FOCAL: Fellows Orthopaedic Continued AAHKS Learning

Specifically tailored to Adult Reconstruction Fellows and Senior Residents
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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* 

Monday, October 25, 2021
7:00 p.m. Central Time

Fellows Revenge! Complex Case Conference

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1. Introduction – William G. Hamilton, MD
2. Colin T. Penrose, MD presents hip case to William G. Hamilton, MD
3. Steven J. Ralles, MD presents hip case to Matthew S. Austin, MD
4. Musa B. Zaid, MD presents hip case to Matthew P. Abdel, MD
5. Jacob M. Wilson, MD presents knee case to Matthew S. Austin, MD
6. Sean E. Slaven, MD presents knee case to Matthew P. Abdel, MD
7. Peter A. Gold, MD presents knee case to William G. Hamilton, MD
8. Discussion
Mayo Clinic
• Matthew P. Abdel, MD
• Colin T. Penrose, MD
• Jacob M. Wilson, MD
Rothman Institute
• Matthew S. Austin, MD
• Musa B. Zaid, MD
• Peter A. Gold, MD
Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute
• William G. Hamilton, MD
• Sean E. Slaven, MD
• Steven J. Ralles, MD
Monday, November 29, 2021
7:00 p.m. Central Time
This (non-CME) webinar will discuss Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) through the anterior approach.

Revision THA Through the Anterior Approach

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1. Introduction
2. Acetabular Revision from the Direct Anterior Approach
3. Extending the Direct Anterior Hip Approach for Complex Cases
4. Femoral Stem Revision Through the Direct Anterior Approach
5. Fractures, Deformity, and the Direct Anterior Approach
6. Q+A
Joseph T. Moskal, MD, FACS
Ted Manson, MD
J. Bohannon Mason, MD
John Masonis, MD
Monday, December 20, 2021
7:00 p.m. Central Time

Highlights of the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting

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This (non-CME) webinar will highlight the top papers and posters from the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting.
Faculty TBD
January 2022TBATBA
February 2022TBATBA
March 2022TBATBA
April 2022TBATBA
May 2022TBATBA
June 2022TBATBA
July 2022No Webinar this month.N/A


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