Course 806: 1st Annual Fellows Course - Shoulder, Hip, Knee

Jun 22 to Jun 24, 2018

The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, IL
CME hours:

Course Chairman:
Shane Nho, MD
Denver T. Stanfield, MD
Brian R. Waterman, MD

Master Instructors:
Dann C. Byck, MD
Jovan Laskovski, MD
Joseph Tauro, MD

An advanced course for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Fellows completing their training and preparing for practice. The course includes hip, shoulder and knee topics and techniques with hands on cadaver lab practice. Faculty will instruct and provide updates on highly advanced arthroscopic and open procedures as well as common procedures which are in great demand in the young surgeon’s practice. Expert led interactive discussions on diagnosis making, operative procedures, patient cases, practice management, and office procedures to help the orthopaedic surgeon start practice ahead of the curve.

The three days will be a comprehensive experience with group lectures covering modern topics of the hip, knee, and shoulder as well as small group sessions covering each joint individually. Plus, you will be asked to select one of the three joints to focus on specifically. The lab portion will be a 1-on-1 experience with one skilled instructor and one cadaver using the joint of your choice (hip, knee, or shoulder). This lab experience will maximize your cadaver time and creates the ability for the lab time to be tailored to your individual goals and needs.

Our goal is to give you the most comprehensive arthroscopic course for hip, knee, and shoulder with the latest and most advanced techniques available.



Registration Fees

Member: $1,499.00
Non-Member: $1,499.00

Train as a Team

APEx courses were designed with the whole surgical team in mind. Physician attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their PA, NP, RN, or other support staff. There is no better way to prepare for real-world OR situations than to train together.

Please Note: Registration limited to orthopaedic fellows.


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CME Information

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify routine and advanced surgical techniques for the hip, knee, and/or shoulder to further understanding and technical skill in joint arthroscopy
  2. To recognize the current open surgical techniques which also are necessary and compliment extra articular repair or reconstruction of the hip, knee, and/or shoulder
  3. Become aware of aspects orthopaedic practice management as well as office development, decision making, and office procedures

Course App will be available for participants to download at least 1 month prior to the course start date. The app contains:

  • handout materials
  • lab assignments
  • videos
  • registration lists

Target Audience

The primary target audience for the Fellow Course is AANA members and other healthcare professionals who desire to improve their arthroscopic knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes.

Statement of Need

AANA has determined the need for this live educational activity based on identifying professional practice gaps, previous course evaluations and the AANA Self Assessment Examination. The educational content of this activity was based upon current issues and topics provided by AANA planning committees and membership.


The Arthroscopy Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation

The Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Chairman:
Shane Nho, MD
Denver T. Stanfield, MD
Brian R. Waterman, MD

Master Instructors:
Dann C. Byck, MD
Jovan Laskovski, MD
Joseph Tauro, MD

Travel Information

Air Travel Arrangements

Please fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

Gant Travel is the official travel management company for AANA. Please identify yourself as an AANA Course participant. Gant Travel offers full mileage credit for frequent flyers.

Gant Travel Contact:
Toll-Free: (800) 621-1083
Hours: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience AANA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O’Hare (9480 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018). The room rate is $134 per night plus tax. Reservations can be made up to four weeks prior to the course.

For hotel reservations please call (847) 692-3000 and identify yourself as an Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) registrant.

Reservations can also be made online through the Hampton Inn & Suites website:
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Requests for refunds must be received in writing by the AANA office at least four weeks prior to the start of the course. Refunds will not be issued for requests received less than four weeks before the start of the course.

Cancellation Fee: $500.00

Course Transfers

You may switch courses within the same year, space permitting, by notifying AANA in writing at least four weeks prior to the course.

Transfer Fee: $200.00

*Course content and faculty subject to change.