When: March 15-16, 2024
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018
Returning for its seventh year, AANA’s Annual Fellows and Chief Residents Course is designed for PGY5 Orthopaedic Residents and Arthroscopy Fellows to refine their motor skills and learn from experienced faculty. Attendees will have 1 ½ days to practice and develop their surgical abilities while forging lifelong relationships. Each lab session will provide time for discussion following faculty-led demonstrations.
Attendees can select one joint to focus on for didactics and cadaver lab as well as attend general instructional sessions incorporating shoulder, hip and knee joints. 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.
Scholarships available! The AANA Education Foundation is offering four scholarships to attend this course.
Application deadline is December 15, 2023.
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.
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Identify routine and advances surgical techniques for the hip, knee, and/or shoulder to further understanding and technical skill in joint arthroscopy.
- Recognize the open surgical techniques necessary for extra articular repair or reconstruction of the hip, knee, and/or shoulder.
- 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.
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.
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 $129.00 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.
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.