Keynote Speakers


Javad Parvizi, MD is James Edward Professor of orthopedic surgery at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  He is director and vice chairman of research. His clinical practice involves reconstruction of complex pelvis, hip, and knee conditions with special emphasis on joint preservation and periprosthetic joint infection.  He has performed over 1,000 joint preservation and 5,000 joint arthroplasty procedures.  He performs around 600 surgical procedures per year.  He is a member of numerous National and International Societies and has served in leadership roles in a large number of national committees.  He chaired the work group of the MSIS workshop that proposed the MSIS definition of PJI in 2010 that has been adapted by the Center for Disease Control as the definition of PJI.  He was the president of Musculoskeletal Infection Society in 2013 and as part of his presidential initiative held the International Consensus Group (ICG) on Periprosthetic Joint Infection that brought together over 300 world experts on PJI fro 52 countries and 130 different societies.  He is the associate editor for the Journal of Arthroplasty, and a member of various editorial boards for orthopedic journals.  He has received wide recognition for his clinical and basics science research including numerous awards from The Hip Society, The Knee Society, The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The MSIS, and numerous other organizations.  He was given the best research of the year award in 2011 by the Arthritis Foundation.  He has authored over 550 peer-reviews manuscripts, 120 book chapters, and is the editor of 16 text books in orthopaedics.


Dr. Thomas Gill and members of the Boston Sports Medicine and Research Institute are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in the field of Sports Medicine and research. Dr. Gill has served as Head Team Physician for the New England Patriots, Medical Director for the Boston Red Sox, Team Physician for the Boston Bruins, Venue Medical Director for both men's and women's World Cup Soccer, Medical Director for the Boston Breakers, Consultant to Boston College and Harvard University, and Chief of the MGH Sports Medicine Service.






Dr. Scott Porter is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine, Greenville, South Carolina, former VP of Organizational Equity at Prisma Health - Upstate, and former program director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Prisma Health - Upstate. Dr. Porter serves on a number of boards including that of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative, and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. Dr. Porter has served in a variety of leadership roles within South Carolina including, past-President of the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association, founding president of the not-for-profit Sarcoma Warriors, Inc., and chief executive of Just Cause Scrubs, Inc, a brand-new, socially conscious medical apparel company founded in Greenville, South Carolina.