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67th (LXVII) Annual Conference of The Indian Orthopaedic Association

Dates : 28th November to 03rd December 2022

Guru Nanak Dev University

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  • 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 500 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.
  • 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....
  • Once you have clicked on "Finish" at the end of the process, 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. Please contact the Congress 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 Amritsar, India to present the abstract either as an oral presentation or as an e-poster if it is accepted.
  • The IOACON Organising committee reserves the right to change the topic and the form of presentation (oral/e-poster) of the abstract or to reject it.

Abstracts can be submitted on the following category :

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Spine
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Basic Sciences
  • Miscellaneous

Abstracts can be submitted on the following sub category :

  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Trauma
  • Congenital
  • Oncology
  • Infections
  • Miscellaneous

Gold Medal Sessions (Competition Paper) and Others During IOACON – Categories of Papers for Abstract Submission :

  • Dr. A. A. Mehta Gold Medal: This competition is open only to IOA members below 40 years of age as on 31st December, of the year of the conference. Proofs of membership and age are essential. The central committee in its august meeting shall screen papers marked for the said gold medal competition, winner shall be announced during the valedictory function of the conference. Medal will be presented during the inauguration of the subsequent year’s conference.
  • Dr. K. T. Dholakia Gold Medal: This will be awarded to the overall best paper of the conference. (Only Life members of IOA.)
  • Dr. R. C. Rallan Gold Medal: This will be awarded to best paper on the Basic Science. (Only Life members of IOA.)
  • Dr. S. S. Yadav Gold Medal: This will be awarded to the best paper in Oncology Section. (Only Life members of IOA.)
  • Dr. P. Tejeswar Rao Gold Medal: This award is for the best paper by a post graduate. All awards will be chosen by the central committee of the IOA in consultation with the scientific committee. The winner of the best paper will be presented a medal, a certificate and will be given a traveling fellowship on allowances to travel to two centres of his choice for a period of about one fortnight. This is for P. G. students only. Need certificate/letter from HOD as a proof for PG Student. (They have to be Associate IOA member or applied for Associate membership – to be asked – confirmed with CAO for associate membership number or application proof – IOA office – IOA House Delhi)
  • Dr. D. P. Baksi Gold Medal: This is awarded to the best paper in the field of Elbow and Shoulder diseases. (Only life members of IOA.)
  • Dr. S. P. Mandal Gold Medal: This is awarded to the best paper in the field of Rational Orthopedics. (rational Orthopedics is a concept of new / innovation – Cost effectiveness or beneficial for average Indian patients) (Only life members of IOA.)
  • Dr. Joy Patankar Gold Medal: This is awarded to the best paper in the field of Pediatric Orthopedics and Trauma. (Only Life members of IOA.)
  • Dr. K. P. Srivastava Gold medal for best poster: This award is for the best poster exhibited during the conference. Panel of judges will visit posters and the presenter of the poster is required to be present near the poster at the stipulated time. (Only Life Members of IOA)
  • Dr. H. K. T. Raza Gold Medal (New category) - Papers of Spine Subject (Only Life members)
  • Dr. Prashant Kanabar Gold Medal (New category) - for Sports Medicine subject papers (Only Life members)
  • Mulla Feroze Paper Session – Only Certificate – No Medal (Along with IOA Women Cell – Convenor Dr. Rujuta Mehta – Papers open for both Gender) (Presenter has to be IOA member)
  • Army Cell IOA Session – Convenor – Dr. Chetan Sood – Best paper Certificate – No Medal (Preferably Presenter will be IOA members working or worked in armed services to know and acknowledge their work)

IMPORTANT NOTE : Registration is must if your paper / poster is accepted for presentation.

For further information, please contact the Congress Secretariat at

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