The COVID-19 pandemic is ever-evolving, and orthopaedic practices across the globe are changing their processes and guidelines in response so that they can better protect their staff, patients and themselves.

Remain up-to-speed on all the latest COVID-19 information and how it relates to AANA lab courses and events with the variety of helpful resources below.

Join a panel of AANA Leaders as they discuss ways to navigate the threats and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic along with strategies to reopen practices during two different, exclusive webinars. AANA wants all practices to weather this storm and remain healthy and viable to ultimately resume the care of patients once the acute phase of this crisis has passed.

How to Plan to Reopen Your Practice

Recorded on April 23, 2020

Strategies to Keep Your Practice Alive and Well

Recorded on April 2, 2020

2020 AANA Annual Meeting Update

The Arthroscopy Association of North America’s Executive Committee has made the critical and necessary decision to cancel the AANA 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for May 7-9, 2020 in Grapevine, Texas.

Great consideration was given to the health of AANA staff, partners, volunteers, members – and of course, the patients of our members. The AANA staff and Executive Committee have been communicating regularly to discuss the evolving situation and explored all possible options. With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state departments, AANA concluded that the best course of action was to exercise extreme caution and cancel the meeting.

We want to thank the faculty that were prepared to deliver valuable content and research, a hallmark of the AANA Annual Meeting that has made it such an important meeting for Orthopaedic Surgeons from across the globe. Thank you to our Corporate Partners and exhibitors, whose presence enhances our meeting and supports the organization as it advances the scope of orthopaedic surgery.

Attendees, please check your email for information regarding registration fees. If you have any questions, please contact annualmeeting@aana.org.

We are looking forward to calmer and healthier times, so please save the date for the AANA 40th Anniversary celebrations at AANA21 in Chicago, April 22-24, 2021! Be well and stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Larry D. Field, M.D.
AANA President

AANA Lab Courses and COVID-19

Advanced Knee Lab Course – June 12-14, 2020, Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC)

AANA, with the support of the OLC and Course Chairs Drs. Plancher and Sgaglione, has made the decision to postpone the Advanced Knee Lab Course that was to take place at the OLC, June 12-14, 2020. While travel bans may be lifted for June, we recognize the backlog of work many surgeons will be addressing. Your time and expertise are needed in the OR with your patients. Please watch your email for course updates and instructions regarding your registration. If you have any concerns, please email education@aana.org.

Small Joint Lab Course – July 17-19, 2020, Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC)

AANA, with the support of the OLC and Course Chairs Drs. Stone, Ferkel, Szabo and Weiss, has made the decision to cancel the Small Joint Lab Course that was to take place at the OLC, July 17-19, 2020. While July might seem far away and we hope the future has a more positive outlook, it is out of an abundance of caution, with you and your patients in mind, that we cancel this course. Please watch your email for information regarding your refund. If you have any concerns, please email education@aana.org.

Other 2020 AANA Lab Courses

AANA is actively planning to ensure our Fall 2020 meetings are as safe as possible for all participants. While the current cancellation policy for AANA Lab Courses holds, we are sensitive to challenges due to the virus and travel restrictions. Please let us know if your institutions and employers have enacted any travel restrictions or protocols for Fall 2020 by sending us an email at covid19@aana.org. Check this page for the latest updates. If you have any concerns, please email covid19@aana.org.

Telehealth

With telemedicine becoming more widely used as a result of social distancing guidelines in place, now is the perfect opportunity to start utilizing the myriad benefits telemedicine offers.

Learn more about AANA’s recent partnership with OrthoLive (AANA Members receive a discounted rate!) and discover other helpful resources related to telemedicine.

Inside AANA eNewsletter and COVID-19

The Inside AANA eNewlsetter – March 2020 and April 2020 Issues feature a variety of practical tips and resources Orthopaedic Surgeons can incorporate into their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

View March 2020 eNewsletter

View April 2020 eNewsletter

AANA Joint Conversations Blog and COVID-19

Looking for a way to continue sharing your research amid social distancing? Check out AANA's latest blog post, "Physically Distant, but Socially Connected: How to Continue Sharing Research and Pearls with Colleagues."

View Blog Post

Additional COVID-19 Resources

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