The Cartilage Symposium

& Cadaveric Knee Lab

2 Days of Cutting-Edge Knowledge
November 8-10

The Center for Joint Preservation invites you to learn about the trends and best practices in cartilage repair! Our distinguished faculty will present on the most advanced techniques and emerging technologies in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine today.

Join us for the Cadaveric Knee Lab on Saturday when orthopedic surgeons will be assigned to a station to practice the surgical techniques demonstrated by master instructors. Space for the lab is limited to 50 practicing orthopedic surgeons and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Attendees Receive 15 CME Credits


Who Should Attend?

Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedic Fellows & Residents

Physician Assistants 

Sports Medicine Specialists

Allied Healthcare Professionals


CJP proudly presents the following world-renowned speakers

Kenneth Akizuki, MD     

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, South Bay Sports & Preventative Medicine - San Francisco, CA

Team Physician, MLB San Francisco Giants, Collegiate Athletics Programs

Director, Center for Joint Preservation

Former President, MLB Team Physician Association



Jack Farr, MD     

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, IndyOrtho - Indianapolis, IN

Executive Board, Cartilage Research Foundation

Meetings and Education Committee Chair, ICRS

Vice-President, Patellofemoral Foundation


Jason Dragoo, MD     

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Stanford Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, Redwood City, CA

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center - Palo Alto, CA

Internationally-recognized researcher in Stem Cell Research, Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine

Head Team Physician, Stanford Football & Team Physician, Stanford Athletics and US Olympic Ski Team


Christian Lattermann, MD     

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Brigham & Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School

Chief of Sports Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School

Director, Cartilage Repair Center, Brigham & Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School

Founder, Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration, University of Kentucky


Simon Gortz, MD     

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic & Spine Institute at Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ

Recipient, Prestigious AAOS Kappa Delta Award for post-graduate research in articular cartilage

Recipient, ICRS Lars Peterson Traveling Fellowship

Recipient, Herodicus Society Traveling Fellowship


Nicholas Colyvas, MD     

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Golden Gate Sports Medicine - San Francisco, CA

Assistant Professor, Sports Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Board, California Orthopaedic Association

Team Physician, Olympic Club Rugby, Golden Gate Rugby (UCSF), Academy of Art Sports Team


Tayo Fakunle, PhD, MPH     

Medical Affairs Professional in regenerative medicine and cartilage repair.

She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California San Diego, 

and The Scripps Research Institute, Center for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, California


Agenda (Preliminary)

Check out the entire program!


San Francisco Awaits!


The Center for Joint Preservation invites you to participate in our 3rd Annual Cartilage Symposium. Sponsorships assist with the faculty stipend, food, publicity expenses, and provide for the valuable supplies, instrumentation and facilities used in the Saturday Cadaveric Knee Lab.

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3rd Annual Cartilage Symposium

Parc 55 Hotel

San Francisco, CA 

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