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Faculty Announced for AAHKS Spring Meeting

Members can register now for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting which takes place May 4-5, 2018 in Miami. Past attendees have remarked about the value of discussing cases in small-group breakouts with expert faculty and peers. Here is the roster of this year’s faculty: Matthew P. Abdel, MD Matthew S. Austin, MD C. Lowry Barnes, MD William P.… Read More

CMS Adds Patient Experience Scores to Physician Compare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added patient experience scores and star ratings to their Physician Compare website, which is intended for patients and their caregivers to use to find high-quality Medicare providers. The site now includes star ratings based on 2016 PQRS data. “The 2016 performance information is anticipated to be made publicly available… Read More

Announcing the 2018 MOC Recon 65-Day Study Plan

MOC 2018 Recon

The 2018 MOC Recon 65-Day Study Plan by AAHKS, The Hip Society, The Knee Society, AAOS and OrthoBullets is now open for rolling registration. Emails start the day after you purchase the course. If you enroll by December 20, 2017, you will complete the study plan by March 1 for the 2018 exam window. Course Co-Chairs are Bryan D. Springer,… Read More

International Spotlight on September’s Arthroplasty Today

The latest issue of the open-access journal from AAHKS, Arthroplasty Today, is now online. According to the Editorial by AAHKS International Committee Chair, Stefano A. Bini, MD, “One of my roles as a founding associate editor was to bring an international perspective to our journal. Each year, our September issue highlights international manuscripts. With the publication of this… Read More

Registration Opens for 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting

Registration at the AAHKS Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting which takes place from November 2-5 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, USA. The Annual Meeting will feature innovative concepts and the latest advances in hip and knee arthroplasty. Symposia, paper presentations, poster/ePoster displays, videos, and Ask-the-Expert case sessions fill the four-day program from Thursday through noon on… Read More

Top AAHKS News Clicks for April 2017

The following AAHKS News items were the most clicked in April 2017: Match Results Released AAHKS Submits Letter of Intent to Develop New Payment Model Tom Price Meets with AAHKS in DC On a Lighter Note: Actor John Cleese Second Hip Replaced

Correction: FARE Finalists

Last week’s edition of the AAHKS News incorrectly listed the finalists for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) grant finalists. They are: Peter Boyle, DO (The Rothman Institute) P. Maxwell Courtney, MD (Rush University) Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc (NYULMC) Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD (Duke University) The FARE grant recipient will be announced at the 2017… Read More

Interact with 2017 Spring Meeting Faculty

The 2017 AAHKS Spring Meeting takes place May 5-6 at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco. The line up of faculty is not to be missed! Small group breakouts using a case-based, ICL format will allow one-on-one interaction with these leaders in the field and hip and knee arthroplasty. Register and reserve your hotel… Read More

2017 Invitation to Serve on AAHKS Committees

Have you been planning to get more involved in AAHKS? Now is the time! AAHKS fellow members are invited to apply online for open positions (some are currently held by volunteers who qualify to apply for a second term) on the following AAHKS committees: Advocacy Evidence-Based Medicine Industry Relations International Leadership Development Committee Patient and Public Relations Committee… Read More

Dental Prophylaxis Patient Education Updated

The Patient and Public Relations Committee has updated the patient education article, “Preventing Infection in Your Joint at the Dentist’s Office,” on the AAHKS website. After the AAOS updated the appropriate use criteria (AUC) in September, the committee discussed the AUC and made some minor changes to the article. The reference section also includes a link to the… Read More