On-Site Media

Welcome to the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting

The AAOS 2024 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, Moscone Center South – Room 308.

Requirements for registered on-site reporters:


  • The Press Office will offer complimentary Wi-Fi as well as breakfast and lunch during regular business hours.
  • Private recording and interview space can be reserved in Interview Alley (Moscone Center South – Room 305) on a first-come-first-serve basis through our room scheduler.
  • Access AAOS 2024 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: https://index.mirasmart.com/AAOS2024/
  • Featured events:
    Date and Time Description

    Monday, Feb. 12
    ROOM: Esplanade Ballroom 153
    TIME: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    AAOS/FDA Town Hall: The Use of Diverse Real-World Evidence for Product Development

    • Marking the second AAOS/FDA Town Hall discussion, this event will examine the need for diversity in data collection to allow greater use of registry data during FDA evaluation.

      Moderator: S. Raymond Golish, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAOS

    Tuesday, Feb. 13
    ROOM: Esplanade Ballroom 152
    TIME: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Setting: What We Can Do to Protect Our Patients and Ourselves

    • Workplace violence is an under-recognized epidemic in healthcare. Developing a comprehensive monitoring and education approach ahead of time is critical for effective violence mitigation.

      Moderator: Alfonso Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAOS

    Tuesday, Feb. 13
    ROOM: OrthoLive, West Hall
    TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m

    OrthoPitch – A brand new exciting technology competition for novel and innovative orthopaedic products, presented by AAOS and foundational sponsor, MCRA.

    • OrthoPitch provides an opportunity for companies to demonstrate new products and solutions to a group of industry experts. Four finalists will face-off and present live as the judging panel (and the audience) determines the winner!

    Wednesday, Feb. 14
    ROOM: 210 (South)
    TIME: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    President’s Symposium: Generative Artificial Intelligence: A Technology Set to Transform Musculoskeletal Care?

    • This symposium offers an exploration of generative A.I. and its risks, challenges and opportunities in delivering real-world impact for patients, care teams and the entire health care ecosystem.

      Moderator: AAOS President Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, FAAOS

    Tuesday, Feb. 13 – Thursday, Feb. 15
    ROOM: OrthoLive, West Hall
    TIME: Varied

    OrthoDome® Returns

    • Be in the room as giants in the field of orthopaedics walk you through high-definition surgical case videos. You’ll feel like you’re in the OR with them, with the added benefit of hearing live narration and having time to ask questions along the way.

      Tuesday, February 13
      8:00-10:00 am: Shoulder & Elbow
      11 am-12:30 pm: Spine
      1:30-3:00 pm: Pediatrics
      3:30-4:30 pm: Foot & Ankle

      Wednesday, February 14
      8:00-10:00 am: Sports Medicine I
      11:00 am-1:00 pm: Arthroplasty I
      1:30-3:00 pm: Hand & Wrist

      Thursday, February 15
      8:00-9:30 am: Sports Medicine II
      11:00 am-1:00 pm: Arthroplasty II
      1:30-3:00 pm: Trauma

      Use the Program Planner or the Annual Meeting Mobile App for the full schedule.



  • Exhibit Hall hours:
    • Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Feb. 14 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Feb. 15 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Specialty Society Programs will take place Friday, Feb. 16. See the schedule.
  • Access Annual Meeting schedules, symposiums, handouts and other important information on the My Academy mobile app.
  • Follow the Academy on Facebook, X, LinkedIn and Instagram to view meeting news, updates, and reminders in real-time. Join the conversation by using #AAOS2024.