AORA 2017  //  6 - 8 October 2017  //  Adelaide, SA


2017 AORA Annual Meeting – Adelaide, 6 - 8 October


Dear fellow registrars


It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the 2017 Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association (AORA) Annual Conference being held in Adelaide this year.


We will continue the format from previous years with a combination of registrar scientific papers and a series of Instructional Course Lectures from prominent Orthopaedic Surgeons and former examiners on a wide array of topics from the curriculum.  The program will also include the National Trial Fellowship Exam (NTFE), which will require separate registration.


The scientific sessions give you an opportunity to showcase your research in front of the national registrar body, is recognized for research points, as well as win some great prizes.


Allan Frederick Dwyer Prize is given to the best paper from the conference, the winner will get airfare, accommodation and registration at 2018 APOA meeting (To the maximum value of $10,000).


Second best paper winner will get airfare, accommodation, registration to attend the 2018 AOA ASM (To the maximum value of $5,000).


Best Trauma Research paper - OTC South Pacific would again like offer a prize - one free delegate registration for an accredited registrar at an OTC Advanced Fracture Management Cadaveric course. This prize would be valid for 18 months and would not include travel, accommodation or other additional expense.


MDA National as an AOA Education Fund sponsor is offering a bursary to support attendance at the 2017 AORA Conference.  The bursary will be awarded to the best abstract application as judged by the AORA Scientific Committee.


The social program will be excellent, and offer a great opportunity for you to make life long friendships with registrars from across the country.  I value this time each year spending time and getting to know the registrars from each state, this is truly one of the highlights of my year.


I look forward to seeing you in Adelaide!!  It is a great city, the conference will be great and not to be missed.


Warm regards,

Nicholas Jorgensen


Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Association