Educational excellence in the glittering city of endless entertainment offerings: Make your plans now for the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting.Photo: Brian Jones–Las Vegas News Bureau


Published 11/1/2018
Terry Stanton

Guaranteed Winner: Academy Opens Registration for Its Annual Meeting

If you haven’t yet registered for the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, taking place March 12–16 in Las Vegas, take a moment now to check out all that the meeting has to offer and make your plans to attend the world’s premier orthopaedic educational event. Registration is now open.

By registering now, you can craft an experience that meets your specific learning needs and expectations. You can secure an education track—available only to advance registrants (see below)—with the instructional course lectures (ICLs) that align with your practice and interests, and you’ll beat the crowd to reserve a hotel so that your stay in Las Vegas is sure to suit your style.

If the outstanding array of courses, symposia, paper presentations, and posters that only the AAOS Annual Meeting offers isn’t enough, take a look at just some of the new and innovative offerings that are available.

Go for the gold. Don’t miss a minute of the meeting’s educational programming—even if you can’t be there for all of it. Register for the Gold Package and get all the regular admission benefits of meeting attendance plus Annual Meeting On Demand, an online library with more than 500 hours of educational content from the 2019 Annual Meeting that you can access during and after the meeting. The Gold Package gives you maximum flexibility by providing access to all sessions, both live and on demand. When you get home, revisit the sessions you attended and participate in those you missed—anytime, anywhere. Plus, earn up to 100 CME credits.

Be prepared. Back by popular demand, the Orthopaedic Review Course: Refresh, Refocus, and Prepare (#490) will be held on Friday, March 15. Led by codirectors Albert J. Aboulafia, MD, and Matthew T. Wallace, MD, this renowned course prepares you for the board exam with reviews on current knowledge of diagnosis and management of clinical problems from a nationally accepted orthopaedic practice perspective. Whether you want to refresh your knowledge, learn current and pertinent information, or prepare for your board exam, this course is focused on you. Don’t get shut out—register now (at a savings from the onsite price).

Make the case. During Case Presentation Courses, you will engage in collaborative table discussions of complicated cases with peers and experts, review case data, and hear the final solutions.

Educational excellence in the glittering city of endless entertainment offerings: Make your plans now for the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting.Photo: Brian Jones–Las Vegas News Bureau
Did you miss that can’t-miss session? No problem when you’ve registered with the Annual Meeting Gold Package. The On Demand library lets you access more than 500 hours of programming any time—at the meeting or after you get home.

Get on track. Take a deep dive into your specialty at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting by choosing an education track with a variety of targeted sessions covering the most current, relevant, and scientific knowledge and practices. Each education track includes up to five ICLs and is offered in a specialist or general path.

Choose from 10 specialty areas and then select the individual programs that align with your level of expertise. Education tracks cover:

  • adult reconstruction hip
  • adult reconstruction knee
  • foot and ankle
  • hand and wrist
  • musculoskeletal oncology
  • pediatrics
  • spine
  • sports medicine
  • trauma

Make the best use of your time by choosing the education track that will propel your practice and heighten your mastery. Spaces for these tracks fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your seat today. Registration for education tracks closes Jan. 31, 2019. As a bonus, when you purchase an education track, you receive one additional ICL for free.

Get a room! Your first-choice hotel awaits; don’t delay, as housing is open to all attendees and rooms are going quickly. AAOS’ official housing provider, MCI USA, has secured the lowest rates in Las Vegas so you can find the perfect place to unwind and rest your head.

As always, the AAOS Annual Meeting offers an unparalleled bounty of the latest in research, cutting-edge technology, and top-trending topics, including:

  • 1,000+ posters keeping you on the forefront of cutting-edge research globally
  • 800+ expert faculty presenting the highest-quality information about new and hot topics
  • 650+ industry exhibits providing resources and solutions to address your toughest cases
  • 230+ ICLs exposing you to in-depth learning that is vital to your ongoing success in practice
  • up to 33 CME credits enabling you to advance your career
  • 30+ case presentations engaging you in discussions of complex cases with peers and experts
  • 25 symposia giving you a balanced perspective on the most relevant topics in orthopaedics
  • 10+ technical skills courses empowering you to focus on positioning, approach, and technical tips
  • Specialty Day, offered by 14 specialty societies, featuring the latest updates in each field

Make your plans for the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting today. Register and create a unique experience tailored to your specific educational needs at

Terry Stanton is the senior science writer for AAOS Now. He can be reached at