Published 11/1/2008
Susan McSorley

Online calendar helps keep you on schedule

One source for orthopaedic meeting information

Each year, orthopaedic societies hold hundreds of meetings, courses, and events—from regular state society meetings to courses jointly sponsored by the AAOS and an orthopaedic specialty society to international gatherings sponsored by multiple orthopaedic societies from around the world. And no doubt you receive multiple promotional mailings and e-mails about these events—some in plenty of time for you to adjust your schedule and others so close to the event that you end up scrambling to make connections.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a calendar that listed them all so that you can schedule the ones you want to attend in plenty of time to make your reservations?

Such a calendar does exist—and you can access it easily from any page on the AAOS Web site (www.aaos.org). Simply click on the “Calendar” link, located on the upper right-hand side of the screen. You can choose the dates you wish to search, the type of event you’re interested in, and the location (state or country). The calendar that pops up in response to your request includes links to the events themselves, so that you can find out more.

If you use Microsoft Outlook, you can add the event to your Outlook calendar with a single click.

Getting on the list
The calendar lists the following events:

  • AAOS courses and other events
  • Orthopaedic state and regional society meetings
  • Meetings, courses, and events held by the specialty societies that are members of the Board of Orthopaedic Specialty Societies, as well as those sponsored by the American Orthopaedic Association, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade, the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives, the American Bone and Joint Society, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
  • Courses developed and presented by the orthopaedic organizations and international societies

If you belong to one of these qualifying organizations and would like to have a meeting listed on the calendar, simply e-mail the information to calendar@aaos.org

Be sure to include a Web site link, the full name of the organization and any acronym to provide a more complete search. If you have any questions, e-mail calendar@aaos.org

Susan McSorley is director of the AAOS convention and meeting services department. She can be reached at mcsorley@aaos.org