AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting Objectives

The AAOS Annual Meeting is strategically designed each year to meet a variety of goals. The information below details the Academy’s primary objectives.

Global objectives

  • develop and refine a perspective on the broad range of orthopaedic knowledge, care, and surgical practice
  • expand and integrate an understanding of the scientific and clinical tenets of orthopaedic surgery to better prevent and treat musculoskeletal disease
  • develop an understanding of economic and practice management challenges that can lead to strategies that protect continued access to care for patients and viability of the profession
  • provide a forum to strengthen professional relationships and develop networks that lead to better patient care, individual surgeon career satisfaction, and a more robust profession as a whole

Instructional objectives

  • facilitate a personalized educational experience through a comprehensive offering of instructional courses, symposia, and scientific presentations
  • provide a forum for discussion of current issues in orthopaedics, including patient safety, advocacy, practice management, technology, and culturally competent care
  • offer complementing formats to facilitate career-long education that meets the expectations and requirements of patients, colleagues, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Maintenance of Certification
  • provide a forum for the presentation of basic and clinical research that illustrates current, as well as potentially future, applications in the management of patients with musculoskeletal disease or injury

Learner objectives

  • synthesize a basis for the practice of delivering evidence-based, cost-effective orthopaedic care that is both patient centered and population based
  • integrate current basic science, translational research, and state-of-the-art procedures and technology into clinical practice
  • provide a forum for resident education on current clinical practice, relevant basic science, practice management, and advocacy issues in preparation for careers as competent and ethical orthopaedic surgeons

For more information, visit www.aaos.org/annual.