12th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS)

A comprehensive hip and knee course (FREE for trainees) presented by the Adult Reconstruction division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

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When: April 8-9, 2022

FREE for trainees
Registered Nurse, Nurse Clinician, & Nurse Practitioner: $140.00
Physician: $250.00
Non-Medical Provider: $600.00

Registration Now Open:  Register Now

Registration Closes: April 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM 

FREE for trainees

Location:The meeting will be held at the Duke Interprofessional Education Building (IPE), 311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710. Please park in the Duke Clinics Parking Garage on Trent Drive. For more information go to:



Distinguished Visiting Professor:

Christopher L. Peters, M.D.
George S. Eccles Endowed Professor Orthopedics
Chief Adult Reconstruction & Hip Preservation Service
Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Utah
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 94108
Email: Chris.Peters@hsc.utah.edu

Course Faculty:

Matthew P. Abdel, M.D.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Email: Abdel.Matthew@mayo.edu

Jeff D. Almand, M.D.
Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
1325 East Fortification Street
Jackson, MS  39236
Email jdalmandmd@msmoc.com

Aaron A. Hofmann, M.D.
Hofmann Arthritis Institute
Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Center for Precision Joint Replacement, Salt Lake Regional Hospital
Operation Walk Utah – Coordinator
24 South 1100 East, Suite 101
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Email: ahofmannmd@gmail.com

Jason M. Jennings, M.D., DPT
Colorado Joint Replacement
2335 South Downing Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO  80210
Email: Jasonjennings@centura.org

Benjamin M. Stronach, M.D.
Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center
University Hospital
2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
Email: BStronach@umc.edu

Course Directors:

Michael P. Bolognesi, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center

Samuel S. Wellman, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center


In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.