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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Allograft Creation

Donor Alliance, AlloSource and JRF Ortho invite you to visit their facilities on a tour led by Rachel M. Frank, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Take a journey to discover the path an allograft takes from tissue donation to manufacturing, making them available for your surgeries. This unique opportunity is only possible in Denver and being offered exclusively to 2024 Annual Meeting attendees.

The tour is free! Registration is limited to the first 40 people and transportation is provided.

On the bus, hear from Dr. Frank regarding her experience using allografts and being an allograft recipient. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

For additional information contact [email protected].


Drive to Donor Alliance
1:00 pm-1:30 pm

Donor Alliance Tour
1:30 pm-2:10 pm

Learn about the tissue donation process, while touring a surgical recovery facility.


Drive to AlloSource
2:10 pm-2:40 pm

AlloSource Tour
2:40 pm-3:20 pm

View manufacturing of cartilage, tendon, fascia and skin allografts to understand the full potential of allografts in sports medicine.


Drive to JRF Ortho
3:20 pm-3:30 pm

JRF Ortho Tour
3:30 pm-4:10 pm

Hear how tissue distribution works and get tips for a smooth OCA selection experience.


Return to Convention Center
4:10 pm-4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual Meeting Leadership Dinner

Location: Denver Art Museum

Invitation only

Join us for an exclusive evening of recognition and art at the prestigious AOSSM 2024 Leadership Dinner, held during our annual meeting at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado. This invite-only event will honor distinguished achievements with several awards, set against the backdrop of a private viewing of select art galleries, offering a unique blend of celebration and cultural enrichment.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: The Field House (Hall A)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SOMOS Reception

Location: Hyatt Regency: Third Floor, Granite

Join us for the annual gathering of our military members. All are welcome to attend this event that recognizes and celebrates sports medicine in the military. If you are current military, former military, a colleague or friend who cares for those who serve or who have served our country, please join us.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The FORUM Meetup

Location: Hyatt Regency: Third Floor, Agate

Visit with colleagues and enjoy the end of the first day of the AOSSM Annual Meeting. Forum members and prospective members are invited to attend.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Location: Hyatt Regency: Fourth Floor, Capitol Ballroom

Connect with colleagues and friends at the AOSSM Welcome Night Reception for the 2024 Annual Meeting. This lively party will the colorful great outdoors, indoors, and celebrate this unique Mile High City. Enjoy an array of interactive activities and games for the young and young at heart, alongside local cuisines showcasing the flavors of Rockies. Located at the Hyatt Regency Denver, just across from the Colorado Convention Center.

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday Night Lights Social

Location: Tom’s Watch Bar

Join Us for a Night Out at AOSSM: Swing into action at Tom’s Watch Bar, set against the backdrop of Coors Field featuring golf simulators, shuffleboard and food & drinks with your peers and society leaders. Hosted by the Early Career Member Committee and sponsored by Össur and Vericel, all members under the age of 45 or in practice under 10 years are welcome.

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast

Location: Hyatt Regency: Fourth Floor, Capitol 1

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Playmaker Grant Lab

Location: Room 201

Finalists for the Playmaker Grant will present their research strategies at a shark-tank session open to all meeting attendees. This session will provide panelists, finalists, and audience members the opportunity to interact with and discuss the merits of each proposal. All funding decisions will be made by standing members of the AOSSM Research Committee and a winner(s) will be selected on site!

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: The Field House (Hall A)

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JROGS) Meeting and Reception

Location: Room 607

AOSSM is pleased to host a special gathering in partnership with the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. JRGOS members and all interested meeting attendees are invited to join.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sports Medicine Fellowship Reception

Location: Hyatt Regency: Third Floor, Agate

All Program Directors, Program Coordinators, Program Faculty, Residents and Fellows are welcome to join the Sports Medicine Fellowship Reception for continued networking opportunities with your peers and the society’s leaders.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Traveling Fellows Reception

Location: Hyatt Regency: Denver City Terrace

The Traveling Fellowship Reception at the AOSSM Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, invites attendees to connect and engage with past and present traveling fellows. This program facilitates an exchange of scientific knowledge and fosters relationships among sports medicine physicians from North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin American countries. The four-week fellowship includes visits to sports medicine centers, interaction with regional experts, patient care experiences, observation in operating rooms, scientific collaboration, case sharing, and recreational activities. Led by a senior orthopaedic sports medicine specialist, these tours feature three emerging leaders in the field. AOSSM collaborates with partner organizations such as APKASS, ESSKA, and SLARD to facilitate travel exchanges between regions, alternating between North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America biennially.

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: The Field House (Hall A)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Masters Competition

Location: The Field House

The coveted AOSSM Red Jacket competition returns to this year’s Annual Meeting! This competition celebrates sports medicine luminaries as they present an innovation or technology that has provided high-end and far-reaching impact to their patients. Finalists deliver a short (~5-7 min) presentation detailing their innovation. After which, judges and the audience participate in Q&A. At the close of the session, a winner(s) is chosen, and the Red Jacket is awarded. Nominate your innovative peers or yourself by June 1, 2024!

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Night Event

Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Get ready to soar through history and explore the future of aviation and space at our Closing Night Event! Join us at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, located in the Hangar 1 of the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado.

Step into a world of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, military uniforms, and so much more. Immerse yourself in the rich history of flight as you get up close and personal with historic artifacts and memorabilia. Feel the excitement of aviation and space exploration as you embark on realistic flight simulators and experience the thrill of soaring through the skies.

This is a night not to be missed, where attendees, guests, and their families can come together to appreciate the wonders of aviation and space. Join us for an unforgettable evening of discovery, inspiration, and connection. Let your imagination take flight at the AOSSM Annual Meeting Closing Night Event!

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