2021 Call for Abstracts and Applications


Share your knowledge with orthopaedic surgeons from around the world at the 2021 OTA Annual Meeting, October 20 - 23 in Forth Worth, Texas. The deadline for all submissions is February 3, 2021 11:59 PM CST. 

Submission Form


Paper: Paper presentations are six minutes in length. There is not a separate submission form for posters. The OTA Program Committee will determine the most effective presentation method, either paper, poster or technical tricks and innovation.

Breakout: One main topic with a moderator and 3 to 4 faculty. Open to questions from the audience. This includes case presentations. Concurrent breakout sessions are held throughout the meeting — 60 min in length. 

Main Symposium: One main topic with a moderator and 3 to 5 faculty. Leave room for discussion and questions at the end of the session. This is held in the general session room with no conflicting sessions — 90 min in length. 

Technical Tricks and Innovation: This category showcases innovative techniques and technologies and consists of case reports showing unique solutions to difficult problems.

The abstract shows a description of preliminary findings using new technology. This category is not designed to serve as an advertisement for a particular commercial product, so please avoid the appearance of commercial bias. You cannot submit your abstract to both this category and the paper category. You must choose one category.

Presentation will be a single slide (similar to a poster) displayed digitally throughout the course of the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Complete author disclosure is required for all submissions. Disclosures must be dated October 20, 2020, or later. Any disclosures made before this date will not be valid. There will be a 7-day author disclosure grace period from the close of abstract submissions. If an abstract does not have complete author disclosure by February 10, 2021, the abstract will not be reviewed by the OTA Program Committee. This includes breakout, main symposium, and technical tricks and innovation submissions. The name of the author must match exactly what is in the AAOS database to integrate with the author’s disclosure.

Submission Guidelines                                              Frequently Asked Questions 


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