Arthroscopy Association of North America & Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Advanced Arthroscopy Course

Beginning in 2012, the Arthroscopy Association of North America graciously partnered with SOMOS to provide arthroscopy education through a course offered ONLY to active SOMOS members each year. The course has no fee and the AANA Education Foundation covers the cost of travel and housing for the selected attendees.

The 2022 course will focus on Shoulder arthroscopy.

August 05-07, 2022
Orthopaedic Learning Center: Rosemont, IL

Course Information

  • Registration fee is complimentary
  • No CME
  • Travel and Housing will be provided

Course Description

This unique AANA-SOMOS collaboration is a two day, intensive shoulder course designed to provide cutting edge, hands-on experience with the latest arthroscopic surgical techniques and treatment algorithms. A faculty consisting of only AANA and SOMOS Master Surgeons will provide a one on one laboratory table experience, guiding you as you achieve your goals. A combination of lectures, interactive case panels, knot tying sessions, dry model simulation training and hands-on wet lab experience will provide a solid foundation for mastering common and complex arthroscopic shoulder procedures. Cadaver demonstrations will further supplement the learning experience. Case presentations and substantive interactive formats will provide for a robust discussion and debate on controversial pathologies to include cutting edge solutions and arthroscopic advancements.

*Participants will be partnered depending on skill level given on their Skills Assessment they submitted to AANA. At the end of the course, the participant will dissect the specimen to review the anatomy and evaluate the procedures performed.


James W. Stone, M.D., FAANA
John M. Tokish, M.D., FAANA
Richard K.N. Ryu, M.D.
Robert T. Burks, M.D.
Julie A. Dodds, M.D.
Cassandra A. Lee, M.D. 
Robert E. Hunter, M.D. 
John D. Kelly, IV, M.D., FAANA
Louis F. McIntyre, M.D., FAANA
Don A. Buford, M.D.
Mark H. Getelman, M.D., FAANA
Jorge A. Chahla, M.D., Ph.D.
William J. Ciccone, II, M.D., FAANA
Richard Judd Robins, M.D.
James R. Bailey, M.D.
Robert Waltz, M.D.
Travis Dekker, M.D.
Daniel J. Song, M.D.
Jonathan F. Dickens, M.D., MDLTC, MC  
Kelly G. Kilcoyne, M.D.  
Joseph J. Stuart, M.D.    
Lance E. LeClere, M.D.  
Mark A. Slabaugh, M.D.
James Earl Hammond, D.O., ATC
Jeanne C. Patzkowski, M.D.

Priority for selection
1.  Practicing military orthopaedic surgeons at non-teaching military training facilities who are current in their SOMOS membership, are within 3 years of residency graduation, and have attended a SOMOS Annual Meeting within the past 3 years.

2.   Practicing military orthopaedic surgeons at non-teaching military training facilities who are current in their SOMOS membership and have attended the SOMOS Annual Meeting within the past 5 years.

3.  PGY- 4 or 5 Residents upon recommendation of their program director (letters of recommendation should be emailed to [email protected]).


This course is made possible by a generous grant to the Arthroscopy Association of North America Education Foundation.