Health & Safety Initiatives


The safety of all OSET participants has always been and will continue to be the top priority for our team. With the continuous and evolving landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be implementing a series of protocols and onsite procedures to ensure that we’re executing and providing a safe & healthy environment for everyone. We continue to assess all information provided by the local Las Vegas health officials, the Bellagio, and recommendations by the CDC, Health and Human Services organization, and the OSET Board of Directors.

The OSET team continues to monitor the situation, and as new developments arise, we will modify and adjust our procedures, as well as keep our community informed.

The following applies to all registrants, faculty, exhibitors, OSET staff, Bellagio staff working our meeting, spouses, partners, and significant others.

Mandatory Proof of Vaccination

Orthopaedic Summit requires full vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, AstraZeneca). There are no exceptions. Proof of vaccination is required at the time of registration.

PCR Test

A negative PCR within 72 hours of arrival is required. A digital copy of the negative test result must include the participant’s full name and date the test was administered. There are no exceptions. An app will be circulated to all participants seven days before the meeting. Please be sure to check your spam folder.

Temperature Check

A complete daily health survey and temperature check is required each time you enter the conference space. Nurses will be at the checkpoints from 5:50 am to the close of the meeting each day. If your temperature varies above normal, we will have rapid tests available to ensure a safe environment.


Advanced registration is strongly recommended this year to avoid wait times and for a smoother contactless process. Your time at registration will be reduced through our mobile badge check-in. This allows attendees to scan their registration QR code at our registration desk for badge printing. Note each day a new color dot will appear on your badge to pass through security.

Sanitation Stations

The hotel will provide touch-free sanitizer stations throughout the meeting space.

Meeting Space Cleaning

The OSET team will be working closely with the Bellagio to ensure that meeting space is cleaned and all sanitizing protocols, per the local Las Vegas health department, are being met.

Policies are subject to change as per CDC recommendations.

About Bellagio

The MGM Resorts is singularly focused on the well-being of their employees and visitors from around the world. They have set forth guidelines by the local health and public officials to provide a safe and high level of customer service environment for all guests. The enhancements and protocols are continually evolving based on data, science, public health guidelines, and the most up-to-date knowledge of COVID-19. The MGM Resorts’ Health and Safety Commitment can be viewed in its entirety HERE.

FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

Is everyone required to wear a mask?

No, not at this time. However, we continue to assess all information provided by the local Las Vegas health officials, the Bellagio, and those mandates and/or recommendations placed upon by the CDC and Health and Human Services organization. In compliance with the local health officials, we will provide updates on PPE, social distancing, and wearing masks as we get closer to the meeting. As an indoor event with all air filters in place, we are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that our attendees feel safe during the ongoing education.

Will you be doing COVID-19 testing onsite?

OSET will not provide on-site testing. The MGM Resorts is partnering with Community Ambulance to provide In-Room COVID-19 testing for registered hotel guests only staying at Bellagio if you suddenly feel ill. For more information and for assistance with scheduling an appointment, please click on the following LINK. 

Are OSET team members, partners, faculty, and Bellagio staff working the meeting required to follow the same rules as attendees?

Yes. All attendees will be required to follow the same protocols and procedures of providing a vaccination card, a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to arrival, and daily temperature checks prior to entering the meeting space at all check points.

What if I start to feel sick; who should I contact?

Should you feel you are having COVID-19 symptoms, we request you remain in your room and contact the OSET staff immediately. We will work with Bellagio management and security for immediate support and assistance in getting you to a local testing facility or medical office, should immediate medical assistance be needed.

If you require immediate assistance, please contact the following OSET staff member(s):

  • Liza Ortiz: 702-782-7058 (mobile)
  • Kathleen Maiorana: 201-407-6423 (mobile)

If you would like to speak to a Bellagio team member and/or have additional questions while on property, you may contact them directly at 702-693-7175 or dial the following extension from an in-house telephone, 77175.

Do you know what the airline requirements are for any flights to Las Vegas?

We encourage you to visit your airline’s website to understand their specific protocols.

What can I expect in the Exhibit Hall?

  • It is requested that exhibitors clean and sanitize their areas continuously throughout the day.
  • Bellagio will keep all food & beverage and networking areas sanitized and clean throughout the day.
  • Bellagio facilities team will be sanitizing the meeting space nightly.

All attendees will be required upon registration to accept the Orthopaedic Summit “Terms & Conditions”. Terms & Conditions are subject to change, so we do encourage you continue to check back for possible changes.

We look forward to welcoming you back in person and THANK YOU in advance for helping to keep our community safe and healthy! We are committed to another amazing Orthopaedic Summit of over 1,000 participants, and look forward to seeing you in December!

Orthopaedic Summit

PO Box 189
Bayville, NJ  08721
Phone +1 (212) 987-OSET (6738)

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11th Orthopaedic Summit 2021
Bellagio Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
December 11 – 14, 2021

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