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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Committees and Task Forces’

AAHKS Creates New Committee – Young Arthroplasty Group

Thanks to the work of several new arthroplasty physicians and guidance by AAHKS leadership, the Young Arthroplasty Group Committee has been created and populated. The committee, which is charged with “connecting young arthroplasty surgeons – less than 5 years in practice – in order to promote collaboration and young surgeon activity within AAHKS, with particular focus on research,… Read More

AAHKS Publications Committee Openings

There are a few open member positions on the AAHKS Publications Committee, and Chair Samuel S. Wellman, MD is calling for volunteers. If you are interested in serving on the Publications Committee, which is charged with oversight, input and development of the Journal of Arthroplasty, Arthroplasty Today and other educational publications, please email your statement of interest and… Read More

AAOS Seeks Volunteers for SSI AUC Voting Panel

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) seeks healthcare professionals with surgical site infection (SSI) expertise to participate on the voting panel for the Management of Postoperative Surgical Site Infections Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). The voting panel will participate in two rounds of voting to rate the appropriateness of various treatments related to SSI. Voting panel members will… Read More

Application Period to Open for AAHKS Committees

If you have wanted to get more involved with AAHKS, the opportunity to serve on one of the many committees is a great way to not only benefit the organization but also to network with peers. The application period will open on Monday, November 20 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. A statement of… Read More

AMA Call for ACGME Review Committee

The American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Medical Education is currently soliciting a qualified AMA member candidate for the ACGME Review Committee in Orthopaedic Surgery. The application deadline is Monday, September 11, 2017.  Position details and applications for these opportunities can be found at the Council on Medical Education Leadership Opportunities page.

AAOS Announces Open Volunteer Postitions

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has announced the opening of volunteer positions on various committees and boards. One opening is in the Hip, Knee & Adult Reconstruction Evaluation Committees, and others are in boards and committees of diversity, emerging professionals, health care systems, research and quality and communications. AAOS members can log in to the Committee Appointment… Read More

AAHKS Submits Letter of Intent to Develop New Payment Model

On the day after Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price announced that he wants physicians to “step up and recommend more payment alternatives to fee-for-service Medicare,” AAHKS submitted a letter of intent, which had already been in the works, to ensure AAHKS took the lead in innovating a payment model for TJR. The AAHKS Advanced Alternative Payment… Read More

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