For the 2025 abstract submission you will be using your ORS login information. If you do not have an ORS username, you will have the opportunity to create one.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, August 26

Submitting Your Abstracts

When submitting your abstracts for the ORS 2025 Annual Meeting, you will be asked to select the following:

  1. Topic category (listed in bold)
  2. Subtopic category (listed below each topic category)
  3. Keyword(s)
Biomaterials
Controlled Release
Orthopaedic Implant Materials
Repair / Replacement of Hard Tissues
Repair / Replacement of Soft Tissues
Scaffolds

Bone
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Mechanobiology
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Cartilage and Synovium
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Mechanobiology
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Clinical Research (New Subtopic Added)

Big Data Research
Clinical Research Methods
Health Equity (Added for 2025)
Observational Studies
Omics, Biomarkers Genetics
Randomized Studies
Systematic Review / Meta-analyses

Education and Outreach
Basic Science Education
Clinical Education
Engineering Education
K-12 Education and Outreach

Foot and Ankle
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions
Hand and Wrist
Biomechanics
Imaging
Osteoarthritis
Surgical and Therapeutic Innovation
Tendon, Ligament and Neuromuscular Disorders

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Clinical Outcomes
Complications/Infections
Implant Materials, Fixation and Wear
Kinematics and Computational Modeling
Robotics and AI

Hip
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Imaging
Image Analyses
Hard Tissue
Soft Tissue

Infection
Biomarkers and Outcomes
Treatment and Therapeutics

Intervertebral Disc
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury, Healing and Pain
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Knee
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions



Meniscus
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Multi-Organ System Crosstalk
Highlight research that evaluates the intersection and crosstalk between multiple tissues and organs.

Shoulder and Elbow
Arthroplasty
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Skeletal Muscle (New Subtopic Added)
Diseases and Disorders
Exercise and Rehabilitation (Added for 2025)
Growth, Development and Aging
Imaging, Treatment and Clinical Outcomes (Added for 2025)
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Spine
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury, Healing and Pain
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Tendon and Ligament
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Tumors
Genetics
Metastatic
Primary Tumors
Treatment and Therapeutics
3D Printing
Adipocytes
Administrative Database/Big Data Studies
Aging/senescence
AI/ML/Deep Learning
Allografts
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Arthroplasty
Articular Cartilage
Biofilm
Biology
Biomarkers
Biomaterials
Biomechanics
Bioreactor
Blood Vessels and Blood Flow
Bone
Calcification
Cartilage
Cell
Chondrocytes
Clinical
Clinical research (will include Outcomes Research, Cohort Studies)
Clinical Research Methods
Computational Modeling
Computed Tomography
Crosstalk
Developmental Biology
Diagnostics
Disease/dystrophy/disorder
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Dysplasia
Education and Outreach
Elbow/forearm
Enthesis
Epidemiology
Epigenetics
Extracellular Matrix
Extracellular Vesicles
Fibrosis
Finite Element Analysis
Foot/Ankle
Fracture Fixation
Fracture Healing
Gait
Gender/Sex Differences
Gene Therapy
Genetics/Genomics
Growth Factors
Growth Plate
Hand/wrist
Health Disparities
Health Services Research
Hip/femur
Imaging
Immunology
Impingement
Implant Fixation
Implant Materials
Implant Wear
In vitro/Ex vivo Model
Infection
Inflammation
Injury
Intervertebral disc
Joint Mechanics
Kinematics, Kinesiology
Knee/tibia-fibula
Ligament and Tendon
Matrix Proteins and Catabolic Enzymes
Mechanics
Mechanobiology
Meniscus
Meta-analysis/Systematic Review Methods
Metabolic Bone Disease
Metabolism
Metabolomics
Microbiome
Motion Analysis/Kinetics (Non-gait)
MRI
Muscle
Musculoskeletal Modeling
Nanotechnology
Nerve
Neuropeptides/Neurotransmitters
Obesity
Observational Studies
Osteoarthritis
Osteoblast
Osteochondral
Osteoclast
Osteocyte
Osteolysis
Osteonecrosis
Osteoporosis
Pain
Patient reported outcomes
Pediatric
Pelvis
Platelet Rich Plasma
Preclinical Model
Proteomics
Randomized Trials
Regeneration
Repair
Sensors and Wearables
Shoulder/humerus
Signaling
Single Cell Omics
Soft Tissue
Spatial Omics
Spine
Sports Medicine
Statistical Methods
Stem and Progenitor Cells
Stress Response
Surgical Navigation and Robotics
Survey Research
Synovial Fluid
Synovium
Therapy/therapeutics
Tissue Engineering
Tissue Imaging
Tumor/oncology/metastases
Ultrasound
Wear Particles

To start, submit or edit your abstract(s), you will need to login with your ORS username and password.  If you do not have an ORS username, you will have the opportunity to create one.

Once you are logged in, you will be redirected to the ORS 2025 Abstract Submission site.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • 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.
  • Be sure that all text (including title, authors and institutions, disclosures/COI, images and tables) fit onto one page.  3 images and/or tables are allowed per abstract.
  • If your research was approved by an IACUC/IRB or Ethics committee please state but you do not need to note the name, i.e.; This study was approved by IACUC. This study was approved by the Ethics Committee.
  • References to product names are allowed in abstract, but it is not necessary to include the city/state or country.
  • 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.
  • Next save the file as a PDF.  PDF documents of accepted abstracts will be used on the ORS online abstract search and on the mobile app.
  • Upload the PDF of your complete abstract, including title, authors, author disclosures/conflict of interests, images, references and acknowledgements.
  • There will be a $40.00 non-refundable fee to submit your abstract for the ORS 2025 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.”

Abstract Submission Deadline:  Monday, August 26, 2024

The last day to make edits to your abstract is August 26, 2024.  Please note: You WILL NOT be able to edit the abstract after the August 26, 2024, deadline even if the abstract is accepted.

Acceptance notices will be sent to authors on November 6, 2024.

The themes and sessions in the Annual Meeting program are not prescribed by the ORS Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee but directly represent the abstract submissions.  If you would like to see more of a certain topic, please encourage your colleagues in that area to submit to the ORS. The ORS Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee strives to have at least one podium session covering each of the twenty topic categories listed above.

Awards and Grants Based on High-Quality Abstracts

Award and grant opportunities are available to ORS members. If you’re not currently a member but would like to join the ORS, please complete a membership application prior to abstract submission. Membership applications must be received on or before Monday, August 26 to be eligible to receive an ORS award or grant. Please contact the ORS office at [email protected] if you have questions regarding membership.

Presenting Authors will automatically be considered for all applicable awards and grants based on information gathered upon submission of his or her abstract. Awards and grants include:

Presenting Authors will automatically be considered for all applicable awards and grants based on information gathered upon submission of his, her or their abstract. Awards and grants include:

Abstracts Accepted for a Poster Presentation

Poster Presenters will be able to get approval to attend the meeting in person and display a poster in the Poster/Exhibit Hall during the appropriate poster session. ORS is planning to secure a paid poster printing service that you can utilize to print and hang your poster.  All poster authors are encouraged to embed a QR code that leads to a self-recorded talk (3 minutes in length).  This adds special value to you as an author and provides details of your presentation throughout the meeting.

Abstracts Accepted for Podium Presentation

The presenting author will be able to get approval to attend the meeting and present in person. The presenting author may bring an interpreter (which can be a co-author or supervisor who will register and pay the appropriate registration fee) to assist them during the question and answer period following the podium presentation.