2,130 miles via I-80 to 2016 conference in San Francisco
Photos courtesy of AAOE


From the opening of the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives’ annual conference with keynote speaker Jeffrey Tambor’s hilarious and inspiring presentation “Performing Your Life” it was apparent that a well-planned event was getting underway. Through dozens of ILCS, a boatload of CE credit choices, social gatherings – both on and off-site – the business meeting, awards ceremony and closing party, it was another fast-paced convocation of healthcare leaders in Chicago. The presence of decision-makers at a conference is easily measured by the number of exhibitors. Using only that yardstick, this conference was the place to be. Both of the exhibition halls in the lower level of the Conrad Hilton were crowded with 150+ exhibitors and a steady stream of attendees. The staff of the AAOE, under the expert leadership of its Executive Director Addy M. Kujawa, CAE, blewinto the Windy City from its capital HQ in our neighboring state to the east and proceeded to execute its plan.

Jason Wallace, CIC, CRM, Senior Vice President, Horton – Insurance/Risk Advisory/Employee Benefit

AAOE Past President:

Donald A. Schreiner, MBA President 2014–2015 Second Term Ends: 2017 Rockford Orthopedic Associates Rockford IL

Executive Director:

Addy M. Kujawa, CAE American Association of Orthopaedic Executives Indianapolis IN

AAOE President:

Jim P. Kidd, CMPE Second Term Ends: 2017 Advanced Bone & Joint Saint Peters MO