Attendees can pick up a copy of the Annual Report at the AAOS Membership Booth, open7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow through Friday.


Published 8/31/2021

The AAOS 2020 Annual Report Highlights Accomplishments during a Challenging Year

In 2020, the world faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Academy was called upon to deliver greater-than-ever resources, education, and advocacy to assist our members through the pandemic. The 2020 Annual Report highlights AAOS’ ongoing dedication to its Core Values of Leading to Serve, Shaping the Future, and Excellence Together. The report, available at the Membership Booth, located in Academy Hall in the Sails Pavilion, highlights AAOS accomplishments achieved in a year of significant change, all of which were made possible by the continued dedication and support of our AAOS volunteers and staff.

In 2020, AAOS strongly supported members during the pandemic by creating the COVID-19 Member Resource Center and conducting a COVID-١٩ surgical impact survey, capturing more than 1,500 member responses. AAOS also highlighted members’ COVID-19 support efforts through social media campaigns such as the Volunteer Spotlight and the #OrthoHeroes campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic also forced the Academy to pivot several in-person educational opportunities to a virtual setting, including the 2020 annual meeting and the Orthopaedic In-Training Exam.

AAOS introduced several unique member touchpoints during the challenging year, including the “AAOS Advocacy Podcast,” the American Spine Registry in collaboration with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the AAOS Leadership Institute (ALI). ALI expands access to leadership education to all members and encourages growth in skills deemed important for success as an AAOS leader.

In a year of significant cultural conversations, AAOS worked towards improving transparency and published its first Governance Diversity Report, reflecting increased representation of female and underrepresented minority members by 10 percent and 15 percent respectively.

The AAOS 2020 Annual Report details these and many more accomplishments of the Academy during a year that changed the way our staff and members worked to provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care. Pick up a copy at the AAOS Membership Booth, open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow through Friday, or scan the QR code to download the full report.