American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

International Programs

International committee

The Guest Society Program

AAHKS is committed to increasing the presence of international societies, their scientific research, and their members at our Annual Meeting to ensure we bring international perspectives and expertise to our members. At our 2015 Annual Meeting, we started the 1st Annual Guest Society Program, where we invited 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 each year to expand the reach of arthroplasty research and exchanges internationally to the mutual benefit of all organizations involved. If your society is interested in partnering with AAHKS as a Guest Society, please complete the Statement of Interest Form.

2018 Guest Societies:
British Hip Society (BHS)
Italian Hip Society (SIdA)

2017 Guest Societies:
Colombian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (SCCOT)
European Hip Society (EHS)

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 successfully served as the first official Guest Society of the British Hip Society at its Annual Meeting, March 1-3, 2017 in London, UK.


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.

If your society has interest in partnering with AAHKS for a Co-Branded Meeting, please read our Co-Branded Meeting Contract and complete the online contract form or send a completed letter of intent as directed in the contract. 

Upcoming Co-Branded Meetings


20th Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Uruguay
September 26-29
Esplendor Wyndham Grand Hotel, Montevideo, Uruguay
AAHKS will host a booth
Submit an online abstract, July 31 deadline


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


23rd Congress of the Argentinian Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ACARO)
September 20-22
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ukrainian Association of Orthopaedists and Traumatologists (UAOT) Conference
“Current Issues of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty”
October 5-6
Kharkiv, Ukraine

ESSKA-EKA Open Meeting: Innovation in Degenerative Knee Surgery
October 13-14
Berlin, Germany

Chilean Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
November 16-17
Viña del Mar, Chile


Chinese Hip Society Annual Meeting
March 2-4
Gui Yang, Gui Zhou, China

5th International Course on Hip and Knee Replacement
Hosted by Clinica San Bernardo and Mayo Clinic
March 23-24
Swissotel, Lima, Peru

Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS) Annual Congress
May 10-13
Hangzhou City, Zhejiang, China

Contact Us

If your organization has interest in partnering with AAHKS as a Guest Society, hosting AAHKS as a Guest Society or for a Co-Branded Meeting in your country, please contact Joshua Kerr, Director of Advocacy and International Activities, at