When: December 12–14, 2019
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018
AANA’s Resident/Fellow Course: Foundations in Arthroscopy provides beginning arthroscopists with superior operative expertise and finely-tuned motor skills that will help them make the best treatment decisions for their patients.
Since the first course was held in 2001, AANA has set the standard in fundamental arthroscopic education for residents and fellows and has trained nearly 2,000 residents from across the country. Many residency programs choose to send all of their PGY2 or PGY3 residents as a core part of their curriculum to establish a solid foundation for future training and a surgical career in arthroscopy.
The greatest strength of the course is the dedication of the faculty and the relationships forged between the faculty and the residents. The course provides extensive hands-on skill development, personal guidance from legendary surgeons, and the insights that can only come from close 1-on-1 interactions.
John Orwin, M.D.
William J. Ciccone, II, M.D.
Robert A. Pedowitz, M.D., Ph.D.
David P. Richards, M.D.
Brian E. Walczak, D.O.
David T. Yucha, M.D.
Howard J. Sweeney, M.D.
General Registration: $1,599
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Registration limited to orthopaedic residents and fellows.
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Demonstrate fundamental knowledge to safely perform shoulder and knee arthroscopy
- Develop arthroscopic and surgical motor skills for various procedures in the shoulder and knee
- Master safely setting up an operating room with minimal oversight and guidance
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.
The primary target audience for the Resident/Fellow Course: Foundations of Arthroscopy 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 Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this live activity for a maximum of 35.00 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.
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)
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.
Full Travel Information
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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
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.