Welcome to the 2018 AAOS Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to host the 2018 Annual Meeting—the world’s largest meeting of orthopaedic surgeons, researchers and allied health professionals—March 6-10 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Our 2018 media program offers the latest information on orthopaedic treatments, advancements and research breakthroughs.

For the latest news and photos, click on the tabs above:

Please pick up your press badge in the Press Office Room 339 when you arrive at the Morial Convention Center


  • Browse final program
  • Review educational formats
  • Exhibit hall is open:
    * Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    * Friday, March 9 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • View the Annual Meeting Daily Schedule
  • On a smartphone? Access Annual Meeting schedules, symposiums, handouts and other important information on the My Academy mobile app
  • Looking for a patient story to enhance your copy? Visit ANationinMotion.org and search by condition or injury.
  • Follow the Academy on Facebook and Twitter to receive meeting news, updates, and reminders in real-time. Join the conversation by using #AAOS2018
  • New: Facebook Live streaming from five poster presentations! Highlighted posters and times are below. All Central time zone. Tune in at https://www.facebook.com/AAOSMembers/


Tuesday, March 6
at 11:00 AM
Narcotic Use and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Jourdan Cancienne
Wednesday, March 7
at 7:15 AM
A New Risk-Assessment Score and Treatment Algorithm for Patients at High-Risk of Dislocation following Total Hip Arthroplasty Jonathan Vigdorchik
Wednesday, March 7
at 3:00 PM
For Lower Wear of Total Knee Replacements, is Higher or Lower Contact Area Better? Hani Haider
Thursday, March 8
at 9:00 AM
The Effect of Metallic Hardware on Patient and Surgical Team Scatter Radiation Exposure Utilizing Mini-C Arm in a Simulated Forearm Fracture Fixation Model Michael Groover
Thursday, March 8
at 11:00 AM
Projected Orthopaedic Surgeon Workforce Shortfall for Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty Procedures, 2030-2060 Matthew Sloan

Press Room Quick Facts


  • Tuesday, March 6 through Friday, March 9 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10 – 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


  • Room 339 of the Morial Convention Center

Amenities for registered media:

  • Access to two roundtable discussion media events (Room 337; sign-up using https://aaos.setmore.com, click on “Classes” to reserve a spot for the advocacy or biologics discussions.
  • Thursday, March 8
    10:00 a.m.
    BPCI Advanced and Advanced APMs – Advocacy Challenges and Opportunities
  • Friday, March 9
    10:30 a.m.
    Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Wireless Internet access inside the Press Room.
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, March 6 through Friday, March 9.
  • Access to the Media Interview Room 337. Sign up through https://aaos.setmore.com/. Click on “Room reservation” as the “service” reserve the media interview room in 30-minute intervals.