7th Annual Fellows and Chief Residents Course

7th Annual Fellows and Chief Residents  Course

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When: March 15-16, 2024
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018

Deadline to Register is March 8, 2024

Returning for its seventh year, AANA’s Annual Fellows and Chief Residents Course is designed for PGY 3-5 Orthopaedic Residents, Arthroscopy Fellows and Early Careerists to refine their motor skills and learn from experienced faculty. This two-day advanced skills course features extensive cadaver lab time for hands-on arthroscopic surgical skills development as well as relevant updates on current techniques. Lab sessions are enhanced with interactive demonstrations and discussions, including six different case panels on an array of topics including practice management. 

One of the most unique features of this year's course is its design. Each participant will select one joint to focus on for the cadaver lab and can choose their own adventure by being able to attend multiple live panel sessions encompassing content from each joint. Coupled with cutting-edge virtual simulators and a diagnostic/interventional ultrasound dry lab session, nowhere else can Chief Residents and Arthroscopy Fellows gain real-world best practices for a successful career in minimally invasive surgery.

Residency and fellowship programs continue to choose this course time and time again for the breadth of curriculum coupled with the faculty’s intellectual insight. 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 review prior skills while previewing new ideas and techniques as attendees head toward completion of this phase of their education and move closer to their own practice.

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


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 7th 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 16 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. 

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 $139.00 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.

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.

3/15/2024 10:00 AM - 3/16/2024 4:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES