Fundamental Concepts of Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Residents, PGY 1-3

April 29 - May 1, 2022, Rosemont, IL

Course #2203253

Your safety is our priority.

With all necessary safety measures in place, including required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of arrival, and the OLC Education & Conference Center’s GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation, we are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all attendees, exhibitors, and team members.

Note: AAOS updates health and safety requirements on a regular basis. Compliance for all requirements is mandatory regardless of when the requirements are implemented.

Learn more about what AAOS is doing to protect your health, safety, and peace of mind. 

Residents! Build your surgical skills for TKA and THA with guidance from expert faculty

Experience 2.5 content-packed days rotating between dynamic classroom sessions and hands-on cadaver labs, building your foundation of numerous hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. This course is specially designed for junior residents, in PGY's 1 - 3. 

Most of your course time is spent in the lab practicing surgical approaches, working closely with course faculty in a personalized learning environment. View the program schedule for details.

Engaging lectures, lively faculty panels, and small-group case discussions round out your experience, covering important topics including:

  • Principles and surgical anatomy
  • Implant design and use
  • Preoperative planning and templating, with special hip and knee templating sessions
  • Perioperative protocols
  • Diagnosis and treatment of peri-prosthetic infection

"I absolutely loved this course. It was resident-centered throughout, focusing on education through case examples, presented in an informal and laidback setting." - 2019 Course Participant

Rising Stars Panel

This interactive lunch-time session brings the rising stars of orthopaedics to you! These experts will share their unique perspectives and personal experience on topics including:

  • Life and Career Lessons
  • Why Arthroplasty?
  • Rapid Fire Q&A


Matthew S. Austin, MD, FAAOS
Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD, MSc, FAAOS
Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, MD, FAAOS
David W. Manning, MD, FAAOS

Learn more about this course from previous course director, R. Michael Meneghini, MD, FAAOS!

Course Directors


Brett R. Levine, MD, MS, FAAOS
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Lucian C. Warth, MD, FAAOS
Forte Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Indianapolis, IN

Course Faculty

Brian T. Barlow, MD, FAAOS
Kimberly A. Bartosiak, MD
Omar A. Behery, MD, MPH
Nicholas M. Brown, MD, FAAOS
Michael B. Cross, MD, FAAOS
Elizabeth A. Dailey, MD
Vasili Karas, MD, MS
Nicolas O. Noiseux, MD, MS, FAAOS, FRCSC

Paul S. Nourbash, MD, FAAOS
Julius Kunle Oni, MD, FAAOS
Anay R. Patel, MD
Daniel R. Schmitt, MD
Kevin A. Sonn, MD
Benjamin M. Stronach, MD, FAAOS
Linda I. Suleiman, MD, FAAOS
Sara Shippee Wallace, MD, MPH

Faculty details

Registration Fees

Registration is limited to orthopaedic residents.

Resident Registration Fee: $250

NEW for PGY 3-5 Residents: Advanced Concepts of Complex Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, June 3 - 5, 2022
Learn more!

The Academy would like to thank the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), The Hip Society and The Knee Society for the many contributions made by its members in the presentation of this program. The Academy and orthopaedic specialty societies work together to provide orthopaedic surgeons with the highest quality educational programs and publications. This cooperative spirit among colleague organizations is an important resource and valuable asset for the orthopaedic community.