AAOE offers myriad opportunities

By: Addy Kujawa

By Addy Kujawa

While you’re taking advantage of the many educational opportunities at the AAOS Annual Meeting, why not look into the opportunities available to you and your staff through membership in the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE)?

In these tough economic times, it’s more important than ever that your practice operates cost-efficiently and maximizes revenue from all available sources. Whether your practice administrator is a seasoned veteran or just starting out, the educational, networking, and hands-on opportunities available at the AAOE annual conference will help him or her help you achieve that goal.

In 2011, the AAOE annual conference will take place May 22–24, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. Like the AAOS Annual Meeting, it features a range of educational offerings, the opportunity to network, and a vendor hall filled with products and services to improve your practice’s bottom line.

For example, practice executives from groups of similar sizes can connect on relevant topics to compare approaches. The more than 50 educational courses being offered focus on topics that will impact your bottom line—from regulatory developments to electronic medical records. You’ll come away with tips to increase revenue, leverage the talents of your staff, and improve patient satisfaction.

Save time and money
Because practice executives are often involved in purchasing decisions, the AAOE annual conference offers opportunities to comparison shop and get immediate feedback from others who have used the systems or products you are considering.

Membership in the AAOE is a bargain—just $300 per person, regardless of practice size. Membership isn’t limited to practice executives; orthopaedic surgeons—particularly those in small practices or solo practitioners who manage their own practices—will also benefit from AAOE membership. Even billing and coding staff are welcome.

Sign up now
Stop by the AAOE Booth, located in the Upper Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby of the San Diego Convention Center and pick up membership information, the preliminary program, and conference registration materials. Join the AAOE and save $500 on registration fees. Until April 4, the registration fee is just $550 for AAOE members and $1,050 for nonmembers. If you have any questions or would like further information, call toll-free (800) 247-9699, e-mail, or visit us online at

Addy Kujawa is executive director of the AAOE; she can be reached at