S. Joshua Szabo, MD
Noah Weiss, MD
Mark Baratz, MD
A. Osterman, MD
Chris Schmidt, MD
This comprehensive surgical skills course will encompass basic and advanced wrist and elbow procedures, highlighting pearls to avoid complications and ensure clinical success. Controversies of treatment will also be emphasized to help guide treatment decisions. This will be accomplished through lectures and surgical demonstrations by leading faculty, hands-on cadaveric surgical labs, and panel discussions and case presentations. This course is designed for both the beginning and advanced arthroscopist, including a precourse questionnaire to best pair instructors to participants ensuring their goals of the course will be satisfied.
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.
Course Agenda (PDF)
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
Course App will be available for participants to download at least 1 month prior to the course start date. The app contains:
The primary target audience for Treatments for Wrist & Elbow Problems is AANA members and other healthcare professionals who desire to improve their arthroscopic knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes.
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.
The Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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)
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 $139 per night plus tax (subject to change). 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
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.