ISAKOS: 2021 Congress in Cape Town, South Africa

ISAKOS Congress Call for Abstracts


Abstract Review for the 2021 ISAKOS Congress is now complete. Notifications will be sent once abstracts are selected.

Deadline Extended to February 15, 2021

Don't miss your chance to submit Abstracts for the ISAKOS 2021 Congress being offered live in Cape Town, South Africa in late November 2021. Abstracts are being reviewed and accepted for both in-person podium presentations and electronic posters, from presenters around the world who would like to join their colleagues in Cape Town. In addition, exceptional abstracts will be considered for several ISAKOS Awards for outstanding clinical or laboratory research, which will be presented at this live event.

While we fully expect the meeting will proceed live in Cape Town, we understand that, with the ongoing pandemic uncertainty, possible new developments in 2021 could render attending an in-person meeting difficult. Please know that the ISAKOS Congress will definitely be going ahead in November 2021, in whatever format necessary, and you should therefore feel comfortable planning your submissions, your faculty commitment, and your attendance, in whatever format you are able to do so.

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

  1. Presenting Author's login email and password for ISAKOS (if a record does not exist for the Presenting Author you will be directed to create a record)
  2. Complete contact information for the Presenting Author including the institution of research.
  3. The ISAKOS ID number for as many authors as possible (contact the ISAKOS Office to obtain an author's ISAKOS ID number – please do not make duplicate records.)
  4. Provide the abstract title in proper-case for publishing (i.e. The Science of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  5. Provide the abstract as plain text, graphics and tables are not accepted.
  6. Financial Disclosure, American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Copyright License information on behalf of all authors.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Author warranty: Persons submitting an abstract to ISAKOS 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 the ISAKOS Board of Directors and Program Committee.

  1. The deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time. Abstracts will not be accepted after that time.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted from the ISAKOS account of the Presenting Author.
  3. Authors do not have to be ISAKOS members to submit an abstract.
  4. There is no limit to the number of abstracts that can be submitted for consideration; however each presenting author will be limited to no more than two paper presentations during the ISAKOS Congress.
  5. 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.
  6. All presenters, co-authors, faculty members, etc. who will attend the Congress 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.
  7. Abstracts are only accepted for consideration via the online abstract application form. Abstracts submitted in any other fashion will not be considered for presentation.
  8. The ISAKOS Program Committee will make final decisions on the mode of presentation however; efforts will be made to comply with the stated preference, paper/podium or e-poster presentation.
  9. Presenting Authors must complete a Financial Disclosure Statement and an American Food and Drug Administration statement.
    *Although ISAKOS is an international society, it 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). ISAKOS 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.
  10. Presenting Authors must complete a Copyright License Agreement so the chosen abstracts can be published by ISAKOS. Channels may include the ISAKOS and Journal of ISAKOS websites.

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 (0 - 6, with 6 points max)
    • 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 (0-2)
  • Clinical Usefulness (0-2)
  • Level of Interest to ISAKOS Members (0-2)

The 13th Biennial ISAKOS Congress will be planned in accordance with all current Health and Safety Protocols. View the Health & Safety Resources to learn more.

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