Annual Meeting CME


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The AAOS transcripts are now available:  Click here

To request CME Certificates of Attendance for the 2018 Specialty Day, please contact the society directly.

To access your Handouts, CME Certificate of Attendance and registration receipts from the 2018 Annual Meeting, please email

CME Credit

U.S Physicians:  The AAOS designates this live activity for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

International Physicians: The AMA has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States but who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Allied Health Professionals: The AAOS is not accredited to offer credit for nurses and other Allied Health Professionals. To determine if activities offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for your licensing continuing education or certification needs please contact the relevant organizations directly. 

The AAOS CME transcript system will not allow you to claim CME credit for any educational activities you participated in before you officially check-in to the meeting. For instance, if you arrive at the meeting on Tuesday but do not check-in until Wednesday, you will not be able to claim CME credits for your Tuesday attendance. Also, only after checking-in will you be able to print your CME Certificate of Attendance.

The grid below outlines the number of credit hours available per day for the 2019 Annual Meeting:

Check In OR Register at the Meeting on:

Maximum Daily Credit

Maximum Meeting Credits

Tuesday, March 12

up to 9 


Wednesday, March 13

up to 8 


Thursday, March 14 

up to 8 


Friday, March 15 

up to 8

CME Certificate of Attendance Kiosk

While you are at the Annual Meeting, printers are available for you to print your CME Certificate of Attendance for the AAOS and participating Specialty Societies.

AAOS CME Transcript System

The transcript system is an honor system. You will be able to log your CME credits into your transcripts approximately four weeks after the meeting. Physicians should claim only the number of credits for the learning activities at the Annual Meeting in which they actively participated. For example, a two-hour Symposium is 2 CME credits.

The grid below outlines the types of activities that are available at the Annual Meeting and notes which qualify
for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity CME Credit Available
CPT and ICD-10 Coding Fundamentals for Starting Your Practice #190 Yes
Exhibits No
Flash Five® Yes
Forum for Young Orthopaedic Surgeons with the ABOS Yes
Instructional Courses Yes
Orthopaedic Video Theater Yes
Papers Yes
Posters and Scientific Exhibits (only when the presenter is required to be present and during the poster tours) Yes
Practice Management Symposium for Residents and Fellows-in-Training #191 No
Showdowns® Yes
Specialty Day Yes
Symposia Yes
The Way I See It…® Yes
Ask an Expert No
Technology Theater No


The material presented at the Annual Meeting has been made available by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty which may be helpful to others who face similar situations. The AAOS disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual attending a session and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person. 

FDA Statement

Some drugs or medical devices demonstrated at the Annual Meeting have been cleared by the FDA for specific purposes only or have not been cleared by the FDA. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or medical device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. Academy policy provides that “off label” uses of a drug or medical device may be described in the Academy’s CME activities so long as the “off label” use of the drug or medical device is also specifically disclosed (i.e. it must be disclosed that the FDA has not cleared the drug or device for the described purpose). Any drug or medical device is being used “off label” if the described use is not set forth on the product’s current label.