Fellows and Chief Resident Course highlights (click to change video):
When: February 21–23, 2020
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018
Intended for arthroscopy fellows completing their training and preparing for practice along with PGY5 residents with an interest in arthroscopy and sports medicine, this 2 ½-day advanced skills course features extensive cadaver lab time for hands-on open and arthroscopic surgical skills development as well as relevant updates on current techniques. Lab sessions are enhanced with interactive demonstrations and discussions, including audience participation on topics such as making diagnoses, operative procedures, patient cases and practice management. The ultimate goal is for participants to look back on this weekend as one of the greatest educational experiences of their careers.
One of the most unique features of this course is its design. Each participant will select one joint to focus on for didactics and cadaver lab as well as attend general instructional sessions incorporating all three joints. In addition to practicing in the surgical cadaver lab, participants will train on the world’s most cutting-edge virtual arthroscopy simulators and have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a diagnostic and interventional ultrasound dry lab session. New for 2020, participants will also experience an interventional orthobiologics session with demonstrations on the use of PRP and BMAC for the office and OR.
This course is returning for its third year, and already residency and fellowship directors are choosing to send their residents and fellows for the breadth of the curriculum and intellectual insight of the faculty. All instructors are carefully selected for their dedication to teaching, depth of knowledge, surgical skills and expertise as lab instructors.
Purposely timed mid-scholastic year, this course offers an exclusive chance to both review prior skills and preview new ideas and techniques as participants head toward completion of this phase of their education and move closer to their own practice.
Application for 2020 Fellows and Chief Residents Course Scholarships is now open. Submit your application and supportive materials by January 24, 2020. Learn More.
Denver T. Stanfield, M.D.
Brian R. Waterman, M.D.
Jovan Laskovski, M.D.
Cory Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.
Josef K. Eichinger, M.D.
Thomas H. Wuerz, M.D., MSc
Hip General Registration: $1,999
Knee General Registration: $1,999
Shoulder General Registration: $1,999
Registration is limited to orthopaedic residents and fellows. Please log-in or create an account to register for this event.
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Identify routine and advances surgical techniques for the hip, knee, and/or shoulder to further understanding and technical skill in joint arthroscopy.
- Recognize the open surgical techniques necessary for extra articular repair or reconstruction of the hip, knee, and/or shoulder.
- Gain awareness of aspects surrounding orthopaedic practice management as well as office development, decision-making, and office procedure.
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 3rd Annual Fellows Course are Orthopaedic Fellows and Chief Residents.
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 18.75 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 and Hotel Information
All Advanced Lab Courses and Resident/Fellow courses are held at the OLC Education & Conference Center in Rosemont, IL.
Air Travel and Ground Transportation
Please fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The Hampton Inn & Suites offers complimentary shuttle service from O'Hare International Airport.
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.
Full Travel Information
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 $144 per night plus tax (subject to change). Reservations can be made either online or over the phone, up to four weeks prior to the course.
Full Housing Information
Request for refunds, cancellation, or course transfer must be received in writing by the AANA office at least four weeks prior to the start of the course. Visit our Lab Courses Policies page for full details.
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Course content and faculty subject to change.