Orthopedic Conferences in the U.S. in 2021
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.
**Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect in-person events. It is possible that planned in-person events may be canceled or moved to a virtual format depending on their locations. We will update our event listings as we receive new information, but please check with the event coordinators ahead of time to receive the most up-to-date details.
The P3 Team at Ortho Events
Company president Scott Zeitzer attends a handful of meetings throughout the year (including AAOS, AAOE, and OSET). Please feel free to reach out to Scott here on the site, or connect with him on LinkedIn to set up meetings or just to say hello!
The Bones Society of Florida (BSOF) Annual Conference
February 11-13, 2021
Lake Buena Vista, 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.
Midwest AAOE Annual Meeting
March 25-27, 2021
Saint Louis, MO
The Midwest AAOE is open to orthopaedic administrators in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with vendors, network with other practice administrators, continue education in practice management, and attend a number of presentations.
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care
April 9-11, 2021
The goal of this transformative conference is to apply the triple aim principles to orthopedic patients undergoing surgery. We achieve this goal by breaking the “silos” and bringing together and educating all the stakeholders involved in the orthopedic patient’s journey. The 2021 program will consist of a US Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop, a day dedicated to ASCs, 3 complimentary tracks (clinical, operational and financial), and much more!
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting
April 13-18, 2021
San Diego, CA
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.
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) Annual Conference
April 28 – May 1, 2021
Pre-conference events will be held from April 26-27.
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, pre-conference workshops are also typically available.
Virginia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
April 30 – May 1, 2021
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 network with several medical device and pharmaceutical vendors.
Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS) Annual Meeting
May 13-16, 2021
This conference includes clinical presentations from either residents, fellows, medical students, or society members. Orthopaedic surgeons attending this meeting will have the opportunity to earn CME credits
California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
May 20-23, 2021
Attendees of this conference include orthopaedic surgeons, residents, and fellows. In addition to the available CME courses, there will also be a number of social events. This year, the event will be held at the Monterey Convention Center.
California BONES Society (C-BONES) Annual Meeting at the COA Annual Meeting
May 20-23, 2021
C-BONES is a society for practice managers, so it provides the opportunity for practice managers to attend alongside surgeons. This event usually happens at the same time as the COA Annual Meeting.
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting & World Congress
June 1-5, 2021
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual 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.
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Annual Meeting
June 8-12, 2021
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.
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) – American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Meeting
July 7-11, 2021
This year, AOSSM and AANA have combined their annual meetings into one event. The program is focused on sports medicine and arthroscopy, highlighting the synergistic expertise of the AOSSM and AANA. There are a number of instructional courses and workshops for attendees to earn CME credits.
Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
July 21-24, 2021
Isle of Palms, SC
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 to earn CME credits on a number of topics in orthopaedics.
Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
August 4-7, 2021
Coeur d’Alene, ID
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.
AAOS Annual Meeting
August 31 – September 3, 2021
San Diego, CA
At the AAOS Annual Meeting, orthopedic surgeons from all over the country to network, see exhibits, share research, and attend educational presentations. This meeting is open to all AAOS members, and is one of the biggest conferences of the year for orthopedic surgeons.
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) Annual Meeting
September 22-25, 2021
Attendees of this in-person meeting can earn CME credits on a number of topics related to foot and ankle care. The AOFAS at Home program for 2020 is also available through March 31, 2021. This includes over 75 hours of live and on-demand educational content.
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2021 Annual Meeting
September 29 – October 3, 2021
Amelia Island, FL
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.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting
September 30 – October 1, 2021
San Francisco, CA
The ASSH is a society for hand surgeons in different areas, including orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and general surgeons. This meeting is open to surgeons, physician assistants, residents, and fellows-in-training specializing in hand surgery. Content from the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting is also accessible through September 2021.
Georgia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
October 7-10, 2021
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.
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Fall Meeting
October 13-15, 2021
This meeting was designed for orthopaedic surgeons, residents, fellows, and medical students planning to specialize in orthopaedic surgery. Attendees can see presentations and exhibits, and earn CME credits. The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting content is also available through October 19, 2021.
Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
October 20-23, 2021
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.
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) Annual Meeting
October 28-30, 2021
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.
American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) Annual Meeting
October 29 – November 1, 2021
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.
Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
November 3-6, 2021
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.
North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
2021 Dates Unavailable
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.
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting
2021 Dates Unavailable
The AAHKS is a society for hip and knee surgeons, surgeons in training, and other hip and knee care professionals. The annual meeting is open to surgeons, as well as residents, non-physician team members, and surgeons administrators. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with vendors and see presentations on topics ranging from implant design, surgical techniques, outcomes, and complications of hip and knee surgery. CME credits are also available.
Orthopaedic Summit 2020: Evolving Techniques (OSET)
2021 Dates Unavailable
Orthopaedic Summit is the premier gathering of orthopaedic professionals across the globe. Attendees include orthopaedic surgeons in a variety of specialties, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, athletic trainers, and physical and occupational therapists. This event offers CME credits and typically features cadaveric and live surgical demonstrations, debates, and group discussions on the latest orthopaedic techniques.
Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) Annual Conference
From the event organizers:
“Due to the pandemic, TOA will not have a traditional annual conference in 2021. Instead, TOA will hold a retreat in the summer or fall of 2021 (pending the pandemic’s status). TOA will provide an update in January 2021.
TOA members and TOA’s Circle of Champion industry supporters will be invited to the retreat.”