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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘AAHKS Business’

Protech Awards AAHKS with “Rising Star”

AAHKS Staff

The AAHKS association management software platform company, Alliance by Protech, awarded staff members with the “Rising Star Award” in recognition of their exceptional work in early adoption, onboarding and launching the new Protech system. Sharon Creed, Eileen Lusk, Patti Rose and Renalin Malvar-Ledda were in attendance at the Fusion 2018 conference where they received the award.

Welcome New AAHKS Staff

AAHKS is pleased to welcome a new employee, Jeff Mitchell, who started this week as Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations. Jeff’s professional experience includes more than 25 years of leading association marketing and corporate development activities. He will be responsible for managing the relationship between AAHKS and its corporate partners and exhibitors and guiding the association’s marketing… Read More

New AAHKS President, Board Members Take Office

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Craig J. Della Valle, MD took office as the 28th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) during the AAHKS Board of Directors meeting in New Orleans. Dr. Della Valle is the Aaron G. Rosenberg Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Section of Adult Reconstruction at… Read More

Call for Applications: Arthroplasty Today Deputy Editor

This week, the AAHKS Board of Directors approved a new Deputy Editor position with the AAHKS open-access journal, Arthroplasty Today. As the journal continues to grow under the leadership of its first Editor-in-Chief, Brian J. McGrory, MD, a Deputy Editor is needed to contribute to the development of the journal and serve a hands-on role in editing peer-reviewed… Read More

“Chick” Yates Receives AAHKS Presidential Award

Chick Yates and Mark Froimson

Adolph “Chick” J. Yates, Jr., MD received the 2017 AAHKS Presidential Award for his outstanding service to AAHKS on Saturday, November 4, 2017 during the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. AAHKS President, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, cited Dr. Yates’ tireless, behind-the-scenes work for AAHKS in the quality, performance measures and advocacy arenas that earned him the award. He… Read More

2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting Adjourns

A record number of attendees participated in the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas last week. The meeting kicked off with industry symposia covering hot topics in hip and knee arthroplasty. Three special courses reached out to residents, team members and hospital professionals. The General Session got underway with an address by U.S. Senator John Barrasso, MD who… Read More

Call for Nominations to AAHKS Board, Committee

The AAHKS Nominating Committee has put out a call for nominations to the following positions: Third Vice President (1) Member-at-Large (2) Member, Nominating Committee (3) All nominations must hold Fellow membership status with AAHKS. Nominate yourself by Friday, September 1, 2017 by emailing a statement of interest and attaching a CV to aahksstaff@aahks.org. If you are nominating a… Read More

Health Policy Fellowship: Apply Now

AAHKS Health Policy Fellows report that the experience provides them with the opportunity to engage with legislators on issues important to hip and knee surgeons and also to receive mentoring from AAHKS leaders. This part-time fellowship can be integrated into a full-time practice or training program. If you would like to learn about health policy and actively participate… Read More

Notice of Proposed Changes in AAHKS Bylaws

Members will be asked to approve changes in AAHKS Bylaws at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting on November 5, 2017 in Dallas. The significant changes include allowing Candidate members and Arthroplasty Surgeons in Training members to serve on AAHKS committees.  Members may review all proposed changes to the Bylaws here.

Board Focuses on Strategy

The AAHKS Board of Directors retreat that took place last week focused on strategic issues. Facilitated by Jim Meffert of Tecker International, Board members learned best practices to apply strategy in the core areas of the AAHKS mission: education, advocacy and research. Board members also conducted a review of and provided direction to staff on the AAHKS strategic… Read More