AAC Meetings

AAC Meetings

The AAC meets annually in conjunction with the COA Annual Meeting. In 2018, the COA Annual Meeting takes place from June 20-23 in Victoria, BC, including a subspecialty day on June 23, 2018.

The Eye of the Tiger – See the experts battle for supremacy in a spirited and lively short debate. You, the audience, will decide who has presented their argument the best and who will win the prize. “It’s the thrill of the fight, Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival”

AAC Guest Speaker – Bob McCormack – Team Doctor of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Head Team Physician of the BC Lions, and Chief Medical Officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee since 2004, Bob has just returned from his 10th Olympic Games in Pyeong-Chang and will share with us his experiences in Korea and his insights into the care of elite Canadian Athletes.

AAC Business Meeting and Research Meeting
Please join us on Saturday, June 23 to discuss a number of upcoming AAC initiatives and research projects. This is an important opportunity for the Executive to touch base with our membership to seek feedback – don’t miss it!  The exact meeting time will be available shortly.

Introducing the AAC Research Award
We are pleased to announce the inaugural AAC Research Award to the best sport/arthroscopy podium presentation at the COA and AAC Annual Meeting. A panel of judges has been selected from the Executive and the winner will be announced at the AAC Specialty Day.

Annual Meeting Sport/Arthroscopy Highlights

Wednesday June 20
17:30 COA Opening Ceremonies
19:00 President’s Reception

 Thursday June 21
09:15-10:45 – Upper Extremity/Sports ICL: What Should We do With the Cuff?
Moderators: Peter Lapner, ON; Ivan Wong, NS

Tentative Speakers:
Natural History and Nonoperative Treatment Rotator Cuff Tears – Richard Boorman
Open/mini-open Treatment and Outcomes – Richard Holtby
Arthroscopic Repair Options and Outcomes – Patrick Chin
Biological Augments and Outcomes – Robert Litchfield
Bridging and SCR Options and Outcomes – Ian Lo

10:45-11:15  Break in Exhibits
Showcase Theatre Poster Tour: Sports/Arthroscopy
Moderators: Laurie Hiemstra, AB; Olufemi Ayeni, ON

17:30-19:00 COA Poster Pub 

Friday June 22

08:00-09:00 – Sport Medicine Paper Session #1
Moderators: Jas Chahal, ON; Ross Outerbridge, BC

11:15- 12:45: Sport/COFAS ICL
Moderator: Monika Volesky, QC

18:00 COA Crystal Garden Gala

Saturday June 23
08:00-09:30 – Sport Medicine Paper Session #2
Moderator: Benjamin Smith, ON

9:30-10:30 Guest Speaker and AAC Position Paper Discussion
My Experiences at the Winter Olympics – Robert McCormack, BC
AAC Knee Scopes Position Statement – Brendan Sheehan, NB

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Sports Tips & Tricks: Practical applications (Arthroscopic All Joints)
Moderator: Cole Beavis, SK; Daniel Whelan, ON

13:15-14:45 Sports Symposium: How do I Deal with this Case? Case-based/Evidence-based Approach to Problems Across all Joints Arthroscopically
Moderators: Mark Heard, AB; Olufemi Ayeni, ON

15:00-16:00   Mini Battle Debates
Moderators: Laurie Hiemstra, AB; Ivan Wong, NS

View the entire COA Preliminary Program Here

Affiliate Meetings of Interest

The International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) will hold its annual conference in Melbourne, Australia, from October 4-6, 2018.  The program committee, chaired by Nicolas Bonin, is compiling a fascinating and challenging scientific program with video submissions being accepted for the first time at an ISHA conference.  Abstracts are being accepted from February 1 to May 1, 2018, with registration opening on March 1, 2018. For more information, please visit ishaconference.com or contact the conference team at ishabureau@gmail.com