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As of April 11, 2024

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Congress Logistics Information

In-person Congress Location

All Congress program formats listed above, including exhibits, posters, and oral presentations will take place at the at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna, Austria from April 18-21, 2024.

More information on Vienna, Click Here.

Registration & Hotel Reservations

Registration & Hotel Reservations for OARSI 2024 is open.

  • Workshops are ticketed sessions that have an additional fee.
  • All attendees must register for the meeting.
  • 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. (Submit via email:

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Registration Details

What Sessions are Included in Registration?

Congress registration includes access to the following session types:

  • Opening Ceremony & Awards Recognition
  • Plenary Oral Podium Sessions
  • Concurrent Oral Podium Sessions
  • Clinical Trial Symposium
  • Opening Reception with Exhibit Hall Networking
  • Exhibit Hall Networking Breaks
  • Poster Sessions with Presenters in Attendance in the Exhibit Hall
  • Sponsored Satellite Symposium
  • Discussion Groups

Congress registration includes access to the following session types.  Space is limited for the below session types. Sign-up to participate during registration required.

  • OAC & OACO Journal Session 
  • Pre-Congress Workshops (3 Workshops) 
  • Early Career Investigator Workshop: Mentor Session & Afterparty 
  • Early Career Investigator Luncheon Workshop 

View More Details on Session Types Click Here

What Sessions / Events are a Separate Registration Fee?

Specific events are not included with Congress registration and require an additional registration fee to attend. 

Breakfast Workshops

  • $30 Each (You will only be able to register for 1 workshop per day), Breakfast included.
  • Friday, April 19th, Saturday, April 20th, & Sunday, April 21st, 7:30 - 8:30 am

Poster Tours 

  • $30, Breakfast included.
  • Friday, April 19th Only, 7:30 - 8:30 am

Offsite Dinner Event 

  • Join your fellow OARSI colleagues for a night of fun and networking at the OARSI Offsite Dinner Event!  
  • Take advantage of an opportunity to engage with OARSI colleagues across all career stages
  • $95 for Attendees / Guests, Discounted $75 for Early Career Investigators, Dinner & Drinks included.
  • Saturday, April 20th Only, 7:30 - 10:20 pm
  • Offsite at the Luftburg - Kolarik in the Prater
  • For more information, CLICK HERE

Registration Cancellations / Refunds

  • Requests for cancellation / refunds must be submitted via email to the OARSI Meeting Coordinator, Summer Culkin, by March 20, 2024 to be eligible for reimbursement.
  • There will be $75 processing fee for all refunds.
  • Refunds will not be processed until after the Congress.
  • All requests received after March 20, 2024 will forfeit 100% of monies paid.
  • Registration Cancellations / Refunds

Onsite Registration Hours

OARSI Onsite Registration is located at MCC Registratur, Ground Level of the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center.  

All participants must pick-up their badge at the OARSI Onsite Registration desk prior to participation in OARSI sessions / events.  A badge must be worn at all times while in the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2024 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday, April 19, 2024 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024 6:30 am - 12:30 pm

Letter of Invitation

To request a letter of invitation to OARSI 2024, please complete the letter of invitation request form. 

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.