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ANNUAL MEETING

See You in San Diego for the 2013 Annual Meeting!

2014 Keynote Speech: First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, Hero of Black Hawk Down

Keynote for 2014 Announced: Jim "The Rookie" Morris


Community Memorial Health System Inaugurates Orthopedic Residency Program

RAOAO Update

SAOAO Update: Students Striving to Reach Their Dream

Review of the 53rd Postgraduate Seminar

Bone and Joint Health National
Awareness Week is October 12-20

The Sunshine Act: A Brief Overview (PDF)

Academy News and Opportunities

Thank you to our exhibitors and supporters

Platinum Level
Biomet

Gold Level
DePuy Synthes
Depuy Synthes Trauma
Stryker Orthopaedics
Zimmer

Silver Level
Innomed, Inc.
OMNIlife science
Smith & Nephew

Bronze Level
DJO GLOBAL
Lima USA
SI-BONE
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

Commercial Support
AOAO would like to thank the following companies for providing educational grants:

Arthrex
Biomet
DePuy Orthopaedics
Zimmer

Exhibitors
AllMeds, Inc.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Biomet
BioPro, Inc
Bioventus
ConforMIS, Inc.
DePuy Synthes
Depuy Synthes Trauma
DJO GLOBAL
Exactech
Exscribe, Inc.
Harvest Technologies
Innomed, Inc.
Lima USA
Medartis, Inc.
Medical Products Resource
Nutramax Laboratories
OMNIlife science
OrthoScan
Physicians Angels, Inc.
Renovis Surgical Technologies, Inc.
SI-BONE
Skeletal Dynamics
Smith & Nephew
Stryker Orthopaedics
SuccessEHS
Touch of Life Technologies
Viztek
Wolters Kluwer Health
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Zimmer

For the up-to-date list of exhibitors and products descriptions, click here.

Planning for the 2014 Annual Meeting Already Underway

Meet the 2014 Keynote Speaker: Jim “The Rookie” Morris
Subject of the Hit Movie, The Rookie

Jim MorrisJim "The Rookie" Morris' inspirational and motivational message about following through on your dreams and promises to others connects with all audiences, young and old, male and female. His life story is also the inspiration behind the Walt Disney blockbuster film, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. This family film won the ESPY for best sports film of the year and was recently recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the 50 best sports films of all-time.

Morris is much more than just a sports personality. Imagine having Tom Hanks or Jimmy Stewart over for a cup of coffee and that's what it's like to bring Morris to your corporate meeting, church, school, or fundraiser. A school teacher by trade, Morris is a polished speaker but never slick. Audiences connect with him because he's one of them. In a world lacking in real-life heroes, Morris' message about following your dreams and keeping your promises resonates with audiences.

Morris' childhood dream of becoming a major league baseball player was derailed by injuries and, admittedly, a lack of maturity. Eleven years after his retirement from baseball, Morris' dream was re-ignited by his then rag-tag high school team, when he was trying to inspire them to follow their dreams. They made each other the following bet: If they won a District Championship, Morris would have to try out for a major league team.

In case you didn't see the movie, Morris' team won the District Championship and Morris followed through on his promise, going to a tryout where he threw 12 consecutive pitches at 98 mph! Three months later in front of family and his high school team, Morris achieved his dream of pitching in the big leagues by striking out all-star Royce Clayton with a 98 mph fastball!

Morris can tailor his universal message about following your dreams and keeping your promises to your audience, whether it be corporate, school kids, or a church. Morris is a loveable and humorous storyteller who will inspire and motivate your audience to never give up on their dreams.

2014 Annual MeetingSave the Dates! AOAO's 2014 Annual Meeting is October 23 – 25, 2014, at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA.

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