2020 Annual Meeting

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort
Bonita Springs, Florida
April 22-26, 2020

Click here to view a poster presented at the MAOA 2019 Annual Meeting highlighting the favorable resident publication rate of papers presented at MAOA annual meetings.


All individuals are invited to submit abstracts for the MAOA 2020 Annual Meeting.

The abstract submission deadline is July 1, 2019.

You will need the following items available prior to completing the abstract submission.  INCOMPLETE submissions will NOT be saved by the system.

  1. Blinded Word or PDF document (abstract title and abstract text only).  NO CO-AUTHOR OR INSTITUTION INFORMATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED ON THIS DOCUMENT (400 words or less; tables and figure captions count toward the 400 maximum word count).
  2. Co-author information and e-mail addresses for senior co-authors


  • Limit of 6 abstracts submitted per individual
  • You are only allowed one podium presentation and up to four poster presentations; please consider this when submitting abstracts. If more than one of your abstracts is accepted for podium presentation, you will need to name a co-author to present the additional talk(s).
  • RESIDENTS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS: The MAOA Board of Directors requests that the staff consultant who co-authors your paper be present at the annual meeting to respond to any questions that arise during discussion. Please notify your staff consultant of this prior to submission of your abstract.
  • Additional abstract submission information available here
  • All speakers are required to pay the meeting registration fee and are responsible for their expenses in attending the annual meeting. Please discuss this with your program chair before submitting your abstract.
  • Large database studies are becoming increasingly popular submissions. We request that you submit these types of studies only if the work addresses identifying/modifying risk factors or variables which can impact clinical practice.


Online meeting registration will open in November 2019.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort for the MAOA 2020 Annual Meeting. CLICK HERE to reserve your hotel room.

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort is centrally located between Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, in the community of Bonita Springs. With stunning views of the Gulf Coast, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort offers casual elegance and southern-style hospitality. The Hyatt has the largest resort poolscape in South Florida--enjoy three acres of water attractions including a meandering Lazy River, five waterslides (including a pair of dueling speed waterslides), an inner tube waterslide (48” height requirements), the Corkscrew waterslide (42” height requirement), and the Ciquala waterslide for little ones. A tranquil adult pool and adult-only hot tub, kid-friendly waterfall pool, plus the family-favorite Adventure pool and splashdown pool are all available exclusively to registered guests.

Visit the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort web site for additional information about the resort and great tips about the area. 


The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort can be accessed by using the following airports:

  • Southwest Florida International Airport - Fort Myers (RSW) - 12 miles/20 minutes
  • Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) - 120 miles/2 hours
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) - 140 miles/2.5 hours

Attendees can arrange their own transportation to/from the hotel by rental car, tax, Uber, Lyft, or Naples Transportation and Tours.