2014 Annual Meeting

The ORS is excited to celebrate its 60th Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  New Orleans is a fitting location for this special anniversary.  It is a city woven with rich history and traditions as well as exciting plans for the future. There is always something to celebrate in New Orleans and the ORS Annual Meeting is no exception!

The ORS 2014 Annual Meeting will overlap with the end of the AAOS Annual Meeting this year. This year, ORS registrants will be able to participate in the AAOS Annual Meeting and AAOS Specialty Day. Click on “ORS/AAOS Collaborating in the Science of Patient Care” below for more information.

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Abstract Information

To access, search and download the ORS 2014 abstracts (including PDF versions), please click on the link below:

2014 Abstracts

ORS 2015 Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014

Annual Meeting Volunteers Needed

We are currently looking for Annual Meeting attendees to volunteer during the ORS 2014 Annual Meeting.

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Atypical Fractures and Long-Term Use of Bisphosphonates

ORS/OREF Basic Science Course

ORS Clinical Research Forum

ORS/AAOS Collaborating in the Science of Patient Care



  • Proceed directly to the ORS Satellite Check-In, Morial Convention Center, Lobby E
  • You will get your: badge holder and lanyard, and a sticker that will give you access to the AAOS Annual Meeting
  • If you want to purchase a ticket for the Instructional Course Lectures, you will need to pay and register


  • Proceed directly to the ORS Satellite Check-In, Morial Convention Center, Lobby E
  • You can pick up your ORS Annual Meeting badge, badge holder, lanyard, and sticker
  • If you want to purchase a ticket for the Instructional Course Lectures you will to pay and register. 


  • You will need to register at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans at the ORS Annual Meeting
  • You cannot register at the Morial Convention Center
  • ORS Annual Meeting registration will open at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on 2pm on Friday, March 14, 2014.

ORS Meeting Attendees                        AAOS Meeting Attendees

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Disclosure Index

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society.  The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendees will be able to claim CME from the ORS 2014 Annual Meeting by completing the CME form on the ORS website following the meeting in New Orleans.

Meeting Objectives

• To present the best available research from all disciplines of musculoskeletal research.

• To promote the exchange of ideas and encourage collaborations in orthopaedic research.

• To encourage promising and emerging areas in musculoskeletal research including basic science education, and research strategies by use of forums, workshops, special sessions and special interest meetings.


The materials presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society have been made available by the Orthopaedic Research Society for educational purposes only. The material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations. The Orthopaedic Research Society disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages  resulting to any individual attending the meeting and for all claims, which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by physician or any other person. No reproduction of any kind, including audiotapes and videotape, may be used in any portion of the ORS Annual Meeting. The ORS reserves all of its rights to such material, and commercial reproduction is specifically prohibited.

Photo Disclaimer

Absolutely no photography, video, audio recording, or reproduction of any kind may be taken during any portion of the 2014 Annual Meeting. The ORS reserves all of its rights to such materials, and commercial recording or reproduction is specifically prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, digital and film photography, videography, cellular phones, and other image or audio recording devices. This policy will be strictly enforced.

2014 Supporters Program

Connect with the ORS to promote, award and inspire musculoskeletal research. At a time of increasing competition and diminishing financial resources, the ORS and its Annual Meeting are highly cost effective ways to reach an influential and diverse group of orthopaedic researchers and decision makers. Connecting to the ORS demonstrates your commitment to the orthopaedic research community while maximizing your exposure to approximately 3,300 musculoskeletal research professionals.

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2014 Annual Meeting Supporters

Early Riser Sessions

Exhibitor Information

Floor Plan Snapshot                                                         2014 Cover

Innovation Central Floor Plan                                                Exhibitor Prospectus

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General Information

General Sessions

ORS/OREF Grant Writing Workshop

Hotel Reservations

ORS Housing is now closed!

Attending the AAOS and ORS Annual Meetings? For the convenience of our attendees attending both the AAOS and ORS Annual Meetings, our rate will be honored prior to the official start of the ORS Annual Meeting (based on availability) so book early!

Innovation Theater Schedule

International Attendees

The ORS will be able to provide a personalized letter to assist you in obtaining a visa.

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Late-Breaking Abstract Submission

The Call for Late Breaking Poster Abstracts is now closed.

Even though the system is now closed to submit and edit abstracts, you can still access your submission to:
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Meeting at a Glance

Mentoring Opportunities

Industry Connect                         Mentor Connect

Poster Presenter, Speaker and Moderator Information

Poster Walking Tours

The ORS invites you to join Active ORS Members who enjoy communicating about great science as they conduct walking tours of the 2014 Annual Meeting Posters.  Tours will be conducted on a variety of different topics.  

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Professional Advancement Series


Pre-registration is now CLOSED. You may register on-site starting Friday, March 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Oct 9-Jan 13, 2014
Jan 14-Feb 24, 2014
March 14-March 18, 2014
ORS Active/Affiliate Member $335 $410 $485
ORS Associate Member $185 $260 $335
Resident/Fellow Non-Member $235 $310 $385
PhD Candidate/Student Non-Member $235 $310 $385
Non-Member $635 $710 $785

Events ONLY Registration

Research Interest Groups (RIGs)

The 2014 Research Interest Groups (RIGs) are a unique opportunity to engage colleagues in lively discussions in your area of musculoskeletal research. RIGs foster thoughtful exchange of ideas and forge collaborative partnerships.

Due to the success of these groups over the past three ORS Annual Meetings the ORS will be organizing RIGs for participants attending the 2014 ORS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

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Spotlight Speakers & Workshops

Workshops will be presented each day, Saturday – Tuesday. Several New Horizon Workshops will be presented as well. The New Horizon Workshops highlight new areas of research, techniques, or work that challenge existing dogma. The New Horizon Workshop complements the established workshops that are meant to have an educational basis and provide an introduction to an established area of research.

Spotlight Speakers                         Workshop Details

Social Events

ORS encourages all attendees to make the most of their time in New Orleans by taking advantage of these additional opportunities to network and socialize.


Video Outreach Competition

Scientists, Engineers and Clinicians:
Working Together to Benefit Orthopaedic Healthcare

This year’s Video Outreach Competition, sponsored by the ORS Media Relations and Communications Committee, challenged researchers to make a video highlighting how the collaborations of scientists, engineers and clinicians are vital to improving orthopaedic healthcare.

The winning videos will be recognized at the ORS 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  Get a sneak peak at the winning entries!

Watch the Winning Videos!

Visit New Orleans

The ORS is excited to be returning to the revitalized city of New Orleans for our 60th Annual Meeting.

New Orleans is a city full of history with traditions and customs woven into the fabric of everyday life.

The city is a cultural gumbo … a sensory overload with an authentic spirit … a place like no other … a way of life that began three centuries ago and remains today.

Conveniently situated in the central region of the US, New Orleans is ideal for travelers.

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