Kathie Niesen, CMP
Do you have a research idea that would make a great presentation? Consider formulating it into an abstract and sharing it with AAOS members, residents, and other orthopaedic professionals during the premiere educational event in orthopaedics—the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting, March 19–23, 2013, in Chicago.
The AAOS Program Committee invites you to submit your abstracts for paper/poster presentations, scientific exhibits, and multimedia education presentations. The online abstract submission system, which was implemented for the 2012 Annual Meeting, enables authors to submit full-page abstracts and attach images such as radiographs, photos, and graphs.
“The abstract system now allows more detailed information to be submitted, improves grading, and ultimately results in better presentations at Annual Meeting,” said Steven L. Frick, MD, chair of the 2013 Annual Meeting Program Committee.
A subclassification system has also been implemented that enables authors to select both primary and secondary classifications for their submissions. This is intended to help authors streamline their submissions and to assist graders in rating similar abstracts.
Keep in mind that all authors must enter their disclosures in the AAOS Disclosure Database before their abstract will be considered and graded. The Program Committee is adamant that authors’ disclosures be available for review by the grader. This requirement will result in improved transparency and help ensure high-quality, unbiased presentations.
The abstract submission website opens April 1. The deadline for paper/poster presentations and scientific exhibit submissions is June 1; the deadline for multimedia education presentations is July 15.
Kathie Niesen, CMP, is the education manager in the AAOS convention & meeting services department.