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Disruptive Research and its Publication are Decreasing

Updated: Feb 17, 2023

Disruptive science has declined and no one knows why
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Dear Colleagues,

The 8th Annual Meeting of the CSS this June (Del Coronado Hotel, San Diego, June 17, 2023) will consider innovation, entrepreneurism, leadership, and professional/personal development. While that is a large bite of the creativity apple, we’ll selectively deal with key concepts. One of these which bridges innovation and leadership is the concept of innovation vs management of the status quo. Clayton Christensen and Colleagues wrote about this in their book, “The Innovator’s DNA”. Attached is an article that highlights the unfortunate trend for derivative innovations and confirmation of the status quo: “Disruptive Science has Declined- and no one knows why”. ( ).

The authors point out that the proportion of publications of new and disruptive research has dramatically declined over the past half century. At our annual meeting we will consider the behaviors that are shared by true disruptive innovators and the cultural and regulatory barriers to disruptive innovation.

I hope to see you at our meeting in San Diego. I strongly encourage you to attend the 40th Anniversary Meeting of the San Diego Shoulder Institute, the oldest and most innovative shoulder educational program in the world.

Instructions for RSVPing for the meeting: Please email Dr. JP Warner (, Argen Omurzakov (, and Michael Navarro ( with the information below if you plan to attend our annual meeting:


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Kind Regards,

Jon “JP” Warner, MD

Founder, The CSS


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