American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Spring Meeting’

AAHKS Spring Meeting Kicks Off with International Session

breakfast discussion

The 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting began at the InterContinental Miami with a special International Session presented in Spanish to attendees representing more than 10 countries. The same attendees will join Spanish-language roundtables during breakout sessions on THA, TKA and UKA as part of Friday and Saturday’s agenda. Topics covered include management of femoral neck fractures, PJI, the bariatric… Read More

New PJI Algorithm to be Presented at AAHKS Spring Meeting

AAHKS President Craig J. Della Valle, MD, is moderating the Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) Symposium at the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting. In a video posted to social media this week, Dr. Della Valle describes the new information that will be presented and discussed: New diagnostic criteria for PJI New algorithm for diagnosing infection Topical agents for the prevention… Read More

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in Miami after AAHKS Spring Meeting!

Once the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting concludes in the afternoon on Saturday, May 5, you can enjoy Cinco de Mayo festivities, until your flight that evening, or stay another night and spend Sunday taking in the sights. “The Magic City” is hosting a block party in downtown Miami where the InterContinental hotel is located. Visit for happenings… Read More

A Close Look at an AAHKS Spring Meeting Breakout

breakout session

The intimate learning experience crafted for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting includes breakout sessions in a case-based instructional course lectures format. There are six breakouts over two days. Here’s what a typical breakout session looks like: Each breakout goes for 80 minutes where the moderator presents five to six cases to breakout attendees. From there, attendees gather at… Read More

Spanish-Language Session Added to AAHKS Spring Meeting

Cirugía de Cadera Hoy, Ayer y Mañana: 100 Años de Experiencia (Hip Surgery Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow: 100 Years of Experience) has been added to the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting program on May 3, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Moderated by former AAHKS President, Carlos J. Lavernia, MD, the program will be presented in Spanish. View the faculty and… Read More

Join the International Guest Session at AAHKS Spring Meeting

Cirugía de Cadera Hoy, Ayer y Mañana: 100 Años de Experiencia Hip Surgery Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow: 100 Years of Experience Fecha: 3 de mayo de 2018 Hora: 4:00 a 6:00 p.m. (EDT) Ubicación: InterContinental Miami, Merrick I El programa será presentado en español (the program will be presented in Spanish). I. Introducción Rafael J. Sierra, MD Carlos J. Lavernia, MD Bryan… Read More

Preliminary Program for AAHKS Spring Meeting Now Online

The preliminary program and faculty roster for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting is now posted on the AAHKS website. There will be six symposia lead by moderators and panelists followed by breakout sessions in small groups where attendees interact in active case discussions with faculty. Breakout sessions cover topics in primary and revision THR and TKR, non-arthroplasty hip,… Read More

Register for the 2018 Spring Meeting

AAHKS invites you to join colleagues for a weekend of intense learning at the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 4-5 at The Intercontinental Miami. Attendees can leverage the Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) format which is successful largely due to the expertise and collaboration among peers in a small group setting. You can register and make hotel reservations now… Read More

Registration Opens for 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting

Limited in size to 200 attendees, the AAHKS Spring Meeting features small, case-based breakout sessions where hip and knee surgeons discuss cases and best practices. The meeting takes place May 4-5, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami. Objectives Analyze total hip and knee arthroplasty cases Investigate the patterns contributing to effective total hip and knee arthroplasty and… Read More

Spring Meeting Runs through Saturday

AAHKS Spring Meeting

The second AAHKS Spring Meeting began this morning with case session discussions over breakfast at the St. Francis Westin in San Francisco. Faculty met with attendees in small groups before proceeding with the general program covering highlights of the 2016 AAHKS Annual Meeting and other symposia on current hip and knee topics. Small-group breakout sessions took place on… Read More