Registration FAQs

Registration is open now!

Member Registration opened on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Non-Member Registration and Housing opened on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
See below for Registration Deadlines.

If you are a Member or a Returning Non-Member, you will need your Member ID and password to login to our system. If you have forgotten either, please follow the prompts on the login page.

  • If you are a First Time Non-Member, you will need to request approval to attend the meeting and login to our system. Request Approval to Attend here.
  • If you are not sure, please note: Members and Returning Non-Members have attended one of our Annual Meetings in the past. First Time Non-Members would be requesting approval, and attending our meeting for the first time.
  • Online Registration:  Access our 2018 Attendee Registration page at www.aaos.org/register. 

    Mail or Fax:  Please click here for the Manual Registration Form.

    If you need more information, be sure to check our Registration Roadmap, or many of the other web pages on the Annual Meeting website. You may also Request a Preliminary Program packet if needed, or contact us at: meeting@aaos.org.

    U.S. and Canadian Registrants: You will be mailed your Check-in Ticket, Official Annual Meeting Badge, and ICL tickets if you have registered and paid in full by the advance registration deadline. PLEASE TAKE NOTE: This is your Official Annual Meeting Badge and paid tickets; you will need to bring your badge to Registration for check-in at the Meeting, as well as have your tickets for entry into all paid sessions.

    International Attendees: Your badges are not mailed, however two weeks prior to the meeting you will receive a secondary email confirmation that you may bring to  Registration for check-in at the meeting.

    Advance Registration will close Friday, January 24, 2018.  

    Late Registration runs from January 25 - March 4, 2018. (Late fees apply, see the Registration Fees page.)

    Onsite Registration begins Monday, March 5, (2:00 PM) - March 10, 2018.

    To cancel your entire registration, selected courses and/or tracks, a written request for a refund must be received in the Academy office by January 26, 2018. No refunds are issued after this date.

    You may submit your cancel request via email to:   AAOSMeeting@xpressreg.net - or - by fax at (508)743-3600

    If you have received your badge and tickets by mail, this packet MUST be returned to the Academy office before your refund will be processed. There are no refunds available at the meeting.

    Family badges are available to non-medical spouses or immediate family on-site during registration hours. In order to receive a family badge, you must be accompanied by a registered attendee.

    There is a limit of two family badges per registered attendee. Family Badge attendees cannot attend or purchase Instructional Course Lectures or tickets. In addition, no CME credits or verification of attendance is issued.

    Co-workers, or those associated within the Orthopaedic industry do not qualify for a Family Badge. These individuals must register in the appropriate professional or exhibitor category.

    Email:
    For questions about your Registration Account: AAOSmeeting@xpressreg.net
    For questions about the Annual Meeting: meeting@aaos.org

    Online:
    Many of your questions may be answered by reviewing the pages on our Annual Meeting website. Take a look at our Registration Roadmap, and the Badge & Ticket Information page for pertinent information!

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