2023 IAOS Orthopaedic Symposium

The 2023 IAOS Orthopaedic Symposium will be held in beautiful Dublin, Ireland on August 24-25, 2023. This incredible event is being held at the historic Trinity College Dublin in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute!

The two-day symposium will feature presentations and symposia on issues of current interest. We expect physicians from Ireland, Europe, and the United States to participate and attend. Earn CMEs while attending this enlightening conference and have a chance to collaborate and exchange ideas with your colleagues.

You may want to consider staying an extra day and attending the Navy-Notre Dame Football Game on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. This will be the 96th playing of this exciting matchup! If you interested in attending, Data Trace Management Services is handling special ticket packages for IAOS members, and details will be posted here once they are available.

Industry/Exhibitors: Please view our Exhibitors page for more information.

Register for the 2023 IAOS Orthopaedic Symposium Today!

Presidential Guest Speaker

James Webb, Jr.
Former United States Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator

James Henry Webb, Jr. is an American politician and author who served as the United States senator from Virginia from 2007-2013 and as Secretary of the Navy under then President, Ronald Reagan.

Jim Webb graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1968 and was then commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was deployed to Vietnam where his services earned him the Navy Cross for heroism, a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. After the military, Webb continued his education at Georgetown University, earning a Juris Doctor degree. He then went on to work on the staff of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, taught at the Naval Academy, and served as Secretary of the Navy – the first Naval Academy graduate to serve as the civilian head of the Navy.

Webb is also an Emmy Award winning journalist, filmmaker, and author of ten books. Webb's successful first novel, Fields of Fire, drawn from personal experience, tells the story of a platoon of United States Marines in late 1960s Vietnam. Reviewers hailed its descriptions of infantry life and combat. After five more novels, he wrote Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, a personal view of Scots-Irish and their place in American history and culture. In addition, Webb wrote the story, and was the executive producer for, the 2000 film “Rules of Engagement,” which starred Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.

Guest Speaker

Rear Admiral Bruce Gillingham
Surgeon General of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Rear Admiral Bruce GillinghamRear Admiral Bruce Gillingham holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and a Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He went on to complete a surgical internship and an orthopaedic residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Dr. Gillingham has served in various positions throughout Navy Medicine since 1982, including Director of Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis Surgery; Associate Orthopedic Residency Program director; and director of Surgical Services. He has also served as deputy chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Readiness & Health; commander, Navy Medicine West; commander, Naval Medical Center San Diego; deputy commander, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth; commanding officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida; Pacific Fleet surgeon, and Fleet surgeon and director, Health Services, U.S. Fleet Forces. Since 2019, Dr. Gillingham has served as surgeon general of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

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)