"The members of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries have a shared purpose of improving outcomes for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery worldwide. The focus of the society is to utilize the strength of cooperation and sharing of information and further enhance the capacity of individual registries to meet their own aims and objectives. The society is involved in the development of frameworks to encourage collaborative activities and provides a support network for established and developing registries." - excerpt from the ISAR Mission Statement.

Payment here by PapPal only for membership fee (not congress payment)
ISAR Membership fees

You can now pay the Membership fee för 2016:
 Full member USD 1,500, Associate Member USD 500. 

6th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries, May 20-22, 2017 in San Francisco, USA

Save the date for the next ISAR Congress and view the flyer 2017 Congress. The meeting will be at the hotel Parc 55 in San Francisco.
More information will be posted soon here on the website.

Planning Committee:
Kaiser Permanente: Liz Paxton, MA; Heather Prentice, PhD; Tad Funahashi, MD; Gregory Maletis, MD; Ron Navarro, MD; Tom Barber, MD; Eric Cain, MD
AJRR: Caryn Etkin, PhD; Jeff Knezovich, MBA
HelthEast: Susan Mehle,BS
MARQI: Richard Hughes, PhD
Force: Patricia Franklin, PhD; David Ayers, MD

The ISAR Quality Improvement Resource library is now live

ISAR Quality Improvement Resource Library

providing  examples from registry web sites, annual reports and publications on:

  • Patient and Public Reporting: Patient leaflets/brochures; annual reports for the public; risk calculators; surgeon and hospital profiles showing implant use, mortality rates, volume of cases.
  • Implant and Manufacturer feedback: Feedback portal with regularly-updated data stream; price benchmarking; implant outlier reports; reports with all cases using a manufacturer’s implants showing mortality and revision
  • Surgeon and Hospital reports: Web-based clinician feedback; annual hospital reports; hospital risk-adjusted revision rates; annual outlier identification; revision rates, PROMS, and other outcomes compared to national
  • Registry Methodologies: Statistical process control, e.g. funnel plots, SPC charts; patient time incidence rate and revisions per 100 observed component years; CUSUM; Australia outlier methodology; survival analyses; cumulative revision rate by selected time periods; risk-adjustment.

5th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries, May 28 - 30, 2016 in Wrightington and Manchester, UK

posted Aug 14, 2013, 7:24 AM by Kajsa Erikson   [ updated May 11, 2016, 2:49 AM ]

Most welcome to the meeting in Manchester in two weeks!

If you have not registered yet and intend to come, please register at "Go To Registration" below. Hotel reservation is done directly to the hotel - see list of hotels in "Hotel and Travel Information" below. Please note that payment is not connected to the Registration but has to be done separately. 

Who should attend?
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Statisticians, Bioengineers, Epidemiologists, Implant Manufacturers,
Healthcare Key Decision Makers seeking Improvement & Quality, Registry workers, and others
interested in Joint Registries.

Please note that the 7th Draft Full program is preliminary as there could be some changes. 

Payment by PayPal for the congress can be done going to "Add to Cart". You can also request an invoice for bank wire from
From May 11 On-site rate GBP 475, Accompany person GBP 150. 

Local Organizing Committee:
Martyn Porter (chairman), Henry Wynn Jones, Peter Howard, Mark Wilkinson, Ashley Blom, Amar Rangan, Andrew Price, Keith Tucker.

Event Team: Martyn Porter, Liz Newton

Scientific Committee: 
ISAR Steering Committee. 

4th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries, May 23 - 25, 2015

Thank you all for participating in the meeting in Gothenburg. Hope to see you all next year.

The meeting was a joint venture between the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register and the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register.

To the meeting in Gothenburg 190 was registered and 186 participated. On Sunday afternoon attended another 23 persons the congress.
Program 4th International Congress, 2015
Local Organizing Committee: Göran Garellick, Otto Robertsson (Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register), Björn Salomonsson (Swedish Shoulder and Elbow Registies), Johan Kärrholm, Cecilia Rogmark, Henrik Malchau, Hans Lindahl, Maziar Mohaddes, Szilárd Nemes, John Timperley, Kajsa Erikson
Scientific Committee:  Martyn Porter, Keith Tucker, Stephen Graves, Keijo Mäkelä and Local Organizing Committee.
Event Team: Kajsa Erikson, Karin Davidsson, Karin Lindborg, Karin Pettersson, Szilárd Nemes
Official e-mail: isar2015@registercentrum.se
Best Podium:
Minimal detectable change for mobility and patient-reported tools in people with osteoarthritis awaiting arthroplasty. Ian A Harris et al.
Judges: Johan Kärrholm, John Timperley, Keijo Mäkelä, Patricia Franklin
Best Poster:
HOOS, JR. a new short-form hip replacement relevant outcomes survey. Stephen Lyman et al.
Judges: Keith Tucker. Rob Nelissen, Marina Torre, David Lewallen

3rd International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries was held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, MA, USA on May 31-June 2, 2014. 
Here you will find the Final program for the meeting.

Best Podium:
1) Temporal trends in revision joint arthroplasty. J Palen, UK
2) Is a revision a revision? T Liebs, Germany
3) Preop THR and TKR pain and functional limitation profile are consistent across US surgeons. D Ayres, USA
Judges: David Lewallen, Eric Bohm, Peter Devane, Richard de Steiger
Best Posters:
1) Knee arthroplasty failure in patients with positive skin patch testing for metal sensitivity. Bravo, USA
2) Primary total hip arthroplasty amongst nonagnarian patients. Mirac, USA
3) The influence of femoral stem fixation, design and fixation on the incidence of periprosthetic fractures. J Palen, UK
Judges: Cecilia Rogmark, John Timperley, Ove Furnes

2nd International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries

posted Sep 10, 2012, 12:29 PM by Kajsa Erikson   [ updated Sep 26, 2013, 5:18 AM ]

Final program

The 2nd International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries was held June 1-3, 2013 in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK with 170 participants.

1st International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries

posted May 18, 2012, 9:44 AM by Kajsa Erikson   [ updated Nov 27, 2012, 6:12 AM ]

1st International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries was held in Bergen, Norway, May 20-22, 2012. Attached you will find an updated program. 

ISAR meeting in San Francisco

posted Jan 5, 2012, 4:33 AM by Kajsa Erikson   [ updated Feb 19, 2012, 6:17 AM ]

The latest ISAR general meeting was held in San Francisco, USA on February 9, 2012 at the Palace Hotel. Minutes from the meeting will be entered at the website later.
After the general meeting there was also a business meeting for ISAR members with election of the Steering Committee. The new Steering Committe you find under "Directory".

ISAR meeting in San Diego

posted May 4, 2011, 6:07 AM by Kajsa Erikson   [ updated Feb 19, 2012, 5:33 AM ]

The ISAR meeting in San Diego on February 17, 2011 and was attended  by 50 persons interested in registries. The minutes from the meeting you will find under Minutes.

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