Frequently Asked Questions

The following are commonly asked questions about the AO Annual Meeting. If you need additional information, please call the Meeting Registration Department at (847) 439-1919 or send your questions by email to: meetings@osseo.org

How do I register to attend?

The fastest and easiest way is to register online. You can access the registration site by clicking the REGISTER HERE link below. This link can also be found on each page of the Annual Meeting website.

You can also register by mailing for faxing the Annual Meeting Registration form to the AO home office. This form is available on the homepage of the Annual Meeting website and in the Registration Packet.

What time on the cut-off date do the Registration Fees increase?

The rates increase after midnight, Central Standard Time (U.S.-Chicago).

Does AO offer discounts on hotel accommodations and airline travel?

Yes, Annual Meeting attendees will receive a special room rate at the (Hotel) and the (Hotel) hotels, the official meeting hotels for the AO 2017 Annual Meeting. Click the link below to make your reservations. A credit card will be needed to hold your reservation.

How do I get to the meeting hotels?

The recommended form of local travel from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the Orange County Convention Center, and meeting hotels, is Mears Transportation Shuttle Service. For more detailed information about pricing and reservations, click the link below.

How do I get a letter of invitation that is necessary to apply for a Visa to travel to the United States?

If you are applying for a Visa to travel to the United States, you may need to provide a document stating your intention to travel. After you have registered for the meeting, the Academy of Osseointegration can provide a “letter of invitation” to our attendees from countries outside the U.S. There is a place to request a letter on the contact information page when you register online. The letter will be sent to you by email after you have completed your registration. Please contact us at academy@osseo.org if you have any questions.

What Annual Meeting functions/activities can my spouse/guest attend?

Registered spouses and guests (limited to two per attendee) are provided access to the Exhibit Hall as well as invited to attend the Thursday evening Welcome Reception and the Friday evening President’s Reception.

Please note: ADA CERP, or other educational credit, is not available for a Spouse/Guest registration. If your Spouse/Guest wants educational credit, please register them separately as a regular attendee.

Will free wireless access to the internet be available at the San Diego Convention Center?

Free wireless access is available in designated areas of the Orange County Convention Center and these areas will be indicated with special signage. WiFi will not be available in the plenary session meeting rooms or the exhibit hall.

What is appropriate meeting attire?

Business casual attire is recommended for this meeting.

What is the average local temperature in March?

The average local temperature for Orlando in March is a high of 80°F to a low of 54°F.

How do I become a member of AO?

Membership applications can be downloaded from the AO website and mailed, emailed or faxed to the AO home office. Completed application forms must be submitted with the required information/documents and membership fees to qualify for the members discounted Annual Meeting Registration fees. Membership applications must be received in the AO office at least two weeks prior to registration deadlines. For more information about AO membership, click the link below.

If I have other questions about Annual Meeting registration, program information or activities, who do I contact?

For additional information, please contact us by:

Email: registration@osseo.org
Fax: 847-427-9656
Phone: 847-439-1919 (ask for the Meeting Registration department)