2020 Call for Abstracts & Applications

Share your knowledge with orthopaedic surgeons from around the world at the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting, March 9-13, San Diego, California.Nowhere else will your discoveries reach such a wide-ranging orthopaedic audience.

Paper and Poster Deadline - June 1, 2020

Orthopaedic Video Theater Deadline: July 15, 2020

ICL/Symposia Deadline: - May 1, 2020

TechTalks (formerly Technology Theater) - Closed

There will be a 30-day disclosure grace period for the Paper/Poster abstracts (June 1st, 5:01 PM Central Standard Time thru July 1st, 5:01 Central Standard Time) should you need to contact your co-authors regarding disclosure. This grace period applies only to disclosure only.  During this time, you cannot make any changes to your abstract.  

All Instructional Course Lecture and Symposia applications in each of our classifications are welcome: Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee, Basic Science, Foot and Ankle, General, Hand and Wrist, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Pediatrics, Practice Management, Shoulder and Elbow, Spine, Sports Medicine and Trauma.

AAOS will continue with track education in the classifications below; and requests applications for specific Instructional Course Lectures (ICLs) within the Specialist and/or General education tracks. To learn more about submittal for a specific track, click on the classification button below.

Advanced: This track is meant to provide higher level education for surgeons who are specialists; and in their first 5-8 years of practice after fellowship as well as those further in their career with a specialty interest.

Moderate: This track is meant to provide basic information such as tibial nailing, or primary THA tips, etc.

Educational Formats

Tips for Writing a Good Abstract

Other Association Deadlines

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons call for research papers & case reports: