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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Preliminary Program

Hotel - housing block closes September 30th                  

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

Important Travel Information for Non-Canadian Attendees 

Presentation Guidelines 


Registration  - 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



Discounted room rates have been secured at area hotels for OTA attendees. Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 632-8165.  Rooms at the discounted OTA rates can sell quickly so be sure to book your hotel early for the best selection and price. The Fairmont Waterfront, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Pan Pacific Vancouver and Vancouver Marriott Downtown are all included in the meeting block. All scientific sessions and exhibits will be held in the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Center.


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


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

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