Course 811: New Techniques and Controversies in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine SOLD OUT

Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018

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

Course Chairs:
Richard D. Ferkel, MD
Mark A. Glazebrook, MD

Master Instructors:
Thomas O. Clanton, MD
John G. Kennedy, MD
Phinit Phisitkul, MD
C. Niek van Dijk, MD

The foot/ankle course is an interactive two-day hands-on surgical skills course designed in cooperation with the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Its purpose is to give participants the opportunity to learn and practice organized, advanced and newer arthroscopic techniques in foot and ankle surgery. The course is directed by an expert and skilled faculty of arthroscopic surgeons and features 7 hours of hands-on laboratory time with 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.

IMPORTANT: We are currently sold out. Physicians may email to be added to the wait list.


Registration Fees

Member: $1,999.00
Non-Member: $2,499.00

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

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Develop and improve competence by practicing foot and ankle surgical techniques on cadavers
  2. 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
  3. Highlight the efficacy of procedures by using evidence-based medicine to support treatment options

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 the course entitled “New Techniques and Controversies in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine” is AANA and AOFAS members, and non-member orthopaedic surgeons with a desire to improve their arthroscopic knowledge and skills in foot and ankle arthroscopy and sports medicine.

Please Note: Registration is limited to MDs and DOs only.

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 TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Chairs:
Richard D. Ferkel, MD
Mark Glazebrook, MD

Master Instructors:
Thomas Clanton, MD
John Kennedy, MD
Phinit Phisitkul, MD
C. Niek van Dijk, 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. 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:
Book a Hotel Room

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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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