Society News

ABJS seeks research papers
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS), in conjunction with Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), is seeking papers for the Nicolas Andry Award and for the Marshall R. Urist Young Investigator Award. Submission for one award precludes simultaneous submission for the other award. Winning papers must be presented at the 2018 ABJS annual meeting, May 2–6, 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal.

The $10,000 Nicolas Andry Award is open to experienced orthopaedic investigators, including surgeons doing clinically relevant basic or patient-oriented research. The submission should review a body of work conducted and published over an extended period of time that deals with the musculoskeletal system and has significantly contributed to orthopaedic knowledge and practice.

The $5,000 Marshall R. Urist Young Investigator Award is open to orthopaedic surgeon investigators younger than age 40, or with fewer than 7 years post-training (including fellowships) at the time of application. The submission deadline date for both papers is Aug. 31, 2017. For more information, visit

ABJS/ORS Richard A. Brand Award
The ABJS and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) jointly sponsor the CORR® ORS Richard A. Brand Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research. The $25,000 award will be given to an individual based on the quality and scientific merit of an original paper focused on a topic of clinical musculoskeletal relevance. The winning paper must be presented at the 2018 ORS annual meeting, March 10–13, 2018, in New Orleans. Submissions will be accepted from Aug. 16, 2016, through Oct. 31, 2017, and must adhere to the CORR Guidelines for Authors. For more information, visit

AOFAS offers MOC scored and recorded credit
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) and its official journal, Foot & Ankle International (FAI), have introduced a new continuing medical education exam covering the 2016 volume year. Open to individual FAI subscribers and AOFAS members, the exam offers 10 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Exams are multiple choice and can be taken over time with multiple devices. For more information, visit

AOFAS awards resident scholarships
The AOFAS recently selected 70 orthopaedic residents for the 2017 Resident Scholarship Program. Scholars will attend the 2017 AOFAS annual meeting, July 12–15, in Seattle, where they will have the opportunity to network with leading foot and ankle surgeons. For more information and to view the list of 2017 Resident Scholars, visit

OREF grants and funding opportunities
The Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting applications for investigator-initiated grants addressing issues in the field of orthopaedics. Various funding opportunities from $5,000 to $225,000 will be available for fellows, residents, and postdoctoral candidates. Funding will also be available soon for clinical or social research in the prevention of musculoskeletal youth sports injuries, and for research focused on the development of new cell and tissue-based strategies to prevent, repair, regenerate, or replace injured musculoskeletal tissues. For more information, visit or sign up at to receive emails as grants and awards become available and deadlines approach.

MAOA submission deadlines
The Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (MAOA) is accepting online abstract submissions for scientific paper and poster presentations at its annual meeting, April 18–22, 2018, in San Antonio. The MAOA is also accepting online applications for Traveling Fellowship (two awards up to a maximum of $5,000 each) and the Multipurpose Resident Grant Program (three awards of $4,000 each). Abstracts and applications will be accepted online only through the MAOA web site at The submission deadline is July 3, 2017.

The deadline for submitting online applications through the MAOA web site for education grants for senior resident/fellows and new in practice (first two years) ($2,500 each) to attend the 2018 MAOA annual meeting is Nov. 1, 2017. For more information, contact Sue McKinley or Pam Kluck, MAOA, 300 Third Avenue, S.E., #405, Rochester, Minn., 55904, by phone at 507-281-3431 or via email at