Events & Webinars

Events & Webinars

Are you looking for more information about enrollment and participation? Would you be interested in meeting face-to-face with one of our staff members? Take a look at some of our upcoming webinars and events to find what works best for you!

We offer introductory, demonstration, and quality webinars. We also exhibit and present at several Annual Meetings.

Learn more here:


Annual Meetings

AJRR Introductory Webinar

AJRR staff hosts introductory webinars for those who are interested in joining the Registry and would like a basic overview of what we offer. If your institution resides in one of the CJR metropolitan statistical areas, this webinar should be of special interest to you! A demonstration of our dashboards will be provided.

This webinar is held monthly and lasts 30-40 minutes. Register for one of our sessions below:

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Those looking to join the Registry and who have not signed the necessary contracts.

2017 HealthMeasures User Conference

The 2017 HealthMeasures User Conference will be hosted at the Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Center on Northwestern University's downtown campus in Chicago, IL from September 27-28, 2017. Clinicians and investigators using PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-MeSM, and NIH Toolbox® (the HealthMeasures) to enhance care, research, and quality should attend. The conference contains comprehensive content about innovations in clinical care and research, quailty measurement, assessment technologies, and measurement sciences. AJRR Director of Analytics Dr. Caryn Etkin will be speaking at the conference.

For more information, click here.

American Surgery Center Association 2018 Annual Meeting

ASCA's 2018 Annual Meeting is from April 11-14 in Boston. Attendees can stop by the AJRR booth to see how Registry participation, and the data that will be compiled, will be used to validate current efforts to reduce health care costs by moving total joint replacements to Medicare’s ASC-payable list and expanding the number of private payers that will reimburse surgery centers for these procedures.

Visit here for more information.

Becker's ASC 24th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs

Becker's ASC 24th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs is being held from October 26-28, 2017 at the Swissotel in Chicago, IL. Attendees can stop by the AJRR booth to see how Registry participation can benefit the operations for their surgery centers.

Visit here for more information.


International Society of Arthroplasty Registers (ISAR) Annual Meeting

ISAR is a global consortium of joint replacement registries throughout the world. ISAR also provides support to registries like the AJRR. Their Annual Meeting serves as a venue in which surgeons and academics can present their research, ideas, and progress to each other.

The 6th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries was held in San Francisco, CA, May 20-22, 2017. Click here to learn more.

The 7th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries meeting will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on June 9-11, 2018.  Click here to learn more.

AJRR had three posters featured at the 2016 ISAR Annual Meeting. AAHKS had one and the California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) had four. Visit the links below to view each poster.

AJRR had two posters featured at the 2017 ISAR Annual Meeting. The Registry was given the award for "Best Poster Presentation" for their poster titled, "Infection Burden in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: an International Registry Based Perspective." Visit the links below to view the posters.

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting

The AAHKS Annual Meeting addresses a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques, and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Their Annual Meeting also addresses the latest socioeconomic issues in health care. Courses are offered for residents, non-physician team members, and hospital administrators who plan on attending. We have an exhibit where you can stop by to learn more. We also conduct a session and release our findings from our Annual Report at this meeting.

The 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting will be held November 2-5, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Go to the AAHKS website for more information.

AJRR is AAHKS' Official Registry, so please stop by our booth and say hello!

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting

Each year, we attend the AAOS Annual Meeting. At this meeting, we have a booth where staff provides demonstrations of the AJRR dashboards as well as meet with individuals who are interested in participation and would like to learn more about the Registry. We also hold a session and/or present scientific findings during the meeting. Our annual in-person User Group Network (Unet) meeting is held during this time too.

The 2018 AAOS Annual Meeting is taking place from March 6-10, 2018 in New Orleans. For more details on the AAOS Annual Meeting, click here.

Dan Gold

Manager, Implementation Services

Mr. Gold oversees the configuration and implementation of the QCDR registries in the CECity MedConcert Platform.

Mr. Gold will provide participants with a live walk through of the QCDR from registration through completion.

Margaret Palumbo, MPH

Director Performance Programs, CECity

Ms. Palumbo oversees the implementation of Performance Improvement projects including those related to Quality Reporting, including PQRS and Meaningful Use. 

Ms. Palumbo will provide an overview of the value of the QCDR for continuous improvement activities.

Jessica Sarkis Safko

Manager Provider Products CECity

Ms. Safko Manages the product life cycle for CECity’s quality reporting solutions, including Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

Ms. Safko will provide an overview of CMS PQRS 2015 requirements with specific focus on utilizing QCDR’s to meet the requirements.

Join the AJRR User Group Network Now!

With almost 1,000 participating institutions (hospitals, health systems, surgery centers, and private practice groups), the AJRR created the AJRR User Group Network (Unet).This network was created to provide all of AJRR’s users and participants the opportunity to share ideas and interact with each other about the collection of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures data in the United States through a National Registry.

We (the AJRR) strive to create an environment within the orthopaedic community that fosters conversation about best practices and learning ways to improve hip and knee replacement Registry implementation and processes within their own institution.

Members of this network will have the opportunity to participate in regular conference calls and webinars, contact other Registry users for information, and help shape the orthopaedic Registry community through their insights and contributions. Contact us now to join!

Sign Up

In-Person User Group Meetings

The 2017 in-person meeting was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time during the AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego. A dial-in option was offered for those who couldn't attend in-person.

User Group Conference Calls

Our next Unet conference call will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Register for the call here. You can download the final agenda for the call here.

Future call dates include: September 21, 2017 | December 14, 2017 | All calls will take place at noon Central Time.

Minutes and slides from previous Unet conference calls and in-person meetings can be found in the User Group Forum.

Who should attend:
Those who were involved in the implementation and management of any aspect of the Registry in their institution – from those who were running the process to the IT staff submitting the data

 User Group Advisory Board

  • Cecily Froemke - Providence Health & Services
  • Chris Kane - Catholic Health
  • Amy Ketchum - Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
  • Dr. Mark Snyder - TriHealth
  • Cheryl Talamo - Doylestown Hospital
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The Register

June 2017

June Register 2017

Read Online

#3: 2016 Annual Report


Download the Annual Report

AJRR 2016 Annual Report Figures PowerPoint


The Register

June 2017

June Register 2017

Read Online

#3: 2016 Annual Report


Download the Annual Report

AJRR 2016 Annual Report Figures PowerPoint