Scope and objectives of the AAHKS Annual Meeting. Home

Educational Activity Scope

The 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.

The Meeting is aimed at improving overall surgeon competence related to the care of patients with arthritis and degenerative disease.


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

CME Credits

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.

Virtual registration includes real-time access to the General Session livestream and recorded post-meeting content through our education platform, LEARN. CME credit is the same for in-person and livestream attendees (up to 18 CME).

PLEASE NOTE: Virtual attendees MUST login to the meeting in real-time in order to get CME credit. If there is no record of your login to the meeting livestream, you will be ineligible to claim CME.

For those unable to attend in real-time (NOT live or virtual attendee), the recorded Annual Meeting General Session will be available for purchase within a week or two of the Annual Meeting, accessible remotely on LEARN. The recorded content will have CME quizzes for each general session paper and symposium, which purchasers can take to gain CME credits. The total CME credit for the recordings has not been determined yet.

More information about Annual Meeting content access will be sent in communication from AAHKS after the meeting. You can also periodically check the AAHKS LEARN platform.

More Resources

Claim CME

Following the Meeting, AAHKS will email an evaluation. At the end, you will be given a link to log in and claim CME hours.


Review disclosures for the AAHKS program and AAHKS courses. These are posted closer to the Meeting.

Past Meeting Resources

You can view abstracts from paper presentations given at AAHKS Annual Meetings starting with 2015.

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