On-Site Media

Welcome to the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting

The AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting media program offers the latest information on orthopaedic treatments, advancements, and research breakthroughs.

The Annual Meeting is a private meeting, and the granting of media/press credentials is at the sole discretion of the AAOS. Press badges are available only to media who are working for and representing a recognized news organization, and who can show evidence that their attendance will result in coverage of orthopaedic news in print, broadcast or online media.

Requirements for registered on-site reporters:

  • Proof of vaccination. Pre-verify to save time!
  • Acknowledgement to honor the meeting-wide embargo – Tuesday, March 22 (12:01 a.m. CT)


  • Registered reporters may pick up their press badge in the Press Office, Room N230A – Level 2, in McCormick Place after completing the health screening process in the main entrance. Those who pre-verify vaccination status should bring the QR code/email as provided by Safe Expo.
  • The Press Office will offer complimentary Wi-Fi as well as breakfast and lunch during regular business hours.
  • Media Interview Room (N230B – Level 2) access for one-on-one interviews through our room scheduler.
  • Access AAOS 2022 Annual meeting ePosters: https://aaos.apprisor.org
  • Search full abstracts and papers: https://index.mirasmart.com/AAOS2022/
  • Featured events:
    Date and Time Description
    Wednesday, March 23
    ROOM: N228
    TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    NEW! OrthoDome: An Unparalleled Video Experience
    Showcasing cutting-edge orthopaedic innovations, the OrthoDomefeatures four 90-minute sessions that will immerse participants in a 4K/3D video experience.
    Session Schedule:

    • Shoulder & Elbow – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
      Moderator: Ronald A. Navarro, MD, FAAOS
    • Trauma – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      Moderator: Lisa K. Cannada, MD, FAAOS
    • Sports Medicine – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
      Moderator: Nicholas A. Sgaglione, MD, FAAOS
    • Total Joint – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
      Moderator: Nithin C. Reddy, MD, FAAOS
    Thursday, March 24
    ROOM: S106a
    TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    The Way I See It… Navigation and Robotics
    “Lessons Learned, Relevance Today, and What Does the Future Hold?”
    Guest Speaker:
    Moderator Jess H. Lonner, MD, FAAOS



  • Exhibit Hall hours:
    • Wednesday, March 23 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 24 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday, March 25 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Specialty Day is Saturday, March 26
  • Access Annual Meeting schedules, symposiums, handouts and other important information on the My Academy mobile app

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