AAHKS Research Course

 Improve your knowledge of arthroplasty research and research methods

by attending this brand NEW Research Course!

Click to Download 2021 Research Course Agenda

About the Research Course

The AAHKS Research Course is designed for orthopaedic surgeons and other health professionals who are interested in learning about the steps to either start or enhance their research opportunities and connections regardless of their practice type. The course will review different research structures and goals that can fit various practices. Learn from experts about how to answer critical questions with big data sets and how to utilize AJRR data in your practice.

The Research Course was held on Friday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, USA. The course is FREE to attend and signing up is easy. While registering for the Annual Meeting, just select the Research Course and other courses that fit your interest. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting and would like to add the Research Course now, just login to your AAHKS account, select my registrations and edit your order. Only 200 attendees will be allowed to participate in this learning opportunity, so don’t wait to sign up.

2021 Faculty

  • Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc, Co-Chair
  • Bryan D. Springer, MD, Co-Chair
  • Daniel J. Berry, MD
  • Nicholas A. Bedard, MD
  • Timothy S. Brown, MD
  • John C. Clohisy, MD
  • Douglas A. Dennis, MD
  • Richard L. Illgen, MD
  • Brett R. Levine, MD, MS
  • David G. Lewallen, MD
  • William M. Mihalko, MD
  • Susan M. Odum, PhD

CME Credit will not be offered for this course. 

For more information on the Research Course, email Meeting@AAHKS.org. 

Preliminary Agenda

Subject to change. 

Session 1: Welcome to the 2021 AAHKS Research Course
Moderators: Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc and Bryan D. Springer, MD
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Clinical Research: Why Bother?Timothy S. Brown, MD
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Designing a Study: Essential Elements of a Great ProjectSusan M. Odum, PhD
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Building a Research Center: What Do You Need?Brett R. Levine, MD, MS
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.How Can Surgeons in Non-Academic Centers Do Research?Douglas A. Dennis, MD
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.Tips and Resources for Succeeding in Clinical ResearchWilliam M. Mihalko, MD
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.Funding for Research: What Resources Are AvailableJohn C. Clohisy, MD
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.Tri-Organization Research (The Hip Society, The Knee Society, AAHKS) and the FARE Grant Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.How Do I Choose the Right Database/Registry for My Research Question?Daniel J. Berry, MD
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.Questions/Discussion
12:15 - 12:55 p.m.Lunch
12:55 - 1:00 p.m.Research ConsortiumRan Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc
Session 2: Research and The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)
Moderators: David G. Lewallen, MD and Daniel J. Berry, MD
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.AJRR: What's in It?Bryan D. Springer, MD, Chair, AJRR
1:15 - 1:30 p.m.How to do Research with AJRR Data: The Research Analytics Institute ProcessRichard L. Illgen, MD, Chair, Research Analytics Institute
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.How Do I Choose the Best Methodology to Answer my Research Question?David G. Lewallen, MD
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.Multicenter Prospective Trials Nested within the AJRRNicholas A. Bedard, MD
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.Questions/Discussion
2:30 p.m.Adjourn
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