Dr. Laurencin traveled to San Diego, California to attend the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Annual Leadership Meeting from June 25-29th. The first Annual Meeting of the AOA was held in 1887, making this event the 132nd annual meeting. Attendees included over 500 key influencers and decision-makers, some of the most accomplished and distinguished orthopaedic surgeons in North America.
The AOA equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the ever-changing landscape of the health care environment. Through its diverse constituency of orthopaedic leaders, the AOA focuses on leadership, academic, and critical issues associated with the specialty. The goal of the association is to engage the orthopaedic community to develop leaders, strategies, and resources to guide the future of musculoskeletal care.