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Home / News » Dr. Li has been invited as Expert Faculty for the 2016 Biennial AANA / ASES Shoulder Symposium Course in Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Li has been invited as Expert Faculty for the 2016 Biennial AANA / ASES Shoulder Symposium Course in Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Li has been invited as Expert Faculty for the 2016 Biennial AANA / ASES Shoulder Symposium Course in Las Vegas, NV.

Location: Las Vegas, NV.

The Arthroscopic Association of North American and American Shoulder and Elbow Society combine biennial Shoulder symposium is the premier educational course on the management of shoulder pathology. AANA and ASES course Chairman has invited Dr. Li as one of the expert faculty members for the 2016 course in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Li lectured on his own arthroscopic CC ligament reconstruction technique and also participated on several expert panels on the management of AC joint and Scapula pathology along other expert panels.


Shoulder Symposium

7:00 am – 12:00 pm


Course Chairman: Asheesh Bedi, MD



CME Credits: 4.5


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:


  • Identify appropriate evaluation and treatment of complex shoulder instability including revision surgery and bone loss.

  • Examine case based learning of evaluation and management of disorders of the rotator cuff including primary and revision surgery.

  • Apply arthroscopic techniques to treat disorders of the biceps tendon and injuries in the overhead throwing athlete.


6:30 am Continental Breakfast & Visit the Exhibits


7:00 am Welcome and Introduction

John C. Richmond, MD - AANA President

Matthew T. Provencher, MD - Education Chairman


Session I: Instability

Moderator: John D. Kelly, IV, MD


7:05 am – 7:18 am First Time Dislocation of a 21Year Old In-Season Athlete:


7:06 am Fix It Right the First Time: There are Consequences if you Don’t

Robert T. Burks, MD


7:12 am Let Them Finish the Season: It’s Their Last Season

Jonathan Dickens, MD


7:18 am – 7:37 am Understanding and Treating Bone Loss


7:19 am Glenoid Track Concept: Clinical Application

John M. Tokish, MD


7:25 am When and How Should I Do Latarjet?

Asheesh Bedi, MD


7:31 am What is the Evidence for Distal Tibia Allograft or ICBG Autograft?

Matthew T. Provencher, MD


7:37 am – 7:57 am Failed Primary Stabilization


7:38 am Instability in the Hyperlaxity/Collagen Disorders

Richard KN Ryu, MD


7:44 am HAGL Lesions: How Not to Miss and How to Fix

Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD


7:51 am Glenoid Dysplasia: It’s More Common Than We Think

Josef K. Eichinger, MD


7:57 am – 8:30 am Case Panel Discussions: Rational Decision Making for Instability

Moderator: Robert T. Burks, MD

Panelists: Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD, Matthew T. Provencher, MD, John M. Tokish, MD, Richard KN Ryu, MD, Nikhil N. Verma, MD,



Session II: Scapular Pathology and Arthritis

Moderator: Jonathan B. Ticker, MD


8:35 am – 8:48 am AC Injuries Treatment Options


8:36 am 19 Year Old Football Player with Acute AC Injury: How I Fix This

Nikhil N. Verma, MD


8:42 am 35 Year Old Laborer with Chronic Type V AC Injury: How I Fix This

Xinning Li, MD


8:48 am – 9:07 am Defining and Managing Scapular Based Pathology


8:49 am Don’t Forget to Look at the Scapula: How I Fix This without Surgery

W. Benjamin Kibler, MD


8:55 am What to do for Scapular Dyskinesia: Operative Options

Matthew T. Provencher, MD


9:01 am Can I Really Treat Glenohumeral Arthritis with an Arthroscope?

Peter J. Millett, MD


9:07 am – 9:27 am Case Panel Discussions: AC Injuries, Scapular Dyskinesia and Glenohumeral OA

Moderator: Nikhil N. Verma, MD

Panelists: W. Benjamin Kibler, MD, Xinning Li, MD, Peter J. Millett, MD, Jonathan B. Ticker, MD, Jon JP Warner, MD


9:27 am – 9:40 am Audience Question and Answer


9:40 am – 10:10 am Break and Visit the Exhibits

Session III: Rotator Cuff

Moderator: Alan S. Curtis, MD


10:10 am – 10:35 am What are My Options for Non-arthritic “Irreparable” Cuff Tears? How Do We Fix a 47 Year Old with this Problem?


10:11 am Partial Repair Works and is Durable

Stephen C. Weber, MD


10:17 am Superior Capsular Reconstruction

Stephen S. Burkhart, MD


10:23 am Rethinking Tendon Transfers

Laurence D. Higgins, MD


10:29 am Who Should Get a Reverse?

Richard J. Friedman, MD


10:35 am – 11:00 am How Do I Do a Cost Effective Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair?


10:35 am Bundled Payment for Rotator Cuff Tears: Can or Should it be Done?

Jon JP Warner, MD


10:41 am Can I Use Fewer or Different Disposables and Still Be Efficient?

Butch Krishnan, MD


10:47 am How Do I Manage the Biceps? Tenodese Every Time?

Anthony A. Romeo, MD


10:53 am How Can I Safely and Effectively Improve Visualization with Rotator Cuff Repair

Jonathan B. Ticker, MD


11:00 am – 11:25 am How Do I Get a Rotator Cuff Tear Heal?


11:00 am Should I be Using Biologics?

Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA


11:06 am Single or Double Row? What is the Current Evidence?

Asheesh Bedi, MD


11:12 am Do the Repair, But Don’t Forget the Nerve!

Felix H. Savoie, III, MD


11:18 am How Should I Rehab My Cuff Tears ?

Larry D. Field, MD


11:25 am – 11:45 am Case Panel Discussions: Decision Making and Treatment in Complex Rotator Cuff Cases

Moderator: Jon JP Warner, MD

Panelists: Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD, Stephen S. Burkhart, MD, Larry D. Field MD, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, Felix H. Savoie, III, MD


11:45 am – 12:00 pm Audience Question and Answer

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