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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 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.

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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.


Thursday, March 9, 2023
7:00-9:00 PM
Nine Fine Irishmen
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

It will be a grand night with friends & colleagues at the Nine Fine Irishmen

Stay afterwards to enjoy the live entertainment starting at 9 PM!

IAOS Cocktail Reception

March 24, 2022 · Chicago, IL

We hope you can join us at our 2022 Annual Cocktail Reception being held during the AAOS Meeting this year in exciting Chicago, IL. The reception will be held at The Gage Irish Bar & Pub on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 7 to 9 pm. Located only 2 miles from the McCormack Place Convention Center, it is the perfect spot to reunite with your IAOS friends and colleagues! Plus, Derek Bennett, MD will be passing on the duties of IAOS President to our incoming President, Michael Muldoon, MD. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Gage Irish Bar & Pub
24 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

IAOS 2021 Cocktail Reception      

 September 2, 2021 · San Diego, California       

It gives us great pleasure to announce we are holding our Annual IAOS Cocktail Reception during this year’s AAOS Annual Meeting in beautiful San Diego, California on Thursday evening, September 2, 2021. Please join us at The Field, an authentic, turn of the century Irish pub, shipped piece by piece from Ireland and relocated in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter. As soon as you walk through the door, you will be enveloped by the warm, relaxing atmosphere of an old Irish country pub, making it the perfect place to reunite with your IAOS friends and colleagues! And, it’s only a short walk from the San Diego Convention Center.

Location: The Field
Authentic Irish Pub& Restaurant
544 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101


Friday-Sunday, September 6-7, 2019

Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Don't miss this exciting new event for 2019! IAOS will hold its 2019 Orthopaedic Conference in September, 2019 at the beautiful Sea Crest Beach Hotel in breath-taking Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The scenic splendor and exciting activities make this meeting the perfect place to bring your family for a vacation they’ll never forget!

The conference is a great place to meet with friends and colleagues from the US, Ireland, and other European countries to collaborate and exchange ideas.

Please, remember, you must be a member in good standing in order to register at a discounted member rate for the conference. We hope to see you there!

2016 IAOS Meeting in Beautiful Ireland!

This year’s IAOS General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the prestigious Mayo Arthroplasty Conference (MAC), one of Ireland’s largest orthopaedic meetings. The conference takes place April 15-17 at the luxurious Knockranny House Hotel & Spa in the breathtaking 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 to bring your family for a vacation they’ll never forget! For more information, go to or

All IAOS members, in good standing, are invited to attend the IAOS General Meeting on Friday, April 15th!


Knockranny House Hotel & Spa
Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland, F28X340
Tel: +353 98 28600   Fax: +353 98 28611


Annual IAOS Cocktail Reception

The Annual IAOS Cocktail Reception will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Rosen Centre Hotel from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 during the AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

All IAOS members, in good standing, are invited to attend!


The Rosen Centre Hotel

Pool Balcony (weather permitting)
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819-8122

Annual IAOS Cocktail Reception, 2015

The Annual IAOS Cocktail Reception will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Ballys from 7:00 to 9:00pm during the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

All IAOS members, in good standing, are invited to attend!


Bally's Las Vegas
Skyview 2 Room
3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Beef Tenderloin served with Wild Mushroom Sauce
Canadian Salmon in Puff Pastry with Spinach and Shrimp filling
Pasta Extraordinaire
Baked Brie Cheese in Puff Pastry
Imported and Domestic Cheese Display
...and More


The Annual IAOS Cocktail Reception Friday, March 14, 2014 6:30-9:00pm New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 All IAOS members, in good standing, are invited!

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)