2018 Annual Meeting
September 27 - 30, 2018
The 2018 GOS Presidential Guest Speaker: Javad Parvizi, M.D.
Javad Parvizi M.D., is James Edward Professor of orthopedic surgery at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. 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 preservationand periprosthetic joint infection. He has performed over 1000 joint preservation and 5000 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 workgroup 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 from 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 researcher of the year award in 2011 by the Arthritis Foundation. He has authored over 550 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 120 book chapters, and is the editor of 16 text books in orthopaedics.