905 - 2nd Annual Fellows Course

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 personalized experience with a 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.

Co-Course Chairs:
Denver T. Stanfield, M.D.
Brian R. Waterman, M.D.

Master Instructors:
Jovan Laskovski, M.D.
Dann C. Byck, M.D.
Cory Edgar, M.D.

General Registration $1,999


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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.


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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 surrounding orthopaedic practice management as well as office development, decision making, and office procedures. 

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 2nd Annual Fellows 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.

Continuing Medical Education/Credit Designation

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

The Arthroscopic Association of North America designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD 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: (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 (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.

6/7/2019 2:00 PM - 6/9/2019 12:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES

Lab Instructors

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Albert O. Gee, MDMDSeattleWAUnited States
Aman Dhawan, MDMDHersheyPAUnited States
Andrew Joseph Rogers, III, MDMDRaynhamMAUnited States
Brian R. Waterman, MDMDWinston-SalemNCUnited States
Catherine Hui, MDMDEdmontonABCanada
Cory Edgar, MD, PhDMD, PhDFarmingtonCTUnited States
Dann C Byck, MD, UtahMD, UtahOgdenUTUnited States
Denver T. Stanfield, MDMDCincinnatiOHUnited States
Guillaume D. Dumont, MDMDColumbiaSCUnited States
James M. Gregory, MDMDHoustonTXUnited States
Jorge Chahla, MD, PhDMD, PhDChicagoILUnited States
Josef Karl Eichinger, MDMDCharlestonSCUnited States
Jovan Laskovski, MDMDAkronOHUnited States
Michael B. Banffy, MDMDLos AngelesCAUnited States
Michael Huang, MDMDColorado SpringsCOUnited States
Michael J. O'Brien, MDMDNew OrleansLAUnited States
Nathan K. Endres, MDMDBurlingtonVTUnited States
Nicholas Early, MDMDCincinnatiOHUnited States
Rachel M Frank, MDMDAuroraCOUnited States
Sanjeev Bhatia, MD, Director, Hip ArMD, Director, Hip ArCincinnatiOHUnited States
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