Registration open for APEX 2020 

AOA is pleased to continue our partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business Executive Education to deliver the APEX Leadership Certificate Program. Register now and be among the 40-person cohort in 2020.

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Support the AOA 

The AOA provides education, leadership skills, and essential tools to empower orthopaedic surgeons for success across all career stages. With a Campaign goal of $8 million by June 2021 each gift will help the AOA to provide a resilient foundation for adapting to continuous change. 100% of your contribution will be invested and directed to support the AOA program(s) of your choice.

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Help AOA Collect Diversity Data

The AOA has done much to lead the effort to address the need for greater diversity in the orthopaedic profession.  But now, we need your help. In order to set realistic diversity goals and measure exactly where we stand, the AOA needs more accurate information from members like you. Please login to the AOA website and update the "Gender" and "Ethnicity" sections of your profile. Click here for the step-by-step instructions

See Photos from the Meeting on Twitter

Have you seen the photos posted on Twitter by attendees of the 2019 AOA Annual Leadership Meetings? Check them out here. Some of the pictures capture the camaraderie and the fun – others convey interesting and compelling concepts from symposia slides. They all reveal the essence of the AOA Annual Leadership Meetings experience. Do you have a few great photos on your phone from your time in San Diego? It's not too late to share them with the orthopaedic community. Be sure to use the #AOAmtg hashtag so others can find them easily.  

Upcoming Events and Deadlines:   

July 8-September 3: Call for Submissions for the 2020 Annual Leadership Meetings 
July 9-September 6: AOA Nominations for Class of 2020
August 8: Own the Bone Webinar
October 10: 
AOA Regional Leadership Meeting - Durham, NC 
December 1: Registration deadline for 2020 AOA | USC APEX Leadership Certificate Program

AOA Regional Leadership Meetings

More News

Nominate Now

Posted on 7/9/2019
Nominate a qualified candidate for the Class of 2020 now! Deadline: September 6, 2019.

AOA Supports Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act

Posted on 6/14/2019
The AOA has joined more than 65 health care groups in asking Congress via letter to co-sponsor The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019.

AOA President Rick Wright, MD, FAOA receives Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award

Posted on 3/15/2019
On March 14, 2019, AOA President Rick Wright, MD, FAOA received the Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award for more than a decade of research in ACL reconstruction.

APEX Leadership Cohort Begins Their 10-Month Long Journey

Posted on 1/18/2019
This month, 40 orthopaedic surgeons will embark on a 10-month-long educational experience developed by The AOA and the USC Marshall School of Business Executive Education.