Congress Information

All sessions of the Congress, including exhibits, posters, and oral presentations will take place at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 27 – April 30, 2017.

Registration / Membership
All attendees must register for the meeting. Register early and get the discounted pre-registration fee. 

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Workshops, are ticketed sessions that are an additional fee.
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Fellows must include a letter on letterhead signed by your Program Director indicating you are in training. Students must provide a current copy of student identification.

The Congress registration fees include 2017 OARSI membership renewal, or new membership. The fee also includes a Congress bag, abstract supplement, all scientific sessions and poster sessions, welcome reception, and breaks.

Cancellations / Refunds
To cancel your registration and receive a refund, a written request with your registration confirmation and receipt card must be received by March 7, 2016. Cancellation requests received by this date will receive a refund less a $75 processing fee. Refunds will be processed after the meeting. All requests received after March 30, 2017, will forfeit 100% of monies paid. If you need to cancel your registration, please e-mail Victoria Converse, OARSI Meeting Coordinator, at

Certificate of Attendance, Badges, Passports and Visas

A certificate of attendance will be available for all registrants at the on-site registration desk. Badges will be available at the registration desk starting on Thursday, April 27, 2017. They should be worn at all Congress functions. 

Letters of Invitation:
Attendees who require a letter of invitation to apply for a VISA must contact Victoria Converse at

The official language of the Congress is English.

Abstract Supplement

All abstracts presented at the Congress, both oral and poster, will be published in the supplement to OARSI’s journal, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.