Guest Nation

AAOS Welcomes India as Guest Nation

Help us welcome India as the Guest Nation for the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting.

History of the Guest Nation Program

The AAOS Guest Nation Program was inaugurated in 2005 to foster greater recognition and awareness of the contributions made to the practice of orthopaedics by orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe and to enhance the robust international flavor and excitement of the AAOS Annual Meeting. Guest Nation honorees include:

Year Country
2005 Spain
2006 Argentina
2007 Thailand
2008 AAOS 75th Anniversary
2009 Brazil
2010 Mexico
2011 Turkey
2012 Japan
2013 Canada
2014 France
2015 China


Special events/activities for the Guest Nation country include:

  • Special promotion of the Guest Nation country
  • Dedicated signage throughout the convention center
  • Leadership of the Guest Nation country is invited to VIP events
  • The President of the Guest Nation's National Orthopaedic Society speaks during the Opening Ceremony
  • A Guest Nation exhibit stand
  • Scientific Posters from the Guest Nation country
  • Instructional Course Lectures and/or Symposia with speakers from the Guest Nation country