When: July 17–19, 2020
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018
Wrist and Elbow Registration Description: This comprehensive surgical skills course will encompass basic and advanced wrist and elbow procedures, highlighting pearls to avoid complications and ensure clinical success. 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 and case presentations. This course is designed for both the beginning and advanced arthroscopist, including a precourse questionnaire to best pair instructors to participants ensuring their goals of the course will be satisfied.
Foot and Ankle Registration Description: The foot/ankle course is an interactive two-day hands-on surgical skills course presented by the Arthroscopy Association of North America. The purpose of the course is to provide the opportunity for participants to improve their arthroscopic skills in ankle and foot surgery. The course is open to orthopedic surgeons of all skill levels from novice to expert. The novice arthroscopist may begin the course with the most basic exposure to diagnostic arthroscopy of the ankle and then advance as his/her skills allow to more advanced procedures. The practitioner with established skills in arthroscopic ankle surgery has the opportunity to hone those skills and to be exposed to advanced techniques in ankle surgery to expand his/her surgical armamentarium. Both novice and advanced practitioners will have the benefit of expert instruction by mentors assigned to them specifically. The course features laboratory time, along with focused lectures, and utilizes the latest equipment and techniques on cadaver specimens. Lecture presentations will be augmented with videos of actual arthroscopic surgeries. A portion of the course will be presented in a “case-based” format to enhance the educational objectives.
S. Joshua Szabo, M.D. (Elbow)
Noah D. Weiss, M.D. (Wrist)
James W. Stone, M.D. (Foot/Ankle)
Richard D. Ferkel, M.D. (Foot/Ankle)
Early-bird prices listed above valid through May 17, 2020. Registration price will increase $200 on May 18, 2020.
NEW! Early Careerist (Within 5 Years of Residency/Fellowship Completion)
Member Rate: $1,999
Non-Member Rate: $1,999
Military Rate: $1,999
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.
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At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
Foot and Ankle Objectives
- Develop and improve competence by practicing foot and ankle surgical techniques on cadavers.
- Identify and apply cutting-edge techniques for minimally invasive surgical procedures as they pertain to foot and ankle pathology, to advance knowledge of current treatments and alternatives.
- Highlight the efficacy of procedures by using evidence-based medicine to support treatment options.
Wrist and Elbow Objectives
- Comprehend the fundamentals of wrist and elbow arthroscopy: including anatomy, indications, patient positioning, portals and other elements to avoid complications.
- Identify wrist and elbow surgeries to ensure surgical success and identifying controversies.
- Improved surgical skills of wrist and elbow arthroscopy; specifically, in treating TFCC tears, wrist ganglion, wrist (carpal and DRUJ) instability, wrist fractures, wrist arthritis, lateral epicondylitis, elbow arthritis, OCDs of elbow, elbow instability (UCL & LUCL), distal biceps and triceps tendon tears.
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 Small Joint Lab 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 23.00 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 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 $139 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
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Course content and faculty subject to change.