Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Period

July 12 to September 13, 2021, noon (JST)
Submission period has been extended till September 21, 2021.
Abstract Submission has been closed.

Please follow the guidelines below to submit your abstract to JOA2022. Please note that we do not accept any e-mail submission. All applications must be submitted on-line. The presentation should be in the form of an oral presentation, performed in PowerPoint, or a poster presentation in either onsite or website.

Input items Mandatory Yes/No Restrictions
Author Name Yes The top author must be the presenter.
A maximum of 11 co-authors including the top author can be registered
Affiliation Yes Up to 11 affiliations can be registered.
Abstract title Yes up to 20 words
The first letter of each word should be upper case letters (Head Capital). Prepositions and articles should be lower case letters (except at the beginning of sentences).
Abbreviations, such as MRI, should be upper case letters; technical terms that should be lower case letters only, should be lower case letters.
Words after a "-" (hyphen) should begin with lower case letters.
Abstract body Yes up to 200 words
In principle, abstracts published in The Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association must be structured abstracts. Please type colon (:) after each section title to make it easier to read.
e.g.) Introduction: Materials and Methods:
   Background: Methods:
   Purpose: Results:
   Object: Conclusion:
No chart, graphic, figure and table can be uploaded.

How to Submit

Please click the "SUBMISSION" button below when you submit for the first time. If you wish to submit another abstract or to amend your submitted abstract, please click SUBMISSION button again and login with your ID number and Password which will be noticed by e-mail after you finished initial submitting of your abstract.

A brief summary of your abstract: up to 80 words

Please note that you are required to submit a brief summary of your abstract within 80 words, which is to be printed in the onsite program.


Please select your preferred presentation format from oral or poster, and choose one of the research area from the following each categories.
However, please note that your presentation will not necessarily be accepted in your preferred format.

Category 1

1. Tumor 13. Medical ethics and lawsuit
2. Spine and spinal cord disease 14. Medical safety
3. Joint diseases 15. Infection control
4. Trauma and fractures 16. Locomotive syndrome
5. Sports injuries 17. Education
6. Pediatric orthopaedics 18. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
7. Metabolic bone diseases (including osteoporosis) 19. Complications
8. Rheumatic diseases 20. Infection
9. Tendon and ligament 21. Pain
10. Muscle 22. Computer assistance
11. Nerve 23. AI (artificial intelligence)
12. Basic research 24. Other

Category 2

1. Shoulder 12. Pelvis
2. Elbow 13. Femur
3. Wrist and hand 14. Lower leg
4 Fingers 15 Cervical spine
5. Upper arm 16. Thoracic spine
6. Forearm 17. Lumbar spine
7. Clavicle and scapula (including AC and SC joints) 18. Sacrum and coccyges
8. Hip 19. Rib
9. Knee 20. Sternum
10. Foot and ankle 21. Whole body
11. Toes 22. Others

Notification of Acceptance

By e-mail: December 2021

JOA Travel Grant

The 95th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association encourages orthopaedic surgeons in other countries to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. About 20 abstracts were selected as the travel grant by Japanese Orthopaedic Association Committee. 50,000 JPY will be awarded to the first author of the submitted abstract. All submitted abstracts are eligible for travel grant application.


  1. Travel grant will be provided for the grant winners after presentation of their abstract onsite.
  2. Please note that complimentary accommodation will not be offered, and all arrangements for the transportation to the venue and accommodation during the congress period will be self-responsibility.
  3. Result of the award will be announced by email in December 2021.
  4. There is no age limitation.

Abstract Submission


For more information about the registration process, please contact the Abstract submission Desk by email at the following address:
Japan Convention Services, Inc.
Daido Seimei Kasumigaseki Building 1-4-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013
Office hours: 9:30-17:30, weekdays, excluding weekends and holidays.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8510, JAPAN

Organizing Secretariat

Japan Convention Service, Inc.,
Daido Seimei Kasumigaseki Building 1-4-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, Japan
TEL: +81-3-3508-1214
FAX: +81-3-3508-1302