Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are commonly asked questions about the AO Annual Meeting. If you need additional information, please call Kelly Burns in the Meeting Registration Department at (847) 725-2284 or send your questions by email to

How do I register to attend?
The fastest and easiest way is to register online by accessing the registration site by CLICKING HERE. This link can also be found in the top menu on each page of the Annual Meeting website.

You can also register by mailing or 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 cutoff date do the registration fees increase?
The discounted early registration rates end at midnight, Central Standard Time (U.S.-Chicago). The increased rate begins at 12:01 am on the morning following the cutoff dates.

Does AO offer discounts on hotel accommodations?
Yes, Annual Meeting attendees will receive a special room rate at the chosen official meeting hotels for 2020 Annual Meeting. CLICK HERE for more information about the 2020 meeting hotels.

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. The Academy of Osseointegration can provide a “letter of invitation” to our attendees from countries outside the U.S.

To request your letter of invitation, please contact AO by emailing The letter will be sent to you by email after you’ve completed your registration.

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 by available at the Washington State Convention Center?
Yes. Free wireless access is available throughout most of the convention center, including the plenary session meeting rooms and the exhibit hall.

What is appropriate meeting attire?
Business casual attire is recommended for this meeting.

How do I become a member of AO?
TheĀ  electronic membership application form can be found on AO’s website,, and is recommended to facilitate faster processing time.

Downloadable membership application forms are also available on the AO website and can be 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.
Learn more about AO membership here.

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