Published 5/1/2011
Kathie Niesen, CMP

AAOS introduces new abstract submission Web site

Now you can submit full-page abstracts with images
AAOS members, residents, and other orthopaedic professionals are invited to submit abstracts for the AAOS 2012 Annual Meeting, to be held in San Francisco, Feb. 7–11, 2012. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and present your research—via a podium presentation, poster, scientific exhibit, or electronic media program—at the most important education event in orthopaedics.

Submit your abstract online
The all-new, user-friendly Web-based AAOS 2012 Abstract Submission Site now offers an in-depth presentation of each abstract, including attachments of images and radiographs, within a full page of text.

Abstracts will be accepted in the following classifications:

  • Adult reconstruction—hip
  • Adult reconstruction—knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand and wrist
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Spine
  • Sports medicine/arthroscopy
  • Trauma
  • Tumor/metabolic bone disease

Be sure to disclose
The first step in the abstract submission process is disclosure. The presenter and all coauthors must disclose financial relationships in the AAOS Disclosure Database Program. Disclosure must be reported within one year of the 2012 Annual Meeting; disclosures reported on Feb. 7, 2011, or later are acceptable.

Presenters will be required to provide a valid e-mail address for each coauthor and to contact any coauthors who have not disclosed. Abstracts will not be graded if the presenter and all coauthors have not completed disclosure.

Deadlines to remember
Abstracts for podium presentations, posters, and scientific exhibits must be received by June 1, 2011; abstracts for electronic media presentations must be received by July 15. All abstracts must be submitted online at

More than 10,000 orthopaedic surgeons from around the world will attend the AAOS 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Take this opportunity to contribute to the advancement of orthopaedic science and practice. Contact your coauthors, verify their disclosures of financial relationships, and submit your abstract before the deadline.

Kathie Niesen, CMP, is education manager in the AAOS department of convention and meeting services. She can be reached at niesen@aaos.org