2017 Annual Conference

Raising the Bar in Interventional Regenerative Medicine

Join industry leaders and visionaries who are coming together to build a new medical specialty through a non-profit that is facilitating the transition from scalpels to needles. This is your opportunity to help guide the future of regenerative medicine and extend your visit at one of America’s top ski resorts!

February 17-18: Conference
February 18-21: Post-Conference Ski Destination

A Conference Unlike Any Other

Envision yourself surrounded by pioneers in regenerative orthobiologics as you learn about cutting-edge research, industry trends and ideas from top-quality presenters and exhibitors. The presentations will address current clinical and research topics and allow physicians to determine the best practices in interventional orthopedics as well as the standardization of orthobiologics. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful Flatirons in Broomfield, followed by world-class skiing at Keystone, Colorado!
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Top-Quality Speakers, Delivering Cutting-Edge Content

Whether you’re an experienced professional or new to the interventional orthopedics field, there’s something for you at the 2017 Annual Conference. You will be at the forefront of this rapidly growing specialty and can help influence the future of Interventional Orthopedics.

Conference features topics such as:

  • The basic science behind the use of mesenchymal stem cells in Orthopedic injuries and diseases
  • How bone marrow aspirate technique influences stem cell yield
  • Outcomes on PRP intradiscal spineal outcomes
  • Innovative therapies for PTSD through ultrasound stellate blocks

Meet with others in the field through a range of networking opportunities. Attend, learn, and network with other experts in the emerging field of interventional orthopedics.

Your Stay

Join Us at the Omni Interlocken in Broomfield, Colorado

The award-winning Omni Interlocken Hotel welcomes the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation back for it’s second annual conference. Nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this year-round Colorado hotel near Denver offers a wealth of on-site pleasures. The hotel is just 30 minutes drive from the Denver International Airport and just 2 miles from the IOF Education Center where we host the hands-on cadaver labs. Special conference rate is $132 plus taxes.

Omni Interlocken Info

Discover Keystone!

After the annual conference — bring the family and enjoy a ski destination at Keystone Resort & Spa. Keystone offers the largest amount of terrain in Summit County, Colorado. It is also home to the longest ski day in Colorado, operating from 8:30am-8pm. Keystone is the top ranked terrain park, A51, in the state and one of the best in the country. Keystone has a newly renovated, luxury spa, a 5-acre ice-skating rink, plenty of restaurants and a bustling nightlife. At Keystone, you’ll find everything that makes a perfect Colorado ski vacation, all in one place. Whether you’re hungry for the adventure, or just want to enjoy some R&R, Keystone vacations put it all within reach.

Hotel accommodations have been reserved exclusively for attendees of the IOF2017 Annual Conference at a special discounted rate of $215.00 single/double occupancy per night. This rate does not include the 5.9% Colorado state tax and 5.775% Keystone city tax per night.

Special Concessions

  • Free night ski on day of arrival
  • Free 1 hour tennis court rental
  • Free yoga or fitness class
  • Free ice rink admission & 20% off skate rentals
  • Free Kidtopia event

Please contact the Keystone Lodge & Spa directly to make your reservations. Use the discount code CD3TFF and call (800) 258-0437 to reserve your room. Make sure you mention that you are with the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation to receive the discounted group rate. This rate will be honored through Friday, January 13, 2017. After this date, reservations will be accepted based on space and rate availability.

Keystone Lodge & Spa Info

Conference Agenda


Please note that all times are subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Roundtable Meeting – Centennial Ballroom
Interventional Orthopedics Innovators
10 Min Intro: Innovators Section
Bringing Torn Rotator Cuffs Back Together without Surgery , M.D. Christopher Connor, MD
Healing Torn ACLs through an Injection John Pitts, MD
US Guided Carpal Tunnel Release Jay Smith, MD
Agenda-Regulatory Challenges in Interventional Orthopedics
Targeted Discussion: The 4 Ps: Partition, PR, Pressure, Publish The 4 P Approach Chris Centeno, M.D.
Partition: How to Separate Ourselves from the Snake Oil Chris Centeno, M.D.
PR: How Do We Get the Word Out that Ortho BMC is Serious Medicine Erika Rosenthal
Pressure: How Can We Enlist Patients to Help Us? Kathy Hebert
Pressure: How Can We Enlist Patients to Help Us? Kathy Hebert
Publish: Educating the Scientific World on the Homologous Uses for BMC Matt Murphy, PhD
Panel: Who’s Willing to Do What and How Do We Get this Done
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Friday, February 17, 2017

General Session – Interlocken BCD

8:00 to 8:15 Introductory Remarks Chris Centeno, M.D.
8:15 to 8:45 MSCs: Sentinels for Injury and Drugstores for Regeneration Arnold Caplan, PhD
8:45 to 9:15 Bone Marrow Collection Techniques to Enhance MSC Concentration Ashley Watts, PhD
9:15 to 10:30
Panel Discussion – What is the Best Way to Count the Dose of Stem Cells that can be used by Clinicians at the
Drs. Centeno, Caplan, Watts
10:30 to 10:45 Break
10:45 to 11:15 Stellate Ganglion Block and PTSD Sean Mulvaney, MD
11:15 to 11:45
Protease Inhibition Technology Using Alpha 2 Macriglobulin to
Treat Inflammatory Conditions
Gaetano Scuderi, MD
12 Noon Break for Lunch
1:00 to 1:30 Arthroscopic Correlation of Regenerative Medicine Injections
for Shoulder and Knee
Don Buford, MD
1:30 to 2:00 Update on Intradiscal PRP for Lumbar Disc
Disease: 2 Year Outcome Data
Greg Lutz, M.D.
2:00 to 2:30
The Basic Science Behind the Use of Mesenchymal
Stem Cells in Orthopedic Injuries and Diseases
Wayne McIlwraith, PhD
2:30 to 3:00 Panel Discussion – Tendon PRP Panel Drs. Centeno, McIlwraith, Lutz
3:00 to 3:15 Break
3:15 to 3:45 Research on How the Local Micro Environment Might
Impact BMC Knee OA
Christopher Centeno, MD
3:45 to 4:15 A Regulatory Briefing for the Regenerative Medicine Industry Andrew Ittleman, Esq

Saturday, February 18, 2017

(must be registered for this Lab to attend)

8:00 to 8:15 Arrival IO Foundation Education Conference Room #104 Drs. Centeno, Pitts, Markle, Bond, Steinmetz, Berger
8:15 to 9:15 Didactic BMA/Mini-Lipo Course-“Evidence Based BMA” Christopher Centeno, MD
9:15 to 9:30 Break
9:30 to 1:00 Basics of Performing and Understanding Nucleated Cell
Count and Viability Measurements
Dr. Steinmetz, Dustin Berger
9:30 to 2:30 Hands-on with Cadaver Course with Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound BMA/Mini-Lipo Drs. Centeno, Pitts, Markle, Bond
3:00 Adjourn


First Non-Profit Dedicated to Percutaneous Orthobiologics Holds its 2nd Annual Conference!

Join industry leaders and visionaries who are coming together to build a new medical specialty through a non-profit that is facilitating the transition from scalpels to needles. The IOF would like to make sure that we provide as many diverse exhibitors who represent an interest in this growing the field of treatment options. The IOF brings you providers ready to learn these ground breaking treatment techniques and revolutionary research.

Our conference will feature:

  • 200+ attendees – providers in the field of Physical Medicine Rehab, Interventional Pain, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics and other Orthobiologics
  • 40-50 attendees in a Fellowship or Residency Program

Why attend the Conference?

  • See what the Foundation is showcasing
  • Stay current on regenerative medicine and orthobiologic techniques
  • Get the latest information on clinical research topics
  • Network with colleagues and physicians

Registration is now open for exhibitors. Download the Exhibitor Packet here:

Please contact Nancy Ho at nancy.ho@interventionalorthopedics.org for any questions.

See you there!

What Attendees Said About The First Annual IOF Conference

Video: Accolades for the IOF Conference.

The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation was created as a not-for-profit (501)C(3) organization on January 27, 2015. The IOF’s primary function is to educate and serve as a resource to physicians and the public seeking to understand the growing field of interventional orthopedics.

“The conference was simply amazing and it was an incredible experience. Thank you!”

“Congratulations on the successful conference and workshop. It was beautifully orchestrated. I was certainly impressed with the presentations, nice venue, and the food. The lectures got us amped up on regenerative medicine and then the workshop actualized that inspiration.  I look forward to learning more about the great things to come” 

“Thank you again for inviting me to the conference!  It is hard to believe that you can make it through medical school in 2015 and feel like you have never heard about an entire branch of modern medicine.  You and your team are doing some awesome stuff and no doubt will be on the forefront for years to come.”

“The IOF conference was AMAZING! I just wanted to say thank you again for coordinating everything and allowing me to have the opportunity to attend.  See you next year!”

“I have been a Physician since 1978 and this concept has excited me more than I can ever remember in medicine”.