Welcome to San Francisco, the George R. Moscone Convention Center, and the world’s premier orthopaedic event—the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting.
Today is the first of 5 days of a value-packed event, designed to provide attendees with a cutting-edge, VIP experience, featuring educational opportunities, networking, and access to the latest orthopaedic innovations and technologies.
“It is exciting to be back in this unique, vibrant, picturesque city after a 12-year absence,” said AAOS President Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, FAAOS. “I could not be more excited about the programming planned for our 2024 Annual Meeting. Over the course of the next few days, the best and brightest minds from around the globe will present research across all specialties, transformational practice-management strategies, professional development for surgeons from every career stage, and thought leadership covering relevant and timely topics concerning the role of orthopaedic surgery in the transformation of our health system. The orthopaedic industry will also be on full display in the Exhibit Hall, showcasing the newest devices, products, and services.”
More specifically, your registration includes the following highlights and much more:
- 500+ paper presentations, in a concise, dynamic format featuring a moderated video component
- 260 posters and 791 ePosters, along with 10+ poster tours and 60+ ePoster presentations
- 30 symposia tackling the latest topics and the newest techniques and trends
- 1,300+ Orthopaedic Video Theater selections
- four panel sessions of The Way I See It …® program
- 10 Ask an Expert sessions
- 4 Showdown Debates
- 500+ industry exhibits
- 7.5 hours of Drug Enforcement Administration requirement–eligible opioid education
- 60+ OrthoDome® presentations
The Annual Meeting offers something for everyone. The event is built to suit each attendee’s unique educational needs and preferences. In order to get the most out of the Annual Meeting, your on-site journey starts with downloading the AAOS Annual Meeting Mobile App and building your schedule. The app is packed with information and is the one true source for all event and education descriptions, dates, times, and locations. For more information and to download the app, see the article “Plan Your Adventure by Downloading the Robust AAOS Annual Meeting Mobile App,” above.
“Please join me in thanking the Annual Meeting Oversight Committee, led by Chair Matthew T. Provencher, MD, MBA, CAPT MC USNR, FAAOS; the Central Program Committee and Chair Rafael J. Sierra, MD, FAAOS; and the Central Instructional Courses Committee and Chair Carolyn Hettrich, MD, MPH, FAAOS, for their efforts that have allowed us to host a world-class event,” Dr. Bozic said. “If you see the committee members walking the halls, please express your appreciation for their hard work.”
He added, “I also encourage you to stop me and your Board of Directors. We are eager to meet our members, who are the lifeblood of our organization. For us, the best part of the meeting is hearing from you and learning about your experiences, perspectives, and thoughts about how AAOS can better serve you and your patients. It will also give us the opportunity to show our appreciation for your ongoing support and dedication to AAOS’ mission and vision.”
Pick up the AAOS Now Daily Editions
In addition to the AAOS Annual Meeting App, be sure to grab a copy of the AAOS Now Daily Editions, which will be published each morning through Thursday. The publication features previews of upcoming events and coverage from the previous day. Copies are available in magazine bins spread throughout the convention center in high-traffic areas.