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Cancellation Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty and Presenters

Updated April 6, 2020: 9:00 a.m. CT

Each year, the Annual Meeting is one of the much-anticipated events for our global community. It is an energetic hub – THE place to connect where we all can join together to discover new products, catch-up with friends and colleagues, learn about the latest research across the orthopaedic industry, engage in debate with key opinion leaders, and of course, claim CME credits for learning activities.

In the absence of the on-site meeting this year, the Academy is delivering the Annual Meeting learning by collecting, collating and disseminating the electronic and recorded presenter and contributor content. These key CME learning activities will be available online, for all audiences, to consume at their convenience.

What does this mean for 2020 Faculty and Presenters?

How is the AAOS handling my Paper/Poster that was accepted to the meeting?
The Academy has provided the opportunity for Papers and Posters to be created in an electronic format (ePaper or ePoster) for the 2020 Virtual Education.

An invitation to submit your electronic Paper or electronic Poster was emailed to all Paper / Poster Presenters. If you are a Paper / Poster Presenter and you would like to submit your electronic presentation, you still may do so by emailing us at ameducation@aaos.org.

How is AAOS handling my OVT movie that was accepted to the meeting?
Your video was published in March 2020, and it’s live on video.aaos.org

I am an OVT Award Winner author will you send me the crystal award?
We will present the crystal award to the authors at the 2021 Annual Meeting during the Awards Ceremony scheduled on Friday, March 12.

I was supposed to give an ICL or a Symposia or an Engagement Theater or Flash Five®, or a Showdowns®, or a The Way I See It…®? What does this mean now?
The Academy will review all education for consideration on the 2021 program. There is no action needed at this time.

I have been asked to record my ICL / Symposia but I don’t have time. What does this mean?
The Academy appreciates you and your contributions. We understand that you are unable to record your presentation at this time. We are developing additional recording opportunities and will be in touch shortly.

Once my content is published online, can I include it in my C/V?
Yes, you may include it in your C/V as it would be considered published.

How will the content be presented/disseminated?
The Academy has created a Virtual Meeting Experience on our website. You may view our ePapers and ePosters, Orthopaedic Video Theater as well as hear from our Leadership, visit the virtual Exhibit Hall and Career Center – just to name a few of the things you can experience.

How long will the content be available?
The Virtual Meeting Experience including all education will be available throughout the entire year.

What does this mean for 2021 Annual Meeting Submissions?

If I did not give my verbal Paper presentation due to the cancellation of the 2020 Annual Meeting, can I submit this abstract again for the 2021 Annual Meeting?*
Only research not submitted previously to the Academy will be considered for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

If I did present my Poster, can I submit this abstract again for the 2021 Annual Meeting?*
Only research not submitted previously to the Academy will be considered for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Can I resubmit my OVT movie from the 2020 meeting for the 2021 meeting?
If your movie was accepted for publication in October 2019, you cannot resubmit the same movie.

If I did not give my Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) / Symposia presentation, can it be submitted as an application for the 2021 Annual Meeting?
The Academy will review the 2020 ICLs and Symposia for consideration on the 2021 program. There is no need to submit accepted 2020 ICL / Symposia programming as an application. We encourage new ICL/Symposia applications.

When can I submit a new application?
NEW APPLICATION DATES: All applications will open on June 1 and close June 30. Please watch our website for further information.

Contact us with questions at ameducation@aaos.org.

*Please note that an invitation to submit your electronic Paper or electronic Poster was emailed to all Paper / Poster Presenters. If you are a Paper / Poster Presenter and you would like to submit your electronic presentation, you still may do so by emailing us at ameducation@aaos.org; and for OVT questions at ovtadmin@aaos.org.