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Come visit Academy Hall, located in the Sails Pavilion, open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow through Friday.


Published 8/31/2021

Academy Hall Serves as a Hub for Many of AAOS’ Most Valuable Member Benefits

Academy Hall is your must-visit destination for the latest resources. Education and career planning; information on quality, research, and registries; the solutions included in AAOS membership; and much more are gathered in one place. AAOS staff and membership specialists are on hand to help you realize the full value of your benefits. Find new ways to get connected and involved, update your online profile for a more personalized experience, and let AAOS know what it can do to further support you.

Come visit Academy Hall, located in the Sails Pavilion, open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow through Friday.

All that Academy Hall has to offer

Engagement Theater, a new attraction in this year’s Academy Hall, showcases engaging presentations on a variety of topics, including advocacy, research, mentoring, AAOS registries, FAAOS designation, biologics, Women in Orthopaedics Worldwide, and Maintenance of Certification (MOC), just to name a few. 

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) is on hand to discuss Board Certification options, help you determine your progress, and clarify your requirements and how to fulfill them. You can also learn about the ABOS Web-based Longitudinal Assessment pathway and other assessment options for recertification and explore self-assessment examinations on a broad range of topics relevant to your practice and patient care, helping you meet MOC requirements and goals.

Academy Hall also features a listing of upcoming orthopaedic didactic and hands-on skills courses from the Academy and other societies to help you secure continuing medical education credits. Try your hand at a number of interactive learning tools, activities, and programs that test your knowledge and hone your skills through microlearning lessons, self-assessment, educational videos, on-demand modules, and more.

Also located in Academy Hall are more than 1,000 posters of the latest medical, clinical, and scientific research. Posters are available for viewing in two sessions: Session 1 is today and tomorrow, and Session 2 is Thursday and Friday.

Spend some time in the Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT) to view the vast and growing collection of high-quality, dynamic orthopaedic videos from diverse perspectives, including globally renowned experts, leading institutions, industry, and OVT users. The enhanced video collection is a free AAOS member benefit.

Take advantage of career services in Academy Hall, including CV review, job-search tools, interview practice and tips, and resources to negotiate employment contracts—all benefits of Academy membership.

Stop by the AAOS Registry Program booth in the Resource Center at Academy Hall for a demonstration of RegistryInsights® and to learn more about the Academy’s registries: the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR); Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER); Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry; Fracture & Trauma Registry; and American Spine Registry, a partnership between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and AAOS. Two registry data reports are being debuted at the meeting, so visit the Resource Center to get digital copies of the SER 2020 Annual Report and the AJRR 2020 Supplement.

At the Resource Center, you can also check out quality toolkits, the Biologics Dashboard, coding solutions and Code-X®, the Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge curriculum, the AAOS Member Advantage Program, discounted books and products, and the newest additions to “The Bone Beat Orthopaedic Podcast Channel.”

In addition, the Resource Center has more information about OrthoInfo, the website offering your patients hundreds of trusted articles, dynamic videos, and rich illustrations and animations, which are all optimized for mobile devices. These resources can help enhance your care and encourage patients to take an active role in their healthcare and treatment.