The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons invites you to visit the technical exhibits as a part of your educational experience at the Annual Meeting. More than 400 companies specializing in implants, prostheses, surgical equipment and instruments, pharmaceuticals as well as numerous other products and services related to the specialty of orthopaedics will be featured in Halls E, F, G, H, and I, at the Morial Convention Center.
The 2003 Annual Meeting will give you an excellent opportunity to explore the orthopaedic marketplace. For your convenience, we have prepared this Guide to the 2003 Annual Meeting Exhibits so that you can plan your visit to the Technical Exhibit Hall. Exhibiting companies are listed alphabetically on the pages following along with their booth numbers.
The exhibit halls will be open Wednesday, February 5 through Friday, February 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The halls will not be open on Saturday or Sunday. Visit the Annual Meeting section of AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org to view the listing of companies and/products that will be on display in New Orleans.
The products displayed in the technical exhibits area and the uses suggested by the manufacturer do not represent an endorsement nor imply that the products have been evaluated or approved by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
AAOS Redemption Centers
All medical attendees will receive coupons for events that will take place exclusively in the exhibit hall. A complimentary tote bag and a CD-ROM of the Proceedings Book will be distributed, as well as coupons collected for drawings on Thursday and Friday for airline tickets, PDAs, and digital cameras. These items will be distributed and tickets collected from Redemption Centers located in the back of Aisles 1200, 2000, and 3800.
For your convenience, food and beverage concessions will be available in Halls E, H, and I1. Refer to the floor plan for their locations.
Lead Retrieval Data
All medical attendee badges will include a bar code that is encoded with the attendees name and address. Present your badge to those exhibitors that you wish to request information about their products and services.
Over 40 exhibitors that are exhibiting with the Academy for the first time are located in Aisles 2900 and 3000 in Hall H.
Practice Productive Exhibits
Exhibitors specializing in practice productivity products or services are located in Hall I1, Aisles 41004600.
Publishers are located in Aisles 2000 and 2100 in Hall G.
Presentations that showcase current technology products and applications developed for the healthcare professional will take place in the Technology Pavilion, Booth 4415. In addition to 18 30-minute educational presentations, the pavilion will include beaming stations to load annual meeting and other valuable information on handheld computers (PDAs).
Be sure to stop by the "Ask the Experts" booth for one-on-one meetings with Academy members and/or technology consultants who can assist you with navigating the technology highway.
Make the Exhibits Work for You
A world of informative exhibits awaits you at the AAOS 2003 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Following are some tips to assist you in getting the most out of the time you spend visiting the technical exhibits: