1003 - Advanced Knee Lab Course

When: June 12–14, 2020
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018

Advanced Knee: Ligament, Meniscus, Articular Cartilage and Osteotomy
This course will present a variety of advanced knee topics, including:

-State-of-the-Art in Meniscus Resection, Repair, Replacement and Transplantation
-Current Approaches to ACL Repair and Reconstruction
-Revision ACL Surgery: Getting it Right the Second Time
-What’s New with ALL and LET Techniques
-Managing Complex Multiligament Injuries: Surgical Pearls
-Patellofemoral Instability and Osteotomies
-Articular Cartilage Biorestoration: Practical to Advanced
-New Frontiers in Orthobiologics, Cell Therapy and Biological Injections
-Making Osteotomies Easy
-Complex Concomitant Knee Reconstruction

...in a variety of formats, including Didactic Lectures, Case – based Panels, Surgical Demos and non – CME Industry Presentations.

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

Master Instructors:

Robert E. Hunter, M.D.
John C. Richmond, M.D.

Member Rate:
1-on-1: $2,999
2-on-1: $2,499

Non-Member Rate:
1-on-1: $2,999
2-on-1: $2,499

Early-bird prices listed above valid through April 12, 2020. Registration price will increase $200 on April 13, 2020.

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

Military Rate: $1,999


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Train as a Team

Advanced Lab 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 20.00 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.

6/12/2020 4:00 PM - 6/14/2020 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
Kevin F. Bonner, MDVirginia BeachVAUnited StatesBonner
Brian Chilelli, MDChicagoILUnited StatesChilelli
David R. Diduch, MDCharlottesvilleVAUnited StatesDiduch
Julie A. Dodds, MDEast LansingMIUnited StatesDodds
Rachel M. Frank, MDAuroraCOUnited StatesFrank
Mark A. Heard, MDBanffABCanadaHeard
Robert E. Hunter, MDSalidaCOUnited StatesHunter
Patrick Wakefield Joyner, MD, MSNaplesFLUnited StatesJoyner
David C. Neuschwander, MDMonroevillePAUnited StatesNeuschwander
John C. Richmond, MDDedhamMAUnited StatesRichmond
Etan P. Sugarman, MDNew YorkNYUnited StatesSugarman
Christopher W. Uggen, MDKalamazooMIUnited StatesUggen
Armando F. Vidal, MDDenverCOUnited StatesVidal
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