Other Booth Activities
Exhibitors are permitted to demonstrate equipment and to make informational presentations regarding products or services in a manner which assures all exhibitor personnel and attendees are within the exhibitor’s booth space and not encroaching on the aisle or neighboring exhibits.
Exhibitors may utilize the services of celebrities or other individuals who are employed as spokespersons for the exhibiting company; however, using such individuals requires approval from AAOS.
AAOS is the sole provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits at the Annual Meeting between the hours of 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. CME credit cannot be provided for presentations in the exhibit halls or time spent viewing the technical exhibits.
Video displays are permitted and encouraged, but should be relevant to the company and/or product(s) being exhibited. In the spirit of maintaining the professional nature of the AAOS Annual Meeting, video display of entertainment events in an exhibit booth, including sporting events, television shows, movies, and concerts is prohibited.
Exhibitors may include sports related activities in their booth provided they pertain to range of motion, are applicable for an exhibitor’s product(s), and must receive approval from AAOS. These sports related activities must be set far enough back in an exhibitor’s booth as not to obstruct the aisles or prevent access to any nearby exhibitor booths.
Exhibitors are not permitted to use live or human tissue in any booth to demonstrate techniques or instrumentation; companies that provide the market with human or xenograft tissues may exhibit them in securely sealed packaging only, and these tissues cannot be removed from the packaging.
The use of magicians, costumed characters, dancers, or other entertainment of this nature is prohibited.
Only such activities that, in the sole discretion of the AAOS, are in keeping with the professional nature of the Annual Meeting will be permitted.