Course 808: Shoulder Arthroscopy - Skills, Techniques and Decision-Making ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT

Aug 3 to Aug 4, 2018

The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, IL
CME hours:

Course Chair:
Joseph Burns, MD

Master Instructors:
Michael O' Brien, MD
J. Martin LeLand III, MD

This course will focus on areas of shoulder arthroscopy that are in the highest demand: practical cadaver lab practice, exposure to expert demonstrations, and individualized instruction. There will also be interactive discussions on surgical and non-surgical decision-making, evidence-based literature reviews, and little known tips and tricks that may make the difference between surgical success and failure. Neither cadavers nor instructors will need to be shared: attendees will have one-on-one lab experiences with a skilled instructor, maximizing cadaver time and creating a surgical experience tailored to each surgeon’s individual goals and desires. There will also be plenty of time for group discussion, questions and case presentations, allowing each attendee an opportunity to interact and share with the group as a whole. Our goal is to provide the most individualized learning experience possible, using advanced teaching techniques, cadaveric experience and the wealth of knowledge accumulated from over 100 years of combined expert surgical experience.


Registration Fees

Member: $2,499.00
Non-Member: $2,999.00

Train as a Team

APEx 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

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

  1. Identify and master arthroscopic skills from basic knot tying to the more complex arthroscopic surgical techniques for labral repair/instability surgery, basic and complex rotator cuff repair, biceps management and more
  2. Examine the "state of the art" as well as emerging techniques for management of basic and complex shoulder pathology, i.e., Latarjet, arthroscopic glenoid reconstruction, superior capsular reconstruction, biologics, rotator cuff augmentation
  3. Understand the most important factors involved in thoughtful preoperative planning, intraoperative decision-making, and trouble-shooting using up-to-date expert opinion, experience and evidence

Course App will be available for participants to download at least 1 month prior to the course start date. The app contains:

  • Handout materials
  • Lab assignments
  • Videos
  • Registration lists

Target Audience

The primary target audience for Treatments for Shoulder Arthroscopy: Skills, Techniques and Decision-Making 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.


The Arthroscopy Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation

The Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Chair:
Joseph Burns, MD

Master Instructors:
Michael O' Brien, MD
J. Martin LeLand III, MD

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: (800) 621-1083
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 $134 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.

Reservations can also be made online through the Hampton Inn & Suites website:
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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

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