Call for Submissions
for the 2021 AOA Annual Leadership Meetings

Open: Monday, June 15, 2020
Close:  Friday, August 7, 2020
Submission Fee: $25 
Please Note:  All accepted moderators must register for and attend the AOA Annual Leadership Meetings in Albuquerque, NM. Lead authors are expected to attend.

AOA Annual Leadership Meetings in Albuquerque
June 8-12, 2021

Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Conference
June 11- June 12, 2021

Own the Bone Symposium: Bone Health & Fragility Fractures
June 11, 2021

Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Convention Center

Submission Deadlines and Important Dates
Submission/Disclosure Deadline: August 7, 2020
Submitters will be notified: November 2020
Meeting Registration Opens: February 2021
Meeting Early Registration Deadline: April 28, 2021

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Symposium Submissions

AOA Annual Leadership Meeting Symposium Abstracts

Symposium presentations should be controversial, engaging, timely, and impactful. Topics should address:
  • Orthopaedic Socioeconomic Issues
  • Medical-Legal Concerns
  • Orthopaedic Research
  • Orthopaedic Academics
  • Leadership Topics
AOA Members are invited to submit an abstract for an Annual Meeting symposium. The Symposium Moderator must be an AOA member; other Symposium speakers may be non-members. An Emerging Leader can be a co-moderator with an AOA Member; however, only the AOA Member can be listed as a moderator in the submission system. If an AOA Member would like to identify an Emerging Leader as a co-moderator, please contact the AOA at  

Submission Fee - $25

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CORD Conference Symposium Abstracts

CORD Affiliates are invited to submit symposium abstracts related to resident/fellow education and training.

The Moderator of a CORD Conference Symposium must be an Affiliate of a CORD program in good standing. Additional co-authors may be non-CORD Affiliates.

Submission Fee - $25
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Own the Bone Symposium: Bone Health & Fragility Fractures Abstracts

AOA Members, Emerging Leaders and clinicians from Own the Bone-enrolled institutions are invited to submit an idea for the full-day Own the Bone symposium. 

Please include the intended length of your presentation in your submission. Own the Bone symposium submissions should:
  • Address a topic related to secondary fracture prevention, fragility fracture patient care, or bone health management of orthopaedic patients.
  • Be appropriate for a mixed clinical audience, including MDs, RNs, PAs and NPs with a range of experience in secondary fracture prevention
  • Provide your experience, successes and/or tips on setting up a secondary fracture prevention program
Moderators for Own the Bone Symposium must be an AOA member or affiliated with an Own the Bone-enrolled institution.

Submission Fee - $25

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Poster Submissions

 All posters will be electronic unless otherwise indicated upon acceptance. The following information is required to complete a submission:
  • Abstract title
  • Whether this material will be presented or published on or before June 9, 2021 (if yes, when and where), and if it was previously submitted to the American Orthopaedic Association
  • Complete presenting author/moderator and co-author/speaker contact information and disclosures
  • Word Counts:
    • Summary (150 words)
    • Objectives; Materials and Methods; Results; Conclusion (600 words total)

AOA Annual Leadership Meeting Poster Abstracts

Lead authors must accept the following responsibilities:

  • Attend the 2021 AOA Annual Meeting and/or Leadership Conference for which this abstract is being submitted
  • Electronic upload of the poster
  • Ensure all abstract content is accurate

The Lead Author must be an AOA Member or Emerging Leader. Co-authors may be non-members.

If the Lead Author fails to comply with the above responsibilities, the author will be sanctioned from submitting an abstract for the following year's Annual Leadership Meetings.

Posters are categorized as follows:

  • Adult Reconstruction Hip
  • Adult Reconstruction Knee
  • Critical Issues
  • Education (Training, Teaching, and Learning Methodology)
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Pediatrics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
  • Oncology/Tumor

Submission Fee - $25

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CORD Conference Poster Displays/Podium Presentations

Top-rated CORD Poster Abstract submissions will be considered for podium presentation, which will include a short 6-7 minute talk by the author followed by a Q&A session.

The Lead Author of a CORD Conference Poster must be an Affiliate of a CORD program in good standing. Additional co-authors may be non-CORD Affiliates.

Submission Fee - $25 

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