Throughout 2021 and leading up to the 2022 AANA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, AANA will be celebrating its 40th anniversary through a look back at the history of the organization, messages from notable leaders, giveaways and donations. Be a part of this special time by giving to the AANA Education Foundation, checking this page for historical updates and sharing your own AANA memories.

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499,850.40
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Make a gift to the AANA Education Foundation in celebration of AANA’s 40th Anniversary.

The AANA Education Foundation seeks to raise $4 million in honor of AANA’s 40th Anniversary. With your support, we can advance orthopaedic research and education as well as maximize reimbursement that transcends beyond 40 years – this includes the continuation of our current funding initiatives and programs, as well as expanding our offerings with funding for additional meetings and lab courses to address diversity and inclusion for women and those underrepresented in medicine, up-and-coming simulation technologies and proficiency-based training, artificial intelligence, research and so much more.

Join the celebration by making an monetary gift today. Whatever your donation amount, every dollar raised truly does make a difference and will go towards helping us achieve many more milestones in research, education and innovation for the next 40 years. If you are interested in making a legacy gift to the AANA Education Foundation, please contact Terri Bruce, Director of Foundation Fundraising at terri@aana.org.

Give Now

DONATE AND ATTEND!

Are you planning to attend the 2022 AANA Annual Meeting in San Francisco? Take advantage of this special AANA4for40 Package.

Give $4040 and receive:

  • One registration forAANA22, valued at $750.
  • One ticket to attend AANA’s Gather on the Green golf event, valued at $375.
  • One ticket to attend the AANA Education Foundation Wine Event, valued at $100.
  • One copy of the AANA 40th Anniversary Monograph.
  • Special recognition from the AANA Education Foundation for your generous support.

Add this option when registering for the 2022 AANA Annual Meeting online at aana.org/AANA22 or contact Terri Bruce, Director of Foundation Fundraising, at terri@aana.org.

A Look Back

In 1981, the North American Chapter of the IAA (International Arthroscopy Association) was the largest in the world by a substantial number and that the educational needs of North American arthroscopists were rapidly growing. Diagnostic arthroscopy had been largely accepted by the medical community and techniques of arthroscopic surgery were rapidly developing. Arthroscopy had been introduced in the private sector of medicine and largely shunned as ‘unlikely to succeed’ by the academic community. It was therefore concluded that an independent association was needed to meet the educational needs of orthopaedic surgeons interested in developing their skills. Thus, the North American Chapter of the International Arthroscopy Association converted into the Arthroscopy Association of North America. The IAA chapter members became the founding members of AANA.

Share Your AANA Memories

Tell us about your favorite AANA memory and be featured in the 40th celebration! Send your story to info@aana.org.

AANA's 40th Anniversary Book Pre-Order

A team of AANA leaders have joined together to create a book dedicated to AANA, the volunteers and milestones that has positioned AANA as the leader in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgical education and training. Books will be available for on-site purchase at the 2022 AANA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, but join the waitlist to be notified when they’re available for online purchase.

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