2017 OTA Annual Meeting

The Orthopaedic Trauma Association's 33rd Annual Meeting will be held in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Convention Center, October 11-14, 2017. 


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Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities        

Important Travel Information for Non-Canadian Attendees 

Preliminary Program

Presentation Guidelines 

Fellowship Information Sessions & FOT Fellow Scholarship

OTA Annual Meeting Business Meeting Agenda
OTA Specialty Meeting Minutes

Pre-Meeting Events & CME listing  - listen to OTA members convey why they attend the Annual Meeting and Pre-Meeting events


  Register------ Register by October 1st! Price increases $100 per event after this date.

Attendee Registration

Annual Meeting Registration Form - Form to be mailed or faxed; if paying via check

Industry Registration 

Resident Fracture Course - October 11-13

Bike Tour Information



OTA Annual Meeting Housing block is now closed. Please contact hotels directly to make reservations.

Pan Pacific 
Fairmont Pacific Rim



Important Travel Information for Non-Canadian Attendees

Traveling and don’t know what the requirements are for your country? 
Find out if you need a visa.

International Letter of Invitation - may be required when applying for Visa

Border Patrol Recognition Entry Letter - all non-Canadian attendees can facilitate entry by printing and presenting this letter to Canadian Customs upon arrival.

US Citizens, if you plan on flying to Canada you will need a valid passport with one blank passport page and the passport must not have an expiration date within six months of October dates of travel. Check your expiration date now and renew immediately if necessary.  

Children 15 years of age and under are now required to show proof of citizenship. They are not required to show photo ID. If you are traveling with children, you should carry identification for each child. 



Vancouver International Airport (YVR) 

Taxi Service

From the airport to the Convention Center and OTA designated hotels: $31-$40

Currently, Uber and Lyft are not available in Vancouver


Public Transportation

Vancouver has an efficient transit system in place with several options to get around the city and to and from the airport and downtown Vancouver.


Trans Link: Find all the schedules, route maps, station locations, travel times and connections for every mode of public transit — Bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express — in Metro Vancouver.


If you plan on taking the SkyTrain from the airport, please check your hotel’s website for directions. Some of the hotels have SkyTrain directions posted on the Directions section of their website.

Fairmont Waterfront | Hyatt Regency | Vancouver Marriott


Canadian Currency
All of Canada uses the Canadian Dollar (CAD). The Canadian dollar’s value floats against that of all other major currencies. For up to date exchange rates visit www.xe.com/currencyconverter.


Time zone

Vancouver is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST) 


Presentation Guidelines

Abstract & Symposia - SUBMISSION CLOSED  Submitters have been notified of acceptance. 

Podium Presentation Guidelines

Poster Guidelines


Fellowship Information Sessions at the Annual Meeting


FOT Scholarship


Contact OTA with questions. Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm Central 

Email: ota@ota.org |Phone:  847-698-1631