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11th Annual Central PA Joint Replacement Symposium

This program happened in the past, and no dates are currently scheduled.

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Purpose and Overview

This program is designed to improve communication and contact among orthopaedic surgeons in central Pennsylvania with an interest in joint arthroplasty. This meeting will include discussion of difficult cases and will raise the level of knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons about joint replacement.

Overall Objectives

  • Review ankle replacements in difficult situations
  • Employ high-functioning, highly-efficient OR teams
  • Describe medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
  • Review complex arthroplasty cases
  • Discuss the role of cement in femoral THA fixation

Course Director

Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD
Conference Moderator
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Chief, Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty Division
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Invited Faculty

Chris Damsgaard, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Geisinger Medical Center


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Penn State College of Medicine

Umur Aydogan, MD
Associate Professor
Foot and Ankle Surgery

Charles Davis III, MD, PhD
Conference Moderator
Chief, Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty Division

Mark Mason, MD
Assistant Professor
Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty Division

Karyn Miller, PA-C
Manager, Advanced Practice Professional Clinicians

Heather Senft, RN
Operating Room Staff Nurse

Eric Swenson, PhD
Lt. Col., U.S. Army
Adjunct Research Associate


  • 8 a.m. | Registration/Breakfast
  • 8:50 a.m. | Introduction
    Charles Davis III, MD, PhD
  • 9 a.m. | Update on Ankle Replacement in Difficult Situations
    Umur Aydogan, MD
  • 9:30 a.m. | Question-and-Answer Period
  • 9:40 a.m. | Building High-functioning, High-efficiency OR Teams Panel
    Moderator: Charles Davis III, MD, PhD
    Mark Mason, MD
    Karyn Miller, PA-C
    Heather Senft, RN
    Eric Swenson, PhD
  • 10:10 a.m. | Question-and-Answer Period
  • 10:20 a.m. | Break
  • 10:30 a.m. | Complex Primary and Revision THA/TKA Case Presentations
    Moderator: Charles Davis III, MD, PhD
  • 11:30 a.m. | Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. | Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
    Chris Damsgaard, MD
  • 1 p.m. | Question-and-Answer Period
  • 1:10 p.m. | Femoral THA Fixation – Is there a Role for Cement?
    Charles Davis III, MD, PhD
  • 1:40 p.m. | Question-and-Answer Period
  • 1:50 p.m. | Complex Primary and Revision THA/TKA Case Presentations
    Moderator: Charles Davis III, MD, PhD
  • 2:30 p.m. | Program Evaluation/Adjournment


Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


There is no fee for this program, but registration is required.


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