ORF-SIG Poster Award

ORF-SIG Poster Award

A strategic goal of the Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Special Interest Group is to facilitate the conduct of research in residency and fellowship education. In order to facilitate the advancement of evidence based inquiry in post-professional education, the ORF-SIG is seeking accepted abstract submissions from residents and fellows in training for the poster session at the Combined Sections Meeting. The poster sessions will be evaluated using a scoring rubric and the first and second place winners will receive a $250 award for a submission to Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. The format for each submission should follow the abstract guidelines published by the American Physical Therapy Association for the Combined Sections Meeting.

The abstract content should include clear, concise description of the project and outcomes and can include can include a case report description, research report, or unique residency / fellowship project (i.e. community outreach). Please make sure to include your name and program affiliation with contact information with your abstract submission. The Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Special Interest Group seeks to support the advancement of post-professional research through support through a scholarship.

Deadline for submission: February 10th.

Click HERE to apply.

The Purpose of the Award is to:

  1. Highlight innovative, timely, and/or unique elements in residency or fellowship education, practice or research.
  2. Encourage best practices, with respect to Physical Therapy evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcome assessment.


  1. Members and student members of the ORF-SIG
  2. Accepted Combined Section Meeting poster or platform presentation
  3. Abstracts should reflect current standards of orthopaedic practice.
  4. Study type may include prospective or retrospective:
  5. Any work that has been presented at a national/international conference or has previously been accepted for publication/published is excluded

Submissions may be made by members of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy members and ORF-SIG members

A committee will evaluate the nominees by the following criteria:

  1. Significance, importance and impact on PT practice, research or health care systems
  2. Uniqueness of the knowledge, application, or decision-making information
  3. Scientific method (e.g. sample size, research design)
  4. Academic quality of the abstract

Scoring Rubric

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Click here for the application.