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. If you are unable to attend our webinars or events live, our collection of educational videos can supplement your registry knowledge.

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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.

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


There are no Introductory Webinars scheduled at this time. If you would like to learn more about the AJRR, please request a demonstration from your region's AJRR Registry Engagement Associate.


Request A Demo

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 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting will be held on November 1-4, 2018 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!

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 more than 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.

Another benefit of being an AJRR participant is access to the network of other Registry users. To activate engagement and communication with other users, register by creating an AJRR Unet Forum account below. Once inside the Forum, you can ask questions of other users, provide insight, share best practices, and learn more on how to utilize your Registry participation to the fullest. You will also be added to our Unet e-mail distribution list.

Register here:

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In-Person User Group Meeting

An in-person meeting is held each year during the AAOS Annual Meeting. A dial-in option is offered for those who can't attend in-person.

User Group Conference Calls

Future User Group Conference Calls/Webinars: September 13, 2018 - December 13, 2018 - All calls/webinars will be held at 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Register for the September 13, 2018 call here.

Register for the December 13, 2018 call here.

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

  • Patrice Hallak - Providence Health & Services
  • Chris Kane - Catholic Health
  • Amy Ketchum - Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
  • Dr. Mark Snyder - TriHealth
  • Cheryl Talamo - Doylestown Hospital

"What Can a Registry Do for Me?" Symposium

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has a commitment to encourage and provide lifelong learning opportunities to its members and that is exactly what they did at the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) Symposium at its 2018 Annual Meeting. "What Can a Registry Do for Me?" showcased a dozen real-world data outcome uses from registries around the nation and around the world and engaged attendees with the data and insights gained through these registry efforts.

The members of ISAR have a shared purpose of improving outcomes for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery worldwide. The focus of the society is to utilize the strength of cooperation and sharing of information and further enhance the capacity of individual registries to meet their own aims and objectives. A recording and slide presentation of "What Can a Registry Do for Me?" is organized under four subject areas:

  • Part 1 - Health Care Quality and Payment
  • Part 2 - Identify Clinical Best Practices and Improve Patient Care
  • Part 3 - How to Use Your Own Data
  • Part 4 - Implant Selection and New Technology

The recordings of the four parts can be found below. 


Part 1 - Health Care Quality and Payment

  • Welcome/Introduction - Henrik Malchau, MD, adviser to ISAR, and Liz Paxton, director of Kaiser Permanente's national implant registry program
  • AJRR: What is Possible in the Era of Quality Reporting? - AJRR Medical Director David G. Lewallen, MD
  • The Role of Registries in Value-Based Payment Models - AJRR Steering Committee Chair Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA 


Part 2 - Identify Clinical Best Practices and Improve Patient Care

  • Opioids and Total Joint Arthroplasty: What Can a Registry Do for Me? - Robert S, Namba, MD, of Kaiser Permanente
  • Using a Registry to Improve Patient Care: Eliminating Unnecessary Transfusion in Michigan - Brian R. Hallstrom, MD, of the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI) 
  • Identify Clinical Best Practices and Improve Patient Care: Swedish Registries - Maziar Mohaddes, MD, PhD, of Sahlgrenska Hospital in Sweden 


Part 3 - How to Use Your Own Data

Examples and presentations by:

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) Deputy Director Richard de Steiger, MD
  • Peter A. Devane, MD, of the New Zealand Joint Registry 
  • David C. Ayers, MD, of the Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement (FORCE-TJR)


Part 4 - Implant Selection and New Technology

Examples and presentations by:

  • Martyn Porter, MD, of the National Joint Registry (NJR) in the United Kingdom
  • Ove N. Furnes, MD, PhD, from the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA) 
  • Director of AOANJRR Stephen Graves, MD
  • AdvaMed Registry Principles - Vice President, Clinical Research, DePuy Synthes, Paul Voorhorst, MS, MBA

The Register

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#4: 2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report Cover


AJRR 2017 Annual Report Figures PowerPoint


The Register

Sign Up for AJRR's Particpant E-newsletter Registry Insider


#4: 2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report Cover


AJRR 2017 Annual Report Figures PowerPoint