The 66th SAOA Congress Committee invites you to submit an abstract for the November 2020 hybrid congress
Dates: 20-22 November 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
Papers can be submitted via this online platform.
Closing date 30 September 2020
-Abstracts should be in English and no more than 350 words
ABSTRACT TO BE COMPOSED AS FOLLOWS:
SUBMISSION CONSIDERATION: For oral presentation or E-poster or either
BACKGROUND: State the aims of the study, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the
problem being analysed.
METHODS: Provide a concise outline of the research methodology that was followed, including the study
design, sample strategy, inclusion/exclusion criteria, data collection and analysis strategies that was
RESULTS: Provide a clear description of the findings.
CONCLUSION: Explain the significance of the main findings and the future implications of these results.
-Please do not include any figures or references in the abstract.
-If you have to use abbreviations, please provide the abbreviation in brackets after the first use of the full term.
-Abstracts will be reviewed and published as received. Typing and errors will not be corrected.
-It remains the responsibility of the authors to ensure that all information is accurate and that the language and presentation is of an acceptable standard.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:
Please specify abstract submission categories:
General / Arthroplasty / Paediatrics / Trauma / Shoulder & Elbow / Spine /
Hands /Knees /Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation / Foot & Ankle / Oncology /Infection /Current Topics (COVID-19)/ New Research in Orthopaedics (Research concept; Proposal; idea) / AI & the future of Orthopaedics / Other
If you have a new concept or surgical technique in Orthopaedic Surgery that you feel will stimulate interest and discussion you are welcome to submit these in this category. These presentations do not require scientific validation and will be hosted in a separate session
Abstract submissions will be reviewed and confirmed as either:
• Formal Oral Presentation (10-minute presentation) or E- Poster (electronic)
• Papers not accepted for oral presentation may be considered for a poster.
• Presenters of papers must be registered for the congress.
• Failure to do so will result in their paper being removed from the programme.