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AAOS Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts & Applications – Now Open!

Share your research with orthopaedic surgeons from around the world at the AAOS 2025 Annual Meeting, March 10-14, 2025 (Monday-Friday), in San Diego. Nowhere else will your discoveries reach such a wide-ranging orthopaedic audience.

Now accepting the following applications:
OVT: Applications close July 15
OrthoDome: Applications close August 30

AAOS 2025 Key Dates to Know

When planning your AAOS 2025 Annual Meeting participation and submissions, note these key deadlines and meeting dates:

  • May 1, 2024

    ICLs, Showdowns, Symposia, TechTalks, and The Ways I See It… Applications Due

  • June 3, 2024

    Paper and Poster Abstracts Due

  • July 15, 2024

    Orthopaedic Video Theater Applications Due

  • Aug. 30, 2024

    OrthoDome Video Applications Due

  • Sept. to
    Oct. 2024

    Accept Notifications Sent

  • Nov. 2024

    AAOS 2025 Annual Meeting Registration Opens

  • March 10-14
    (Monday to

    AAOS 2025 Annual Meeting in San Diego


I know research takes a lot of hard work and when you're done you want to show it off. This is a great platform for sharing my results with the largest audience possible.

AAOS Call for Abstracts References 

Other AAOS Publication Deadlines 

Learn about Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons call for research papers and case reports: 

Explore Available Learning Formats

AAOS is currently inviting applications for podium presentations as well as paper and poster abstracts. Learn more about each available education format.
  • This small, roundtable format consists of one moderator and ten knowledgeable faculty facilitators, one per table. Four to eight cases are discussed per course. After each case is presented by the moderator, faculty members facilitate discussion at their tables and aid in formulating a treatment plan. Each table then presents their proposed solution. Finally, the moderator presents the final solution and outcomes, using evidence-based data, including teaching points and references to support the selected treatment. This application must list a moderator and 10 orthopaedic faculty table facilitators at the time of submission. 11 total is the maximum faculty limit.

  • Comprised of didactic lectures and audience discussion, ICLs represent the tried and true in orthopaedics. ICLs present accepted principles and techniques, evidence-based practices, and often include pearls and pitfalls of procedures. ICLs are limited to three faculty members and a moderator. Four total is the maximum faculty limit.

  • Comprised of specialty-specific sessions, OrthoDome presentations are 7–12-minute HD or 4K videos of innovative orthopaedic surgical techniques. Videos are narrated live by presenters and are followed by short Q&A sessions. OrthoDome is a non-CME session and is included with Annual Meeting registration. Applications are for individual presentations, and low-resolution versions of the video are due at the time of application.

  • OVT video submissions undergo an extensive peer review by experts in the specialty area. Acceptance into the collection comes with benefits, including presentation at the Annual Meeting, opportunity for award-winning designation, video abstract inclusion in JAAOS, and availability to include the published video on your C.V.

  • There is one application for Paper, Poster, and ePoster presentations. On the application, you will be able to select your preferred format. The Program Committee will take your preference into consideration, but your preferred format is not guaranteed.

    Paper Presentations are four minutes in length. The presenter will speak from a podium, accompanied by a slide deck.

    Posters will be displayed in two sessions over the course of the meeting: Monday-Tuesday, and Wednesday-Thursday. Presenters are required to stand with their poster from 11:30 a.m until 12:30 p.m. each day for discussion. A 45-inch by 45-inch tackboard will be provided for your use. If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will also be required to submit an ePoster version.

    ePosters will be displayed at ePoster stations at the meeting, as well as online. Attendees will be able to search for and view ePosters at their leisure. There is no formal presentation aspect to ePosters, and attendance at the meeting is not required.

  • These one-hour sessions consist of engaging point/counterpoint debates on techniques and/or controversial procedures. Up to four faculty members will debate each other, either one-on-one or two-on-two. The Moderator will engage the learners, ask questions, and mediate the debate(s). Attendees vote for who they believe won the debate(s) using an audience response system (ARS).

  • Designed for topics that challenge convention or introduce novel perspectives, Symposia present cutting edge, controversial and innovative topics. Symposia topics should be well balanced and feature a blend of differing styles, techniques, or management, as well as a diverse faculty. Symposia may be formatted as a series of didactic lectures, but a debate-style format also works well. Symposia should have a minimum of three speakers, maximum of 13, including the moderator. A minimum of 15 minutes should be left at the end for questions and answers.

  • A Technical Skills ICL features a 10-minute video on positioning, approach, and step-by-step technical techniques, followed by a 10-minute discussion of pearls. Four to five topics per session are suggested. This type of course works well with unique procedures (i.e., nail tibia) or by breaking down a more complex operation (Revision TKA) into multiple topics. The faculty must be committed to preparing a high-quality fully edited 10-minute video, supplemented with slides as necessary. The video will be provided as a handout to attendees and is due by the handout deadline if the application is accepted. Technical Skills ICLs are limited to three faculty and one moderator.

  • These 45-minute presentations are located in the Exhibit Hall and showcase current electronic products and applications beneficial for orthopaedic surgeons and their staff.

  • Faculty provide candid opinions, just the way they see it, on contemporary, controversial and top-of-mind issues in Orthopaedics in these one-hour sessions.

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