The Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Conferences

CORD hosts two conferences a year: one in March and one in June.

2021 Virtual Spring Conference: Detailed Agenda

Theme: Orthomatch 2021: Opportunities and Challenges Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic. What did we learn?

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 7:00pm – 10:00pm EDT

7:00pm Opening Remarks and Introductions
Dawn LaPorte, MD, FAOA, 2021 CORD Conference Program Chair, Johns Hopkins University

7:05pm Coordinator of the Year Awards Presentation


7:15pm ABOS Update
7:25pm Q&A
7:30pm How Did We Review Applications In 2020

Moderator: George Dyer, MD, FAOA, Harvard Medical School
Speaker: Raffi S. Avedian, MD, FAOA, Stanford University
Speaker: S. Trent Guthrie, MD, FAOA, Henry Ford Hospital
Speaker: Julie Samora, MD, PhD, MPH, FAOA, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

8:00pm Q&A
8:15pm Changes This Cycle

Moderator: Ginger E. Holt, MD, FAOA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Speaker: Monica Kogan, MD, FAOA, Rush University
Speaker: Joshua C. Patt, MD, MPH, FAOA, Carolinas Medical Center – Atrium Health
Speaker: Alexander Hillel, MD, Johns Hopkins University

8:45pm Q&A

9:00pm Virtual Interviews – Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Moderator: Nicole Schroeder, MD, FAOA, University of California, San Francisco
Speaker: Mary K. Mulcahey, MD, FAOA, Tulane University
Speaker: Brian R. Wolf, MD, MS, FAOA, University of Iowa
Speaker: Linda I. Suleiman, MD, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

9:30pm Q&A


9:45pm Open Discussion


10:00pm Adjourn

Future CORD Conferences

2021 Summer CORD Conference
June 11-12, 2021
At the AOA Annual Leadership Meeting
Albuquerque, NM
2022 Spring CORD Conference
March 25, 2022
AAOS Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
2022 Summer CORD Conference
June 18, 2022
At the AOA Annual Leadership Meeting
Providence, RI