Guest Nation

Help us welcome Chile as the Guest Nation for the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting. Chile is represented by Sociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SCHOT). Meet representatives from Chile at the Guest Nation booth in Academy Hall.

During the Annual Meeting, SCHOT and Chilean orthopaedics will be highlighted in the following special events:

  • Co-branded symposium
  • Poster tours
  • 10 featured posters
  • Your Academy Meeting
  • Additional sessions featuring Chilean experts

A guest nation is celebrated at every Annual Meeting with many activities for sharing and learning. Some of those include:

  • Special promotion of the Guest Nation 
  • The leadership of the Guest Nation country is invited to VIP events
  • A Guest Nation booth
  • Scientific Posters from the Guest Nation country
  • Instructional Course Lectures and/or Symposia with speakers from the Guest Nation country

The AAOS Guest Nation Program was inaugurated in 2005 to foster greater recognition and awareness of the contributions made to the practice of orthopaedics by orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe and to enhance the robust international flavor and excitement of the AAOS Annual Meeting. Guest Nation honorees include:

  • 2005: Spain
  • 2006: Argentina
  • 2007: Thailand
  • 2008: AAOS 75th Anniversary
  • 2009: Brazil
  • 2010: Mexico
  • 2011: Turkey
  • 2012: Japan
  • 2013: Canada
  • 2014: France
  • 2015: China
  • 2016: Columbia
  • 2017: India
  • 2018: Italy
  • 2019: Republic of Korea
  • 2023: Germany
  • 2024: Chile

Not a Member?

Join AAOS and attend the Annual Meeting with the special member rate for Guest Nation attendees.