Enjoy "breakfast in the posters"

Many AAOS Annual Meeting attendees make a ritual of starting Friday at the Breakfast in the Posters event. Enjoy a continental breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., as awards are presented to the scientific posters judged to be most exceptional. One overall winner is awarded a blue ribbon; yellow ribbons are awarded to the best posters in each category. The event gives you the opportunity to network with your colleagues and peruse nearly 600 posters in 11 exhibit categories.

Members of the Program Committee and its subcommittees use a rigorous peer-review process to grade the thousands of submissions. Selection criteria include topic, scientific merit, and validity of conclusions. The winners will be announced in Saturday’s AAOS Now Daily Edition.

A new feature is the ePoster—an electronic version on display at special kiosks located throughout the hall. As an added bonus, Brazil—the 2009 Annual Meeting Guest Nation—is sponsoring 10 posters this year.

Even if your schedule won’t allow you to attend the breakfast, be sure to take time to walk through the poster exhibits in Hall D of the Venetian Hotel. Posters are open for viewing today and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The presenters will be on hand to answer questions today and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.