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Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposia

Join OREF at a 2022 Resident Research Symposium!

These regional events provide residents with an invaluable opportunity to assemble, socialize and network with their peers while sharing their research projects. Past participants enthusiastically agree that the symposia are a great experience for all residents, whether you are competing or just listening.

The 2022 symposia are made possible through grant support provided by DePuy Synthes, Medacta USA, Smith & Nephew, and Zimmer Biomet.

Northeast Region Resident Research Symposium

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Columbia University
New York, NY


William N. Levine, MD
Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Columbia University

Guest Speaker:

Eastern Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, September 16, 2022

Wake Forest University/Atrium Health
Winston-Salem, NC


L. Andrew Koman, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Guest Speaker:


Southwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA


Thomas P. Vail, MD
James L. Young Professor and and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Keynote Speaker:
Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Department Chair
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Central West Region Resident Research Symposium

Residents interested in submitting an abstract for consideration should download the Abstract Submission Instructions | Deadline: August 15, 2022


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

University of Colorado
Aurora, CO


Evalina Burger-Van der Walt, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopedics School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus

Keynote Speaker:
Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation and Department of Pathology,
and Vice Chair of Academic, Scientific and Research Affairs in Orthopaedics
Yale School of Medicine


Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Monday, October 10, 2022

Washington University at St. Louis
St. Louis, MO


Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD
Fred C. Reynolds Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Guest Speaker:


National Symposium

We are excited to announce that OREF will host its second National Resident Research Symposium later this year! The top presenters from each of this year's five regional resident research symposia will compete for the national title. Watch this page for additional details as they become available.

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.

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015