908 - Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy (APEx)

908 - Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy (APEx)
Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy: New Techniques to Enhance Your Practice
Watch the Industry Spotlight Demo this Friday at 12:00 P.M. CDT

When: June 28–29, 2019
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018

The foot/ankle course is an interactive two-day hands-on surgical skills course presented by the Arthroscopy Association of North America. The purpose of the course is to provide the opportunity for participants to improve their arthroscopic skills in ankle and foot surgery. The course is open to orthopedic surgeons of all skill levels from novice to expert. The novice arthroscopist may begin the course with the most basic exposure to diagnostic arthroscopy of the ankle and then advance as his/her skills allow to more advanced procedures. The practitioner with established skills in arthroscopic ankle surgery has the opportunity to hone those skills and to be exposed to advanced techniques in ankle surgery to expand his/her surgical armamentarium. Both novice and advanced practitioners will have the benefit of expert instruction by mentors assigned to them specifically. The course is under the direction of James Stone M.D. and Richard Ferkel M.D., and they will be assisted by master instructors Phinit Phisitkul, Peter Mangone, Eric Giza, and John Kennedy, all of whom bring a special skill set so that the course can feature cutting edge techniques in the treatment of ankle and foot disorders. The course features 9 hours of hands-on laboratory time, along with focused lectures, and utilizes the latest equipment and techniques on cadaver specimens. Lecture presentations will be augmented with videos of actual arthroscopic surgeries. A portion of the course will be presented in a “case-based” format to enhance the educational objectives.

Co-Course Chairs:
James Stone, M.D.
Richard Ferkel, M.D.

Master Instructors:
Phinit Phisitkul, M.D.
Peter Mangone, M.D.
Eric Giza, M.D.
John Kennedy, M.D.

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Course 908 Industry Spotlight Demo

Wright Medical: Cartiva and MIS

  • When: Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Time: 12:00–1:00 P.M. CDT
  • Faculty: Peter Mangone, 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. Develop and improve competence by practicing foot and ankle surgical techniques on cadavers.
  2. Identify and apply cutting-edge techniques for minimally invasive surgical procedures as they pertain to foot and ankle pathology, to advance knowledge of current treatments and alternatives.
  3. Highlight the efficacy of procedures by using evidence-based medicine to support treatment options.

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 Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy: New Techniques to Enhance Your Practice 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 19.50 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.

6/28/2019 7:00 AM - 6/29/2019 12:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES

Lab Instructors

Full NameCityState ProvinceCountryLast Name
Steve B. Behrens, M.D.New YorkNYUnited StatesBehrens
Premjit S. Deol, D.O.GoldenCOUnited StatesDeol
Arash Dini, M.D.Los AngelesCAUnited StatesDini
Eric I. Ferkel, M.D., FAANALos AngelesCAUnited StatesFerkel
Richard D. Ferkel, M.D.Van NuysCAUnited StatesFerkel
Jeffrey E. Gittins, D.O.New AlbanyOHUnited StatesGittins
Eric Giza, M.D.SacramentoCAUnited StatesGiza
John G. Kennedy, M.D.New YorkNYUnited StatesKennedy
Christopher D. Kreulen, M.D., M.S.SacramentoCAUnited StatesKreulen
Eric J. Lindberg, M.D.DenverCOUnited StatesLindberg
Peter G. Mangone, M.D.AshevilleNCUnited StatesMangone
Kevin D. Martin, D.O., FAANADelawareOHUnited StatesMartin
Hector J. Masaragian, M.D.Ciudad de Buenos Aires ArgentinaMasaragian
Jake Ni, M.D.Rego ParkNYUnited StatesNi
Phinit Phisitkul, M.D., MHA, FAAOSDakota DunesSDUnited StatesPhisitkul
Tracy Rupke, M.D.Saint PaulMNUnited StatesRupke
James W. Stone, M.D., FAANAFranklinWIUnited StatesStone
Josh Tennant, M.D.Chapel HillNCUnited StatesTennant
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