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Published 6/30/2020
Terry Stanton

AAOS Delivers Virtual Annual Meeting

Year-round online experience offers a wealth of education and CME

Although everyone missed the energy of a packed auditorium, the valuable exchanges in the Exhibit Hall, and catching up with peers from both near and far, the Academy invites you to immerse yourself in the AAOS Annual Meeting Virtual Experience. From the Presidential Line addresses, nearly 900 ePosters, and more than 500 ePaper presentations, to career opportunities, the Orthopaedic Video Theater—including the 2020 video award winners—and Industry Exhibits, your Academy is bringing the AAOS Annual Meeting learning opportunities to you so you may Engage in Excellence just as if you had been at the meeting in Orlando, Fla.

The virtual Annual Meeting offers a wealth of continuing medical education (CME) opportunities that members value. To further support your CME needs and expectations from the meeting, the Academy is offering the 2020 On Demand online product for purchase. Order now and receive discounted pricing. You will find everything you need at aaos.org/VirtualAAOS2020.

“Through the On Demand product, you have access to 500 hours of content—providing a convenient way to earn up to 100 CME credits,” explained Harpal S. Khanuja, MD, FAAOS, Central Instructional Courses (IC) Committee chair.

AAOS Annual Meeting Committee Chair Andrew Schmidt, MD, FAAOS, commented, “Although unforeseen events prevented the world’s premier orthopaedic meeting from occurring live and in person, your Academy is determined to deliver the unparalleled educational experience of the Annual Meeting through the most robust technological means available, with recordings, as well as live events and vivid interaction for participants. Thanks to the incredible work of the Program, IC, and Exhibit committees; our industry partners; and AAOS staff, you can still experience much of the Annual Meeting in a meaningful way.”

Leesa M. Galatz, MD, FAAOS, Central Program Committee chair, noted that when you view the ePosters and ePapers, “You can personalize your experience by creating your own library of favorites, sharing these with others, and viewing award winners in each classification.” She also highlighted the Presidential Symposium “Successful Musculoskeletal Care in the New Age: It’s All About Value and Outcomes” with 2019–2020 President Kristy L. Weber, MD, FAAOS, and a panel of distinguished speakers, which took place on May 27 and is available on the Academy’s online learning platform at learn.aaos.org. Academy members can receive CME for viewing this informative and thought-provoking presentation.

Drs. Khanuja and Galatz “would like to thank all instructors and moderators who put together such a robust program for the Annual Meeting. In addition, we thank all of those who were able to help create this virtual education experience.”

In addition to the wealth of educational content that is and will be available, the experience includes the 2020 Virtual Exhibit Hall, where you can browse and explore the latest technological innovations, interact with industry professionals and product experts, and signal appreciation to industry partners for their role in supporting the Annual Meeting and the Academy. You will want to create a “My Show Planner” account to let you quickly and easily save your favorite companies, products, and exhibitor content; take notes; and reach out to companies directly.

Check out the virtual Annual Meeting website frequently to see what’s available and what’s new. You can look forward to learning from recently archived content available for viewing at your leisure. “Please keep a watch out for and participate in live webinars that will be presented over the coming months,” Dr. Schmidt added.

Terry Stanton is the senior medical writer for AAOS Now. He can be reached at tstanton@aaos.org.