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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Committees and Task Forces’

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.

AAOS Call for Committee Applications

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) currently has 12 vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Hip Program Committee and seven vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Committee. Committee members are responsible for grading abstracts and symposium applications and serving as paper session moderators and critical evaluators at the Annual Meeting. Applicants must be AAOS fellows and submit… Read More

Call for Nominations – Total Hip and Knee Replacement eCQM Task Force

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking nominations for volunteers to participate on a Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THKR) eCQM Task Force. The THKR eCQM Task Force is part of a new approach to incorporate implementer input and identify potential feasibility issues early in the measure specification process. TJC is specifically seeking individuals with expertise in health IT,… Read More

Provide Feedback to ACR on Perioperative Guidelines

The American College of Rheumatologists (ACR), in partnership with AAHKS, is developing a new clinical practice guideline for perioperative management of rheumatic disease medications in total joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee. The guideline will be developed primarily for orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists who care for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty, but may also be used by… Read More

Last Weekend to Apply for AAHKS Committees

AAHKS members have this weekend to apply online for open positions on the following AAHKS committees: Education, Evidence Based Medicine, International, Leadership Development, Patient and Public Relations, Practice Management, Publications, Quality Measures, Research and Web/Social Media. Some open positions are currently held by volunteers who qualify to apply for a second term. To view the complete list, visit… Read More

Notice of Open Positions on AAHKS Committees

AAHKS members are invited to apply online for open positions on the following AAHKS committees: Education, Evidence Based Medicine, International, Leadership Development, Patient and Public Relations, Practice Management, Publications, Quality Measures, Research and Web/Social Media. Some open positions are currently held by volunteers who qualify to apply for a second term. To view the complete list, visit http://submit.aahks.net,… Read More

Delegation to AMA Reports on Activities

AMA Delegate Chris J. Dangles, MD and Alternate Delegate Edward C. Tanner, MD, attended the AMA Interim Meeting in Atlanta November 14-17, 2015. Dr. Dangles and Dr. Tanner attended the presentation of over 100 resolutions and committee reports including Resolution 917 “Equity in Graduate Medical Education Funding.” The delegates attended various caucuses and reference committee meetings as well. Read… Read More

Rheumatology Seeks Letters of Interest for Practice Guidelines Team

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) invites letters of interest from those who wish to partner with ACR and AAHKS to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for perioperative management of rheumatic disease medications in total joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee. The guidelines will be developed primarily for orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists who care for patients undergoing… Read More

We Need Your Help Documenting Risk Variables

For three years, the AAHKS Risk Adjustment Task Force has been working with CMS and the Yale Outcomes Group to improve the risk adjustment models used in TJA performance measures. The goal of performance measures is to give surgeons an accurate assessment of their performance, while controlling for patient factors outside the control of providers. The current TJA… Read More

Vote for AAHKS on AMA Representation Ballot

The AMA has an opportunity for AAHKS members to help shape health care policy and the positions of the AMA. Don’t let your voice and the voice of your specialty go unheard. AMA members are eligible to vote for the national medical specialty society that best represents them  in the AMA House of Delegates (HoD). Every physician member… Read More