On-Site Media

Welcome to the AAOS 2023 Annual Meeting

The AAOS 2023 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.

Registered reporters may pick up their press badge in the Press Office, Level 3 – Room 3701, in the Venetian Convention & Expo Center.

Requirements for registered on-site reporters:


    • The Press Office will offer complimentary Wi-Fi as well as breakfast and lunch during regular business hours.
    • Media Interview Room (Level 3 – Room 3801) access for one-on-one interviews through our room scheduler.
    • Access AAOS 2023 Annual meeting ePosters searchable by your story’s specific area of focus. Submit your request(s) to staff in person or via email.
    • Search full abstracts and papers here.
    • Featured events:
      Date and Time Description

      Tuesday, March 7
      ROOM: 2103
      TIME: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. PST

      HOT TOPIC!
      AAOS and Biologics Alliance Present: Use of Orthobiologics in Your Practice

      • This symposium reviews clinical indications, mechanisms of action, FDA regulations and known outcomes for the use of orthobiologics in clinic.Moderator: Kenneth R. Zaslav, MD, FAAOS

      Tuesday, March 7
      ROOM: Academy Hall,
      Venetian Ballroom E
      TIME: 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. PST

      Wartime Orthopaedic Surgery: Update Ukraine

      • Oleksandr Rikhter, Phd, President, AO Ukraine, shares the Ukrainian experience treating current war casualties in Ukraine. Challenges, needs and opportunities will be explored.

      Tuesday, March 7
      ROOM: 2101
      TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST

      Orthopaedic Medical Devices Innovation
      A Town Hall with Key Leaders from AAOS, FDA and Industry

      • Innovation in orthopaedic care faces stiff headwinds. But the relationships among stakeholders are not zero-sum. We must evolve together to improve patient care in new and sustainable ways. The AAOS/FDA Town Hall is a provocative and interactive forum to rethink how we work together to create innovation in the 21st century.
      • Live stream option available. Advanced registration required for on-site attendees. RSVP here.
      • Learn more.

      Wednesday, March 8 –
      Friday, March 10

      ROOM: Academy Hall,
      Venetian Ballroom E
      TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST

      MUST SEE!
      OrthoDome: An Unparalleled Video Experience

      • OrthoDome is an AAOS Annual Meeting encounter that offers an experience like no other, showcasing orthopaedic surgical techniques and devices in 4K resolution and 3D video, narrated live by the experts.
      • Learn more.

      Spotlighted Sessions (see mobile app for daily schedule):

      • Wednesday
        Spine – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. PST
        Moderator: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAOS
        Shoulder and Elbow I – 1:30 – 3:00 PM PST
        Moderator: Ronald Navarro, MD, FAAOS
      • Thursday
        Total Joints – 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
        Moderator: Adolph V. Lombardi Jr., MD, FAAOS
        Sports Medicine – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
        Moderator: Nicholas Sgaglione, MD, FAAOS
      • Friday
        Trauma – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. PST
        Moderator: Lisa Cannada, MD, FAAOS
        Pediatrics– 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
        Moderator: Jaysson Brooks, MD



    • Exhibit Hall hours:
      • Wednesday, March 8 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST
      • Thursday, March 9 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST
      • Friday, March 10 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST
    • Specialty Society Sessions – This year’s meeting is designed so attendees can synchronize their experiences and interests. See the schedule.
    • Access Annual Meeting schedules, symposiums, handouts and other important information on the AAOS Annual Meeting mobile app.
    • Follow the Academy on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram to view meeting news, updates, and reminders in real-time. Join the conversation by using #AAOS2023.