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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘AAHKS Business’

2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting Adjourns

A record number of attendees participated in the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas last week. The meeting kicked off with industry symposia covering hot topics in hip and knee arthroplasty. Three special courses reached out to residents, team members and hospital professionals. The General Session got underway with an address by U.S. Senator John Barrasso, MD who… Read More

Call for Nominations to AAHKS Board, Committee

The AAHKS Nominating Committee has put out a call for nominations to the following positions: Third Vice President (1) Member-at-Large (2) Member, Nominating Committee (3) All nominations must hold Fellow membership status with AAHKS. Nominate yourself by Friday, September 1, 2017 by emailing a statement of interest and attaching a CV to aahksstaff@aahks.org. If you are nominating a… Read More

Health Policy Fellowship: Apply Now

AAHKS Health Policy Fellows report that the experience provides them with the opportunity to engage with legislators on issues important to hip and knee surgeons and also to receive mentoring from AAHKS leaders. This part-time fellowship can be integrated into a full-time practice or training program. If you would like to learn about health policy and actively participate… Read More

Notice of Proposed Changes in AAHKS Bylaws

Members will be asked to approve changes in AAHKS Bylaws at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting on November 5, 2017 in Dallas. The significant changes include allowing Candidate members and Arthroplasty Surgeons in Training members to serve on AAHKS committees.  Members may review all proposed changes to the Bylaws here.

Board Focuses on Strategy

The AAHKS Board of Directors retreat that took place last week focused on strategic issues. Facilitated by Jim Meffert of Tecker International, Board members learned best practices to apply strategy in the core areas of the AAHKS mission: education, advocacy and research. Board members also conducted a review of and provided direction to staff on the AAHKS strategic… Read More

AMA House of Delegates Begins

AAHKS Delegate Chris Dangles, MD and Alternate Ted Tanner, MD are headed to Chicago this weekend to represent AAHKS in the American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates. Among the many scheduled events, AAHKS will participate in the Orthopaedic Caucus and the Federation CEO Meeting. We will also host a booth along with TJR residents… Read More

Has Your Membership Expired?

The AAHKS Membership Department would like to thank the vast majority of AAHKS members who have renewed their memberships for 2017. Because we are at the half-year point, membership and subscriptions to the JOA have expired for those who have not yet paid 2017 dues. In order to reinstate membership, receive the JOA and to register for the… Read More

JOA Editors Set Policy and Goals

A Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) editors retreat took place this week under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief John J. Callaghan, MD in Rosemont, Ill. Dr. Callaghan was joined by Assistant Editor-in-Chief Michael A. Mont, MD and Associate Editors David J. Backstein, MD, Viktor E. Krebs, MD, J. Bohannon Mason, MD and Michael J. Taunton MD. The editors discussed various… Read More

Tom Price Meets with AAHKS in DC

A leadership delegation from AAHKS met with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, MD and his health policy counselor in Washington, DC this week to discuss pertinent health care topics. AAHKS President Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, Immediate Past President William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS, AAHKS First Vice President Craig J. Della Valle, MD, Advocacy Council… Read More

Welcome New Board Members

New AAHKS Board Members took office at the AAHKS Board Meeting on March 15. Michael P. Bolognesi, MD is Second Vice President, and C. Lowry Barnes, MD is Third Vice president. Gregory G. Polkowski, MD is serving as Secretary; Ryan M. Nunley, MD is serving as Treasurer; J. Bohannon Mason, MD and R. Michael Meneghini, MD join the… Read More