The IAOS 2018 General Meeting
was a resounding success!

We want to thank all of our members and speakers who attended this year’s exciting and enlightening General Meeting on April 20-22, held in beautiful Westport, Ireland at the luxurious Knockranny Hotel. The attendance was impressive and we shared our meeting with the Mayo Arthroplasty Conference (MAC). Quite a few of the MAC members joined our IAOS presentations, we are happy to report.

We were also honored to present the IAOS/MAC Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018 to Dr. Gerald R. Williams, Jr. for his contribution to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery as an educator, thought leader, and role model to orthopaedic residents and physicians worldwide.

The next IAOS General Meeting will be held in the United States, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts! So, save the date and plan to attend the meeting in September, 2020. We’ll keep you posted as details emerge.

In addition to thanking all of our speakers and attendees, we’d like to give a special thanks to our exhibitors for their gracious support during the IAOS/MAC conference this year. We couldn’t have done it without you.





We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gerald R. Williams, Jr. is the recipient of this year’s IAOS/MAC Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring outstanding physicians and their contributions to the field of Orthopaedic Medicine.

The First Secretary of the American Embassy of Ireland will present the award to Dr. Williams at the upcoming 2018 IAOS/MAC Meeting being held April 20-22 in Westport, Ireland. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. Williams whose influence as an educator, a thought leader, and a role model to orthopaedic residents and physicians worldwide, made him the unanimous choice for this prestigious award, according to the Irish-American Orthopaedic Society (IAOS) Board of Directors and the Mayo Arthroplasty Conference (MAC) Committee.


The Irish-American Orthopaedic Society (IAOS) welcomes you to our website.
We are a professional organization for orthopaedic surgeons who are Irish, of Irish descent, or have trained in an Irish University. Through cooperation with other Irish American organizations, and by building positive relationships with medical colleagues across the Atlantic, the IAOS strives to celebrate our rich Irish heritage while expanding orthopaedic knowledge, fostering goodwill and cooperation, and bettering the lives of those we reach.

Not a Member?

If you are not an IAOS member, we encourage you to explore the site, then join our fine
organization. We are always on the lookout for bright, talented orthopaedic surgeons in the United States, with ties to Ireland, who have much to share with the orthopaedic community.

It’s easy to join, just click on the “Membership” button to access the member benefits tab and to fill out an application form.

We look forward to welcoming you as a Society colleague who shares the same passion and drive for the practice of orthopaedics, as we do.

If you are already a member, please take a moment to reacquaint yourself with the IAOS


Thank you!