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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Annual Meeting’

Annual Meeting Countdown – 10 Weeks!

As the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting draws closer, we would like to announce: Call for ePoster reviewers – select the best posters in each category prior to the meeting by reviewing the digital versions. Contact swolfe@aahks.org to volunteer. The Hilton Anatole is filling up, and a second hotel has been added. Book rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: TJA in Non-Hospital Setting

The following symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting general session: From Theory to Reality:  Successfully Delivering Value-Based TJA in a Non-Hospital Setting 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Muve Health In this symposium, we will discuss the application of outcome-focused, value-driven outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty. Through the sharing of practical experience… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Outpatient Total Joints

The following symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting general session: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Same-Day Surgery: Transitioning to Outpatient Total Joints Medtronic The intent of this program is to provide rationale and discuss innovative methods used to perform outpatient total joint procedures. Course faculty will share their experiences transitioning… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Site of Service

The following symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting general session. 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Site of Service and Trends in Total Joint Commercial Bundles Surgical Care Affiliates A growing number of health plans and self-insured employers are recognizing “site of service” as the primary driver behind the rapid escalation… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Outcomes and Bundled Payments

Optimizing the Episode:  Improving Total Joint Outcomes and Cost in the Era of Bundled Payments Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Medtronic The intent of this course is to provide an overview of bundled payment programs and the impact they have on orthopedic practices and hospitals.  Faculty will share strategies for optimizing the episode of care,… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Industry Partnerships

The following symposium takes place at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas: Enhancing Patient Care and Surgeon Quality of Life through Industry Partnerships Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:30-2:20 p.m. DJO Global Health care in the US continues to change and is being moved from a procedural-based to a value-based health care delivery model. A partnership between surgeons… Read More

Guest Societies to Join AAHKS in Dallas

As part of our commitment to increasing the presence of international societies, their scientific research and their members at our Annual Meetings, we host two Guest Societies at the AAHKS Annual Meeting each year. This November we welcome the Colombian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (SCCOT) and European Hip Society (EHS). Each society will send representatives to Dallas and… Read More

Industry Symposia during AAHKS 2017

Each week, we will feature industry symposia that are scheduled for Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 as part of the educational opportunities taking place at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Here is this week’s featured symposium: Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Hip Fracture:  Pain Management Impacting Delirium, Morbidity, and Mortality Halyard Health Attendees… Read More

Annual Meeting Video Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit proposals for surgical technique videos for the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting has been extended through August 1. The AAHKS Program Committee is looking for proposals that are high quality, clinically relevant and of high overall educational value. Video commentary will include brief preoperative history and pertinent exam findings, indications for surgery, pre- and post-operative… Read More