The 2021 Annual Leadership Meetings are scheduled as a hybrid event with in-person and virtual sessions. The in-person portion of the meeting is scheduled for June 8-12 in Albuquerque, NM.  Virtual sessions will also be held in May.  Should an in-person meeting not be feasible due to the impact of COVID-19, the AOA will shift to a comprehensive virtual meeting and will work with our sponsors to ensure greatest exposure during virtual events to ensure company goals are achieved.

Annual Leadership Meetings Opportunities

Join orthopaedic leaders across career stages at the AOA Annual Leadership Meeting. Listen and learn as they gather and exchange ideas about the most current topics and issues facing the specialty. The Meeting consists of a general session, comprised of cutting-edge symposia that are leadership focused and allows for significant exchange between members, young leaders, and industry partners. Read more…

2021 Symposia include:

  • How to Advance Your Leadership and Career Trajectory in Orthopaedics
  • Does Value Based Care Threaten Access for Vulnerable Patient Populations?
  • Rapid Fire: Physician Burnout – It’s Not About More Resilience; Quantity vs. Quality of Publications – What Makes the Most Impact on a CV for a Promotion; Managing Challenging Colleagues
  • Effectiveness of Deficit Recovery Strategies for the Orthopaedic Service Line
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Orthopaedic Surgery from Medical School to Practice
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures – Why Every Orthopaedic Group Should be Collecting Them
  • Medical Student Musculoskeletal Education: Addressing the Long-Standing Deficit
  • A Department Approach to Addressing Racism
  • Providing Orthopaedic Care to Vulnerable and Underserved Patients

This 2 hour, in-depth, interactive workshop is designed for 100+ participants (Annual Leadership Meeting attendees, AOA members, and others) to acquire an effective framework for successfully negotiating the US healthcare environment. Attendees learn to frame and diagnose a problem, and challenge ways of identifying patterns that can lead to innovative solutions.

The topic title for the 2021 Leadership Institute is Co-Create Ideal Work: Six Actions to Flourish that addresses professional fulfillment, wellbeing, and the healthcare profession burnout epidemic.

200 of the top orthopaedic residents will participate virtually and in-person in this engaging, interactive Forum to gain key leadership insights and build professional relationships that will last throughout their careers.

Topics include Leading as a Chief Resident, Finding Your 1st Job, Orthopaedic Mythbusters, and Residents as Teachers.

Connect with over 100 Emerging Leaders, newly in practice and accomplished orthopaedic surgeons, during interactive sessions and exercises that address critical issues and leadership development impacting the orthopaedic community.

2021 Theme: Walking the Walk: Developing Tools to Effectively Lead Teams

Summer CORD Conference (CME) 160+ Residency and Fellowship Directors, Department Chairs, and program faculty discuss educational concepts, problems, and issues and identify tangible solutions to changes in orthopaedic graduate medical education.

2021 Theme: Transitions in Medical Education

Clinicians will participate in this popular CME/CNE- accredited symposium offering orthopaedic and bone health teams the knowledge to establish and run a secondary fracture prevention program or Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). This symposium draws a multidisciplinary audience of orthopaedic surgeons, NPs, PAs, nurses, and other physicians (rheumatologists, geriatricians). Topics include How to Start an FLS Program, Bone Health Counseling, Pharmacologic Management, and more.

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