AAHKS Non-Exhibitor Industry Badging Program Application

About the Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons addresses a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for hip and knee surgeons. The meeting addresses the latest socioeconomic issues in health care. Special courses are also offered for residents, non-physician team members and hospital/practice administrators. Held in Dallas in November each year, the Annual Meeting typically attracts around 4,000 total attendees.

Non-exhibitor Industry Badging Program
The AAHKS Annual Meeting is not open to the public. The focus is on continuing medical education in a venue where the members of AAHKS can easily network, exchange ideas, and enjoy the company of other subspecialist hip and knee surgeons. Non-medical attendees are limited to those associated with exhibiting companies.

The AAHKS Industry Relations Committee (IRC) has come to recognize that limiting industry participation to exhibitors may constrain start up companies, others who don’t fit the exhibitor model, or those who can’t exhibit when space is sold out.  The Industry Observer Badging Program is a pilot program to try to accommodate a select group of non-exhibitor attendees while preserving the Annual Meeting’s collegial atmosphere and the value we provide to exhibitors.

To be considered for attending the AAHKS Annual Meeting under this program, an application must be completed. Successful applicants will be able to register up to three attendees. Attendees must agree to comply with the of AAHKS rules and regulations.

The pilot program is in effect for the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting and may or may not continue beyond this year. Applications are reviewed by an impartial AAHKS panel and all decisions are final.

. [Canvassing, hospitality suites and meetings are prohibited.]

 

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