History

Joint Replacement surgery continues to advance at an increasing pace, and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke has trained many of today’s thought leaders in this space. Two such thought leaders; brothers Mike Berend, MD’92, HS’92-’98, and Keith Berend, MD’97, HS ’97-’02, sought to unite these two accomplishments.

In 2009, Drs. Keith and Michael Berend initiated a unique educational experience focused on innovation and surgical technique in joint replacement surgery. They named the effort after their late mother, Emily S. Berend, who was a staunch supporter of their careers and time at Duke.

EBARS has been a growing success for the joint replacement and Duke community. The course, which is presented by Duke’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons, surgeons in training, and the medical professionals seeking specialized education in current hip- and knee-replacement techniques, patient management, and patient-outcome optimization.

We invite you to attend this unique educational conference.

Keith Berend, MD

Keith Berend, MD

Michael Berend, MD

Michael Berend, MD