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.

Your Annual Meeting CME credits have been posted on your AAOS transcript, please login to claim your credits. Once your credits are claimed, they are automatically transferred to the ABOS. This transfer occurs every 4 hours.  

Access your Instructional Course handouts, CME Certificate of Attendance, Specialty Day certificates of attendance (with the exception of the societies listed below) and registration receipts from the 2019 Annual Meeting.

To obtain CME Certificates of Attendance for the following 2019 Specialty Day Programs, please contact the society directly.

  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand / American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America / American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

  • CME Credit

    U.S Physicians:  The AAOS designates for 2020 this live activity for a maximum of 29.5 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 AAOS 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. 

    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 for the 2020 Annual Meeting:

    Check In OR Register at the Meeting on:

    Maximum Daily Credit

    Maximum Meeting Credits

    Tuesday, March 24

    up to 9 


    Wednesday, March 25

    up to 7 


    Thursday, March 26

    up to 6.5 


    Friday, March 27

    up to 7 


    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®
    Forum for Young Orthopaedic Surgeons with the ABOS  Yes
    Influencer Series  Yes
    Instructional Courses  Yes
    Orthopaedic Video Theater  Yes
    Papers  Yes
    Posters (only when the presenter is required to be present and during the poster tours)  Yes
    Showdowns®  Yes
    Specialty Day
    Symposia  Yes
    The Way I See It…®  Yes
    Ask an Expert  No
    Industry Exhibits No
    Practice Management Symposium for Residents and Fellows-in-Training #191  No
    Speed Mentoring Program for Residents  No
    Tech Talks No