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Resident Research Symposia

Join OREF and ORS for the 2018 Resident Research Symposia!

OREF and ORS will continue to give residents the opportunity to present research papers to a panel of their peers at our annual Resident Research Symposia.

Made possible through grant support provided by DePuy Synthes, Medacta USA, Zimmer Biomet, and Integra Foundation, the 2018 Symposia will take place in the following locations:

Southeast Region II Resident Research Symposium

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

Abstract submission instructions | Deadline: August 8, 2018

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


Benjamin A. Alman, MD, FRCSC
Chair Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University

Guest Speaker:

Philipp Leucht, MD, PhD

Northeast Region Resident Research Symposium

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 7:00 a.m.

Abstract submission instructions | Deadline: July 16, 2018

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland


James R. Ficke, MD, FACS
Department Chair Orthopaedic Surgery
Robert A. Robinson Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Guest Speaker:

Joseph Hsu, MD, FACS

Southwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.

Abstract Submission Instructions | Deadline: July 20, 2018

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, California


Reid Abrams, MD
Professor and Interim Chairman
University of California, San Diego

Dana Covey, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, San Diego

Guest Speaker:

Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD

Additional Symposia

Additional symposia were held at the annual meetings of the California Orthopaedic Association the Florida Orthoapedic Society and the Minnesota Orthopaedic Society. Watch this page for updates on the 2018 OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposia.

Top Presenters

See the research that received top honors at this year's and past Resident Research Symposia by choosing a year from the list below.

Current  |  2017  |  2016  2015

Past 2018 Symposia

Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, May 4, 2018 | 12: 45 p.m.

University of Illinois at Chicago
750 South Halsted
SCE Illinois B
Chicago, Illinois


Mark Gonzalez, MD
The Riad Barmada Professor and Head Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago

Alfonso Mejia, MD

Program Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Vice Head, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago

Keynote Speaker:

Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, DSC
Professor, Director of Microsurgery Research
The University of Illinois College of Medicine


Southeast Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, February 9, 2018

Emory University Orthopedics
Health Sciences Research Building
1760 Haygood Drive
Atlanta, Georgia


Scott Boden, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Interim Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics
Director, Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer
Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital

Keynote Speaker:

Lee R. Leddy, MD, MSCR
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Program Director
Medical University of South Carolina