The Emerging Leaders Forum is the key meeting of the Emerging Leaders Program, providing one-and-a-half days of in-depth and meaningful leadership-focused sessions.

As rising leaders within the orthopaedic community, Emerging Leaders know that leadership tools are essential to successfully navigate the ever-shifting landscape of the orthopaedic profession. The Emerging Leaders Forum gives participants the opportunity to network with established AOA leaders and their peers from across the US and Canada.

2021 Emerging Leaders Forum

Agenda announced soon!

2021 Emerging Leaders Forum Chair: Lutul D. Farrow, MD, FAOA

Previous Emerging Leaders Forum Themes

2020 Emerging Leaders Forum Chair: Annunziato Amendola, MD, MPH, FAOA

Theme: Leading Your Organization in the Transition to Value-Based Care and Payment

Facilitated by: 
Richard C. Mather, III, MD, MBA

  • Session One: Care Redesign—Design a Better Way to Take Care of Your Patients
  • Session Two: Payment Reform—Building the Business Model
  • Session Three: Go Do It!—Building the Infrastructure

2019 Emerging Leaders Forum Chair: Lisa A. Taitsman, MD, MPH, FAOA

Theme: Effective Negotiations for the Orthopaedic Surgeon

Facilitated by: Peter Kim, PhD

2018 Emerging Leaders Forum Chair: Charles L. Saltzman, MD, FAOA

Theme: Difficult Conversations

Facilitated by: Debbie Goldstein, JD

2017 Emerging Leaders Forum Chair: Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS, FAOA

Theme: Leadership Outside the Box

Bob Fox, EdD
Benjamin A. Alman, MD, FAOA, Moderator
Mary I. O’Connor, MD, FAOA
Scott E. Porter, MD, MBA, FAOA
Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, FACS, FAOA
Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD, FAOA
David E. Attarian, MD, FACS, FAOA
Richard H. Gelberman, MD, FAOA
Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA
George V. Russell, Jr. MD, MBA, FAOA
Eric Henry
Jayne Nucete

2016 Emerging Leaders Forum Chair: Keith Kenter, MD, FAOA

Theme: Understanding Leadership through Effective Communication Skills

David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, FAOA
Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, FAOA
Evan L. Flatow, MD, FAOA
Steven L. Frick, MD, FAOA
Thomas P. Vail, MD, FAOA
Rick W. Wright, MD, FAOA
Edward N. Hanley, Jr., MD, FAOA
Robert A. Hart, MD, FAOA
Micah Sinclair, MD
Emily Hoffman, MD
Jennifer L. Moore, JD