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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to welcome you to the 2011 Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center from February 15 – 19, 2011.

Whether or not you are attending the San Diego meeting on site as a member of the media, you surely will find something for your audience in this press kit.  The staff of the AAOS Media Relations department are available to set up interviews with any presenter or study author.  Our contact information is listed below. Contact us by cell or e-mail at any time with questions or interview requests. 

Four expert roundtable sessions will be held in Room (Room 23C).  There also will be hundreds of lectures on a wide array of orthopaedic subjects, reports of results from cutting-edge research on medical breakthroughs, and consumer-focused health-related topics of relevance to your readers, listeners and viewers.  Looking for Hot Topics? AAOS media relations staff created a snapshot PDF to make crafting your stories a breeze. 

Annual Meeting Final Programs and Proceedings Study Abstracts

Press Room


Room 23A/B—Registered media are free to use this space to write stories, do research and relax throughout the meeting.
Phone Number (619) 525-6250


Tuesday, February 15 .............................. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 16......................... 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 17…......................... 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, February 18……............................ 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 19…........................... 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


AAOS will provide registered media with complimentary breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments on Wednesday, February 16 through Friday, February 18. Beverages also will be available Saturday morning, February 19.  Limited wireless Internet access is available inside the press room.

Special Event: Live Shot and Photo Opportunities

Constructing a Family Fitness and Fun Park is all in ONE Day’s Work
Over the course of eight short hours, the AAOS and its volunteers will construct a
Family Fitness and Fun Park
at the Spring Valley and East Coast Communities Center on Tuesday, February 15th. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 3:30 p.m. Buses will run between the San Diego Convention Center and the build site from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and AAOS will provide lunch at the location.  Media are encouraged to volunteer or just stop by the build for photos, live-shots or interviews.   

Introducing the OrthoPortal

The AAOS has unveiled a new Web portal that catalogues musculoskeletal health resources from new and existing orthopaedic-related sites.  The OrthoPortal includes access to the highest quality orthopaedic resources all in one location -- streamlining the Web search process and ultimately, acting as the primary orthopaedic online resource for physicians, patients, allied health professionals and the media.

Social Media

Anyone can follow the AAOS 2011 Annual Meeting conversation on Twitter – use #aaos2011 to connect with fellow Tweet-ers’ throughout the meeting!

AAOS Media Relations Staff Contacts

Starting Monday, February 13th, call any PR staff at the Press Office in
San Diego
: (619) 525-6250

6300 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-4262
Phone 847.823.7186 • Dept. Fax 847.823.7268 • Web