Good News: The 2020 AOA Annual Leadership Meetings Will Be Virtual
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AOA will conduct its 2020 Annual Leadership Meetings as a virtual event.
New Format, New Schedules
The AOA Annual Leadership Meeting will consist of several sessions held June 10 through July 21, 2020.
The Summer CORD Conference and Own the Bone Symposium will hold sessions in early summer, while the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum will occur in August, and the 2020 Emerging Leaders Forum in September. Please view the full schedule here
Registration is Now Open! Register for the Full Virtual Experience Here.
Those registered for the in-person meeting on June 9-13, 2020 in Baltimore will be rolled over to the corresponding Virtual Annual Leadership Meetings event, and refunded overages. For more detailed information, please view our FAQs page
In a letter sent out to AOA members and constituents on April 28, 2020, Christopher D. Harner, MD, FAOA, AOA President, wrote:
"Program Chair Rex Haydon, MD, FAOA, has shaped this year’s Meeting into an incredible lineup featuring orthopaedic thought-leaders. All year, we have been looking forward to seeing our colleagues and peers present an AOA program that challenges and provokes bold conversations on pressing critical issues.
Read the full letter from Dr. Harner about this decision here.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic demands that leaders take stock and adjust. At this moment in history, we face unprecedented tasks, and—as leaders—we must rise to new occasions.
After much careful deliberation, the AOA leadership and staff has decided on a new format that will best meet the needs of its members and affiliates. So for this year, I’m pleased to announce: the AOA will conduct its entire 2020 AOA Annual Leadership Meetings virtually."