ORS 2016 Annual Meeting

The ORS Annual Meeting attracts over 3,000 attendees with an interest in orthopaedic research including clinicians, surgeons, residents, veterinarians, basic scientists, and engineers. Join us for the exciting meeting where investigators will present over 2,200 scientific abstracts that will showcase the most innovative and cutting-edge research in the field.


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7:00 AM – 6:00 PM AAOS/ORS Collaborating in the Science of Patient Care
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Check-in only at Coronado Springs
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ORS/OREF Grant Writing Course
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM RIG: Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Bio-Imaging in Orthopaedics
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Poster Set-Up
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM ORS Registration/check-in
2:30 PM – 6:30 PM ORS Meniscus Section Meeting
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM ORS Spine Section Meeting
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM RIG: Practical Bone Histomorphometry in Rodents
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM RIG: Bone Regeneration
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM ORS Registration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Poster Session I Set-Up
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM New Frontiers in Tendon Research
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Posters/Exhibits Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM NIRA Presentations: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Repair
Session: Disc Mechanics
Poster Teaser I
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Scientific Workshop:
Clinical and Biological Challenges in Understanding Implant-Related Infection
Pathways to Promotion: Clinical, Research, and Industry
9:45 AM – 10:45AM Spotlight Session: Disc Degeneration and Repair
Session: Chondroprogenitors and Chondrogenesis
Session: Biomaterials Bone
Session: Tendon and Ligament: Repair and Regeneration
Session: Meniscus Mechanics
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Poster Session
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM NIH New Investigator Networking Session
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Industry Connect
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Spotlight Session: Aggrecan and Extracellular Matrix
Session: Bone Tissue Engineering
Session: Spine Biomechanics
Tendon Disease: Process
Session: Knee Kinematics and Gait
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ORS/OREF Basic Science Course, Part 1
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Spotlight Session: Tendon and Ligament: Mechanics
NIRA Presentations: Cartilage and Joint Mechanics
Session: Joint Repair and Gene Therapy
Session: Fracture Healing Biology: Innovative Therapies
Session: Scoliosis
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Session: Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis
Session: Bone Regeneration for Fracture Repair
Session: Tendon and Ligament: Repair and Imaging
Session: Meniscus Healing
Session: Spine Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Injury
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM ORS Welcome Session
5:15 PM – 6:45 PM ORS President’s Welcome Poster Reception
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Early Career After-Party
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM RIG: Growth Factors
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM ORS Business Meeting
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM NIRA Presentations: Tendon and Intervertebral Disc
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Scientific Workshops:
Building Better Bone: The Weaving of Biologic and Engineering Strategies for Managing Bone LossStrategies to Improve Total Knee ArthroplastyHow to Accelerate Basic Discoveries to Patient Benefit
PAS: Healthcare Economics in Orthopaedics – What You Need to Know
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM ORS/OREF Basic Science Course, Part II
9:00 AM – 6:30 PM Posters/Exhibits Open
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM ORS Clinical Research Forum
Clinical Trials from Early Stage to Large Datasets and Fundamental Challenges
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Spotlight Session: Rotator Cuff Disease
Session: Bone Progenitors and Fracture Healing
Session: Spine Therapeutics Clinical
Session: Clinical Outcomes in Total Joint Replacement
Session: Knee Diseases and Repair
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Spotlight Session: Joint Arthroplasty and Implant Wear
NIRA Presentations: Bone Repair and Trauma
Session: Bone Mechanobiology and Biomechanics
Session: Disc Tissue Engineering
Session: Hip Disease Processes
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Networking & Mentoring Session: Successfully Competing for a Faculty Position
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Poster Session
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Session: Osteoarthritis Treatment: Basic Science
Session: Foot and Ankle
Session: Trauma Pathophysiology
Session: Knee: Computational Modeling
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Kappa Delta, OREF, CORR/ORS Award Paper Presentations
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Poster Session
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM ORS Awards Gala
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Poster Session I Dismantle
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM RIG: Good and Bad Animal Models for Orthopaedics
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM RIG: Implant
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Poster Session II Set-Up
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM RIG: Skeletal Muscle
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM ORS Registration Open
8:00 AM – 7:15 PM Posters/Exhibits Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Session: Hand and Wrist
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Scientific Workshops:
The Good and The Bad – Interdependency of Bone
and Immune Cells: Possibilities for Future Treatments?Should We Believe the Hype? The Influence of Vitamin D in
Musculoskeletal Health and Beyond Meniscal Repair and Replacement Strategies: Where are we in 2016?
Advocating for Funding and Beyond: Tips and Tricks on How to Champion Orthopaedic Research
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Spotlight Session: How do Genes Cause Osteoarthritis
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Poster Teaser II
Session: Models of Muscle Disease
Session: Upper Extremity
Session: Knee Ligament
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Poster Session
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM New Investigator Networking & Mentoring Session: How to Lead and Motivate a Successful Team
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Spotlight Session: Inflammation and Osteoarthritis
Session: Spine: Disc Biology
Session: Stem Cells in Muscle Disease and Repair
Session: Tendon and Ligament: Progenitors and Stem Cells
Session: Gene Therapy and Genetic Regulation of Joint Tissue Homeostasis
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Spotlight Session: Lower Limb Biomechanics
Session: Biomaterials Cartilage 1
Session: Osteoclasts and Osteolysis
Session: Diagnostic Imaging – Novel Techniques for Multi-Tissue and Multi-Modality
Session: Tendon and Ligament: Cell Biology and Development
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ORS Keynote Speaker: Joel Selanikio
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM ORS Awards Session
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Poster Session
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Women’s Leadership Forum Reception
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM ORS Registration Open
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Posters Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Poster Session
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Scientific Workshops:
3-Dimensional Human Tissue Models to Study Musculoskeletal
Physiology and PathophysiologyEmerging Role of Metabolic Signaling in Synovial Joint Remodeling
and Osteoarthritis
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM PAS: What Does Your CV/Resume Say About You?
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Session: Infection
Session: Bone and Cartilage Imaging
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Spotlight Session: Mechanobiology and the Science of Engineering In Vivo Conditions
Session: Implant Fixation and Tribocorrosion
Session: Skeletal Development/Remodeling Health and Disease
Session: Cancer, Tumors: Osteosarcoma
Session: Meniscus Tissue Engineering
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Poster Session
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Spotlight Session: Determinants of Musculoskeletal Development and Traits
Session: Implant Wear and Corrosion
Late Breaking Session
Session: Novel Pharmacologis and Device Therapies for Fracture
Session: Biomaterials Cartilage 2
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Poster Session II Dismantle
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM Discount Disney Tickets Available!
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Headquarter Hotel & Meeting Location
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has sold out as of Tuesday, January 26. ORS has secured a limited number of rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Reservations at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and the hotel may charge a higher rate than the discounted ORS rate of $166 USD/night (excluding tax). Reservations can be made my calling Disney at 407-939-4686 or by faxing in your request to 407-824-1980.

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Introducing new research products, services, tools and technologies to our attendees is key – and we welcome you to be part of it!

Exhibit Now

The ORS Annual Meeting is a a worldwide forum for the presentation of cutting-edge and innovative musculoskeletel research. Show your support of our mission – to advance musculoskeletal research worldwide – by partnering with the ORS.

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ORS is delighted to announce that Germany has been selected as the 2016 Guest Nation. Germany will be honored at the ORS 2016 Annual Meeting.

Guest Nation Program

The ORS recognizes that our Annual Meeting attendees seek to maximize their time at the ORS Annual Meeting and fulfill their educational and professional responsibilities while at a location with many of their colleagues. The ORS has made time and space available for these events.

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Looking for the right mentor?

Looking for a right mentor? This year ORS will offer a Mentor Match Program. Interested mentees (Students, Post-docs, Early Career Investigators) will be matched with mentors to meet one-on-one during the annual meeting. As a new investigator you might have questions regarding your career aspirations or balancing your career and personal life. This is a perfect opportunity to obtain answers to many of your question and meet very successful established researchers.

Expectations of Mentor; Mentor will be expected to be in contact with the assigned Mentee via either phone or email. Then, at the annual meeting, Mentors will arrange a meeting with Mentees perhaps over coffee/tea or a meal. Mentors will follow-up with Mentees and be willing to report back to ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee.

Expectations of Mentee; Mentees are not guaranteed a Mentor Match. If a match is found, Mentees are expected be in contact with assigned Mentor vie either phone or email. Then, at the annual meeting, to meet with Mentor and complete evaluation form provided by ORS.

There is no fee for this program. However, pre-registration is required.

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2016 CME Claim Form