Annual Meeting

Media registration is open! We invite members of the press to join us in San Diego, August 31 - September 3 as the musculoskeletal community safely reunites in person for the first time in nearly two years for four powerful days of education, innovation and collaboration.

AAOS remains committed to protecting your health, safety and peace of mind as we cautiously return to live events. 

Proof of Vaccination Update

(June 22, 2021)

Guided by the State of California mandates for meetings and events over 5,000 people, AAOS is requiring that ALL attendees and exhibitors be vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the first day registrants are attending the Annual Meeting.

To ensure proof of full vaccination and validate registrants’ right of entry into the event, AAOS has partnered with Safe Expo to implement its health attestation program. All attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to submit proof of their CDC-issued vaccination card in advance of arriving in San Diego.

NOTE: If you are a domestic attendee or exhibitor and prefer to verify your vaccination onsite, or if you plan to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of traveling to the event, you can bring your proof to the Health Screen Station onsite at the San Diego Convention Center.

Contact AAOS Media Relations 

Deanna Killackey 


Lauren Riley