Presentations are limited to 4 minutes. Please record your presentation in an mp4 format. A simple way to record yourself giving your presentation is using the Zoom meeting platform ( Start a meeting with yourself in Zoom, share your screen (presentation). Click on the record button. For a walkthrough of how to record via Zoom, please click here: For more help using the Zoom platform, see their tutorials online here:

Once you have your presentation in a final format, please upload it on, or before June 5, 2020 to our Meeting Dropbox in the topic area it has been assigned (Basic Science, Trauma, Sports, etc.)  with a file name starting with your last name. You have been set up in a shared Dropbox with your email address and should have received an automated email from Dropbox. Please use the Dropbox email to access the files to download your presentation. If you need access to this Dropbox re-sent to you, please email [email protected].  

It is your responsibility to have your coauthors go to and complete the Mandatory Financial Disclosure Form. Disclosure information must be updated yearly. All co-authors must complete the form in order for your video to be included on the SOA website. All disclosure forms need to be completed on, or before June 5, 2020.

The SOA Program Committee and Board are delighted to have your presentation included on the website.  As you prepare your presentation, please observe the following guidelines. Focus on the essence of your research and eliminate unnecessary background information and lengthy discussion. Your presentation should be an abstract in PowerPoint form.  

Please include the following:

1. Title & Disclosure Slide. As a CME provider SOA is required by the ACCME to obtain and share with meeting participants any potential conflicts of presenters and coauthors. This information must be included on the 1st or 2nd slide of your presentation, following the title. Please use one of the following statements to provide this information:

  • ‘I (or my coauthors) have nothing to disclose’; or
  • ‘I (and/or my coauthors) have something to disclose’ along with a referral for more detailed disclosure information on the SOA App or via the Disclosure Program on the AAOS website.

2.  Immediately proceed to the Purpose/Hypothesis.  

3.  Materials and Methods.  Present the information that tells the audience that your research is sound, that your methods are valid, and that you employed appropriate statistics when applicable.  

4.  Results:  Focus on the results that pertain to your purpose and hypothesis.  Let us know the statistical significance of your most important findings. Give us the "meat" of your findings.

5.  Conclusion:  Tell us the significance of your research and its clinical significance to summarize what your research taught us.  Simply state why your research is important.  If there is previous literature that is supported by yours or that yours disproves, then please let us know that as well.  Give only one or two conclusion slides to summarize what your research taught us.

Irrespective of how complex your research, you can do this in the allotted time.  At most, the audience will take away 2 or 3 points from your presentation.  

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Heather Skinner at [email protected].