Call for Abstracts – Submission Policy



3rd Annual Fellows & Residents Session

Submission Deadline: September 5, 2017

Orthopaedic Summit is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 3rd Annual Fellows & Residents Session. The deadline for submission is September 5, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time.

Presenting Authors need to have the following information readily available when submitting an abstract:

  1. Complete contact information for the Presenting Author including the institution of research.
  2. Contact information for as many authors as possible - List in alphabetical order by last name.
  3. Provide the abstract title in proper-case for publishing (i.e. The Science of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  4. Provide the abstract as plain text, graphics and tables are not accepted.
  5. Financial Disclosure information on behalf of all authors.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Author warranty: Persons submitting an abstract to Orthopaedic Summit do so with the understanding that they and all the authors listed on the abstract will abide by the guidelines, conditions, deadlines, policies and decisions of Orthopaedic Summit and OSET, Inc.

  1. The deadline for abstract submission is September 5, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time. Abstracts will not be accepted after that time.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted by the Presenting Author.
  3. There is no limit to the number of abstracts that can be submitted for consideration.
  4. If the abstract is accepted for podium presentation, all presenters must speak in English, and be prepared to answer questions from the audience in English.
  5. All presenters, co-authors, faculty members, etc. who will attend Orthopaedic Summit are expected to register for the meeting and pay all registration and travel costs. No exceptions are made. If attendance is dependent on outside funding, please secure financial assistance before submitting an abstract.
  6. Abstracts are only accepted for consideration via the abstract application form. Abstracts submitted in any other fashion will not be considered for presentation.
  7. Orthopaedic Summit will make final decisions on the mode of presentation.
  8. Presenting Authors must complete a Financial Disclosure Statement.
    *Orthopaedic Summit receives continuing medical education accreditation and is planned and implemented with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) ACCME through the Medical Education Resource (MER). MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Orthopaedic Summit does not view the existence of disclosed interest or investments as necessarily implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. These disclosures will not be seen or taken into consideration when the abstract is considered for presentation.

Abstract Grading Criteria

Abstracts are graded on a scale from 0.0 to 12.0 (12.0 being the best) based on the following:

  • Scientific Merit
    • Is the problem clearly stated?
    • Are the statistics sound?
    • Are there adequate numbers of subjects?
    • How is the methodology? (Are there controls? Is this prospective vs. retrospective?)
    • Is the abstract clear / well written and are the results clear?
    • Are the conclusions supported by the results
  • Originality of project
  • Clinical Usefulness
  • Level of Interest