Cincinnati, OH 2024 Joint Conference

Join us on April 19th and 20th, 2024 in Cincinnati, OH for another event full of wonderful and knowledgeable speakers and an opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues.

On Site Program

Conference Apparel


Conference Features

The 5th 2024 ASA/NSAA Annual Joint Conference

Conference Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will gain greater understanding of various surgical procedures and intraoperative concepts.
  • Attendees will enhance their knowledge of updated surgical techniques and anatomy.
  • Attendees will gain better understanding of legislative initiatives.

Schedule of Events and Presentations

Friday April 19th:

08:00 am-12:00 pm Surgical Ablation for AFib Workshop (Offsite)

08:00 am-12:12 pm Arthrex ACL Hands-on Worskshop (Salon D & E)

11:00 am-07:00 pm Registration (Registration Office)

12:30 pm-4:30 pm Endovascular Vein Harvesting Hands-on Workshop (Salon F & G)

01:00 pm-4:00 pm FiberTape Sternal Closure Hands-on Workshop (Salon A)

05:00 pm-05:30 pm ASA/NSAA State of the Associations (Pavillion Ballroom)

5:30 pm-06:30 pm Keynote Address : Jeff Hutchins & Dr. Jennifer Manders (Pavillion Ballroom)
Healthcare employee well-being: Preventing burnout and taking care of yourself so you can take care of others.

06:30 pm-07:30 pm Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Meridican Institute of Surgical Assisting (Ballroom Foyer & Caprice Foyer)

Saturday April 20th:

07:00 am-08:00 am Registration (Registration Office)

07:00 am-07:45 am Breakfast Buffet (Rockwood Room)

07:45 am-08:00 am Joint Welcome(Pavillion Ballroom)
Fred Fisher, ASA President & Jim Pressley, NSAA President

08:00 am-08:55 am Vascular Surgery Presentation
Dr. Adam Reichard

09:00 am-09:55 am Hip Arhtroscopy & Femoral-Acetabular Impingement Surgery
Dr. Drew Burleson

10:00 am-10:20 am Professional Networking (Caprice Foyer)
(Break with Exhibitors)

10:20 am-11:15 pm Updates in Breast Cancer Surgery
Dr. Jennifer Manders

11:20 am-12:15 pm Shoulder Instability Surgery
Dr. Brian Crellin

12:10 pm-01:30 pm Luncheon (Rockwood Ballroom)

01:30 pm-02:25 pm Surgical Oncology
Dr. Erik Dunki-Jacob

02:30 pm-03:20 pm Transparency, Competence, and Emotional Intelligence in the Operating Room
Luis F Aragon, MBA, CSA

03:20 pm-04:00 pm Professional Networking (Caprice Foyer)
(Break with Exhibitors)

04:00 pm-05:30 pm Legislative Round Table on Current Issues and Trends
Leadership Panel

Cincinnati Red Game Discounted Tickets for Conference Attendees


Surgical Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Workshop
Friday 8a-12p Offsite : $125 – 4 CEUs : Transportation Provided
An educational opportunity that build on the fundamentals of the Cox-Maze IV procedure, focusing on the rationale, efficiency and efficacy of performing complex arrhythmia procedures, including the first FDA approved minimally invasive Hybrid AF™ Therapy for long-standing persistent (LSP) atrial fibrillation (Afib). This course features both didactic and hands-on training covering a broad range of relevant topics:
• Understand the importance of treating arrhythmias and the relevant anatomy for performing a concomitant or hybrid procedure
• Discuss optimization of cardiac output by restoring sinus rhythm and improving patient outcomes
• Review pathophysiology and key principles of Afib treatment
• Review society guidelines supporting surgical ablation and left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion
• Discuss the rationale and indications for the Cox-Maze IV lesion set and Hybrid Convergent lesion sets
• Identify tips and tricks to improve procedural efficiency and clinical efficacy
• Review alternate epicardial and endocardial approaches, energy sources and lesion sets associated with surgical treatment

Advanced Workshop on Arthrex ACL Repair Techniques (SOLD OUT)
Friday 8a-12p : $125 – 4 CEUs : Salon D & E
Unlock the secrets of cutting-edge ACL repair techniques with our comprehensive workshop powered by Arthrex, a pioneer in orthopedic innovation. This hands-on course is designed for allied health professionals seeking to enhance their skills in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
Key Highlights:
• In-Depth Arthrex Technology Exploration: Delve into the advanced tools and technologies developed by Arthrex, a global leader in minimally invasive orthopedic solutions. Learn how to leverage these innovations for optimal ACL repair outcomes.
• Surgical Skill Enhancement: Gain practical experience through hands-on surgical simulations using Arthrex’s state-of-the-art equipment. Enhance your proficiency in performing ACL repairs and understand the nuances of various surgical approaches.
• Evidence-Based Practice: Stay at the forefront of orthopedic knowledge with evidence-based lectures on the latest research, clinical studies, and outcomes related to Arthrex ACL repair techniques.
• Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, mentors, and industry professionals during workshop sessions. Foster collaborations, exchange ideas, and build a supportive community within the field of sports medicine.

Mastery Workshop on Arthrex Sternal Closure with FiberTape Cerclage
Friday 1p-3p : $50 – 2 CEUs : Salon A
Embark on a transformative journey into the world of advanced sternal closure techniques with our Mastery Workshop, powered by Arthrex. This specialized course is tailored for cardiothoracic surgeons, surgical residents, and healthcare professionals seeking to enhance their proficiency in sternal closure using Arthrex’s innovative FiberTape Cerclage system. Designed to enhance compression and minimize bone cut-through, FiberTape is more flexible than traditional metal wires.
Key Highlights:
• Cutting-Edge FiberTape Technology: Immerse yourself in the revolutionary FiberTape Cerclage system by Arthrex. FiberTape sternal closure is a 100% nonmetallic radiolucent alternative to stainless steel wires traditionally used for sternal closure procedures. Explore the unique properties and benefits of FiberTape for sternal closure, including enhanced strength, flexibility, and reduced risk of complications.
• Hands-On Training: Elevate your surgical skills through hands-on training sessions with Arthrex’s state-of-the-art equipment. Gain practical experience in utilizing FiberTape Cerclage for secure and durable sternal closure.
• Evidence-Based Practice: Stay abreast of the latest advancements in sternal closure research, clinical studies, and outcomes. Benefit from evidence-based lectures that integrate the most current knowledge into your practice.

Venapax Endovascular Vein Harvest Workshop (SOLD OUT)
Friday 12:30p-4:30p : $125 – 4-CEUs : Salon D & E
An Endovascular Vein Harvest course which include a combination of didactic and video presentations featuring Venapax, an all-in-one comprehensive system that provides dissection and simultaneous branch ligation in a simple device. All training options are focused on helping allied health professionals gain the valuable experience and comfort they need to be prepared for that first case and beyond. It’s focus is not only on surgical technique but also on building a team approach to training that incorporates the harvesters and their cardiac teams.
Key Highlights:
• Experience the difference Venapax can make with its minimal-touch technique.
• Procedural training program shortens the Venapax EVH learning curve.
• Watch how Venapax dissects and simultaneously ligates.

Conference Registration




Registration includes: Friday Reception, Saturday Morning Breakfast, All Breaks, and Lunch as well as all programming.

  Online Before April 6th  Onsite After April 5th 
ASA/NSAA Member Registration $275.00 $300
ASA/NSAA Non-member Registration $350.00 $375
Student (CAAHEP Accredited) Member Registration $175.00 $175
Guest Reception Ticket  $60.00 $60.00
Guest  Lunch Ticket $50.00 $50.00
Surgical Ablation for AFib Workshop – 4 additional CEUs Friday 8a-12p (Offsite-Transportation Provided) $125.00  
Advanced Workshop on Arthrex ACL Repair Techniques    4 additional CEUs Friday 8a-12p $125.00  
Mastery Workshop on Arthrex Sternal Closure w/FiberTape Cerclage – 2 additional CEUs Friday 1p-3p $50.00  
Venapax Endovascular Vein Harvest – 4 additional CEUs Friday 12:30p-4:30p $125.00  


Refund Policy:
* If you cancel before April 1st, 2024, half the amount you paid will be refunded.
* If you cancel after April 1st, 2024, there will be no refund.

Hotel Registration


Group Name: 2024 ASA/NSAA Conference
Group Code: ASA-NSAA Meeting
Check-in: 19-Apr-24
Check-out: 21-Apr-24
Hotel Name: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hotel Address: 35 West Fifth Street
  Cincinnati, OH
Phone Number: 513-421-9100

Sponsor Registration

ASA/NSAA Joint Conference  • April 19-20, 2024
Cincinnati, OH

ASA-NSAA has the generous support of leading-edge sponsors, advertisers and exhibitors who offer the knowledge and tools to turn our vision into reality. 

Exhibitor Prospectus Information 2024

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