2018 AOC Annual Meeting

Nashville, TN • October 2-4

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Open Enrollment – 2018 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, Oct 2 – Thursday, Oct 4 • Nashville, TN • Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown

The AOC Annual Meeting will gather CAOs, Clinical Operations Managers, EMR Leads, and Orthopaedic Hospital Service Line Managers. Please come as a group to represent your department and to learn from your peers across the country’s top academics. 100% of all attendees last year (58+ Departments were represented) indicated in our follow-up poll that they planned to attend in 2018!

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The AOC Registration rate is discounted to $550 (not including processing fee) for those who register prior to June 1, 2018. The regular rate is $650. No registration refunds will be granted after August 1, 2018.

Registration Includes:

  • Welcome Reception on Tuesday Evening
  • 2 Continental Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • Dinner & Live Musical Performance Wednesday evening at one of Nashville’s most famous venues!
  • 3 Days of Meeting Space in the Hotel
  • All Meeting Materials
  • AOC Gift
  • AOC Planning Committee Dinner Tuesday Evening

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There will be specific agenda items and breakout sessions for all administrative position types: EMR, Clinical Operations, Chief Administrative Officers, and Hospital Service Line Directors.  The AOC registration is still – hands down- the best buy in the country!


The agenda features a range of topics covering all of the most relevant subjects across academic orthopedic administration.

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Annual Meeting Location

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown

305 Korean Veterans Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37201


We have reserved a limited number of rooms at discounted rate of $259/night at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown (same location as the meeting).

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What Our Attendees are Saying:

“I find this conference to be extremely valuable. I am amazed by the intelligence and talent that I am surrounded by more so than at the AAOE meetings. This is far more intimate and focused on the challenges of academic medicine. Wonderful job Mike”

“This is an amazing group of professionals that are extremely encouraging to new members to Ortho. I find the networking an incredible opportunity and very helpful.”

“It was without a doubt the most directly relevant meeting I’ve ever participated in, and I’m excited at the prospect of applying the experiences and insights shared by my peers. I will definitely be sharing many of the presentations with my department head. I’m looking forward to next year’s conference, wherever it is held, and will be strongly encouraging my hospital service line administrator to attend.”

“Great meeting, this is the most relevant meeting of the year and the topics are always spot on…”

“It’s amazing how far and fast this organization and event has come under and due to mikes leadership and energy. I am very appreciative and impressed.”

“Each year the information shared is amazing, applicable and helps me to determine directions for future projects…”

“I can’t express enough how well the meeting was planned, organized, and executed. You and team did amazing work pulling together the academic programs that shape the medical community and in my assessment provide the educational opportunity for like minds to grow in the space…”

“This was my first meeting and I am taking back a lot of ideas. Overall, everything was great!”

Ratings from Last Year’s Meeting:

97% of attendees rated the SOCIAL ACTIVITIES an A or A-

91% of attendees rated the NETWORKING an A or A-

94% of attendees rated the SPEAKERS an A or A-

93% of attendees rated the VALUE (price vs. what you gained) an A or A-

93% of attendees rated the OVERALL SATISFACTION OF THE AOC MEETING an A or A-

AOC Voted #1 Most Valuable Organization among Academic Orthopaedic Administrators