AOA Meetings & Education

AOA meetings and educational content have a unique leadership and/or academic focus, whether the format is an in-person meeting or forum, or an on-demand course or live webinar.  Offerings include:

AOA Annual Leadership Meetings 

Plan to join us June 10-13, 2020 in Baltimore,MD

Several events take place during the AOA Annual Leadership Meetings: 
  • C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum - for nominated PGY4 residents
  • Emerging Leaders Forum - for members of the AOA's Emerging Leaders Program
  • Leadership Institute
  • Summer Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Conference
  • Own the Bone Symposium
  • AOA Symposia addressing a range of critical issues
  • Scientific posters
  • Networking events including the Presidents Welcome Reception, breakfast networking, networking breaks, and more
  • Guest speakers including the Presidential Guest Lecturer and the Howard H. Steel Foundation Lecturer

Learn more . . .

AOA Regional Leadership Meetings


The Journal of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons reviews incentives and rewards utilized by some of the leading academic medical centers and provides advice on implementation of a system and culture to encourage academic productivity. In January 2019 an article was published on "Evaluation of US orthopaedic surgery academic centers based on measurements of academic achievement". The top five orthopaedic programs ranked by total faculty production was Washington University of St. Louis, Hospital for Special Surgery, Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Jefferson University. The top five programs based on per capita faculty scoring were the University of Southern California, Washington University of St. Louis, Boston University, Orlando Regional Medical Center, and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Many openly shared their current mechanisms and other centers contributed their methodologies; all are available here.

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Recorded Webinars Catalog

Follow a link below to view free, on-demand recordings of previous webinars.

AOA's Recorded Webinars Catalog offers free, convenient, on-demand recordings of recent educational webinars including: 

  • Courses
  • Recorded webinars
  • White papers
  • Other virtual learning  

Content is compatible with a variety of devices: PC, laptop, or tablet (Android tablets are not officially supported).
You will be able to track your progress through each offering, enabling you to exit and resume at a later time. 

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