Member Benefits

As the largest orthopaedic subspecialty society, AANA is positioned to offer an array of member benefits that you won't find anywhere else. Our members have identified six key areas of need and we develop and deliver programs, products, and services to meet these challenges head-on.

Lifelong Learning

  • Our Annual Meeting, free for Active and Associate members and steeply discounted for other statuses, is the largest arthroscopy-only event in the world.
  • Our cadaver lab courses in the OLC set the the standard for hands-on arthroscopic skills training. AANA members attend at a reduced rate.
  • AANA members also receive members-only pricing at our Fall Course, Specialty Day, and other meetings.
  • Our online education programs are available anywhere, anytime, and are always free for members.

Practice Development

  • Membership includes a free license for Surgical Outcomes Systemâ„¢ (SOS) global data registry
  • Members-only pricing on patient information pamphlets
  • Resources on
    • Members-only CodingResources
    • For Patients section including animated procedures
    • Find A Doctor feature to drive patients to your practice

Scientific and Technical Resources

  • Membership includes a free subscription to our very own peer-reviewed journal Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and its online video-based companion
  • We have a track record of publishing high-quality textbooks, most recently the AANA Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques Series
  • Membership includes free access to our members-only Online Educational Video Library

Innovation and Advocacy

  • Research awards and grants
  • Traveling fellowship
  • Health policy fellowship
  • Lobbying efforts

Personal Achievement & Advancement

  • Volunteer Leadership Roles on Committees and the Board of Directors
  • Publishing Opportunities the Arthroscopy JournalInside AANA newsletter, and members-only Pearls
  • Teaching & Presenting Opportunities


  • A built-in network of more than 4,000 peers
  • Online member directory to make connections
  • An emphasis on face-to-face meetings and events