2017 OTA Annual Meeting

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Convention Center

October 11-14, 2017

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Preliminary Program


Attendee Registration

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

Industry Registration 

Resident Fracture Course - October 11-13

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities


Podium Presenter and Poster Information  


Abstract Search - Search OTA abstracts from previous years. 


Important Travel Information for all non-Canadian Attendees

Meeting Details 

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

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



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.


Travel - for complete travel information go to this link.

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) 

New! Primary Inspection Kiosks installed at Vancouver Airport
ave time and read about preparing for your entry into Vancouver.

Arriving at Vancouver International Airport - step by step directives


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) 


Contact OTA with questions

Email: ota@ota.org 

Phone:  847-698-1631 

Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm Central