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April 26-27 || Embassy Suites Downtown Magnificent Mile || Chicago, IL

Musculoskeletal service line leaders are under immense pressure to transform their programs and processes in response to major converging forces:  payor-driven value-based payment models and the increasing expectations of healthcare consumers for greater convenience, ease, and value.

Join orthopedic and spine thought leaders from across the country as they share their experiences, lessons learned, and best practices for delivering value in engaging, interactive sessions.


“This April in Chicago will be my third time attending the Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit. Each time I attend, I bring home a wealth of knowledge. I have incorporated what I have learned about rapid recovery models, outreach for my Sports Medicine Program, and “provider report cards” to help improve our patient satisfaction scores.

One of the best things about the Summit is the networking opportunity. Last fall, my Total Joint Coordinator attended with me and now has a network of people she can access for ongoing discussions and brainstorming. I appreciate the opportunity to hear about successes and improvement opportunities with professionals committed to the same goals as me!”

— Sarah DiFabio, United Health Services Hospitals

The Summit is being offered concurrently with the Orthopedic Coordinator for TJR Workshop, with opportunities for networking during meals, breaks, and reception. Bring your team!

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Presentations Include:

  • Design Thinking for a Human-Centered Patient Experience
  • Orthopedic Surgery Past, Present, and Future: Inpatient/Outpatient/No Patient
  • The Evolution of a Successful Spine Program
  • Managed Care Bundled Payment Programs
  • Developing Data-Driven Post-Acute Networks
  • A Nurse-Led Initiative to Improve Experience, Outcomes, and Value in a TJR Program
  • Innovations in Patient-Centered Care
  • And more!


  • Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director, Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
  • Jeff Masciopinto, MD, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, SSM Health
  • Sarah Mondano, Director, Musculoskeletal Services, Indian River Medical Center
  • Bill Munley, CEO, Shriners Hospitals
  • Amy Schwartz, PhD, Principal, Empathic Innovation and Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University Segal Design Institute
  • James Weiss, MD, Orthopedic Sports and Rehab Center
  • Shawna Zabkiewicz, Director, Value Based Care and Case Management, OrthoIllinois

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“The Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit has always been one of my favorite events as a senior leader in healthcare management. The smaller group of attendees allows for interaction during the presentations and ample opportunities for networking. I also love the fact that the attendees are so diverse–from physicians and clinical managers to administrators–and offer opinions from differing points of view. The Summit and its organization are always perfect in terms of location, hotels,  meals, and topics. Fresh new ideas are always presented. I always learn something new and leave with many valuable takeaways no matter how many times I attend.”

— Bill Munley, Administrator, Shriners Hospital for Children

Event Schedule

Day 1:
Breakfast & Networking: 7:30am-8:30am
Presentations & Roundtable Discussions: 8:30am-5:00pm
Networking Event: 5-6:30pm

Day 2:
Breakfast & Networking: 7:30am-8:30am
Presentations & Roundtable Discussions: 8:30am-12:00pm


Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Room Block Rate $209 per night
Click here to reserve your room by April 10, 2018.
Group code: MSL.IC


Register by April 10 to receive FREE access to Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation, a 75-minute on-demand video course with supplementary materials (a $97 value). This online program from Innovation Learning is the perfect complement to Dr. Amy Schwartz’s keynote session “Design Thinking for a Human-Centered Patient Experience,” and covers the skills, mindset, process, and actions you need to start work on whatever healthcare innovation challenge you’re facing.


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“I have attended the Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit twice. The connections that I have made with others in my role as Musculoskeletal Service Line Director have been invaluable. I’ve only been in this particular role for two years and had to quickly develop the service line while also jumping in head first to CJR. The relationships that I have made and the resources available at the Summits have prevented me from making costly errors and from having to reinvent the wheel.”

— Sarah Mondano, Indian River Medical Center, 2018 Summit Speaker


Who can register to attend?

The OrthoServiceLine.com Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit is designed for service line leaders and healthcare providers. Interested vendors may inquire about sponsorship opportunities by contacting editor@orthoserviceline.com.


What is included in the registration fee?

Registration ($849.95 early bird through March 16, $899.95 after) includes 1.5 days of conference programming, including all roundtables and networking events. Participants receive electronic copies of slide presentations and a list of attendees for post-event networking.

Two breakfasts, breaks, lunch, and networking reception refreshments are included.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Public transit and taxis are available from the airport. Parking is available onsite.


Is my registration transferrable? Can I update my registration information?

You may substitute an attendee up to 72 hours prior to the event start date. Please email editor@orthoserviceline.com if you need to change the name on a ticket.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No printed ticket is necessary.


What is the refund policy?

Cancellations must be received in writing no less than 3 weeks prior to the start of the event. If attendee cancels, a credit voucher for the amount paid will be issued which may be utilized for another OrthoServiceLine conference within 1 year.


Are any discounted tickets available?

Scholarships for qualified hospital attendees with limited budgets may be available. Please email editor@orthoserviceline.com.


Still have questions?

Please email editor@orthoserviceline.com.