AAHKS 2018

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The submission period is now open for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting taking place November 1-4, 2018. Submit high-quality scientific and socioeconomic abstracts, webinar recordingsymposium proposals covering all aspects of arthroplasty and health policy and high-quality, clinically relevant videos. Please contact with any questions.

New! View the recording of the webinar, “Submitting Successful AAHKS Annual Meeting Abstracts.” This webinar is intended to familiarize AAHKS members with the AAHKS Annual Meeting abstract submission process and highlight the key elements that lead to successful abstract submission. View recording.


  • June 1, 2018 11:59 pm (CDT) Deadline for ALL submissions
  • August 3 Notification of selected submissions
  • August 31 Deadline for draft manuscript submissions for award consideration
  • October 12 Deadline for manuscript submissions for scientific session moderator review
  • October 12 Deadline to upload ePoster PDF file and Surgical Technique video files to Apprisor website (detailed instructions emailed to submitting authors)
  • December 1 Deadline to submit final manuscript for the JOA Proceedings of the AAHKS Annual Meeting (detailed instructions emailed to submitting authors)

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Disclosures and Conflict of Interest

All authors, co-authors and presenters of abstracts, symposia and videos are required to complete disclosures of their financial relationships with commercial interests. Submit disclosure information on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) website at Disclosure information will be made available in the Final Program and JOA Proceedings of the AAHKS Annual Meeting. Submissions of authors failing to disclose will be withdrawn from the program. .

New Users

If you are the primary author/submitter* and have never attended an AAHKS event in the past, create a new account. Then search for or create co-authors after you are logged in to the AAHKS Submission System. Be sure to collect each author’s name, credentials (MD, DO, etc.), institution, city, state, email address and phone number before starting a submission.


The AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee will review and select abstracts for podium and poster presentations. Authors of the abstracts selected for podium presentations have the opportunity to submit a manuscript for consideration of the James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award, the Lawrence D. Dorr Surgical Techniques & Technologies Award and the AAHKS Clinical Research Award. Authors of podium presentations also have the opportunity to submit a manuscript for publication in The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) Proceedings of the AAHKS Annual Meeting. All authors of podium and poster abstracts who are selected for the Annual Meeting are required to submit a manuscript for scientific session moderator review.


The AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee is looking for symposium topics covering all aspects of arthroplasty and health policy. Symposia topics are cutting edge, controversial, or innovative. Symposia sessions at the Annual Meeting are always interactive (as opposed to a didactic).

Surgical Technique Videos

The AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee is encouraging the submission of high quality, clinically relevant surgical technique video proposals that will provide high educational value.