Orthopedic Conferences in the U.S. in 2018

There are a number of orthopedic conferences and meetings held throughout the year. We put together this list to help you stay up to date. You’ll find clinical meetings, as well as meetings for executives and administrators. Can’t find the information you’re looking for? Check back–we’ll be updating as new information is available.

February 2018

Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value Based Care
February 9 – 11, 2018 — Newport Beach, CA
This conference provides a unique experience for attendees with interdisciplinary speakers, rapid-fire breakout sessions, and hands-on bootcamps. This program was developed to allow for a deeper, more comprehensive focus on orthopedic value-based care. It is based on a three-pronged approach (Financial, Operational and Clinical) to cover the needs of your entire team. Attendees include healthcare executives, physicians, nurses, physical therapists and patients.

Learn more: https://transcend.health/

March 2018

Midwest AAOE Spring Meeting
March 23-24, 2018 – Camdenton, MO
The Midwest AAOE Spring Meeting is open to orthopaedic administrators in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. If you are unable to make it to the Spring meeting, the Midwest AAOE also holds a meeting in the fall.

Learn more: https://www.midwestaaoe.com/spring-meeting.html

April 2018

American Association of Orthopaedic Executives Annual Meeting
April 14-17, 2018 — Orlando, FL
This annual conference focuses on orthopaedic practice management and the challenges that come along with it. More than 500 orthopaedic practice executives from across the country attend this event. Events include educational sessions, pre-conference sessions, and networking events.

Learn more: http://s4.goeshow.com/aaoe/annual/2018/index.cfm

Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2018 Annual Meeting
April 18-22, 2018 – San Antonio, TX
The Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (MAOA) is open to orthopaedic surgeons practicing in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Attendees can earn CME credits on a number of topics.

Learn more: http://www.maoa.org/2018-annual-meeting

Virginia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
April 20-22, 2018 — White Sulphur Springs, WV
Attendees of this meeting are able to attend a number of presentations and earn CME credits for some of those events. They also have the opportunity to meet with several medical device and pharmaceutical vendors.

Learn more: http://www.vos.org/upcoming/

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting
April 24-29, 2018 — Lake Buena Vista, FL
AMSSM is an organization for sports medicine specialists. Attendees are able to go to several presentations and workshops, some of which offer CME credits. Topics cover different aspects of sports medicine, including treatment and surgical approaches, diet and exercise, and new developments in sports medicine.

Learn more: https://www.amssm.org/ConferencesDetails.php?IDconf=92&Past=

Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Spring Meeting
April 26-27, 2018 — Charleston, SC
This meeting was designed for orthopaedic surgeons, residents, fellow, and medical students planning to specialize in orthopaedic surgery. Topics covered at the 2018 meeting will include ACL reconstruction and revision innovations, concussion protocols, sports trauma, and opioid prescribing strategies.

Learn more: https://www.paorthosociety.org/Spring-Meeting-2018

May 2018

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) Annual Conference
May 2-5, 2018 — Columbus, OH
Topics covered at this meeting will include concussion management, stem cell therapy, and sports injuries. In addition to the available educational credits and opportunities during the conference, there will also be pre-conference workshops available from April 30 – May 1.

Learn more: http://www.aoasm.org/annual-meeting/2018-annual-conference/

Ohio Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
May 17-18, 2018 — Dublin, OH
This event is open to members, residents, physician assistants, and orthopaedic office executives. Attendees will have a chance to listen to residents present academic papers and attend various exhibits.

Learn more: http://www.ohioorthosociety.org/meeting.php

American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting & World Congress
May 29 – June 2, 2018 — Minneapolis, MN
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel and at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This meeting is for sports medicine professionals from every aspect of the specialty. Topics discussed include exercise science and sports injuries. Attendees also have the opportunity to view exhibits from vendors.

Learn more: http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org/

California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
May 31 – June 3, 2018 — San Francisco, CA
The California Orthopaedic Association (COA) 2018 meeting will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel. Attendees include orthopaedic surgeons, residents, and fellows. In addition to the available CME courses, there will also be a number of social events.

Learn more: http://annualmeeting.coa.org/

California BONES Society (C-BONES) Annual Meeting at the COA Annual Meeting
May 31 – June 3, 2018 — San Francisco, CA
Held in conjunction with the COA Annual Meeting, the C-BONES Annual Meeting will also be held at the Omni La Costa Resort. C-BONES is a society for practice managers, so it provides the opportunity for practice managers to attend alongside surgeons.

Learn more: http://annualmeeting.coa.org/cbones/

June 2018

Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS) Annual Meeting
June 21-24, 2018 — St. Petersburg, FL
The 2018 meeting for the FOS will be held at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Orthopaedic surgeons attending this meeting will have the opportunity to earn CME credits and meet with vendors.

Learn more: http://www.floridaorthopediccommunity.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=988723&group=

American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Annual Meeting
June 27-30, 2018 — Boston, MA
The annual AOA meeting provides a chance for orthopaedic professionals to connect with colleagues and expand leadership knowledge. CME opportunities are also available. Topics range from academic to leadership and management-focused subjects.

Learn more: http://www.aoassn.org/AOAiMIS/AnnualMeeting/Home/AnnualMeeting/Home.aspx?hkey=5a9b3ce2-6db8-4d4a-976a-71038290e427

July 2018

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting
July 5-8, 2018 — San Diego, CA
This program is aimed toward orthopaedic surgeons, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in sports medicine. There are a number of instructional courses and workshops for attendees to earn CME credits. Although specific information is not yet available for the 2018 meeting, topics primarily cover treatment and prevention of sports injuries.

Learn more: http://www.sportsmed.org/aossmimis/Members/Education/Upcoming_Meetings/Members/Education/Upcoming_Meetings.aspx?hkey=f89d80be-0bcb-47ac-a37e-69410cfe6dfd

Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
July 11-14, 2018 — Palm Beach, FL
The Southern Orthopaedic Association is open to orthopaedic surgeons practicing in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The Annual Meeting gives attendees an opportunity earn CME credits on a number of topics in orthopaedics.

Learn more: http://www.soaassn.org/annual-meeting

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) Annual Meeting
July 11-14, 2018 — Boston, MA
The AOFAS is holding its 2018 annual meeting in Boston. Full details are not yet available. However, attendees can earn CME credits on a number of topics related to foot and ankle care. There are also a few social activities planned that family members can attend, as well. Attendees also have the chance to meet with vendors.

Learn more: hhttp://www.aofas.org/education/annual-meeting/Pages/home.aspx

August 2018

Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
August 1-4, 2018 — Snowmass, CO
The Western Orthopaedic Association is open to orthopaedic surgeons practicing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Attendees can earn CME credits on a number of topics, and there are usually social events planned for spouses and children.

Learn more: http://www.woa-assn.org/annual-meeting

September 2018

Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
September 26-29, 2018 — Austin, TX
The Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons and residents, sports medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists. Attendees can earn CME credits on topics related to orthopaedic surgery and care and meet with vendors and service providers.

Learn more: http://www.cosociety.org/annual-meeting

Georgia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
September 27-30, 2018 — Sea Island, GA
Orthopaedic surgeons in Georgia can meet up with other colleagues in the state. Attendees can earn CME credits, and there are also social activities for attendees and their family members. Attendees can also visit vendor exhibits to learn more about products and services that can help their practices.

Learn more: http://www.georgiaorthosociety.com/annualmeeting

October 2018

The Bones Society of Florida (BSOF) Annual Conference
October 4, 2018 — Fort Lauderdale, FL
The BSOF is a society for orthopaedic practice administrators in Florida that works alongside the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives and the Florida Orthopaedic Society.

Learn more: http://www.floridaorthopediccommunity.com/event/BONES2018

Midwest AAOE Fall Meeting
October 11-14, 2018 — Camdenton, MO
The Midwest AAOE is open to orthopaedic administrators in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with vendors and attend a number of presentations. If you aren’t able to make the Fall Meeting, MAOA also holds a meeting in the spring.

Learn more: https://www.midwestaaoe.com/fall-meeting.html

North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
October 12-14, 2018 — Kiawah Island, SC
The 2018 meeting will take place at The Kiawah Island Golf Resort. This meeting is open to orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, retired members, residents, and fellows-in-training in North Carolina. The goal of the meeting is to provide an opportunity to continue medical education and network.

Learn more: http://www.ncorthopaedics.org/

Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
October 17-20, 2018 — Amelia Island, FL
The Eastern Orthopaedic Association is open to orthopaedic surgeons practicing in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. Attendees will have an opportunity to earn CME credits and participate in various social events.

Learn more: http://www.eoa-assn.org/current-annual-meeting

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) Annual Meeting
October 18, 2018 — Atlanta, GA
Specific information is not yet available for the 2018 meeting, but events at the AOAO Annual Meeting typically include lectures, panels, case discussions, and question/answer sessions. Attendees include orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic residents, allied health, and physicians interested in the practice of orthopedics.

Learn more: http://www.aoao.org/meetings/annual/