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Call for Abstract

  • Sign-up for TOSSM/APKASS account to submit abstract.
  • All abstracts submission must be done online (Abstract Submission System)
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
  • There are no fees to submit an abstract.
  • If the abstract is accepted for podium presentation, all presenters must speak in English, and be prepared to answer questions from the audience in English.
  • The TOSSM/APKASS Program Committee will make final decisions on the mode of presentation however; efforts will be made to comply with the stated preference, paper/podium or e-poster presentation.


 March 1, 2019

 Abstract submission begins

 August 31, 2020

 Deadline for abstract submission


Abstract Categories: Please select relevant category with your research as follows;

  • Ankle & Foot
  • Basic Science And Biologic Repair
  • Cartilage
  • Elbow
  • Hip & Groin
  • Knee:  ACL
  • Knee: Arthroplasty
  • Knee: Fracture
  • Knee:  Meniscus
  • Knee:  Multiligament Injuries
  • Knee:  Other
  • Knee:  Osteotomy
  • Knee:  Patellofemoral
  • Knee: PCL
  • Shoulder:  Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder: Fracture
  • Shoulder:  Instability
  • Shoulder:  Other
  • Shoulder:  Rotator Cuff
  • Sports Medicine:  Epidemiology And Injury Prevention
  • Sports Medicine:  Muscle And Tendon

After Submission

    • The Scientific Section’s Chairs and additional experts will review the abstracts. Each abstract will be reviewed by 2 or more different experts.
    • Abstracts may be selected for Oral presentation, Poster presentation, publication only or rejection. The first author will be notified by mid of September  2020, at the email address provided during submission, about whether or not their abstract have been accepted.


  • Oral Presentation: Authors of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be informed about the date and time of the session. Presentation guidelines will be made available online.
  • Poster Presentation: Poster presenters will be informed about the date and time of the e-poster exhibition. Poster guidelines will be made available online.


As a consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its uncertainty, the TOSSM-APKASS 2020 Congress is postponed to 30 September- 2 October 2021 in Pattaya, Thailand.


The difficult decision to move the date of the congress has been made by our team in order to protect the health and well being of all of our participants, partners, faculty, and staff. It is also based on current WHO advice and local government advice regarding travel and social distancing. The new dates for the Congress will be from 30 September- 2 October 2021, with the Pre-congress on 29 September 2021. The Congress website will be updated to reflect the rescheduled dates.


If you are a registered participant, have already booked a hotel room through our hotel registration service, are a faculty member, are an abstract submitter, or are an exhibitor/sponsor, we will be communicating with you directly as soon as possible.

Due to newly moved conference date, fully paid registrant who is unable to attend has the right for either option;
1. Transfer the registration to another colleague (free of charge) by email: [email protected]
2. Refund: see registration Cancellations & Refunds policy  HERE


In addition, we would also like to extend our sympathy and solidarity with those of you that have been severely affected by this COVID-19 crisis. We have utmost admiration in the work of all of our worldwide colleagues and friends who are working at the front lines in response to this pandemic and hope you all stay safe.


We look forward to the situation stabilizing and seeing you in Pattaya on 30 September- 2 October 2021.