5th Annual Fellows and Chief Residents Course

5th Annual Fellows and Chief Residents Course

When: February 18-19, 2022
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 1 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. This course is returning for its sixth 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.

This course is enhanced with the AANA Safe StridesTM  initiative to ensure your safety and comfort during in-person interactions. Learn more.

Course Co-Chairs:
Michael J. Alaia, M.D.
Jovan R. Laskovski, M.D., FAANA
Brian R. Waterman, M.D., FAANA

Master Faculty:
Cory Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.
Josef K. Eichinger, M.D., FAANA

Hip General Registration: $2,199
Knee General Registration: $2,199
Shoulder General Registration: $2,199


Registration is limited to orthopaedic residents and fellows. Please log-in or create an account to register for this event.


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CME Information

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify routine and advances surgical techniques for the hip, knee, and/or shoulder to further understanding and technical skill in joint arthroscopy.
  2. Recognize the open surgical techniques necessary for extra articular repair or reconstruction of the hip, knee, and/or shoulder.
  3. 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.

Target Audience

The primary target audience for the 5th 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.

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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 $119.00 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.

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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.

2/18/2022 10:00 AM - 2/19/2022 4:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES

Lab Instructors

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Michael J. Alaia, M.D.New YorkNYUnited StatesAlaia
Aravind Athiviraham, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.ChicagoILUnited StatesAthiviraham
Michael B. Banffy, M.D.Los AngelesCAUnited StatesBanffy
Sanjeev Bhatia, M.D.WarrenvilleILUnited StatesBhatia
Jeremy M. Burnham, M.D.Baton RougeLAUnited StatesBurnham
Aman Dhawan, M.D.HersheyPAUnited StatesDhawan
Cory Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.FarmingtonCTUnited StatesEdgar
Josef Karl Eichinger, M.D., FAANACharlestonSCUnited StatesEichinger
Nathan K. Endres, M.D.BurlingtonVTUnited StatesEndres
Kevin William Farmer, M.D.GainesvilleFLUnited StatesFarmer
David C. Flanigan, M.D.ColumbusOHUnited StatesFlanigan
Adam FultzRosemontILUnited StatesFultz
Grant Edward Garrigues, M.D.ChicagoILUnited StatesGarrigues
Albert O. Gee, M.D., FAANASeattleWAUnited StatesGee
Brian F. Grogan, M.D.MadisonWIUnited StatesGrogan
Frank Winston Gwathmey, Jr., M.D.CharlottesvilleVAUnited StatesGwathmey
Joshua D. Harris, M.D.Sugar LandTXUnited StatesHarris
Robert U. Hartzler, M.D., M.S.San AntonioTXUnited StatesHartzler
Courtney A. Holland, M.D.El PasoTXUnited StatesHolland
Jovan Laskovski, M.D., FAANAAkronOHUnited StatesLaskovski
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