Abstract Submission

ORS 2013 Call for Abstracts - Submissions Close August 6, 2012 5:00 pm CT

ORS Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed.  Thank you to those who submitted an abstract.

As scientists, you know the importance of staying current and representing your institution while gaining recognition from your colleagues across the globe. The ORS Annual Meeting is the premier forum to present musculoskeletal research. There is no other international meeting that combines basic and translational musculoskeletal biology, engineering, and clinical research. This highly diverse audience allows you to have your ideas vetted by multidisciplinary musculoskeletal experts.

Each abstract goes through an intense peer-reviewed process.

With more than 2,000 scientific papers presented—including podium presentations, spotlight sessions, NIRA presentations, and posters—the ORS Annual Meeting not only enhances your knowledge of current orthopaedic research methodologies but exposes you to innovative research approaches and technologies.

The Orthopaedic Research Society’s Program Committee invites abstracts on a wide variety of musculoskeletal topics.

  • NEW SUBMISSION FORMAT- The body of your abstract will be entered using the online system and entering the information in text boxes under Step 1 – Title/Body of the online submission.
  • Images and tables can be uploaded to the online system. Detailed instructions are included in the images and tables steps of the online submission system.
  • PDF abstracts are no longer accepted. The new format will allow viewing of the abstract on a mobile app used during the ORS 2013 Annual Meeting.
Helpful Tips
  1. We suggest that you write your abstract in Word, and ensure that all information to be included in your abstract submission, including images, fits on one page.
  2. Use Times News Roman, 8 font-size, and 1″ margins as your guide.  Then copy and paste the information in the online system. (One page includes Title, Authors, Institutions, Abstract Body, Tables/Figures, Captions.)
  3. The online abstract proof in Step 10 will be one-column with images and tables appearing at the end of the page.  Click to view sample abstract proof.  PLEASE NOTE:  The online abstract proof may exceed one page.  This is only a proof for authors of their submitted information. As long as the Word document is one page before you enter it online, your abstract will be fine.
  4. Create your table offline then upload the figure to the online system.

Learn how to submit a compelling abstract.  View the ORS webinar on “Best Foot Forward:  Writing a Compelling ORS Abstract”

If this is the first time you are submitting an abstract or submitting for someone in your lab or institution, you may want to view and print the pages of the PDF below for the authors to complete for you to be able to submit all information for them.

PDF of each submission page with notes on completing each step.

Frequently Asked Questions on submission.


Submit Your Abstracts June 11-August 6,2012

Acceptance Notices sent: October 24, 2012 to the presenting and contact authors





The Story of an Abstract…what happens after you submit your abstract.









ORS will have two poster sessions in San Antonio. Abstracts accepted for poster presentation must be set up, displayed, and taken down during the designated hours listed below for the assigned poster session.


Set Up Friday, January 25 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 26 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Poster Hours: Saturday, January 26 8:34 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, January 27 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Poster Removal: Sunday, January 27 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Set Up: Monday, January 28 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Poster Hours: Monday, January 28 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, January 29 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Poster Removal: Tuesday, January 29 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm