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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.
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Comprehend the fundamentals of shoulder arthroscopy, including surgical options for rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability.
- Discuss controversies in the field of shoulder surgery, including grafts and patches for rotator cuff repair, superior capsular reconstruction, and bone block procedures for shoulder instability.
- Improved surgical skills of shoulder arthroscopy, specifically in treating massive rotator cuff tears, instability with bone loss, and what to do in the setting of failed previous surgery.
AANA Mobile App
This course will be available for participants to download at least 1 week prior to the course start date on the AANA Mobile app. It is available on Android, iOS, and Amazon Kindle.
The primary target audience for Shoulder Superstars 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.
Continuing Medical Education/Credit Designation
The Arthroscopy Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity may also help fulfill the Maintenance of Certification credit requirements mandated by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
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: (877) 924–0305
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.
Full Travel Information
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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.