Submission fees apply.

AOSSM’s continuing medical education program offers the highest quality sports medicine learning opportunities that promote positive change in the care of athletes. We invite those interested in presenting to submit an abstract (for the Annual Meeting or Specialty Day) or instructional course (for the Annual Meeting only) for review by the committee.

Disclosure will be required in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).


Specialty Day 2023 Abstract Center

Open: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Close: Monday, May 2, 2022
Notification will be July/August

Annual Meeting 2023 Abstract Center

Open: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Close: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 (tentative date)
Notification will be December/January

Instructional Course for Annual Meeting 2023

Open: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Close: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 (tentative date)
Notification will be December/January

Abstracts for Annual Meeting and Specialty Day

Submissions are evaluated objectively with consideration of the following criteria:
  • Degree to which the submission meets program objectives
  • Relevance, constructiveness, and contribution to the practice and/or development of orthopaedic sports medicine
  • Desirability of the content topic
  • Scientific quality
  • Originality
  • Clarity and organization
  • Freedom from personal, institutional, organizational, and/or segment of the field bias
Content areas:
  • Anatomy
  • Ankle/Foot
  • Elbow
  • Hand/Wrist
  • Hip/Pelvis/Thigh
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Tibia/Fibula

The abstract text is limited to 5,000 characters, including the words “objectives, methods, results, conclusion” but not including spaces. Up to four (4) images or tables are allowed per abstract.

One may be a presenter on only one (1) podium and one (1) poster presentation at a Society meeting unless one is the recipient of a Research Award. AOSSM designs its educational programs to highlight new research. Presenters are requested to advise AOSSM staff immediately if accepting another invitation to present this abstract at a non-AOSSM venue up to and including the AOSSM Annual Meeting or Specialty Day meeting in question. Revisions of submitted abstracts are not permitted after the submission deadline. If a given abstract is accepted for a podium or poster presentation, it becomes ineligible for a podium presentation at any future Specialty Day or Annual Meeting that includes abstracts.

Instructional Courses for Annual Meeting

An individual is eligible to serve as faculty on a maximum of three Instructional Courses per Annual Meeting (one each day). An individual is eligible to serve as faculty on the same Instructional Course for a maximum of three (3) consecutive years. After a one (1) year hiatus, an individual is once again eligible for consideration on that particular course.

Format options:
  • Traditional classroom
  • Small group discussion

Content areas:
  • Anatomy: Ankle/Foot; Elbow; Hand/Wrist; Hip/Pelvis/Thigh; Knee; Shoulder; Spine; Tibia/Fibula
  • Team Physician
  • Biologics
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management
  • Prevention/Return-to-Play