APEX Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Course

Purchase by August 16, 2020

APEX Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder: When and How to Treat Shoulder Pathology

In partnership with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

When: TBD
Where: NEW! Online

Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder: When and How to Treat Shoulder Pathology has transitioned to a virtual format. This online course offering focuses on shoulder techniques – from arthroscopy to arthroplasty, from the fundamentals to the most advanced techniques. This multi-format program features online didactics completed at your own pace, enhanced with one-on-one case study review with an expert, a live webinar with expert Q&A and breakout sessions, real-time discussions though various social platforms, surgical skills demonstrations and procedure videos, pre-recorded lecture presentations and more!

Earn the CME credits you need by completing the pre- and post-test, supported by pre- and post-course Zoom calls, to confirm you have walked away with the refined skills you need in arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery.

The agenda includes content such as:

  • Techniques for anterior and posterior instability
  • Cuff controversies such as risk factors for rotator cuff tearing and repair failure
  • What to accomplish when performing reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • When and how to treat clavicle fractures
  • When and how to plate, nail and reverse proximal humerus fractures
  • Panels on instability, complex cuff, arthroplasty and fracture cases
  • And more!

Full Agenda (PDF)

Course Chairs:
Jeffrey S. Abrams, M.D., Joaquin Sanchez Sotelo, M.D.

Master Instructors:
Grant E. Garrigues, M.D., Guido Marra, M.D.

Tito Agustin Barraez, M.D., Nickolas G. Garbis, M.D., Robert J. Gillespie, M.D., Jonathan Godin, M.D., M.B.A., Rolando Izquierdo, M.D., Tally E. Lassiter, M.D., M.H.A., Evan S. Lederman, M.D., Dane Salazar, M.D., Benjamin W. Sears, M.D., Lewis L. Shi, M.D., Umasuthan Srikumaran, M.D., M.B.A., Brian R. Waterman, M.D.

Register by August 16, 2020 to experience the entire reconfigured education package.




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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CME Information

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Learn the most advanced arthroscopic instability repair surgery techniques utilizing didactic lectures, live demonstrations and cadaver lab training to cover the management of soft tissue and bony causes of shoulder instability.
  2. Master arthroscopic management of rotator cuff disease, from basic mobilization and fixation techniques to advanced tendon transfers and superior capsular reconstruction using dermal allograft.
  3. Grasp the latest shoulder arthroplasty techniques, including anatomic and reverse prostheses, in the management of shoulder arthritis with and without glenoid deformity.
  4. Become familiar with the complications of arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery and the latest methods to identify and manage untoward outcomes of surgery.
  5. Understand the variety of treatment options for proximal humerus fractures and when to employ each option.

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 Shoulder 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 TBD 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.

More 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.

For other questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Course content and faculty subject to change.

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