26th – 27th July 2019  //  Cypress Lakes Resort, Hunter Valley



We very much look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 NSW AOA Annual Scientific Meeting to be held at the Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley from Friday 26 July to Saturday 27 July.


The meeting is very much designed to be family friendly, and we encourage all delegates to attend with their partners and children. Free childcare facilities will be available throughout the meeting. Registration fees will be waived for registrars and their families, and kept to a minimum for fellows of the NSW branch of the AOA.


The Friday afternoon session will comprise instructional course lectures and technique tips covering a wide gamut of orthopaedic surgeries.  This session has been specifically designed for trainees and forms part of the mandatory NSW bone school requirements.


On Friday evening there will be a casual barbecue dinner for all delegates and their families.


The Saturday morning session will be the traditional scientific programme of open papers allowing trainees, non-trainees and Orthopaedic Surgeons to present their scientific research projects.


The Saturday afternoon plenary session will have a variety of stimulating talks on several diverse topics including ethics, medico-legal issues registrar training and orthopaedic diversity.


There will be a conference dinner on the Saturday evening, and Sunday will be left open to explore the many and varied sights of the Hunter Valley.


Governance education for AOA members


The NSW Branch will offer a half-day governance education session for AOA members attending the meeting.


The course has been developed and customised for Australian orthopaedic surgeons by AOA CEO Adrian Cosenza, who is a long-standing fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. It provides an increased understanding of the effective and responsible working of boards and committees. Any AOA member currently serving on an AOA committee, interested in doing so, or looking to more effectively and productively engage with hospital committees or other groups, is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. The course is offered at no cost, and is a valuable member benefit, but spaces will be limited.   Registration for this workshop will be included in the conference registration form.


We very much look forward to seeing you at the 2019 NSW AOA Branch ASM.

Andrew Wines

NSW Chair

Zsolt Balogh

NSW Scientific Secretary