FOCAL arose as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because elective surgeries were postponed at many institutions, AAHKS leadership recognized that the effect of the pandemic might significantly impair the fellowship learning experience in 2020. To help augment the fellows’ learning experience, AAHKS created the FOCAL Initiative – a free, online, interactive learning experience for surgeons in training that have chosen adult reconstruction as a specialty. Through FOCAL, arthroplasty fellows and senior residents are invited to listen to lectures from many of the country’s top adult reconstruction surgeons and participate in case discussions. View recordings.
AAHKS created the FOCAL Committee following the success of the initiative. Led by William G. Hamilton, MD, the FOCAL Committee is dedicated to enhancing adult reconstruction fellow education and will work to supplement the overall knowledge of arthroplasty trainees.
Please note: FOCAL Session participation is free to all and will not award CME credits.
JOA Reviewer Mentorship Program
Not sure how to get started as a journal reviewer? Or not exactly sure how to properly review a journal article? This program will pair you with a current JOA Elite Reviewer to help coach you through your first reviews and to be available for questions and feedback as you get started.
Currently not accepting new applications for reviewer Mentees at this time. A new call for Mentees will go out Winter 2021.
FOCAL Session Schedule: 2020-2021
FOCAL Sessions will take place on the last Monday of each month, *unless otherwise noted*.
Date Topic/Register Faculty
July 2021 No Webinar this month. N/A
Monday, August 23, 2021
7:00 p.m. Central Time
Orthopedic Statistics & Study Design
2. Importance of a Good Research Question
3. Pearls of Study Design Wisdom
4. How to Choose the Appropriate Statistical Test
5. Questions & Discussion
• Brenna Blackburn, PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
• Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA, Brigham & Women's, Boston, MA
• Jeremy M. Gililland, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
• Susan Odum, PhD, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC
Contracts and Negotiations:
Things you Must Know
4. Questions & Discussion
• Bruce D. Armon, JD,
Mr. Armon is a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP in Philadelphia, PA.
Monday, October 25, 2021
7:00 p.m. Central Time
Complex Case Conference
Institutions and Faculty TBA:
November 2021 TBA TBA
December 2021 TBA TBA
January 2022 TBA TBA
February 2022 TBA TBA
March 2022 TBA TBA
April 2022 TBA TBA
May 2022 TBA TBA
June 2022 TBA TBA
July 2022 No Webinar this month. N/A