910 - Knee Cartilage and Patellofemoral (APEx)

This surgical skills course will encompass lectures, cadaver lab time, and panel discussions pertaining to knee cartilage and patellofemoral treatments. More information coming soon!

Distinguished Professor:
John P. Fulkerson, M.D.

Co-Course Chairs:
William D. Bugbee, M.D.
Seth L. Sherman, M.D.

Master Instructors:
Miho Tanaka, M.D.
Marc Tompkins, M.D.
James Bicos, M.D.
Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Magnussen, M.D., M.P.H.

Member Rate

Non-Member Rate

Early-bird prices listed above valid through July 6, 2019.  Registration price will increase $200 on July 7, 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:

  1. More information coming soon.

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 Knee Cartilage and Patello Femoral 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 $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.

9/6/2019 2:00 PM - 9/8/2019 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
James Bicos, MDBingham FarmsMIUnited StatesBicos
William D. Bugbee, MDLa JollaCAUnited StatesBugbee
Jorge Chahla, MD, PhDChicagoILUnited StatesChahla
John P. Fulkerson, MDFarmingtonCTUnited StatesFulkerson
Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MDNew YorkNYUnited StatesGonzalez-Lomas
Sheeba Joseph, MDLansingMIUnited StatesJoseph
Robert Andrew Magnussen, MD, MPHColumbusOHUnited StatesMagnussen
Seth L. Sherman, MDColumbiaMOUnited StatesSherman
Miho Jean Tanaka, MD, MABaltimoreMDUnited StatesTanaka
Marc Tompkins, MDEdinaMNUnited StatesTompkins
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