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2022 Presenter Information

We appreciate your dedication to ensuring the quality of our educational programming. Faculty for OTA programs include program chairs, symposia speakers, paper and poster presenters, technical tricks and tips presenters, moderators, and course faculty. Below you will find policies and requirements for all faculty participating in the Annual Meeting and Pre-meeting events. We thank you for your time and commitment.  


The OTA is accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We appreciate your help in partnering with us to follow accreditation guidelines and help us create high-quality education that is independent of industry influence. In order to participate as a person who will be able to control the educational content of this accredited CE activity, we ask that you disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies that you have had over the past 24 months. We define ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. There is no minimum financial threshold; you must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. We ask you to disclose regardless of whether you view the financial relationships as relevant to the education. For more information on the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, please visit  

Why do we collect this information? Since healthcare professionals serve as the trusted authorities when advising patients, they must protect their learning environment from industry influence to ensure they remain true to their ethical commitments. Many healthcare professionals have financial relationships with ineligible companies. By identifying and mitigating relevant financial relationships, we work together to create a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from organizations that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education.  

Please note: The identification of relevant financial relationships does not necessarily mean that you are unable to participate in the planning and implementation of this educational activity. Rather, the accreditation standards require that relevant financial relationships are mitigated before you assume your role in this activity. To help us meet these expectations, please use the AAOS Disclosure Program to share all financial relationships you have had with ineligible companies during the past 24 months.  

The OTA also requires planners, faculty, and authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.  

All disclosures for the 2022 OTA Annual Meeting must be made on or after October 13, 2021. Any disclosures made prior to this date will not be valid.  Disclosure should include all financial relationships with any ineligible companies that you have had over the past 24 months.  

Update Disclosure  
AAOS Disclosure Search  


  • All Faculty must have a completed recording agreement and license agreement form on file with the OTA for EACH program they are participating in. These forms are included in the online abstract management system and must be completed in full prior to the Annual Meeting.
  • All faculty presenting at the podium must complete a disclosure slide using the OTA Disclosure Slide Template for each of their presentations. The disclosure slide should be displayed for a minimum of 3 seconds and immediately follow the title slide.  

Important Links

Podium Presentation Guidelines
Poster Presentation Guidelines
Disclosure Slide Template  
OTA Conflict of Interest Policy   
Update Disclosure  
AAOS Disclosure Search  

Important Dates

Early June – Details for poster and technical tricks presentations will be sent
September 23 - Manuscripts due for moderator review

Paper Presentation Deadlines

September 23 - PowerPoint presentation site upload - link emailed to presenters 
*Please be aware that meeting registration fees and travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the author.