculoskeletal injury.


From Allografts to Scaffolds: Applications of 3D printing in Bone Tissue Engineering- Hani Awad, US

15:30-16:00: RI Harris Lecture, Richard Hawkins, US-The Journey, Orthopaedics and Life

17:30-19:00: Poster Pub in Exhibits (cash bar)

19:00-22:00: Past President's Dinner (invitation only)