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 

Please join us for our VIRTUAL 2020 AOA Annual Leadership Meetings.

Several events take place during the AOA Annual Leadership Meetings: 
  • Virtual in 2020 - C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum - for nominated PGY4 residents
  • Virtual in 2020 - Emerging Leaders Forum - for members of the AOA's Emerging Leaders Program 
  • Virtual in 2020 - Summer Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Conference 
  • Virtual in 2020 - Own the Bone Symposium
  • Virtual in 2020 - AOA Symposia addressing a range of critical issues
  • Virtual in 2020 - Scientific posters
  • Virtual in 2020 - Guest Speaker: Howard H. Steel Foundation Lecturer
  • Postponed to 2021 - Program Educators, Accreditation, and Leadership (PEAL) Forum
  • Postponed to 2021 - Department Leadership Forum 
  • Postponed to 2021 - Networking events including the Presidents Welcome Reception, breakfast networking, networking breaks, and more (Postponed to 2021)
  • Postponed to 2021 - Leadership Institute
  • Postponed to 2021 - Guest Speaker: Presidential Guest Lecturer

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Other AOA Events

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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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