Attendee Registration

Registration is open for the most highly anticipated and innovative orthopaedic event of the year! Get ready to immerse yourself in five powerful days of education, innovation, and collaboration at AAOS 2022!

The Annual Meeting Registration Rates document provides a complete overview of Member and non-member categories and associated registration rates, as well as course and specialty society program rates.

Safely Reunite in Chicago

AAOS is requiring that all attendees and exhibitors be vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the first day registrants are attending the Annual Meeting. Save time and pre-verify your vaccination status using the secure online portal powered by Safe Expo. 

Member & Non-Member Orthopaedic Professionals

Individuals in this category include members or returning non-member physicians, international medical attendees, U.S. allied health, U.S. orthopaedic practice staff, career center participants, residents/resident coordinators.

Non-Member & Non-Allied Health Professionals

Individuals such as researchers/PhD, scientists, CEO, COO, director level titles, legal counsel, purchasers, and marketers working in the field of orthopaedics. Please note that Academy approval is required for individuals registering in this category.

Industry Non-Exhibitor Attendees

If you are a representative from a non-exhibiting commercial company, AAOS approval is required prior to registration.

Non-Member First Time Attendees

If you are not an active Member of AAOS, approval is required prior to registration.

Our AAOS Member registration fee now includes three complimentary Instructional Course Lectures* – a $210 value! You will be notified in early February when it’s time to add your selected sessions to your registration. *Excludes: Case Presentations (181-188, 281-288, 381-388, 481-484), Casting and Specialty Day sessions.

Important Dates

Deadline date has been extended through January 4, 2022.
Early Bird Registration Deadline

February 7, 2022
Instructional Course Lectures Available for Purchase

February 18, 2022
Advance Registration Deadline

February 18, 2022
Registration Cancellation Deadline

February 18, 2022
Industry Non-Exhibitor Registration Deadline

March 11, 2022 
Industry Non-Exhibitor Online Registration Deadline

(On-site registration only after this date)


March 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM
On-site Registration Opens

Hotel reservations are open. Book your housing now.


Registration Alert!

Convention Data Service (CDS) is the official registration provider of the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois March 22 - 26. It is possible that you may receive phone calls, emails, or see websites from unaffiliated organizations and individuals who claim to be acting on behalf of AAOS.

AAOS does not recommend that you do business with them or provide them with your contact or payment information or other personal details. If you choose to do so, you solely assume the risk.

Neither AAOS nor CDS can verify the authenticity of such companies or their representations and will not be able to provide a resolution to issues related to such registrations.

If you question the authenticity of an individual, group or website, please contact AAOS at