Published 4/1/2013

Submit 2014 Abstracts, Applications Now

The Central Program and Instructional Course Committees encourage AAOS members to submit abstracts for presentation and application for courses and symposia at the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The abstract submission/application process opened April 1.

Submitting an abstract
Submit an abstract for a paper or poster presentation, scientific exhibit, or a multimedia education presentation. The deadline for submitting scientific exhibits and paper or poster presentations is June 1; multimedia abstracts are due July 15.

The abstract system enables you to submit full-page abstracts, as well as images, radiographs, photographs, and chart grafts as attachments. Abstract submissions should include both a primary classification (such as trauma or pediatrics) and a secondary subclassification from the dropdown box. This will help ensure that abstracts are graded and rated with similar abstracts. Coauthors of accepted papers and posters receive a discounted registration fee.

All authors must disclose in the AAOS Disclosure Database (www.aaos.org/disclosure) before the grading process begins.

Courses and symposia
Applications to present a symposium or Instructional Course at the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting are due by May 1.

The Central Instructional Course Committee is introducing a new series of “technical skills” courses. These 2-hour courses should focus on positioning, approaches, and step-by-step technical tips on video followed by a 10-minute discussion of practical advice (pearls). This type of course is well-suited for covering unique procedures (such as intramedullary nailing of the tibia or applying open reduction, internal fixation for a fractured humerus) or a specific aspect of a more complex operation (such as revision total knee arthroplasty).

The innovative educational format features the unique use of audiovisual or technology and offer an educational format that is new or technologically advanced.

Coverage of cutting-edge topics, controversial issues, and debates is best suited to the symposium format, which features multiple experts presenting various aspects a topic or a variety of topics surrounding a single issue.

Whether submitting an abstract or applying for an instructional course or symposium, all authors must disclose in the AAOS Disclosure Database prior to grading.

Be a part of one of the largest and most prestigious orthopaedic meetings in the world—the AAOS Annual Meeting. Go online today at www.aaos.org/abstracts and submit your abstract or application for the 2014 Annual Meeting, March 11–15, New Orleans.