Orthopedic Conferences in the U.S. in 2024
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.
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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!
Podcast Episodes for Orthopods
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AAOS Annual Meeting
February 12-16, 2024
San Francisco, CA
At the AAOS Annual Meeting, orthopedic surgeons from all over the country can 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.
Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care (OVBC)
March 21-23, 2024
Las Vegas, NV
In its 8th year, OVBC is now a unique ecosystem ecosystem event for the orthopedic health industry, on a mission to break the silos and bring together physicians, executives, nurses, and pharma leaders to solve the most pressing problems facing orthopedic healthcare today. The conference focuses on the Operational, Clinical, and Financial tools necessary to successfully implement value-based care models and stay current with changing rules and regulations affecting the orthopedic space.
Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) Annual Conference
April 4-6, 2024
TOA is an organization dedicated to ensuring the musculoskeletal health of patients in Texas. Their annual meeting is open to orthopaedic surgeons, allied health providers, residents, and fellows practicing in Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to see presentations, earn CME credits, network, and meet with vendors.
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2024 Annual Meeting
April 10-14, 2024
Bonita Springs, 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 Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Conference
April 12-17, 2024
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 Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) Annual Meeting
April 26-29, 2024
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.
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) Annual Conference
May 1-4, 2024
This year, the AOASM Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This conference is focused on sports medicine and related topics, and there will be CME and networking opportunities available. More information on this year’s conference will be available as the event is closer.
California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
May 2-5, 2024
The COA Annual Meeting is the largest orthopaedic meeting in California. 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 and exhibits from the services and devices needed to run an efficient practice.
Virginia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
May 3-5, 2024
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 16-19, 2024
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.
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting & World Congress
May 28-31, 2024
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 18-22, 2024
St. Louis, MO
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) Annual Meeting
July 10-14, 2024
The AOSSM program is focused on sports medicine and arthroscopy, and there are a number of instructional courses and workshops for attendees to earn CME credits. There will also be social events.
Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
July 17-20, 2024
Miami 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 to earn CME credits on a number of topics in orthopedics.
Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
July 17-20, 2024
Miami 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 to earn CME credits on a number of topics in orthopaedics.
Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
August 7-10, 2024
Newport Beach, CA
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.
Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
September 4-7, 2024
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.
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) Annual Meeting
September 11-14, 2024
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Attendees of this in-person meeting can earn CME credits on a number of topics related to foot and ankle care. The meeting is usually also available On-Demand after the event, but presenters of papers, physical posters, and audio posters must attend in-person.
Orthopaedic Summit 2024: Evolving Techniques (OSET)
September 14-17, 2024
Las Vegas, NV
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.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting
September 19-21, 2024
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.
Georgia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
September 26-29, 2024
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.
The Bones Society of Florida (BSOF) Annual Conference
October 4-6, 2024
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.
Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2024
Palm Beach, 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.
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) Fall Annual Meeting
October 24-26, 2024
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.
North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
October 25-27, 2024
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
November 7-10, 2024
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.
Midwest AAOE Annual Meeting
2024 Dates Unavailable
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.
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Fall Meeting
2024 Dates Unavailable
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.