Annual Meeting FAQ's

Member Registration: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Register Now!
Non-Member Registration: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Member/Returning Non-Member:
You need your Member ID and password to login. Please email customer service at if you have forgotten your login information.

First time attending:
You need to request approval to attend the meeting. Please complete the Request Approval to Attend here. Once completed, you will be contacted within 48-72 hours if you have been approved or if more information is needed. If approved, you will receive registration login information and a registration packet will be mailed out to you.

Online Member Registration Opens: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Register Now!
Online Non-Member Registration: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Register Now!

Manual Registration Form: Available online October 24, 2018

No badges or tickets will be mailed for 2019.
All badges and tickets will be printed onsite with registration confirmation. Two weeks prior to the meeting you will receive a secondary email confirmation that you may bring to Registration for check-in at the meeting.

For 2019, complimentary family badges will be limited to one per member.

Defined as spouse, significant other, or immediate family member who is not an active orthopaedic professional. Members can pre-register for a family badge during online registration or obtain a badge on-site. To receive a family badge on-site, you must be accompanied by the registered AAOS member.

Family Badge Attendees 16 and older have access to the following: 

  • Academy Hall (Posters & Scientifi c Exhibits)
  • Symposia and Paper Presentations
  • Industry Exhibits
  • Your Academy 2019 / Guest Speaker, Frank Sesno

  2019 Course and Track Fees

Course and Track Fees 2019

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2019 Annual Meeting Registration

Early Bird Registration closes December 14, 2018 (11:59 PM CST)
Advance Registration closes January 31, 2019 (11:59 PM CST).
Late Registration is available from February 1 – March 10, 2019 (11:59 PM CST).
Onsite Registration begins Monday, March 11 – Saturday, March 16, 2019.

To cancel your entire registration, including courses, tracks, and On Demand, an email request for a full refund must be received in the Academy office before January 31, 2019 (11:59 PM CST). After this date, no refunds will be accepted.  

Please submit your cancel request via email to:

Every year fraudulent companies contact AAOS attendees offering assistance with registration and monetary conversions. The official AAOS registration website can only be secured through
Do not be fooled by “FAKE” websites or links like:


  • When you make a reservation outside of the “official” registration website, AAOS will not be able to verify your registration and will not be responsible for any money sent to a fraudulent registration company, any fraudulent websites, or through any electronic document forms. Make sure your private information is secured and protected – Only provide your credit card information or send money to the official AAOS registration company (Convention Data Services) or to an AAOS Staff member in the Convention and Exhibits department. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
    My Academy button

    The 2019 Annual Meeting Mobile App, My Academy, is now available for free download  from the App Store or Google Play. 

    Please Note
    : Annual Meeting registration is required to access the app.

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    For New My Academy app users:

    Once installed, please login to the app using the email address that you registered with, and an email will be sent containing a link to access the app. Just tap the link on your mobile device to unlock the event app.

    If you attended the 2018 AAOS Annual Meeting and have the My Academy app on your mobible device:  
    Open your My Academy app and tap the home button to activate your 2019 profile.

    For additional information, instructions and technical support for our app, click here.

    For questions about your Registration Account:
    For questions about the Annual Meeting:

    Many of your questions may be answered by reviewing the pages on our Annual Meeting website. Take a look at the Badge & Ticket Information page for pertinent information!