American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

International Programs

International Committee

Guest Society and Co-Branded Initiatives

If your organization has interest in partnering with AAHKS as a Guest Society or for a Co-Branded Meeting, please contact Joshua Kerr, director of advocacy and international activities, at

Guest Societies 

AAHKS is committed to increasing the presence of international societies, their scientific research, and their members at our Annual Meetings to ensure we bring international perspectives and expertise to our members. At our 2015 Annual Meeting, we started our 1st Annual Guest Society Program, where we invite Arthroplasty societies from across the globe to partner with AAHKS and attend our Annual Meeting.

We look forward to future Guest Societies joining our program to expand the reach of arthroplasty research and exchanges internationally to the mutual benefit of all organizations involved.

2016 Guest Societies:
The Indian Society for Hip & Knee Surgeons (ISHKS) | Guest Society Flyer
The European Knee Society (EKS)

2015 Inaugural Guest Societies:
The Japanese Society for Replacement Arthroplasty (JSRA)
The Chilean Hip Society (CHS) of the Chilean Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


AAHKS as a Guest Society

bhshqlogoAAHKS will be the Guest Society at the upcoming British Hip Society Annual Meeting, March 1-3, 2017 at the Central hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, in London, UK. View the conference flyer.

AAHKS Members will receive the BHS member registration rate and a free copy of the Bone and Joint Journal. Register here. See you in March!

You will not only be able to visit with local colleagues and get an inside view of the National Health System (NHS) but you will also be paired up with a British surgeon with whom to exchange ideas and thoughts about the differences in both clinical practice patterns and payment models. The social events in the evening will be worth the trip given the spectacular locations our hosts have selected in the heart of London. We are sure that you will have an experience to remember and forge new friendships that will last a lifetime. Sign up, and join us in London in March 2017.

– Stefano Bini, MD, Chair, International Committee


Co-Branded Meetings

AAHKS leadership at EHSAAHKS believes that a greater interface with international orthopaedic societies with a similar focus on Hip and Knee surgery and patient care will serve to further our core mission and yours. For that reason, we have developed the co-branded meeting to foster a direct exchange of knowledge and information between AAHKS and international societies, create lasting professional and social connections between AAHKS and participating societies and their members, as well as broadening the reach of our educational mission. The Co-Branded meetings are intended to create lasting relationships between our societies and, as importantly, our members.

Previous Co-Branded Meetings


Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons 10th Annual Meeting
April 8-10
Chennai, India

12th Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons 2016 (ELCCR 2016)
August 3-6
Cartagena, Colombia

Arthroplasty Society in Asia (ASIA) Meeting 
September 1-3
Guangzhou, China

12th Congress of the European Hip Society (EHS) 
September 6-9
Munich, Germany