Frequently Asked Questions - Registration
For the 2021 Annual Meeting, Specialty Society Sessions will be held Wednesday, September 1 – Friday, September 3.
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101
When is Specialty Day?
For the 2021 Annual Meeting, Specialty Society Sessions will be held Wednesday, September 1 – Friday, September 3. Please visit the website or download the app for session details.
How do I register?
Member/Returning Non-Member: Go to www.aaos.org/register to register. You will need your AAOS username and password to login. Please email email@example.com if you have forgotten your login information.
Non-member First Time-Attendee: You need to request approval to attend the meeting. Please complete the Request Approval form to attend. Once completed, you will be contacted within 2-3 business days if you have been approved or if more information is needed. If approved, you will receive registration login information and additional meeting details.
How do I register my Group for the meeting?
A registration page for groups is available for the meeting. The key contact person for the group will be required to have login information to manage all the registrants in the group. Go to www.aaos.org/register, click on the “Non-member-Register Now” button, then the Group Registration button. Follow the instructions to continue.
What are the registration and course rates for the meeting?
Annual Meeting 2021 Registration Rates
What is the meeting refund policy?
1. Registration Refund Deadline: July 23, 2021.
2. Please submit your written requests for refunds (registration, courses, track packages, and/or specialty sessions) to AAOSMeeting@xpressreg.net.
3. After this date, no refunds are available.
What is the meeting cancellation policy?
1. Registration change or cancellation Deadline: July 23, 2021.
2. To cancel your registration, selected courses, specialty sessions, or a track package, please submit your written request to AAOSMeeting@xpressreg.net.
3. After this date, course exchanges or additions need to be done on-site and are charged the on-site course fee.
How many CME credits are available for the Annual Meeting?
U.S. Physicians: The AAOS designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The number of CME’s obtained is determined by your check-in date. Please be sure to check-in when you arrive at the meeting.
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 or certification needs please contact the relevant organizations directly.
Can family members attend the meeting?
AAOS members receive one complimentary family badge that may be used by a spouse, significant other, or immediate family member (not an active medical professional). You may pre-register a family member during online registration or on-site. All Family Badge recipients must be accompanied by the registered AAOS member and present an ID to receive a family badge. Family Badge attendees 16 years and older have access to the following:
o Academy Hall
o Industry Exhibits
o Your Academy/Guest Speaker
Family Badge attendees under 16 have access to Academy Hall, providing they are not disruptive to surrounding activities.
Please note: Family Badge attendees will not have access to any educational sessions or events.
Where can I find housing information for the meeting?
The AAOS official housing vendor is onPeak, and MCI USA for international attendees and groups. Visit www.aaos.org/housing for more details.
What is the Gold Registration Package?
The Gold Registration Package adds the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting On Demand product to your meeting registration to gain access to an online library with more than 500 hours of educational content from the 2021 meeting. Revisit sessions you attended and participate in those you missed anytime, anywhere. Plus, earn up to 100 CME credits.
What is included with my registration?
• 1000+ Posters
• 1000+ Orthopaedic Videos
• 800+ Expert Faculty
• 650+ Industry Exhibits
• 30+ Innovation Theater Sessions
• 21 Symposia
• 15+ Engagement Theater Presentations NEW!
• 15+ Poster Tours
• 10+ TechTalks
• 10+ Ask an Expert Sessions
• 10+ Industry Lunch & Learn Sessions
• 4 The Way I See It…® Sessions
• 2 Flash Five® What's Coming Down the Pike
• 2 Showdowns® Debates
• My Academy App
• Your Academy 2021
• Guest Speaker
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How can I get a letter of invitation from AAOS for visa purposes?
International Attendees that require visas to travel to the United States can request invitation letters from AAOS. These letters do not guarantee that visas will be approved but can be presented with your visa application process and may be required by the U.S. consulate in some countries. Submit your request for the official AAOS Invitation Letter.
How can I get ADA assistance?
AAOS will consider the requests of persons with disabilities for reasonable modifications of policies, practices and procedures or for auxiliary aids and services where necessary to provide access to AAOS facilities, events, services and products. AAOS encourages that such requests be made as soon as possible to enhance AAOS’s ability to accommodate the requests. All ADA requests for the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting should be submitted by August 18, 2021.
Learn more about accessibility at the San Diego Convention Center.
What else do I need to do to plan my Annual Meeting experience?
Visit Plan Your Experience for meeting details.