Government Relations

The AAOS Government Relations Office promotes and represents the viewpoint of the orthopaedic community before federal and state legislative, regulatory, and executive agencies. Based in Washington, DC, but also including staff from the AAOS headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, the Office of Government Relations identifies, analyzes, and directs all health policy activities and initiatives of the AAOS. With the primary objectives of enhancing access to and quality of orthopaedic care for our patients, major federal legislative programs of the AAOS, include:

  • Federal legislative and regulatory advocacy. Click here for AAOS federal advocacy issues.
  • Research Capitol Hill Days where patients and their orthopaedic surgeons meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives to advocate increased funding for musculoskeletal research
  • National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference where over 200 orthopaedic surgeons visit Capitol Hill to encourage Congress to address issues such as Medicare reimbursement and medical liability reform

At the state level, the Office of Government Relations assists state orthopaedic societies with their own legislative priorities which are of concern to the AAOS. Click here for state advocacy issues.

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Or contact us by:
Phone: (202) 546-4430
Fax: (202) 546-5051
Twitter: @AAOSAdvocacy

317 Massachusetts Ave, NE., Ste. 100
Washington, DC 20002