Annual Meetings

Each year the society meets in the spring. The first afternoon consists of recitations and Board of Governors meeting. The second day is when the general session begins with presentations selected by the Program Committee and continues for another day and a half day. Receptions, tours, and a banquet fill the evenings. 

Annual Meeting


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018

The 48th Annual Meeting of the American Osler Society will be held Sunday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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"Meeting at a Glance"


Sunday, May 13th

1:00-5:00 p.m.             Registration 

Afternoon                    Tours of Nationality Rooms, Cathedral of Learning

Afternoon                    Tours of Heinz Chapel

1:30-3:45 p.m.             Tour of the Carnegie Museum Complex
                                      Natural History & Fine Arts

2:00-4:00 p.m.             City Tours-to be determined

3:00-5:00 p.m.             The Frank Neelon Literary Gathering

5:00-6:30 p.m.             Past Presidents Dinner 

7:00-9:00 p.m.             Board of Governor’s Meeting                  

Monday, May 14th

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.     Registration

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.     Art Exhibit 

8:00 a.m.-noon           General Session 

Afternoon                   Tours of Nationality Rooms, Cathedral of Learning

Afternoon                   Tours of Heinz Chapel

2:00-4:00 p.m.            City Tours - to be determined

1:00-5:00 p.m.            General Session

6:00-7:00 p.m.            Reception

7:15-8:45 p.m.            Banquet & Presidential Address
Tuesday, May 15th

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.     Registration

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.     Art Exhibit 

8:00 a.m.-noon           General Session

Afternoon                   Tours of Nationality Rooms, Cathedral of Learning

Afternoon                   Tours of Heinz Chapel

1:30-3:45 p.m.            Tour Carnegie Museum Complex
                                    Natural History & Fine Arts

2:00-4:00 p.m.            City Tours - to be determined

1:00-5:00 p.m.           General Session

6:00-7:00 p.m.           Organ and Choir Recital, Heinz Chapel

7:15-9:30 p.m.           Casual Dinner
                                Tours of the Nationality Rooms, Cathedral of Learning

Wednesday, May 16th

8:00 a.m.-noon          General Session 

12:00 noon                Adjourn

Call for Abstracts for the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 13th – 16th, 2018

Abstract should be sent by e-mail to: and must be received by November 15, 2017. Abstracts submitted by e-mail will be acknowledged. Only one abstract per person is permitted. The abstract should be no longer than one page. It should begin with the complete title, the names of all co-authors, and the corresponding author’s mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This should be followed by a two to three sentence biographical sketch indicating how the author would like to be introduced. The text should provide sufficient information for the Program Committee to determine its merits and possible interest to the membership. The problem should be defined and the conclusions should be stated. Phrases such as “will be presented” should be avoided or kept to a minimum.

Three learning objectives should be given after the abstract. Each learning objective should begin with an active verb indicating what attendees should be able to do after the presentation (for example, “list,” “explain,” “discuss,” “examine,” “evaluate,” “define,” “contrast,” or “outline”; avoid noncommittal verbs such as “know,” “learn,” and “appreciate”). The learning objectives are required for Continuing Medical Education credit.

A cover letter should state: Whether any of the authors have a potential conflict-of-interest such as direct financial involvement in the topic being discussed during the presentation.

Standard audiovisual equipment that consists of a laptop computer and LCD projector will be provided if your abstract is selected for presentation. 

Each presenter will have a 20-minute time slot, which will be strictly enforced. Presenters should rehearse and time their papers to 15 minutes, in order to permit brief discussions and to be fair to the other speakers. 

Abstracts will be accepted by e-mail up until November 15, 2017.

Send with objectives and cover letter to:

Please make submissions in Microsoft WORD format.