Guest Nation Program Information

2018 GN Italy
AAOS Welcomes Italy as Guest Nation

Help us welcome Italy as the Guest Nation for the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting.

The orthopaedists of Italy are represented by the Società Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia (SIOT).  Italy has a rich history of orthopaedics, dating back to Roman times and beyond. The SIOT organization, which can trace its roots to 1891, today boasts nearly 5,000 members. The society maintains a focus on continual improvement of surgical technique and the expansion and quality improvement of orthopaedic centers and hospitals.

Guest Nation Annual Meeting activities
During the Annual Meeting, SIOT and Italian orthopaedics will be highlighted in the following special events:

  • Symposium N—Orthopaedic Surgery of Pelvis–Controversies in Diagnostics and Treatment of Infections after Total Hip Arthroplasty: Determining the Optimal Moment for Reimplantation (Wednesday, March 7, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.). During this symposium, moderated by SIOT President Prof. Sessa and SIOT Past President Prof. Cherubino, eminent Italian and U.S. surgeons will provide different perspectives for reconstruction in pelvic fractures, infections, tumor, and bone loss.
  • Guest Nation Posters—Scientific posters presenting research from Italian orthopaedists will be on display in Academy Hall throughout the meeting. Look for the Italian flag indicating the Guest Nation posters.
  • Guest Nation Poster Presentations (Tuesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 8, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.) —Dr. Alberto DiMartino and Prof. Vito Pavone will guide attendees through an exciting discussion of Italian posters.
  • Your Academy 2018 (Thursday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)—Italy will receive special recognition as the Guest Nation, and SIOT President Prof. Giuseppe Sessa will speak.
  • Guest Nation Exhibit—Representatives from SIOT will be available to speak with attendees at the Guest Nation exhibit, located in Academy Hall B.

In addition, five videos from Italian surgeons have been named Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT) award winners and will be featured in the OVT located in Academy Hall throughout the meeting. SIOT will also have a series of articles in the Annual Meeting Daily Editions of AAOS Now. 

The Guest Nation Reception (invitation only) is co-sponsored by:

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History of the Guest Nation Program

The AAOS Guest Nation Program was inaugurated in 2005 to foster greater recognition and awareness of the contributions made to the practice of orthopaedics by orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe and to enhance the robust international flavor and excitement of the AAOS Annual Meeting. Guest Nation honorees include:

2008AAOS 75th Anniversary