Virtual Presentation Requirements & Instructions

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 August 24, to our Meeting Dropbox at  Save the presentation with a file name starting with your last name. If for any reason you have an issue uploading your presentation, please contact Audrey McDonough Cameron  amcdonou[email protected].

It is your responsibility to have your co-authors go online to and complete the Mandatory Financial Disclosure Forms.   If your coauthors have not signed into the site yet their username and password will be the email address you entered for them when you submitted the abstract. They do not need to create a new contact.  All disclosure forms need to be completed on, or before August 24.  If for any reason you must withdraw your presentation or need to change the presenter please notify Heather Skinner at [email protected] as soon as possible.

The COS 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 COS 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 COS 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].