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Schedule at a Glance

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

AOSSM-Arthritis Foundation Think Tank: Multicenter Trial for the Treatment of Shoulder Osteoarthritis

The purpose of this Think Tank is to highlight existing literature, knowledge gaps, new innovations, and best practices related to multicenter clinical trials in the prevention and treatment of shoulder OA. Join us for this discussion and small group breakout sessions. Your input will be valuable as we plan the Request for Proposals to be released in 2025.

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].

8:45 am - 9:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: The Field House (Hall A)

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Live Surgery Demonstration

Location: OLC Mobile Lab & Spectator Area

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch and Learn: Treating Complex Shoulder Pathology With Biologic Grafts

Join us for a case-based discussion on improving patient outcomes with knotless retensionable techniques for shoulder instability, biceps pathology, and cuff tears with a focus on rotator cuff augmentation using autograft biceps or dermal allograft patches.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SOMOS Reception

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

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

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

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.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Playmaker Grant Lab

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!

9:00 am - 9:30 am
9:35 am - 10:05 am
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: The Field House (Hall A)

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Live Surgery Demonstration: ACL Repair Using BioBrace

Location: OLC Mobile Lab & Spectator Area

10:15 am - 10:45 am
10:30 am - 10:45 am

Ace Awards Announcement

Location: The Field House

The ACE Award is a competitive, new product award for our exhibitors, recognizing cutting-edge innovation in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine. The award represents the Society’s recognition of industry partners’ contribution to the field and the importance of corporate innovations that impact our members and their patients.

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Arthrex Live! Knee: Soft Anchors for Hard Problems

Location: OLC Mobile Lab & Spectator Area

During this live cadaveric surgical demonstration, faculty will perform multiple techniques in and around the knee that highlight the advantages of using all-suture anchors to treat various knee problems.

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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

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.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

General Session: Give It to Me Straight—What Team Physicians are Really Doing


  • Robert H. Brophy, MD
  • E. Lyle Cain, MD
  • Katherine J. Coyner, MD, MBA
  • Jason L. Dragoo, MD
  • Jeffrey Guy, MD
  • Kristofer J. Jones, MD
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sports Medicine Fellowship Reception

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

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.

8:45 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Winning Playbook for Elite Athlete Care

Tiki Barber

Keeping professional athletes at the top of their game requires the expert care of a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team. Former Giant and sought-after sports commentator Tiki Barber joins his former head team physician, Scott Rodeo, MD, and renowned head athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes, ATC, for a holistic look at the factors that impact elite athlete care. This panel discussion will cover injury prevention and treatment, return-to-play decisions to mental health, off-field influences and much more from the perspectives of the medical team and the player.

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: The Field House (Hall A)

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Research Workshop

Research is an integral part of your practice and may even be an expectation of your institution. Join the AOSSM Research Committee for this insightful workshop focused on research collaborations with industry. An expert panel of industry partners and AOSSM members will discuss:

  • Why members should consider research collaborations with industry
  • Industry funding priorities
  • Why these collaborations are important and mutually beneficial
  • Successful approaches for identifying and securing industry funding

We are pleased to include the following industry representatives in our 2024 Research Workshop:

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Game Changer Session: Going for the Gold

A distinguished panel featuring Olympic team physicians, and Olympic skier and eight-time national champion, Nina O’Brien discuss the unique needs of a multi-sport team competing at the peak of athleticism under extreme pressure.


  • Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, FACSM, FAMSSM, AMSSM Exchange Lecturer, Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee
  • Thomas R. Hackett, MD, Team Physician for the U.S. Snowboard Team
  • Nina O'Brien, Eight-Time National Champion
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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!

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Game Changer Session: Fireside Chat on Leadership and Mentorship for our Future

Join AOSSM President Dean C. Taylor, MD and Robert B. Brown, Gen. (Ret.) for a robust discussion on the skills and qualities of effective leaders. Gen. Brown shares insights from his 38 years in the U.S. Army, from his days at West Point where he played basketball under “Coach K” to serving as Commanding General of the largest service component, U.S. Army Pacific.

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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