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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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AAHKS Nominee Selected for Dr. Nathan Davis Award

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer, has been selected for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, nominated Dr. Conway for his career in public service in the federal government. Dr. Jiranek stated that Dr. Conway “uses… Read More

Final AAHKS News for 2016

This issue of AAHKS news will mark the final one for 2016. The AAHKS office will close at Noon on Thursday, December 22 and re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27. Happy Holidays to you!

AAHKS Membership Update

Welcome New Members At the December Board of Directors meeting on Monday, the last round of new members will be submitted for approval – bringing the total to 567 new AAHKS members for 2016. International membership has increased by 16% including our first member from New Zealand. Renew Membership The new year begins the new membership year, and… Read More

AAOS Call for Committee Applications

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) currently has 12 vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Hip Program Committee and seven vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Committee. Committee members are responsible for grading abstracts and symposium applications and serving as paper session moderators and critical evaluators at the Annual Meeting. Applicants must be AAOS fellows and submit… Read More

AMA News from Dr. Tanner, AAHKS Delegate

Edward C. Tanner, MD represented AAHKS at the AMA House of Delegates during their Interim Meeting in Orlando, Fla. last month. AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon from Pennsylvania, addressed the Orthopaedic Section Council about the recent presidential election and ensuring a voice within the new administration. Recommendations were made in the Board of Trustees… Read More

AAHKS Member Considered for HHS Appointment

Representative Tom Price (R-GA) is on the short list of candidates to be Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price is an orthopaedic surgeon and AAHKS member from Roswell, Georgia. As a senior member of the Ways & Means Committee, and Chairman of the Budget Committee, Dr. Price has spearheaded discussions around fair… Read More

AAHKS Partners with Rheumatology and Anesthesiology

On the heels of the AAHKS Annual Meeting, Education Council Chair, Brian D. Springer, MD, gave an update on the status of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) collaboration at the ACR Annual Meeting this week. “With extensive literature review and expert input, the ACR and AAHKS have come together to propose a set of guidelines for medication… Read More

New Board Members Nominated

At the AAHKS Business Meeting that took place during the 2016 Annual Meeting, members voted to approve the following members nominated to open positions on the AAHKS Board of Directors by the Nominating Committee: Second Vice President – Michael P. Bolognesi, MD Third Vice President – C. Lowry Barnes, MD Treasurer – Ryan M. Nunley, MD Secretary – Gregory G. Polkowski,… Read More

LAN Committed Partners Welcomes AAHKS

AAHKS has become a Committed Partner of the Heath Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN), which was created “to help achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.” The partnership is between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) private, public, and non-profit organizations to transform the nation’s health system to emphasize quality over volume. AAHKS… Read More

AAHKS and AJRR Hold Joint Staff Meeting

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As part of ongoing efforts to enhance collaboration between AAHKS and our official registry, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an all-staff lunch meeting was held recently. Personnel discussed new initiatives underway at each organization, acquainted each other with their job responsibilities and elaborated on the circumstances that make working together so strategically important.