907 - Arthroscopic/Open Strategies - Hip Preservation (APEx)

Course 907 - Arthroscopic and Open Strategies in Hip Preservation (APEx)

AANA/ISHA thought leaders will host didactic and hands-on laboratory learning for expert arthroscopic surgeons working as part of a modern hip preservation team. Hands-on cadaver lab sessions will focus on advanced techniques, including labrum repair, reconstruction and augmentation, intraosseous bioplasty and femoroacetabular impingement correction. Sunday didactic symposium with open hip preservation leaders will cover innovative techniques in open hip preservation surgery along with essential billing and coding information from Karen Zupko and Associates. 

A 1-Day "Hip Preservation and Practice Management Symposium" is available for registration. This session is ideal for Orthopaedic Surgeons, residents and fellows, primary care sports physicians and physician extenders/trainers interested in learning the state-of-the-art in hip preservation concepts from recognized arthroscopic and open experts. This session includes billing and coding for hip surgery by Karen Zupko and Associates, MSK Ultrasound for hip practice and discussions led by hip preservation experts on non-arthroplasty hip surgery. (Registration for the Hip Preservation and Practice Management Symposium session is included with full course registration. Hands-on lab only available in full course registration.)

Course Chair:
Marc Philippon, M.D.
John Christoforetti, M.D.

Master Instructors:
J.W. Thomas Byrd, M.D.
Tania Ferguson, M.D.

Member Rates 
1-on-1 - $3,499
2-on-1 - $2,699
Non-Member Rates 
1-on-1 - $3,999
2-on-1 - $2,999

Early-bird prices listed above valid through April 21, 2019. Registration price will increase $200 on April 22, 2019.


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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:

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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 Arthroscopic/Open Strategies 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 17.5 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.

6/21/2019 2:00 PM - 6/23/2019 6:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES

Lab Instructors

Full NameProfessional DesignationCityState ProvinceCountry
Brian D. Dierckman, MDMDVan NuysCAUnited States
Brian D. Giordano, MDMDRochesterNYUnited States
Cara Beth Lee, MDMDSeattleWAUnited States
Carlos Suarez-Ahedo, MDMDMexico City Mexico
Claudio Mella, MDMDSantiago Chile
David R. Maldonado, MDMDElmhurstILUnited States
Dominic S Carreira, MDMDAtlantaGAUnited States
Frank Winston Gwathmey, Jr., MDMDCharlottesvilleVAUnited States
Geoffrey S. Van Thiel, II, MD, MBAMD, MBARockfordILUnited States
J. W. Thomas Byrd, MDMDNashvilleTNUnited States
Jason W Folk, MDMDGreenvilleSCUnited States
John J. Christoforetti, MDMDPittsburghPAUnited States
Marc J. Philippon, MDMDVailCOUnited States
Michael P. Muldoon, MDMDSan DiegoCAUnited States
Tania Ann Ferguson, MD, MASMD, MASNashvilleTNUnited States
Timothy Joseph Jackson, MDMDPasadenaCAUnited States
Travis Menge, MDMDGrand RapidsMIUnited States
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