Your dues support AAOS advocacy efforts on critical health policy issues facing the orthopaedic community. From access to specialty care and funding for research on non-opioid pain alternatives to comprehensive medical liability reform, the AAOS Office of Government Relations (OGR) works to ensure that your concerns and the interests of your patients are heard at the federal, state and regulatory level.


Events and Resources
Tap into events and resources to learn more about how AAOS and its members advocate on behalf of the profession.


  • National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference . Opportunity to attend this annual event that elevates awareness and explores issues affecting patient care and physician practices.

  • OGR Engagement Opportunities . Get involved in shaping the political landscape for the betterment of musculoskeletal care.

  • Orthopaedic PAC . Advance the collective voice of the orthopaedic community on Capitol Hill.

  • Advocacy Now . Stay current with this bi-weekly update on AAOS legislative and regulatory initiatives at the federal, state, and local level.

  • Council on Advocacy . plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates AAOS’ legislative, regulatory, and health policy programs and initiatives.


    Recent Accomplishments
    Learn more about the specific wins and priorities AAOS continues to advance.