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ACCME Accredited logoAccreditation and CME Credit

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Activity Scope

The 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting is designed to provide practicing orthopaedic surgeons with research based, state-of-the-art information on diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment options and overall management of hip and knee conditions. This educational activity includes the review of the most current scientific research study findings, faculty and participant discussions and interactive symposia. It covers multiple clinical topics such as primary and revision total hip arthroplasty, primary and revision total knee arthroplasty, non-arthroplasty, infection, complications other than infection as well as health policy. It is aimed at improving overall surgeon competence related to the care of patients with arthritis and degenerative disease.

Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Synthesize the most current research study findings in hip and knee condition management
  • Evaluate various surgical and non-surgical treatment options (e.g., primary total joint arthroplasty, revision total joint arthroplasty, non-arthroplasty) in hip and knee condition management
  • Assess the efficacy of new treatment options through evidence-based data
  • Interpret relevant healthcare policy

How to Claim CME Credits

AAHKS

AAHKS will send an email with a meeting evaluation upon conclusion of the Annual Meeting. The end of the evaluation is a link to claim CME credit. It is the meeting attendee’s responsibility to claim credits based on actual hour-for-hour participation actually spent in an educational activity.

  1. Log in to the AAHKS member portal
  2. Click Claim CME Credit in the My AAHKS menu
  3. Click Edit, and a new window will open. Enter your hours.
  4. Click Save
  5. Click the Print Transcript button if you need a hard copy or to save the PDF to your computer.

If you need assistance, please contact meeting@aahks.org.

AAOS

  1. Log in to the AAOS member portal.
  2. Enter credits and upload the AAHKS CME transcript from above.

ABOS

  1. Log in to the ABOS member portal
  2. Enter credits and upload the AAHKS CME transcript from above.

Special Courses

Click here for information about the Resident, Team and Business courses.

Disclosures

AAHKS is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in their governance, programmatic, educational, and other activities. Fulfilling this commitment depends in large measure on ensuring member and public confidence in the organization’s integrity. AAHKS recognizes that the expertise and involvement of our members in practice, research, and other volunteer and private activities with commercial interests unavoidably will lead to the development of interests and the formation of relationships that could be adverse to or inconsistent with certain AAHKS- CME activities. Therefore, AAHKS has sought to define an appropriate and workable policy and process to identify and address such competing interests and relationships of members who are involved in activities with commercial interests.

Board members, educational planners, faculty and staff and anyone involved in a CME activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests (including those of spouses, business partners, and immediate family members) within the last 12 months that actually or potentially could predispose or bias the individual to a particular decision, view, or goal in connection with the educational activity in which he or she is engaged. All contributors must disclose specific relevant financial involvement of any type with any commercial interest, not simply if it is germane to the content or is related to the commercial interest supporting the activity.

Compliance with this process is mandatory for participation and contributions to AAHKS activities. Contributors who fail to provide disclosure are not permitted to participate or contribute in any way to a CME activity.

To view the faculty’s disclosures from the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting Final Program: Click Here.

To view the faculty’s disclosures from the 2018 AAHKS Business Course: Click Here. 

To view the faculty’s disclosures from the 2018 AAHKS Orthopaedic Team Course: Click Here.

To view the faculty’s disclosures from the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting: Click Here.