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Visit AJRR at AAOS

If you are attending the AAOS Annual Meeting next week in San Diego, be sure to visit the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) booth at the San Diego Convention Center. Staff will be demonstrating the comprehensive dashboards and patient-reported outcomes platform. You can also discuss data specifications with staff and receive a copy of the AJRR 2016 Annual… Read More

Can’t Make it to Specialty Day? Watch Online!

The AAHKS/Hip Society/Knee Society combined Specialty Day program takes place in San Diego on March 18, 2017. If you won’t be able to attend, you can join the live program online for a flat registration fee of $50, which gives you access to livestreaming and archived content for one year. Hip Program Knee Program

AAOS Calling for Knee Experts

The AAOS Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Committee has put out a call for AAHKS members to fill five positions on the committee. Members will review and rank abstract submissions for next year’s AAOS Annual Meeting. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017. Visit the CAP online application site to apply.

What Patients are Reading: Knee Replacement Exercises

Prevention magazine has published, “4 Best Exercises To Do If You’ve Had A Knee Replacement” in their fitness section. The article includes interviews with several AAHKS members and features photos and video of exercise position demonstrations. Full story.

Welcome Chiara Rodgers to AAHKS Staff

AAHKS is pleased to welcome a new AAHKS employee, Chiara Rodgers, MPH, CCRC, who started this week as Research Manager. Chiara’s professional experience includes work in clinical research at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University as well as patient care work in the Neonatal ICU at Northwestern. Chiara will be responsible for coordinating multicenter research projects on… Read More

2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting Call for Submissions

The AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee invites abstract submissions, symposium proposals and surgical technique video proposals for the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. All submissions are due by June 1, 2017. We have taken suggestions and launched a new, simpler submission system. We welcome your feedback and suggestions as you use this for the first time. Visit the AAHKS… Read More

AAHKS Honored as First Guest Society of BHS

Dr. Della Valle

The following report was submitted by Stefano A. Bini, MD: The British Hip Society’s (BHS) 450 Delegates welcomed a delegation from AAHKS to London this week as their first Guest Society. Several AAHKS members joined the official delegation of Mark I. Froimson, MD, First Vice President, Craig J. Della Valle, MD, Second vice President and Stefano A. Bini,… Read More

Dr. Patrick Conway, Receives AMA’s Dr. Nathan Davis Award

Dr. Patrick Conway

AAHKS nominee, Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Chief Medical Officer, received the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. In a ceremony on February 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., the AMA presented Dr. Conway with the award for his work… Read More

AAHKS Signs on to CEHRT Delay

In a letter to CMS this week, AAHKS signed on with the AMA and other medical societies to request the CMS and ONC delay implementation of the 2015 Edition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) until it’s more widely available on the market. The letter details four reasons for the request to delay. Read the letter.

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