Call for Papers - CAOS 2015


On behalf of CAOS International, I would like to warmly invite you to the 2015 CAOS meeting to be held June 17-20 in Vancouver, Canada. We are especially pleased that this meeting will be co-located with the annual meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society, with upwards of 500 Canadian orthopaedic surgeons expected to attend, so there will be expanded opportunities for making connections with the broader orthopaedic community.

Special Opportunities:

In addition to soliciting regular paper submissions in our normal topic areas (see below), we will be offering some special opportunities aimed at enhancing broader discussions:

Topics of Interest for Regular Papers:

CAOS invites paper submissions that relate broadly to the use of technology in orthopaedic surgery. We are interested both in papers that describe technical aspects of devices and systems used in surgery and in the clinical impact of such systems, including deployment and integration issues related to hospital workflow and economic evaluation. Typical technical topics include surgical navigation systems, metrology devices, robotics, Patient Specific instrumentation, procedure planning processes, image acquisition and processing, segmentation, registration, calibration, 'smart' instruments and sensors, biomechanical modeling, gait analysis, etc. Typical clinical application areas include hip and knee arthroplasty, trauma, osteotomies, oncology, spine procedures, ACL repair, shoulder and ankle procedures, etc., as well as issues related to surgeon training.

Paper Formats and Requirements:

Please note that papers submitted by authors affiliated with or sponsored by companies will be explicitly identified as such in the program and proceedings.

Author Registration Requirement: Authors may request a preference for oral or poster presentation. The presenting author for each paper must register for the conference by the early registration deadline, or the paper will be removed from the program, and no individual presenting author will be assigned more than one oral presentation (a given presenting author may present one or more posters in addition to making an oral presentation).

Paper and Panel Proposal Submission Process and Key Dates:

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver in June!


Antony Hodgson
President, CAOS International