913 - Advanced Knee Course (APEx)

Advanced Knee Ligament, Meniscus and Articular Cartilage Course

When: November 1–3, 2019
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018

This comprehensive surgical skills course will focus on knee ligament, meniscus and articular cartilage 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, hands-on cadaveric surgical labs, and panel discussions with case presentations. Interactive case-based presentations will bring you thru current thought processes and decision-making from experienced faculty who you will find don’t always agree. This course is designed for the sports medicine knee surgeon who is at least proficient in arthroscopy but wishes to advance and broaden both their surgical skills as well as understanding of the current concepts in knee reconstruction and joint preservation. A pre-course questionnaire to best pair instructors to participants ensuring their goals of the course will be satisfied.

Co-Course Chairs:
Kevin F. Bonner, M.D.
Nicholas A. Sgaglione, M.D.

Master Instructors:
Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.
Aaron J. Krych, M.D.

Member Rate: $3,499
Non-Member Rate: $3,999

Early-bird prices listed above valid through September 1, 2019. Registration price will increase $200 on September 2, 2019.

NEW! Early Careerist (Within 5 Years of Residency/Fellowship Completion)
Member Rate: $1,999
Non-Member Rate: $2,099

Military Rate: $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.


CME Information

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Comprehend current controversies in primary and revision intra- and extra-articular ligament reconstruction including the variation of contemporary technique options available today.
  2. Understand current meniscus and joint preservation strategies and techniques including controversial decision-making surrounding in-season athletes thru root tears in older patients.
  3. Formulate appropriate treatment algorithms in the management of articular cartilage defects and pathology as well as to learn the latest surgical technique options available to address these problems.

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 Advanced Knee Ligament 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 18.00 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.

11/1/2019 4:00 PM - 11/3/2019 12:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES

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Michael J. Alaia, MDNew YorkNYUnited StatesAlaia
Elizabeth Arendt, MDMinneapolisMNUnited StatesArendt
William R. Beach, MDRichmondVAUnited StatesBeach
Andrew S. Bernhardson, MDSan DiegoCAUnited StatesBernhardson
Kevin F. Bonner, MDVirginia BeachVAUnited StatesBonner
Paul E. Caldwell, MDRichmondVAUnited StatesCaldwell
Jorge Chahla, MD, PhDChicagoILUnited StatesChahla
Brian Chilelli, MDChicagoILUnited StatesChilelli
Julie A. Dodds, MDEast LansingMI Dodds
Cory Edgar, MD, PhDFarmingtonCTUnited StatesEdgar
Scott C. Faucett, MD, MSWashingtonDCUnited StatesFaucett
Andrew Gregory Geeslin, MDKalamazooMIUnited StatesGeeslin
Alan Martin John Getgood, MDLondonONCanadaGetgood
S. Mark A. Heard, MDBanffABCanadaHeard
Darren L. Johnson, MDLexingtonKYUnited StatesJohnson
Patrick Wakefield Joyner, MD, MSNaplesFLUnited StatesJoyner
Patrick Kane, MDLewesDEUnited StatesKane
Jason L Koh, MDEvanstonILUnited StatesKoh
Aaron J. Krych, MDRochesterMNUnited StatesKrych
Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhDChanhassenMNUnited StatesLaPrade
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