2018 Call for Late Breaking Abstracts

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2018 Call for Late Breaking Abstracts 2017-11-14T20:49:49+00:00

Your work can still be a part of the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting! The ORS Program Committee invites submissions on ground-breaking, innovative scientific research on musculoskeletal disease.

One session will be dedicated to Late Breaking podium presentations. The remainder of the selected abstracts will be presented as posters.

Deadline to submit your Late Breaking Abstract: December 14, 2017

NEW No-Show Poster Policy

The ORS wishes to avoid empty space on poster boards in order to save both space and costs and to prevent gaps in the scientific program. All authors on a poster displayed at the meeting, where none of the authors registered and presented the poster, will be “penalized” and not allowed to submit any other abstract for the next 3 years from the date of submission. Read the complete policy below.

The late-breaking poster abstract category allows for the submission of truly late-breaking scientific research for which no preliminary data were available at the time of the August 28, 2017 abstract submission deadline.

Work that has been accepted prior to the ORS late-breaking submission deadline of December 14, 2017, for publication as a manuscript or will be presented prior to the ORS meeting in March 2018 is ineligible for consideration.

This category is not a mechanism to allow for updated data to complement preliminary research abstracts that were submitted by the general submission deadline of August 28. Resubmissions of abstracts already not accepted to the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting will be disqualified.

Please note the following:

  • If accepted to the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting, the authors agree to present their Late-Breaking abstract. Late-Breaking abstracts accepted as posters will be displayed for two days of the meeting and an author should be available to answer questions during the poster session.
  • Abstracts are submitted with the understanding when accepted the presenting author will register and attend the meeting.
  • Should the presenting author be unable to attend the meeting, a registered co-author may present the poster or podium presentation instead. Notification must be sent to the ORS office at least one month prior to the meeting notifying the change in presenter.

The ORS wishes to avoid empty space on poster boards in order to save both space and costs and to prevent gaps in the scientific program. Therefore the following “No-Show” policy is to be implemented to regulate the POSTER presentation process.

Posters must have an author register and attend the meeting and present the poster during the poster presentations.

Posters must remain up for the duration of the assigned poster session. Posters set up late or taken down early will be subject to a one year annual meeting submission penalty.

All authors on a poster displayed at the meeting, where none of the authors registered and presented the poster, will be “penalized” and not allowed to submit any other abstract for the next 3 years from the date of submission.

Work that has been previously presented or accepted for presentation prior to abstract submission is not acceptable for submission.

Work which has been accepted for publication prior to abstract submission is not acceptable for submission.

Abstracts and presentation will be based upon the best available evidence and will not promote or recommend relevant products or services as part of the abstract/presentation.

All presentations are made with the understanding that there will be a complete explanation of material presented as per the submitted abstract.

The project must reflect original research.

Abstracts must present results of work substantially performed prior to submission. Statements such as “data will be presented and discussed” are inappropriate: actual data (with statistical analysis when appropriate) must be included.

Abstracts with N=1 will not be accepted.

Abstracts must conform to the instructions described. No two abstracts and/or presentations that share one or more authors may overlap significantly in content.

Authors submitting an abstract for the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting do so with the understanding that they will abide by the conditions, deadline policies, and the decisions of the ORS Program Committee.

  • First write your abstract in Microsoft Word using Times New roman, 8-point font, 0.75” margins on all sides, following the ORS Formatting Guidelines.  A template is available to create your abstract.
  • Next save the file as a PDF.  PDF documents of accepted abstracts will be used on the ORS online abstract search, on an annual meeting link to abstracts and on the mobile app.
  • Be sure that all text (including title, authors and institutions, disclosures, images and tables fit onto one page.  3 images and/or tables are allowed per abstract.
  • Once you have the one-page abstract, you can complete the online submission by copying and pasting the body of the abstract in the online submission pages.
  • Complete ALL steps of the online submission.
  • Be sure to upload images supporting your abstract.
  • Upload the PDF of your complete abstract, including title, authors, images, references and acknowledgements.
  • There will be a $35.00 non-refundable fee to submit your abstract for the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting.
  • Once you complete all the steps in the online submission and submit payment, you will receive a green message and check mark on the “Review My Work” screen indicating “Your submission is COMPLETE.”
  • Acceptance notices will be sent to authors January 10, 2018.
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