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COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meeting
June 15-19

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EXTENDED Deadline: December 14, 2020

2021 COA / CORS / CORA Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts is now open!

2021 Call for Abstracts – Extended! Submit your abstracts by December 14!

The COA appreciates that this year hasn’t been like any other. Ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions have impacted our specialty and the way that we do everything. To better support our members, investigators, trainees, and specialists, the abstract submission deadline is being extended to December 14.

The COA remains committed to offering quality accredited programming, and to providing presentation opportunities to our members.

General:

If you had an accepted abstract for the cancelled 2020 Halifax Annual meeting and did not either present or have a poster at the Virtual Meeting, you may resubmit your work for consideration at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

If you DID present at the Virtual Meeting, in a Zoom session OR as a poster in our virtual poster hall, you may NOT resubmit the same abstract.

Residents! The CORA call for abstracts is included in this year’s COA submission process.  Be sure to select the ‘CORA’ option when submitting and review the CORA abstract guidelines carefully for direction.

Notable Dates

  • Deadline for finalized submissions: December 14, 2020.
  • Deadline for author disclosures: December 14, 2020. (This MUST be completed at the time of submission, or your submission will not be considered complete)
  • Notifications will be sent out: February 2021
  • Deadline for author or presenter changes: April 2021

Conditions

  • Submissions will be blindly reviewed by members of the Program Committee.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent to the submitter in February of 2021, including further instructions regarding author and abstract title edits.
  • Submitters are responsible for communicating with presenter and all co-authors.
  • If your abstract is accepted, the presenting author will attend the meeting or find a replacement presenter and notify the COA accordingly.
  • Complete conditions, rules and regulations are listed on the abstract submission site. Please read them carefully when you submit your abstract.

Registration & Fees

  • Registration will open in the February. Check back for updates.
  • The presenting author of the accepted abstract is required to register and pay applicable registration fees in full.

CORA MEMBERS – NOTE NEW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES BELOW:

Eligibility:

  • A resident of a Canadian orthopaedic training program may submit more than one abstract to CORA.
  • The COA and CORA abstract submission process and review are separate.  If you submitted an abstract for presentation at the COA 2021 Meeting and you wish to present the same paper at CORA, you must re-submit your abstract per guidelines below. Make sure you indicate the corresponding meeting (CORA or COA) each time you submit your abstract by checking off the appropriate box.

CORA Abstract Guidelines:

  • Podium Presentations:
    • All accepted abstracts are given an allotted podium time of 4 minutes per presentation.
    • Abstracts that are not accepted for podium may be offered a poster, as per the discretion of the review committee.
    • Medical students cannot submit for podium presentations (posters only).
    • CORA residents can submit multiple unique abstracts, but may only have one abstract accepted for presentation (either poster or podium).
  • Posters:
    • Residents who do not want to submit to a podium presentation may opt to only submit for poster presentation.
    • Medical students in Canada an exclusively submit one poster for presentation.

Submission Guidelines

  • Step 1 of Submission Process = DISCLOSURE FIRST
    • You must complete your disclosure form first before submitting an abstract (this step only has to be completed once and will apply to all abstracts where you are listed as an author, coauthor or presenter).

ONCE YOU LOGIN:

    • If the disclosure button is RED, click on it to complete and submit your disclosure form. Once this has been completed, you will be directed to submit your abstract.
    • If the button is GREEN, you have completed this step and already submitted your disclosure form.  You may proceed with your abstract submission.
  • Submission requires full names and valid email addresses for all authors. All abstracts require a presenting author.
  • Maximum word count of 500 for all content sections combined (Purpose, Method, Results and Conclusion).
  • Accepted abstracts will be displayed in the online program in the format entered, therefore capitalize appropriate words. Use capitals for proper names, titles, geographical names, trade names. NO CAPS LOCK.
  • Numbers should be set out as follows:
    1. One to nine in words, with larger numbers printed numerically (e.g. 10, 52, 120).
    2. Use the percentage sign e.g. 20%.
    (not ‘percent’ in words, unless the number is also written in full at the beginning of a sentence).
    3. When a sentence begins with a number, write it out in full (e.g. ‘Eighty-five percent’).
  • Proofread before submitting.
  • Submission deadline: December 14, 2020, 23:59 EDT
  • Submissions will be blindly reviewed by members of the Program Committee.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent to the submitter in February 2021, including further instructions regarding author and abstract title edits.
  • Submitters are responsible for communicating with presenter and all co-authors.
  • If your abstract is accepted, the presenting author will attend the meeting or find a replacement presenter and notify the COA accordingly.
  • Complete conditions, rules and regulations are listed on the abstract submission site. Please read them carefully when you submit your abstract.

If you have any questions please send an email to: meetings@canorth.org