When: April 24-25, 2021
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018
NOTE: This lab course is enhanced with the AANA Safe Strides™ initiative to ensure your safety and comfort during in-person interactions. Learn more.
Designed for both the casual and advanced arthroscopist, this course will focus on the latest techniques in both shoulder and knee arthroscopy. This course features two full days of hands-on skills training in the cadaver lab in tandem with pre-recorded lecture presentations accessible prior to the course to reduce the amount of time spent in a large-group learning environment. This also allows more time at your home base with your patients by eliminating the Friday coursework while giving you the freedom to view didactic content as your schedule allows. Saturday and Sunday are exclusively dedicated to hands-on cadaver lab skills training – this is the hallmark of AANA Lab Courses. We will be enforcing the new AANA Safe Strides™ initiative to ensure your safety and comfort during these in-person interactions.
Additional course features include: live webinars with panel discussions, Q&A and breakout sessions; interactive, real-time social media discussions; a reading reference list; and more!
The agenda includes content such as:
- ACL Grafts, Tunnels and Fixation: Avoiding Common Mistakes
- Isolation Cartilage Defects: How Do You Pick Your Cartilage Procedure – An Algorithm for Success in 2020
- Orthobiologics in the Knee: My In-Office Discussions and Utilization – What’s Appropriate Based on Evidence?
- Open Latarjet: Reproducible Technique to Avoid Complications
- Reproducible Bankart Repair: Technical Pearls
- And more!
Full Agenda (PDF)
Kevin F. Bonner, M.D., Ian K.Y. Lo, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., Nicholas A. Sgaglione, M.D., Joseph C. Tauro, M.D.
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:
- Understand current controversies and recommended treatments for knee injuries including the appropriate indications for surgery and employ the latest techniques for surgical repair and reconstruction
- Accurately identify the most important shoulder pathologies, understand the appropriate indications for surgery and employ the latest techniques for surgical repair and reconstruction
- Familiarize with ultrasonic evaluation of knee and shoulder anatomy and patho-anatomy and the use of ultrasonography as an aid for needle placement in and around these joints
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 Shoulder/Knee 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 33 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 $99.00 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 or click here.
Full Travel Information
AANA would like to thank our industry partners for providing live demonstrations of the following:
MACI Procedure, Supported by VERICEL
Faculty: Paul E. Caldwell, M.D.
Dermis on Demand Allograft, Supported by DePuy/Mitek
Faculty: Coming Soon!
Advanced Healing Solutions in RCR, Double Row Technique, Supported by Smith and Nephew
Faculty: Michael J. O'Brien, M.D., Ian K.Y. Lo, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
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.