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Registration is Open!

IAOS 2019 Orthopaedic Conference

September 6-7, 2019
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Cape Cod, MA

The IAOS Orthopaedic Conference will feature presentations and symposia on issues to keep you up-to-date on the latest orthopaedic research and best practice techniques. We expect physicians from Ireland, Europe, and the United States to participate and attend, making this conference the perfect venue to collaborate and exchange ideas.

You can earn 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits by attending the Scientific Program. You could earn up to 3 additional CMEs through the multimedia education sessions that will be available during the Conference.

The IAOS Orthopaedic Conference is a family-friendly event. In addition to many activities happening at and around the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, we've planned some exciting social activities to show off the beauty of Cape Cod!

A Message from New IAOS President, Derek Bennett, MD

Thank you for attending this year's IAOS Cocktail Reception held on March 14, 2019 at the Nine Fine Irishmen pub in Las Vegas.

I certainly enjoyed seeing all of you and was extremely honored to be inducted as your new IAOS President by Dr. Donald O'Malley, who has served brilliantly as your president for the past two years.

As your new President, I'd like to share a little of my background with you. I am currently a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon specializing in all aspects of primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery, and am Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Mayo General Hospital in County Mayo, Ireland, as well as an Orthopaedic

Surgeon in the Galway Clinic.I am a member and former chairman of the Irish Faculty of the AO Organization, and the only Irish Orthopaedic Surgeon on the European Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. I also serve as Vice President of the Orthopaedic section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and as a board member of the Irish Osteoporosis Society.

And, I'm proud to have been the Irish pioneer for rapid recovery surgery after hip and knee replacement and for introducing the program into Mayo General Hospital.

I look forward to the next two years as your IAOS President and ask for your continued support to help the Society grow.

Dr. Derek Bennett

Meet Your New IAOS President


Don O'MalleyDonald E. O'Malley, MD

Dear Fellow IAOS Members,

What an honor it was to be inducted as your new President on St. Patrick's Day during our 2017 Irish-American Orthopaedic Society reception held in beautiful San Diego, California.

Many of you may already know me, but for those who don't, here is a very brief history.

I earned my medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where I continue to serve as Assistant Professor of Surgery. I trained at Bethesda Maryland Naval Hospital, honing my skills as a shoulder and upper extremity surgeon. As a Naval Flight Surgeon, I had the extreme pleasure to work as a member of the Space Shuttle Recovery Team and I worked with the Navy Flight Demonstration team, the Blue Angels.

After my 16-year Navy medial career, I settled in Cape Cod to practice orthopaedic surgery, with the goal of merging the high-tech ability of university-level hospitals with the one-on-one doctor/patient relationship seen in small community hospitals. Now established as the "Shoulder Guy", I perform reconstructive shoulder procedures, as well as total shoulder replacements for arthritis and post-traumatic conditions.

Induction Ceremony, March 17, 2017

And, now, as your new IAOS President, I would like to thank Dr. Eddie McDevitt for his exemplary service as our society's President over the past two years. The Irish-American Orthopaedic Society embodies a unique and wonderful heritage, and I urge you to reach out to me with any ideas or suggestions you may have to help our organization grow as we continue to contribute to the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Also, I'd like to remind you to pay your 2017 dues in support of our association. By keeping your 2017 dues current, then paying your dues next year for 2018, you will be eligible to attend the 2018 IAOS meeting in the scenic town of Westport, in County Mayo, Ireland. Once again, our meeting will coincide with the Mayo Arthroplasty Conference, being held in the beautiful Knockranny House Hotel on April 20-22, 2018.

Don't miss this great opportunity to embrace your Irish heritage and meet with friends and fellow colleagues!

Sláinte (May You be Well!),
Don O'Malley, MD

New room location for the IAOS Cocktail Reception

The St. Patrick's Day IAOS Cocktail Reception has been moved to a
beautiful outdoor terrace!

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 PM

We've moved the IAOS Cocktail Reception to the beautiful outdoor SEAVIEW TERRACE located in the Harbor Tower of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with friends and colleagues at the Irish-American Orthopaedic Society at our Annual Cocktail Reception!

The reception will now be held at the Seaview Terrace, located in the Seaview Restaurant at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel. The terrace is located in the Harbor Tower, right outside of the main hotel half-way between the hotel and Sally's Fish House & Bar.

Enjoy live, bagpipe music, and complimentary food and drink such as:

  • Oven Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Au Gratin Potatoes and Mushroom Salad
  • Pasta Bar featuring Butternut Squash Ravioli, Grilled Chicken, Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus with Arrabbiata Sauce, Herb Gnocchi, Tiger Shrimp, Spinach and Lobster Sauce, and much more
  • Fresh Vegetable Crudites
  • Delicious Desserts - Irish Brownies, Shamrock Cookies, and Lemon Bars

Your entrance to the reception is assured if you are a member in good standing. You spouse or guest may also attend for a reception fee of $50.

If you still need to satisfy your membership obligations, please do so before the reception at to avoid any delays at the door.


Friday, March 17 • 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Reception in the Seaview Terrace
1 Market Place • San Diego, CA 92101

We'll see you on the terrace!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us at theAnnual IAOS Cocktail Reception!

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Join Your IAOS Friends and Colleagues in Glorious, Sunny San Diego as we Celebrate St.  Patrick's Day in Style!

While attending the AAOS meeting this year on March 14-18, 2017, we invite you to join us at the Annual Irish-American Orthopaedic Society's perfectly-timed St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Reception!

Our reception is being held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego hotel, where you'll enjoy the sumptuous fare and the exciting, live, bagpipe music while experiencing the breathtaking sunset of San Diego's west coast.

Your entrance to the reception is assured if you are a member in good standing. You spouse or guest may also attend for a reception fee of $50. If you still need to satisfy your membership obligations, please do so before the reception at to avoid any delays at the door.


Friday, March 17
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Reception in the Cortez Hill B Suite
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

We look forward to seeing you there!

Stay Green!

Please don't let your IAOS membership lapse!

It's easy to renew your membership for 2017

Here's all you need to do to pay your dues:

Please use the online or print option below to complete the Membership Application for your 2017 IAOS Membership Dues:

  1. Online: Complete the online application with your credit card; or
  2. Print: Click to download the PDF application, complete all parts and choose one of the following options to make your payment:

    Email to: with credit card information
    Fax to: 410.494.0926 with credit card information, or
    Mail with check made payable to IAOS to:
    IAOS / 110 West Road / Suite 227 / Towson, MD 21204

Upcoming Events


Join us for our Cocktail Reception on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2017, when you attend the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego, CA. All members in good standing are invited to attend. Details will be posted on our website as we get closer to the event. We look forward to seeing you there!


Our friends at MAC would like to remind you about their upcoming conference being held February 24-26, 2017 in the beautiful town of Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. Tickets are still available and may be purchased here.

IAOS 2016 Ireland Meeting

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that this 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 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.
We hope to see you there!

IAOS Cocktail Reception Reminder

Dear IAOS Member:

March is not far away, which means it is almost time for this year's Irish-American Orthopaedic Society Cocktail Reception, being held in Orlando, Florida during the AAOS Annual Meeting. Our reception will take place on the Pool Balcony of the Rosen Centre Hotel, where you'll relax with colleagues and friends by the crystal blue pool waters, while enjoying the balmy nighttime breezes.

March 3 meeting resortDon't miss this perfect opportunity to meet, socialize, and network with fellow IAOS members and colleagues, while attending this prestigious conference. Your entrance to the reception is assured if you are a member in good standing, and your spouse or guest may attend for a reception fee of $50. If you still need to satisfy your membership obligations, please do so before the reception, at, to avoid any delays at the door.


Friday, March 4
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Rosen Centre Hotel
Pool Balcony
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819-8122


Open Bar:
Top Shelf Brands
Irish Whiskey
Domestic Beers

Wee Bites:
Beef Wellington
Shepard's Pie
Seasonal vegetables and dip
Imported and domestic cheeses
Warm French Brie en croute
...and more!

Hearty Fare:
Carving board with beef tenderloin
Pasta bar with lobster ravioli and more
Vegetarian pot stickers
Chicken lo mein
...and more!

Luscious Sweets:
Fresh strawberries and deep-fried bananas
topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle
Cheesecake lollipops
Tuxedo strawberries

We look forward to seeing you there!
And, don't forget to sign up for the April 15th IAOS meeting in County Mayo, Ireland! Register today at!

Best Regards,
Eddie McDevitt
President IAOS

IMPORTANT NOTICE to Active Members:

A reminder... IAOS annual dues are $150. You may pay by mail, by phone, or by logging here to renew your membership.
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).

Thank you so much for your continued support.