Upcoming events

    • 14 Apr 2023
    • 15 Apr 2023
    • Prince Waikiki


    We invite you to the Hawaii Orthopaedic Association’s 37th Annual Combined Orthopaedic Spring Symposium on April 14-15, 2023 at the Prince Waikiki.  The 2-day symposium is targeted to orthopaedic surgeons, residents, medical students and allied health professionals.  Historically, there were 80-100 participants who have attended and our hope is to be able to have as many participants this year at this in-person symposium and are looking forward to seeing everyone again. 

    Exhibits from orthopaedic and other medical companies are an integral part of the symposium. We hope you will participate and display your products or services to our orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals.  Click here for the conference prospectus. The exhibits and conference will be located in separate conference rooms as we have done in the past.

    The following is the tentative schedule for the set-up and display.

    Friday, April 14, 2023

    5:00 am Setup 

    7:00 am -4:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

    Saturday, April 15, 2023

    6:30 am Setup 

    7:00 am - 1:00 pm Exhibits Open

    This year there are various exhibitor levels that include different benefits.  All levels include continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Friday and snacks for two company representatives.  Company name or logo will be on our website and program.  Each additional representative is $200.00

    Gold (only 1 available – Table 30) - $4,500

    Logo on Saturdays box lunch

    Preferred table in the Lunch & Reception/Exhibit room

    2 tickets to the Reception on Friday

    Silver (10 available – Tables 20-29) - $3,500

    Table in the Lunch & Reception/Exhibit room

    2 tickets to the Reception on Friday

    Bronze (16 available – Tables 1-16) - $2,500

    Table in the Foyer

    We encourage you to make your payment and register to reserve your booth as soon as possible since assignment of tables will be made on a first come first serve basis.  Once your payment has been received, you will receive the Exhibitor Requirement form.  Be sure to view the map showing the available tables and indicate the table number (1st and 2nd choice) on the Exhibit form.

    Payments are to be made electronically through our website at hawaiiorthopaedicassociation.com or through the mail via check. If you would like to pay by check, please make a check payable to Hawaii Orthopaedic Association and mail check with the registration page from the website to PO Box 61207, Honolulu, HI 96839. Our tax identification number is 99-0171322 for your records.

    Prince Waikiki has provided us the information below regarding arrangements and shipment of your products for the symposium:

    • Arrangements for delivery of packages should be made through the Catering Department. Meeting/exhibit material shipped to the hotel within a week of the scheduled event will be stored free of charge. Storage charges will be assessed if meeting/exhibit material is shipped more than a week of the scheduled event.

    • All shipments to the hotel must be addressed to the attention of the Catering Department - Cathy Nakahara / Huanli Hu (Hawaii Orthopaedic Association), 100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu, HI 96815.

    • Handling charges to move material from storage area to the function rooms will be charged as follows:

      • $5.00 per box for boxes 2 – 20 lbs.

      • $15.00 per box for boxes 21 – 60 lbs.

      • $30.00 for boxes and crates 60 – 100 lbs.

      • Additional charges may be assessed for oversized, heavy boxes and crates.

      • Due to safety standards, we cannot move items over 100 lbs.

    • The Prince Waikiki will not be responsible for moving any mechanical devices or technical equipment. Guest will be responsible for securing a drayage service to move any mechanical device or technical equipment to and from the exhibit area and designated loading area.

    • Due to Federal laws regarding shipment of packages and material shipped out from the hotel, an authorized representative must be in attendance at time of pick-up to sign shipment forms.

    • Shipping and transit companies are requiring this be done for security purposes.

    If your company can assist us in applying for an educational grant, please contact Sheri at hawaiiorthopaedicassociation@gmail.com

    If you have any questions, please contact Huanli Hu at 808-382-1279  or Gaile Yano at 808-227-4212 or email hawaiiorthopaedicassociation@gmail.com.

    Your continued support is very much appreciated.


    HOA Board of Directors

    Kevin Krul, MD - President

    Andrew Richardson, MD - Vice President 

    Edward Chan, MD - Treasurer/Secretary 

    Kyle Mitsunaga, MD - Immediate Past President 

    Craig Ono, MD - Board of Councilor

    • 14 Apr 2023
    • 15 Apr 2023
    • Prince Waikiki

    The 37th Annual Combined Orthopaedic Spring Symposium will be held at the Prince Waikiki - Piinaio Ballroom (100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu, Hawaii).  Tentatively the program on Friday, April 14 will be from 7:00am - 5:00pm followed by a reception from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.  On Saturday, April 15 the program will be from 7:00am - 1:00pm

    If paying your registration fee by check please make it payable to: Hawaii Orthopaedic Association and mail to P.O. Box 61207, Honolulu, HI 96839.

    If you have any questions please contact hawaiiorthopaedicassociation@gmail.com.

    See you there!

Past events

15 Nov 2022 HOA Annual Member Meeting 2022
13 Jul 2022 Pediatric and Adult Spine Course 2022
22 Apr 2022 36th Annual Combined Orthopaedic Spring Symposium
22 Apr 2022 2022 HOA Annual Spring Symposium Exhibitor Registration
16 Nov 2021 Hawaii Orthopaedic Association Annual Dinner Meeting
16 Apr 2021 35th Annual Combined Orthopaedic Spring Symposium
16 Apr 2021 2021 Spring Symposium Exhibitor Registration
19 Nov 2020 Hawaii Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
18 Sep 2020 UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery Course
24 Apr 2020 2020 Annual Symposium Exhibitor
24 Apr 2020 2020 HOA Spring Research Symposium
1 Apr 2020 Hawaii Orthopaedic Performance Education
18 Mar 2020 UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery Course
29 Feb 2020 Hawaii Chapter, American College of Surgeons-sponsored Resident Research Competition
29 Feb 2020 Hawaii ACS Resident Research Competition
19 Jan 2020 IPSO Pacific Rim Conference
7 Nov 2019 AHA Research and Education Meeting
29 Oct 2019 HOA Annual Member Meeting
21 Sep 2019 DePuy Synthes Orthopedic Hands on Lab
7 Aug 2019 HOPE Meeting
18 Apr 2019 Mastering Glenoid Exposure, The Reverse Shoulder and the Challenging Glenoid
13 Apr 2019 Legally Mine Lunch Breakout Session
13 Apr 2019 Acelity Lunch Break Out Session
13 Apr 2019 Resident Quiz Bowl
12 Apr 2019 Vericel-MACI Lunch Breakout Session
12 Apr 2019 Depuy Synthes Lunch Break Out Session
11 Apr 2019 HOPE Sports and Performance Meeting
11 Apr 2019 John S. Smith, MD Memorial Orthopaedic Symposium
27 Feb 2019 UCSF Spine Course
7 Feb 2019 Advances and Best Practices in Upper Extremity Nerve Repair
24 Jan 2019 Hawai'i Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium
14 Nov 2018 Annual Dinner Meeting

To register



The UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery Course is a three-and-a-half day event emphasizing pioneering trends in pediatric and adult spinal surgery. This course is designed to be interactive with didactic lectures given by leaders in the spine community as well as a hands-on bioskills lab. Participants will review and practice surgical principles and techniques in the treatment of complex spinal disorders. Expert lecturers will describe the state-of-the-art treatment for a variety of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Disorders. Interactive case presentations will allow learners to apply knowledge to improve decision making for complex spine pathology.

Surgeons, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents and fellows wanting to broaden their hands-on experience will have the opportunity to improve skills in clinical evaluation, preoperative planning, and surgical techniques


Objectives should be based on learning needs described above and/or the desired outcomes described below.

  • Understand the indications, applications and surgical techniques for posterior column osteotomies, interbody fusion techniques, transpedicular osteotomy, and corpectomy techniques for spinal reconstruction.
  • Interpret and apply current, best available evidence to assess sagittal alignment in the adult and pediatric deformity patient.
  • Understand the options for interbody fixation and fusion, and techniques to achieve optimal arthrodesis.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate application of “minimally invasive” surgical techniques.
  • Evaluate and treat pain related to spinal disorders in a cost-effective and reliable manner based on recently published guidelines.
  • Understand appropriate indications for surgery to treat various spinal pathology including degenerative disorders, spinal deformities, and tumors and deploy suitable surgical approaches to achieve goals of care.
  • Evaluate and treat lumbar degenerative disease and deformity in a cost-effective manner based on an evidence based approach and understand how to mitigate morbidity and risk
  • Avoid perioperative complications by identifying risk factors that may predispose individuals to perioperative morbidity. Determine modifiable risk factors and strategies for effective optimization.
  • Diagnose spinal instability related to spinal tumors and formulate surgical treatment plans to address neurological deficits, pain, and instability in spine oncology patients based on published guidelines.
  • Compare techniques and outcomes of procedures involving the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine disorders and spinal tumors.
  • Gain experience in the anatomical and technical subtleties of complex cervical, thoracic, and lumbar surgical procedures in a hands-on proctored cadaver lab experience with state of the art instruments and technology available to the participant.
  • Understand the subtleties of patient selection for various procedures to optimize efficacy and safety in access to and instrumentation of all areas of the spine in both adult and pediatric patients.
  • Correlate radiographic findings to surgical anatomy as they pertain to the approach and techniques for minimizing complications
  • Refine and optimize preoperative and operative treatment planning for adult and pediatric patients


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, Continuing Education and Cultural and Linguistic Competency.

Course Outline

Download 2022 Course Outline

Annual Member Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
6:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting

Tentative Agenda:
• Financial Update
• By-Laws Review
• Updates from programs - UH, Tripler and Shriners
• Board of Councilors Update
• Election of Officers

Register Here

 3rd Annual Pediatric and Adult Spine Course

Registration will be covered for UH and Tripler ortho residents.

The program will include 2.5 days of didactics and a one-day cadaver course.  We are honored to have Lawrence Lenke, MD, Dan Riew, MD, and Amer Samdani, MD as our keynote speakers. 



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