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The 2018 Total Joint Conference will provide an opportunity for veterinarians specializing in orthopedic surgery to discuss and hear current concepts in total joint replacement. Industry-leading professionals will address the very latest innovations and education in total joint replacement. In addition to insights from veterinary orthopedic pioneers, topics of discussion will encompass overcoming the learning curve, updated surgical techniques and revision strategies, and common complications and how they can be avoided. Attendees will also be presented with comparisons between human and veterinary joint replacement, and will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions during multiple panel discussions.

For the complete list of presentations and presenters, download the 2018 Total Joint Conference Agenda.

Faculty Chair

BioMedtrix is pleased to announce Dr. Terri Schiller will serve as Chair of the 2018 Total Joint Conference.

Currently with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Schiller is a Senior Teaching Instructor and Associate Dean of Clinical Programs. Dr. Schiller provides her clinical services at VCA Western Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center in Calgary. With more than 20 years’ experience in canine total hip replacement, Dr. Schiller’s expertise has been an invaluable resource to BioMedtrix since the BFX® Hip System became commercially available in 2003.

Throughout the past fourteen years, Dr. Schiller has been a regular instructor of the Universal Hip and Advanced THR Workshops conducted in the United States and Europe. In her capacity as a clinical advisor to BioMedtrix, Dr. Schiller has lent her acumen to the development and direction of the Universal Hip System, and has also mentored newly trained surgeons through the THR Surgeon Assist Program.

Dr. Schiller’s leadership as Chair and the diverse expertise of presenting faculty will provide an outstanding educational event for veterinarians attending the 2018 Total Joint Conference.

Presenting Faculty

The panelists and presenters for the 2018 Total Joint Conference are among the very brightest stars of the veterinary orthopedic industry. These faculty are mentors and advisors affiliated with innovating companies and organizations throughout the veterinary community, including the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

As pillars of the industry, the presenting faculty have influenced research and development of advanced solutions in total joint replacement for decades. Their insight into complications and cutting-edge adaptations in modern veterinary orthopedics will be the center of discussion at the 2018 Total Joint Conference.



The 2018 Total Joint Conference will convene at the Hyatt Rosemont, located near the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. To take advantage of conference rates, please follow this link when booking your stay!

To secure your seat for the 2018 Total Joint Conference and reserve your stay at the Hyatt Rosemont, register now!

Mystic Blue Dinner Cruise – Friday, May 18
Join BioMedtrix and the esteemed conference faculty for a casual dinner cruise on Lake Michigan. This cruise will depart from Navy Pier at 7:00 PM and return at 10:00 PM. Transportation between the Hyatt Rosemont and Navy Pier will be provided by BioMedtrix. Tickets for the cruise may be purchased at the time of event registration.