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Dubai OWC 2012

Abstract Submission Information

 Registration and payment deadline for presenting authors: 31 May 2012

The online abstract submission system for the Combined 33rd SICOT & 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference is CLOSED.

Dates & deadlines

Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2012 (extended to 22 February 2012 due to high demand)

Notification of abstract acceptance/refusal: 2 May 2012

Deadline for changing the presenting author of an abstract: 31 May 2012

Deadline for registration and payment of registration fee for presenting authors: 31 May 2012


  • Only electronically submitted abstracts are accepted.
  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Please proofread your abstract for spelling and grammar before submitting it.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words in length.
  • Do not use all upper-case letters when entering your abstract.
  • The abstract's title or authors' names/institutions must not be inserted in the 'Content' field below.
  • No graphs, tables, photographs, or slide presentations are accepted.
  • Abstracts will be published as one paragraph, so do not break your abstract into multiple paragraphs. If you wish to use headings within your abstract such as Introduction, Methods, Results, etc., they should be added at the beginning of a sentence within the paragraph and a colon (:) should be inserted after each heading. Example:

    Introduction: xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxx. Methods: xxxx xxx xxxx xxx xxx xxx xxxx. Results: xxxxx xxxx xxxx xxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx....

A confirmation e-mail with your abstract number will be sent to the e-mail address you entered on the first page of the abstract submission process, once you have clicked on "Finish" at the end of the process. Please contact the Conference Secretariat at if you did not receive a confirmation.

The material submitted must not have been published or presented at any national or international meeting before this one.

Submission of an abstract implies that the presenting author will register for and attend the Conference in Dubai to present the abstract either as an oral presentation or as a poster if it is accepted.

The SICOT Conference Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC) reserves the right to change the topic and the form of presentation (oral/e-poster) of the abstract or to reject it.




Shoulder, Elbow, Hand/Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle/Foot
Natural Disasters  
Prosthetics & Orthotics  
Spine Deformities, Degenerative, Trauma
Sports Traumatology  

Shoulder, Humerus, Elbow, Forearm, Hand/Wrist, Hip, Femur, Knee, Tibia/Fibula, Ankle/Foot, General, Road Trauma Safety



IMPORTANT NOTE: The presenting author of an accepted abstract (oral and e-poster) must have registered and paid the conference registration fee by 31 May 2012 to have his/her abstract included in the Final Programme. The Conference Secretariat will not check if co-authors have registered. The deadline for changing the presenting author of an abstract through the abstract submission system (by logging in and clicking on the link below or on the link in the confirmation email received after submitting the abstract) is 31 May 2012. Please ensure that the family name, given name, institute, and address of the presenting author have been inserted in the system.


For further information, please contact the Conference Secretariat at