Annual Meeting FAQs

Where can I find out more about the Virtual 2020 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting?

Please visit our agenda at a glance page for the full agenda. 

I was registered for the in-person event in Baltimore – What do I need to do?

All registrants' records have been rolled over to registration for the associated virtual and/or postponed in person events. All paid overages and cancelled events will be refunded by May 29. An e-mail with virtual meeting access will be sent to all registrants.

I am currently registered for a virtual event – What do I need to do?

No action is required on your part. An e-mail with virtual meeting access will be sent to all registrants. 

Will the virtual sessions be recorded?

Yes, the virtual sessions will be recorded and available for registered attendees.

I am currently registered for a now virtual event and do not plan to attend – What do I need to do?

Please contact meetings@aoassn.org regarding your cancellation. All registration cancellations and request for refunds must be in writing. 

How can I support the Virtual Meeting?

Please visit the exhibitor section of the website

I am an exhibitor. What do I need to do?

If you are an exhibitor, there are various ways in which you can support the AOA and gain awareness for your products. Please contact Vanessa Lewin via e-mail at lewin@aoassn.org for further information and options regarding your exhibit display commitment.

I am a poster author. How does this affect me?

Poster will be made virtually available. If you are a poster author, please continue as planned. You are not required to register for the virtual meeting if you are a Lead Author. 

Do I need to cancel my hotel reservations?

All hotel reservations made under the AOA's block at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront be cancelled automatically without penalty. Guests will receive a confirmation e-mail when the room reservation has been cancelled. This should be completed by mid-May. 

Are you refunding flights?

The AOA will not be refunding flights. Registrants are responsible for cancelling their pre-booked airline flights. Please check with the airline for which you made the reservation. 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For all general meeting questions, please contact the AOA at meetings@aoassn.org or by phone at (847) 318-7330

Will I still receive CME?

2020 Virtual Annual Leadership Meeting

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity/enduring material for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2020 Virtual Affiliated Events

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates each of the following live activities/enduring materials for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CORD Conference: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity/enduring material for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Emerging Leaders Forum: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity/enduring material for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Own the Bone Symposium: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity/enduring material for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

What is the meetings cancellation policy?

Please click here to see the 2020 Virtual Annual Leadership Meetings policy.