January 2001 AAOS Report

Deadline near for advance registration for Annual Meeting

Advance registration for the 68th Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Francisco from Wednesday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 4, closes on Friday, Jan. 12, 2001. If you registered in advance before the deadline date and paid in full, your badge and tickets will be mailed in mid-February. Advance registering allows you to check in at four satellite locations: the Marriott Hotel, the Argent Hotel, the Hilton Hotel and the Sheraton Palace. Satellite locations are open Tuesday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, March 1. There is still time to register on-line at www.aaos.org. Have your Academy ID number ready. The system is user-friendly and convenient. Our registration home page includes links to housing and airline reservations. If you missed the deadline date, register on-site at the Moscone Convention Center. Registration opens at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Please note a change in the Friday, March 2 program. Beginning at 8 a.m. in the Gateway Ballroom, Richard H. Gelberman, MD, will give his first vice presidential address as part of the ceremonial meeting. At 9 a.m., the presidential guest speaker, Mitch Albom, author of the best-selling book, "Tuesdays with Morrie," will offer his perspective on life, illness and friendship. The business meetings follow immediately. Podium and instructional courses resume at 10:30 a.m.

Just for residents: A symposium on practice management for orthopaedic residents is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Moscone Center. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., followed by a reception. Registration is free. To request a registration form, fax your request to (847) 823-8031 or register on-line under Annual Meeting.

Exhibits will be open Wednesday, Feb. 28 through Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Technical Exhibits will be held in Halls A, B, C and D of the Moscone Convention Center. The business meeting of the AAOS will take place from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2001 in the Gateway Ballroom of the Moscone Convention Center, followed by the business meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The Resolutions Committee will conduct an Open Hearing on the proposed resolutions on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 in the Franciscan Ballroom, Sections 1-2, of the Argent Hotel. The Bylaws Committee will conduct an Open Hearing on Thursday, March 1, 2001, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the same location.

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