Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: 1 October 2020

We look forward to receiving your abstracts dealing with the below listed topics. Abstract submitters will receive a notification email by mid December.


Abstracts dealing with the following topics can be submitted:

Hip Topics:

  1. 1. Primary Hip Arthroplasty: Video Technique
  2. 2.The Complex Primary THA: Developmental Dysplasia, Posttraumatic OA, Conversion THA
  3. 3. Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Techniques, Results
  4. 4. Bearing Surfaces
  5. 5. Altered Local Tissue Reaction / Trunnionosis / Corrosion
  6. 6. Periprosthetic Fractures: Prevention, Current Concepts, Results, Innovations
  7. 7. Fast Track Surgery: From Outpatient Arthroplasty to Longer Hospital Stay
  8. 8. Optimizing the Results of Total Hip Arthroplasty: New Concepts to make Good Things better
  9. 9. Instability, Current Concepts in Acetabular Positioning in THA / The Spine and its Influence on
  10. THR
  11. 10. Current Fixation Use in Primary THA and Long-Term Results

Knee Topics:

  1. 1. The Alternatives to TKA
  2. 2. Improving Practice in UKA
  3. 3. Optimizing Primary TKA (including Video Techniques)
  4. 4. Controversies in TKA (Uncemented TKA / Materials / Design, etc.)
  5. 5.The Difficult Primary TKA (PT / Extraarticular Deformity, etc.)
  6. 6. Improving Practice / Efficiency / Health Economics
  7. 7. Technical Pearls in Revision TKA
  8. 8. Outcome / Diagnostics in Revision TKA

Combined Topics:

  1. 1. What´s new in Biomechanics?
  2. 2. Perioperative Medical Management: Blood, Pain, DVT Thromboprophylaxis
  3. 3. Infection in Arthroplasty: Prevention, Treatment, Future Concepts
  4. 4. Preoperative Host Optimization in Arthroplasty
  5. 5. Registry Outcome Reporting
  6. 6. Robotics and New Technologies
  7. 7. New Regenerative Therapy Options
  8. 8. Patient Follow-up – What works & for whom?

Instructions for Authors

  • Abstracts must be written in English not exceeding 400 words and must be submitted online as a Word file (xxx.doc or xxx.docx). The word count includes the title, authors and affiliations, but excludes figures, graphs or tables.
  • Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10).
  • Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks.
  • Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.
  • Type your title in sentence case in bold with no full stop at the end.
  • The presenting author must be underlined, type first name of the presenting author in full, followed by family name, the names of the co-authors must start with the initials followed by the family names (Pieter Paul Rubens, J. Van Eyck, P. Brueghel, etc..)
  • Type affiliation underneath the authors: Dept., Institution, City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations:
    1Dept. A, Hospital A, City, Country;2Dept. B, Hospital B, City, Country;3Dept. C, Hospital C, City, Country
  • Add the email of the presenting author in italics on a new line.
  • Do not add blank lines between the title of the abstract, the author(s), the affiliation(s) and the email address of the presenting author.
  • Ideally, your abstract is structured as follows: Introduction and/or Aim / Materials and Methods / Results / Discussion and/or Conclusion. In structured abstracts, paragraph headings should be typed in bold followed by a colon and by regular text. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’.

Introduction/Aim: Followed by regular text.

Materials and Methods: Followed by regular text.

Results: Followed by regular text.

Discussion: Followed by regular text.

Conclusions: Followed by regular text.

  • Put a blank line in between the paragraphs.
  • Max 2 figures, graphs or tables are allowed. These will not count towards the word limit. Figures/graphs/tables must be embedded in the Word file, underneath the abstract, and must be cited in the abstract.
  • The use of references is discouraged and must be limited to max 3. When you list references use superscript numbers in both the text and the reference list. The actual references must be in font size 8.

Download the abstract template here.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted as a Word file via the online submission form.

You can submit several abstracts at the same time and/or add abstracts later on.

Click on the link below to start and create a profile.

Fill out your personal data and go through the submission procedure.

Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s).

IMPORTANT: The uploaded Word file(s) must contain Title, authors & affiliations, the actual abstract and figures/tables (if any).

Please read the author instructions carefully before submitting your abstract(s).

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