Annual Meeting

Policies and Deadlines


Spouse/Guest Registration (non-CME)

The Spouse/Guest registration includes the Welcome Reception, Exhibit Hall access (minimum age: 16), and breakfasts. Admittance to educational sessions is not permitted. Spouses and guests who are physicians and wish to claim CME for attending the Annual Meeting must register as individual meeting attendees. Badges will be issued to registered spouses and guests and must be worn for admission to the activities listed above. Spouses and guests who plan to attend the Friday evening Gala only are required to pay the ticket fee but not the additional Spouse/Guest registration fee.



Requests for refunds must be received in writing at the AOFAS Executive Office by the deadlines shown below:

Fax: 847-692-3315
Mail: 9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 220
          Rosemont, Illinois 60018-4975

August 15: Deadline to receive 100% Meeting Cancellation Refund minus $100 processing fee (educational programming only; does not include Gala).

August 29: Deadline to receive 50% Meeting Cancellation Refund minus $100 processing fee (educational programming only; does not include Gala).

No refunds will be issued after August 29.


Course Policies 

AOFAS reserves the right to cancel this meeting 30 days prior to the start date. Should this occur, registrants will be notified by email or mail at the address indicated on the registration form. Persons who registered at least 30 days prior to the date of meeting cancellation will also be contacted by telephone. Registration fees will be refunded in full; however, costs incurred by registrants, such as airline or hotel penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.

Meeting sessions and educational displays are open to registered meeting attendees only. If you have not received your registration confirmation within one week of the meeting, please contact the AOFAS Executive Office. AOFAS will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting.

The AOFAS may photograph or record you as you participate in this meeting and related activities. Lectures and questions from the audience will be captured and recordings made available in the future. Photos and recordings may be used by the AOFAS in future promotional materials. Photographing and recording of the sessions by meeting attendees is prohibited.


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