AORA 2018  //  5 -7 October 2018  //  Perth, WA


2018 AORA Annual Meeting

5 - 7 October 2018  //  Perth, WA



It will be my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 Australian Orthopaedic Registrars’ Association's (AORA) Annual Conference, to be held in Perth from 5th - 7th October 2018.


The conference will combine registrar research presentations with a series of Instructional Course Lectures from prominent orthopaedic surgeons and former examiners, on a wide range of topics from the curriculum. It will also include the National Trial Fellowship Exam (NTFE), which will build on last year’s format and include clinical cases and pre-exam papers.


In order to accommodate increased numbers, candidates will be divided into two groups and sessions will extend into the afternoon until 4pm of Sunday 7th October.  Please be mindful of this when booking flights. Candidates will also be addressed by Dr Richard Angliss (Senior Examiner, RACS Court of Examiners), who will establish the facts and dispel any myths about the fellowship exam.


Abstract submissions for the meeting are now open for AOA Associate Members. Please visit the Abstract page to find out details regarding how to submit. The scientific sessions allow registrars to showcase research in front of the national registrar body, as well as the opportunity to win some great prizes. The meeting is also recognised for research points. Abstract submissions close on 1st August, 2018.


Prizes available during the meeting include:

  • The Allan Frederick Dwyer Prize - given to the best paper from the conference. The winner will receive airfare, accommodation, and registration to attend the 2019 AAOS meeting.


  • The Second Best Paper Prize - the winner will receive airfare, accommodation, and registration to attend the 2019 AOA ASM


  • The Best Trauma Research Paper (awarded by OTC South Pacific) - the winner will receive one free delegate registration at an OTC Advanced Fracture Management Cadaveric Course. This prize will be valid for 18months and does not include travel, accommodation, or other expenses.


  • Avant, as AOA’s MDO Diamond Partner, is offering a bursary to support attendance and registration at the 2018 AORA Conference. The bursary will be awarded to the best abstract application as judged by the AORA Scientific Committee.


I am very pleased to advise that onsite childcare will be made available at the meeting this year. AOA has partnered with Abracadabra Childcare to provide this service from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October. The service will be available for children aged 0 – 5 years of age from 7.00am to 6:00pm each day. Please visit the Childcare page on this website for further information.


The social program will be excellent and will offer a great opportunity for you to forge friendships with registrars from across the country. Each year I value the time getting to know the registrars from each of the states.

I look forward to seeing you in Perth!


Minjae Lee


Australian Orthopaedic Registrars' Association