Join us in Beautiful Ireland!

April in Ireland!

Next year's IAOS meeting will be held in Ireland's breathtaking County Mayo.
Knockranny House Hotel & Spa ~ April 15-17, 2016


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that next year's IAOS meeting will be held from April 15-17, 2016 in conjunction with the prestigious Mayo Arthroplasty Conference (MAC), one of Ireland's largest orthopaedic meetings.

The conference will take place at the luxurious Knockranny House Hotel & Spa in the beautiful town of Westport, located in County Mayo near Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. The scenic splendor and exciting activities make this meeting the perfect place for our members in good standing, to bring their families for a vacation they'll never forget!

Our IAOS meeting will be held on Friday afternoon, April 15th, where we'll present papers and/or talks by IAOS members on orthopaedic subjects of their choice. Please send us an email at if you have an interest in presenting. "Call for Papers" details will follow soon.

And, don't miss the March Cocktail Reception!

Here's another great event you won't want to miss! Mark your calendars for the IAOS cocktail reception being held Friday evening, March 4, 2016 during the AAOS Conference in beautiful, sunny Orlando, Florida! Details to come.

It's a great time to be Irish!'s ALWAYS a great time to be Irish! But now you can travel back to the incredible country where it all started! To attend this auspicious meeting, you need to go online to satisfy your dues at In order to attend next year's Ireland meeting, your 2015 and 2016 dues must be paid before the actual meeting date, April 15, 2016.

We invite you to encourage eligible orthopaedic surgeons of your acquaintance to join our illustrious Irish-American Orthopaedic Society as we continue to celebrate our rich Irish heritage, expand orthopaedic knowledge, foster goodwill and cooperation, and better the lives of those we reach.

Best regards,

Eddie McDevitt
President, IAOS

Complimentary Subscription to Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances!

Upon submitting your IAOS dues, you will receive a complimentary subscription to JSOA, which offers free CMEs with each quarterly issue (maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category-1 credits per issue).

IMPORTANT NOTICE to Active Members:

A reminder... IAOS annual dues are now $150. You may pay by mail, by phone, or by logging onto the IAOS website to renew your membership. Thank you so much for your continued support.

Do you have important information you'd like to share with your fellow IAOS members? Please let us know so we can post the information on our IAOS website.

Spouse/Guest Tours

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

Thursday, August 24, 10:00 am – 12 noon (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 9:45 am)

Join Lorcan Collins, author, historian, and podcaster, as he takes you to the relevant battle sites of the Easter Rising of 1916 – one of the most dramatic events in the history of Ireland’s struggle for independence from the British Empire. The executions of the leaders after the Rising awakened a generation to the cause of Irish freedom, resulting in the War of Independence, the formation of the Irish Free State and, as a result, the Irish Civil War.

Price $19


Dublin Food and Fashion Walking Tour

Thursday, August 24th, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 1:15 pm)

If you love to eat and love to shop, this is the tour for you! Try on diamonds and cashmere scarves, enjoy luscious chocolates and savories made especially for you, smell exotic perfumes, and hear the stories and history behind them all when you visit Dublin boutiques and eateries.

Price $83


Kilkenny Day Tour

Friday, August 25th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 8:45 pm – returns to Lobby at 5:30 pm)

Travel by private coach to visit the Medieval City of Kilkenny. This city is small and compact enough to explore on foot and is full of fascinating historical buildings and contemporary shops, design galleries, and restaurants. Your Guide will take you on an epic journey of Kilkenny’s past followed by a tour of Kilkenny Castle, one of the most magnificent castle's in Ireland, built by the Normans who arrived in the city during the 12th century. Your tour of Kilkenny City also includes a visit to St. Canice’s Cathedral, Smithwick’s Experience Visitor’s Center (brewers of Smithwick’s Ale for over 300 years), and lunch at the charming Kyteler's Inn.

Price: $160 (minimum of 16 people)