AAHKS Spring MeetingMay 2-4, 2024 | Location TBA
AAHKS Spring Meeting: Putting Progress Into Practice
Save the date: The 2024 Spring Meeting will be held May 2-4, 2024.
The 2023 AAHKS Spring Meeting took place May 4-6, 2023 in Chicago. Nearly 200 arthroplasty surgeons, faculty and exhibitors attended this case-based meeting, designed to provide an intimate, hands-on learning experience with ample opportunity to ask questions and interact. Many thanks go out to meeting Co-Chairs Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc, Bryan D. Springer, MD and James A. Browne, MD for leading the excellent educational program and welcoming our highest meeting attendance since the pandemic began.
The AAHKS Spring Meeting is intended to equip practicing orthopaedic surgeons with state-of-the art information and cutting-edge strategies to enhance overall surgeon competence related to the care of patients with arthritis and degenerative disease. It combines general and breakout sessions, emphasizing case-based learning in small-group settings with some of the leading faculty in the field of arthroplasty.
Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training (AIT) Members – $350.00
International Members – $400.00
All Other Member Categories – $650.00
Non-Members – $750.00
Thursday, May 4
|3-7:30 p.m.||Registration Open|
A Different View of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: The International View
|5-6 p.m.||YAG Reception|
|6-7:30 p.m.||Welcome Reception for All Attendees|
Friday, May 5
|6:30 a.m.-6:30 pm||Registration Open|
|6:45 -7:20 a.m.||Breakfast and Exhibits Open|
Symposium 1: The Basic TKA
Leverage the clinical expertise of the panel to discuss current trends, pearls and pitfalls in performing primary TKA. From preop optimization to surgical management and post operative protocols, the panel will engage in dialogue about best practices and controversies around total knee arthroplasty.
Breakout 1: Primary TKA
|9:50-10:10 a.m.||Break and Exhibits Open|
|10:10 -11:10 a.m.||
Symposium 2: New Technology in TKA: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Orthopaedic surgeons are interested in using advanced technology to improve outcomes after total knee arthroplasty. This symposium will review 1) The advantages and disadvantages associated with robotic surgery 2) The advantages and disadvantages of augmented reality and 3) What should the next generation of new technology provide to enhance the surgeon’s ability to consistently perform a perfect TKA.
|11:10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.||Breakout 2: Revision TKA|
|12:30-1:30 p.m.||Lunch and Exhibits Open
Symposium 3: Periprosthetic Joint Infection
This symposium will cover the latest methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating infections after THAs and TKAs, focusing on advances and areas of controversy and clinical dilemmas.
|2:30-3:50 p.m.||Breakout 3: Periprosthetic Joint Infection|
|3:50-4:10 p.m.||Break and Exhibits Open|
Symposium 4: Ask the Knee Experts Case Discussions
An opportunity to ask questions that are answered directly by accomplished surgeons who have a wealth of experience in TKA. The Ask the Expert format allows attendees to bring actual challenging cases in TKA that you have experienced to discuss and receive real-time face-to-face feedback from our team of surgical experts and your fellow Spring Meeting attendees in an intimate small group setting.
|5:10-5:15 p.m.||Closing Remarks|
|5:30-6:30 p.m.||Reception for All Attendees
Requires registration at no additional cost
Saturday, May 6
|6-10:00 a.m.||Registration Open|
|6:15-6:50 a.m.||Breakfast and Exhibits Open|
|6:55-7 a.m.||American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Update|
Symposium 5: The Basic THA
Learn principles and pearls of primary THA through case-based discussions of recent cases, focused short didactics and an expert faculty panel discussion.
|8-9:20 a.m.||Breakout 4: Primary THA|
|9:20-9:35 a.m.||Break and Exhibits Open|
|9:35-9:40 a.m.||2023 Spring FARE Grant Award|
Symposium 6: How to Use an Endoprosthesis after Periprosthetic Femur Fracture
Address prevention, surgical treatment, and strategies to lower the risk of future complications following this challenging event. Our expert faculty will present tips and tricks for managing periprosthetic femur fractures after both TKA and TH, including surgical tips for fracture fixation, revision arthroplasty and management with endoprostheses.
|10:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Breakout 5: Revision THA|
|12:00-12:30 p.m.||Lunch and Exhibits Open|
Symposium 7: Ask the Hip Experts Case Discussions
Ask questions directly to accomplished surgeons with a wealth of experience in THA. Bring your actual challenging THP cases to discuss and receive real-time, face-to-face feedback from our team of surgical experts and your fellow Spring Meeting attendees in an intimate, small-group setting.
|1:30 p.m.||Closing Remarks and Adjourn|
The 2023 AAHKS Spring Meeting features 49 expert faculty members, including international representatives. The meeting co-chairs are Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc (Education and Communications Council Chair), James A. Browne, MD (Education and Communications Council Vice Chair) and Bryan D. Springer, MD (Immediate Past President).
View a list of all 2023 Spring Meeting Faculty.
- Analyze total hip and knee arthroplasty cases
- Investigate the patterns contributing to effective total hip and knee primary arthroplasty and revision
- Determine the strategies contributing to optimal perioperative and post-operative care, including complication management
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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