AAOS will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2008 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, March 5-9.


Published 8/1/2007

San Francisco opens doors for AAOS members

Member-only hotel reservations for the 2008 Annual Meeting open Aug. 16

Are you planning to attend the AAOS 75th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, March 5-9, 2008? To help you get the hotel you want, the Academy is opening its Web-based housing reservation system for members only on Thursday, Aug. 16.

San Francisco is a premier location for the Annual Meeting, one reason that the AAOS has planned to hold its Diamond Jubilee celebrations there. To ensure that AAOS members get “first pick” on hotels, the Academy is giving you a two-month head start before opening nonmember housing. Even so, hotel blocks fill up fast, so make your reservations as early as possible. Simply visit www.aaos.org/am2008 and follow the directions for housing reservations.

Expanded options
For 2008, you’ll have a choice of even more hotels, and more rooms located near The Moscone Center. As always, the AAOS will provide shuttle transportation between the convention center and hotels that are not within easy walking distance.

Housing options in San Francisco range from historic properties to modern, nationally branded hotels. Properties are close to shopping, the theater, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf—wherever you prefer to stay in San Francisco, you’ll find a hotel to fit your needs (see “Where to stay in San Francisco”).

You’ll receive an immediate confirmation for housing reservations made through the AAOS Web site with Experient Travel, the Academy’s preferred booking agent. Because many San Francisco hotels are operated by the same chain or are on the same street, be sure to write down the full hotel name and print your confirmation once you make your reservation. A deposit of $200 per room; $400 per one-bedroom suite; or $600 per two-bedroom suite is due when you book your reservation.

Mark your calendars
Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of your AAOS membership to secure your hotel room for the 75th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Member-only housing opens Aug. 16.

Booking early through the Academy Web site will ensure that you receive the specially negotiated AAOS room rate. Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. This service is available exclusively to AAOS members and only through the Academy’s Web site, www.aaos.org/am2008.