904 - Shoulder Superstars (APEx)

Shoulder Superstars: Everything You Can Do in a Shoulder Through the Scope!
View Industry Spotlight Demo April 5 at 3:00 PM Central Time

This comprehensive surgical skills course will teach basic and advanced shoulder procedures, highlighting pearls to avoid complications and ensure clinical success. The all-star faculty will teach current clinical algorithms, backed by peer-reviewed publications, and demonstrate cutting-edge surgical techniques. Controversies of treatment will also be emphasized to help guide treatment decisions. This will be accomplished through lectures and surgical demonstrations by leading faculty, including three past presidents of AANA, hands-on cadaveric surgical labs, and panel discussions with case presentations. This course is designed for both the casual and advanced arthroscopist, including a pre-course questionnaire to best pair instructors to participants ensuring their goals of the course will be satisfied.

Shoulder Superstars Industry Spotlight Demo: REGENETEN Bioinductive Patch
Sponsored by Smith & Nephew

April 5, 2019 3:00 PM Central Time

View Industry Spotlight Demo

Co-Course Chairs:
Michael J. O'Brien, M.D.
Felix "Buddy" Savoie, M.D.

Master Instructors:
Richard K.N. Ryu, M.D.
Jeffrey S. Abrams, M.D.


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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.


CME Information

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Comprehend the fundamentals of shoulder arthroscopy, including surgical options for rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Target Audience

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.

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: (877) 924–0305
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 $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.

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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.

4/5/2019 3:00 PM - 4/6/2019 7:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES

Lab Instructors

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Jeffrey S. Abrams, MDPrincetonNJUnited StatesAbrams
Shariff K. Bishai, DO, MS, FAOAO, DALBirminghamMIUnited StatesBishai
Dann C. Byck, MDOgdenUTUnited StatesByck
Juliet M. DeCampos, MDPensacolaFLUnited StatesDeCampos
Cory Edgar, MD, PhDFarmingtonCTUnited StatesEdgar
Brandon Erickson, MDTarrytownNYUnited StatesErickson
Charles W. Hartzog, Jr., M.D.MontgomeryALUnited StatesHartzog
Joshua S. Hornstein, MDNewtownPAUnited StatesHornstein
James A. Hurt, III, M.D.ClintonMSUnited StatesHurt
Patrick Wakefield Joyner, MD, MSNaplesFLUnited StatesJoyner
Kelly G. Kilcoyne, MDBethesdaMDUnited StatesKilcoyne
Steve Kwak, MDVan NuysCAUnited StatesKwak
Adam F. Meisel, MDChicagoILUnited StatesMeisel
Michael J. O'Brien, MDNew OrleansLAUnited StatesO'Brien
Robert K. Peterson, MDVacavilleCAUnited StatesPeterson
Christopher Pokabla, M.D.MemphisTNUnited StatesPokabla
Paul B. Roache, M.D.San FranciscoCAUnited StatesRoache
Richard K.N. Ryu, M.D.Santa BarbaraCAUnited StatesRyu
Felix H. Savoie, III, M.D.New OrleansLAUnited StatesSavoie
Frederick S. Song, MDPrincetonNJUnited StatesSong
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