December 5-9, 2023

Registration is Open

December 5-9, 2023, Orlando, FL


Allied Health¹/
Physician Assistant
Orthopaedic Resident²/
Orthopaedic Fellow/
U.S. Military³/
POSNA Emeritus/Senior
Delegates from Reduced Rate
Low Income Countries (determined by World Bank)
Two-Day IPOS® for Mid-Career Surgeon Program
$1,470 $2,120 $985 $1,275 $1,099 $250
¹Allied Health Rate, contact POSNA at with any questions regarding this rate. ²Residents, Fellows, RN, PA, and Allied Health, contact POSNA at with your chief/director's name, institution's name, and phone number in order to  receive the discounted rate. ³For POSNA members in active military duty only -Please contact the POSNA office at

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POSNA Membership Requirement: IPOS® attendance fulfills POSNA Active and Candidate membership requirements. *Registration and attendance at Mid-Career Surgeon Program ONLY does not fulfill the POSNA membership requirements.

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 IPOS® provides a mid-career course on Friday and Saturday included in the full week registration or attend   the two-day course for $250.This program will focus on:
  • Becoming a better teacher, speaker, mentor, and leader
  • Practice Management
  • Coding
  • Leadership Styles 
  • Running a Meeting
  • Improving Performance
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Update
  • Skills for Chiefs and Chairs
  • and more…

Loews Royal Pacific - Orlando, FL

6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819

Housing Closed November 13, 2023

Group Rate: $235
(for single and double occupancy, plus applicable taxes and fees)


suken-shah-ipos-director-(2).pngSuken A. Shah, MD, Division Chief of the Spine and Scoliosis Service and Clinical Fellowship Director, is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and serves as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  Dr. Shah is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  

Distinctions include a Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship, Best Doctors in America (2007-2015).  He has completed the AAOS Leadership Fellows Program (LFP). He was recently awarded the prestigious American British Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship in 2015 from the American Orthopaedic Association. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 17 Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics This Week.

Dr. Shah is an active member of national specialty societies and serves on the Board of Directors of the Scoliosis Research Society as the Education Council Chair-elect, and previously chaired the Education Committee, Program Committee, Growing Spine Committee and Safety & Value Committee. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and chaired the Industry Relations Committee, One-Day Course Committee and serves on the IPOS® Advisory Board. He is a member of multiple research study groups and a board member of the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation.

d-kelly-ipos-co-director.pngDerek M. Kelly, MD, is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He serves as the Campbell Clinic Orthopaedic Residency Program Director and the Campbell Clinic Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Director. After graduation from medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR, he completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX.  He currently practices pediatric orthopaedics and spinal deformity surgery at Campbell Clinic and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. 

Dr. Kelly is active in a number of professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) where he has served on, or chaired, multiple committees. He is an active member of the International Perthes Study Group (IPSG), where he serves as Chair of the Membership Committee. He is also an active member of the Pediatric Foot Research Group (PediFoRG). He was a POSNA/EPOS Traveling Fellow in 2016, and an American British Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellow to the UK, Australia, and New Zealand in 2019. In 2018, he was selected to receive the POSNA Special Effort and Excellence Award for his work as Chair of the POSNA Publications Committee for 4 years. He has contributed over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles to the orthopaedic literature as well as 16 chapters to orthopaedic textbooks. 


Domestic Faculty

Lindsay Andras, MD Alexandre Arkader, MD Donald Bae, MD
Pablo Castañeda, MD Robert Cho, MD, FAAOS Jon Davids, MD
Craig Eberson, MD, FAOA Eric Edmonds, MD Henry Ellis, MD
Nicholas Fletcher, MD John (Jack) Flynn, MD Theodore Ganley, MD
Michael Glotzbecker, MD Christine Ho, MD Jessica King, PA-C
Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH Jennifer Laine, MD John Lovejoy III, MD, FAAOS
Scott Luhmann, MD Jeff Martus, MD, MS James McCarthy, MD
Phillip McClure, MD Thomas McPartland, MD Todd Milbrandt, MD
​​​​​​​L. Reid Boyce Nichols, MD, FAOA, FAAOS ​​​​​​​Kenneth Noonan, MD, MHCDS ​​​​​​​Matthew Oetgen, MD, MBA
​​​​​​​David Podeszwa, MD ​​​​​​​Anthony Riccio, MD ​​​​​​​Julie Samora, MD, PhD
​​​​​​​Wudbhav (Woody) Sankar, MD ​​​​​​​Jeffrey Sawyer, MD ​​​​​​​Jonathan Schoenecker, MD, PhD
​​​​​​​Kevin Shea, MD ​​​​​​​Benjamin Shore, MD, MPH, FRCSC ​​​​​​​M. Wade Shrader, MD
Daniel Sucato, MD, MS Vishwas Talwalkar, MD, FAAOS ​​​​​​​V. Salil Upasani, MD
​​​​​​​Michael Vitale, MD, MPH ​​​​​​​Tracy Warhoover, MSN, APRN, CPNP ​​​​​​​Burt Yaszay, MD

International Faculty

Alaric Aroojis, MS, D’Ortho, DNB Maryse Bouchard, MD, MSc Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, PhD Simon Kelley, MBChB, PhD, FRCS Javier Masquijo, MD
Firoz Miyanji, MD, FRCSC Kishore Mulpuri, MBBS, MS, MHSc, FRCSC Manoj Ramachandran, MD, FRCS (Orth)
Stefan Parent, MD, PhD, FRCS(C) Daniel Perry, MA(Oxon), PhD, FRCS (Orth) Christof Radler, MD


Jennifer Bauer, MD, MS Andrea Bauer, MD Jaysson Brooks, MD
Jaime Rice Denning, MD Corrina Franklin, MD Jeanne Franzone, MD
Raymond Liu, MD Craig Louer, Jr., MD Mihir Thacker, MD
Rachel Thompson, MD Kali Tileston, MD, FAAOS Lindley Wall, MD, MSc
Michelle Welborn, MD    

Share your research with IPOS® attendees by participating in the popular ePosters program. The ePoster submission must represent scholarly investigation into a topic important to pediatric orthopaedics. Because of this, we will not accept case reports.
ePoster Submissions Closed September 1, 2023


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe foundational aspects of pediatric orthopaedic principles and techniques
  • Analyze and incorporate innovations and advances in pediatric orthopaedic surgery when applicable
  • Identify potential for and apply improvements to your practice and treatment/outcomes optimization plans
  • Practice hands-on techniques for a wide variety of procedures to improve performance
  • Develop a growth mindset, soft skills, and emotional intelligence for practice success

Top 5 Reasons to Attend IPOS®

  • Learn how to effectively diagnose common and uncommon pediatric orthopaedic conditions
  • Hear about effective non-operative treatment of diagnoses in pediatric orthopaedics
  • Understand the common surgical procedures that can effectively improve the lives of children with these conditions
  • Be an active participant in the debate on the current controversies in this field
  • Enjoy the interaction of other like-minded attendees and faculty


This four-day meeting covers the spectrum of pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic conditions – from frequently-seen problems to rare conditions that demand specialized care. Discover new insights and return to your practice with a greater knowledge of today’s leading-edge issues in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Recognizing the increasing complexity, diversity, and subspecialty interests within pediatric orthopaedics, IPOS® provides a format for registrants to customize their learning experience to their unique practice needs. In addition to focused lectures and case discussions, registrants may choose from over 40 breakout sessions, demonstrations, hands-on technical workshops, and industry-sponsored satellite sessions.


To provide the highest quality pediatric orthopaedic education to learners and practitioners of all levels.


Through our inspiring international faculty, innovative programming, and vibrant interactions among all attendees, IPOS® aspires to be the best pediatric orthopaedic educational event in the world.