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Hello and Welcome!

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to welcome you to the 2009 Annual Meeting. The world’s largest meeting of its kind, at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas from February 25-28, 2009.

Seven media briefings will be held in the Media Briefing Room in the Venetian Hotel, Level One, Room 904 and 905.  There will also be hundreds of lectures on a wide array of orthopaedic subjects and results from cutting-edge research on medical breakthroughs, as well as consumer health-related topics important to the daily lives of your readers, listeners and viewers.

Press Room hours are as follows:
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 ......................7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday, February  26, 2009.........................7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, February  27, 2009..............................7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 28, 2009..........................7:00 am – 5:00 pm

We invite members of the media to use the press room (ROOM 902) as a place to write stories, do research and relax throughout the meeting. AAOS will provide registered media with complimentary breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments on Wednesday, February 25 through Saturday, February 28.  Wireless access will be provided inside the Press and Media Briefing Rooms.

The AAOS will also provide a private room designated for “one on one” interviews with any of our orthopaedic surgeons. (ROOM 806)

* Please see the Media Relations staff if you would like to reserve this room.

New:  Media Briefing Videos
Each media briefing will be available for the press shortly after the actual briefing.  Each presenter will have their own video, which can be accessed by any member of the press – whether they are on site in Las Vegas or working from their newsroom.  Please take a moment to view any topic you are interested in.  Videos can be accessed through the Media Briefing Schedule tab. 

New “Save Your Knees” Website
The Academy is very proud to be launching a brand new website at the 2009 Annual Meeting. will house the most current and cutting edge information on everything having to do with the knee.  The site is full of multimedia information focused on the knee:  keeping knees healthy, exercise, common knee problems and injury prevention tips. Members of the press will be able to access the site on all computers provided in the press room as well as on their own computers. 

Playground in a Day!
Great live shot for television or still photography for newspapers.  AAOS and its volunteers will be participating in the Safe, Accessible Playground building program. This award-winning program gives all of us the opportunity to visibly support safe and accessible play by helping with the construction of a beautiful new playground for the children of North Las Vegas near Nevada Partners.

The playground will be built in ONE DAY on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, by a coalition of volunteers that includes orthopaedic surgeons/nurses and their families, industry partners, state and specialty society representatives, and community members.


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