Annual Meeting CME


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

CME Credit

U.S Physicians:  The AAOS designates this live activity for a maximum of 35.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

International Physicians: The AMA has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States but who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Allied Health Professionals: The Academy is not accredited to offer credit for nurses and other allied health professionals. To determine if activities offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for your licensing continuing education or certification needs please contact the relevant organizations directly.

IMPORTANT – Please check-in as soon as you arrive.
The AAOS CME transcript system will not allow you to claim CME credit for any educational activities you participated in before you officially check-in to the meeting. For instance, if you arrive at the meeting on Tuesday but do not check-in until Wednesday, you will not be able to claim CME credits for your Tuesday attendance. Also, only after checking-in will you be able to print your CME Certificate of Attendance.

The grid below outlines the number of credit hours available per day:

Check In OR Register at the Meeting on:

Maximum Daily Credit

Maximum Meeting Credits

Tuesday, March 14

up to 10


Wednesday, March 15 

up to 9


Thursday, March 16 

up to 9


Friday, March 17 

up to 7.5 


CME Certificates of Attendance Kiosks

While you are at the Annual Meeting, print your CME Certificate of Attendance for the AAOS and participating Specialty Societies. The kiosks are located in Academy Hall, Sails Pavilion; Hall A Lobby and Hall G Lobby. 

AAOS CME Transcript System

The transcript system is an honor system. You will be able to log your CME credits into your transcripts approximately 3 weeks after the meeting. Physicians should claim only the number of credits for the learning activities at the Annual Meeting in which they actively participated. For example: A two-hour Symposium is 2 CME credits.

The grid below outlines the types of activities that are available at the Annual Meeting and notes which qualify
for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity CME Credit Available
CPT and ICD-10 Coding Fundamentals for Starting Your Practice #190 Yes
Flash Five Yes
Forum for Young Orthopaedic Surgeons with the ABOS Yes
Instructional Courses Yes
Orthopaedic Review Course Yes
Orthopaedic Video Theater Yes
Papers Yes
Posters and Scientific Exhibits (only when the presenter is required to be present and during the poster tours) Yes
Practice Management Seminar for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons #199 Yes
Showdowns Yes
Specialty Day Yes
Symposia Yes
The Way I See It… Yes
Ask an Expert No
Technology Theater No
Practice Management Course for Residents and Fellows-in-Training #191 No
Technical Exhibits No