ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION
ABSTRACTS THAT ARE ACCEPTED AS POSTERS
POSTER SIZE CANNOT EXCEED 4' TALL x 4' WIDE. POSTERS MADE LARGER THAN 4' X 4' WILL ENCROACH ON THE NEIGHBORING POSTER SPACE AND WILL HAVE TO BE ALTERED ON SITE TO FIT WITHIN THE DESIGNATED AREA.
Case Abstract Information
Research Abstract Information
New Speakers Showcase Information
CASE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Submission is now closed
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday MORNING, December 1, 2015 - 11:00am Central Time
SPEAKER SHOWCASE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, MORNING, September 17, 2015 - 11:00am Central Time
CASE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Case Abstract Submission is closed for the upcoming Annual Meeting. If you missed the deadline please, consider submitting your abstract for the 2017 Annual Meeting. Check back in late September for availability.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSION CONFIRMATION
IMPORTANT – PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE SUBMITTING A CASE ABSTRACT:
Each AMSSM member will be allowed to submit ONE case abstract for the Annual Meeting that they are the primary author/presenter(multiple research abstract submissions are still allowed). There is no limit on the number of submitted abstracts that you can be listed as a co-author.
The primary author is required to be an AMSSM member at time of submission. Student Members can submit an abstract but must have a senior author listed that is a full member.
The primary author submitting the case must also be the presenter. Presenter substitutions will only be allowed for significant changes in life circumstance and will require the written approval of the Education Committee Chair(s).
The abstract must not have been published as an abstract or as a full paper in a scientific, medical or professional publication prior to presentation at the AMSSM Annual Meeting.
There is a 600 word limit (NOT including Title, Author(s), Affiliation and Headings).
- Immediately after (within 20 minutes) submitting your abstract you will receive two emails, one acknowledging your submission attempt and one containing information you submitted on your abstract form.
- Then on November 11, 2015, by 5:00pm a final email will be sent to confirm your attempted submission was sucessful received into our database.
- If you do not receive all three of these emails, you are responsible for emailing Michele Lane no later than on November 12, 2015 to check on your submission. Please be sure your email address is correct before you submit your abstract to ensure you receive these confirmations.
Tips for Writing, Submitting and Presenting a Case
The AMSSM membership enjoys lively discussion regarding the presentation and work-up of interesting cases. These are some tips that can enhance the quality of your write up and ensure a successful case presentation at the AMSSM Annual Meeting.
In choosing to submit a case for consideration for presentation, you should be prepared to defend your workup and your management decisions, particularly if you are presenting new or controversial management protocols. Constructive criticism from both the panel and the floor are expected. Criticism should not be taken as a personal affront by the presenter. While the presenter is discouraged from lecturing on the topic; he/she is expected to have attained a reasonable degree of expertise through the clinical care provided and the research performed in preparation of the presentation; therefore he/she is encouraged to answer questions from the panel/audience and actively participate in the discussion.
Writing a Case
- Check your grammar and spelling carefully, as this may affect your review.
- Follow the space guidelines. In general, the fewer words you can use to write the case, the better.
- Leave spaces to make your case readable, which may increase the likelihood of a positive review.
- Allow the case to “unfold” as it did when the case first presented to you.
- Be sure to include all reasonable differential diagnoses.
- DO NOT include your final working diagnosis in the title! Diagnosis in the title may exclude your case from evaluation and/or lead to alteration of the title.
- Cases of particular interest include: controversial cases, common problems with uncommon presentation, uncommon problems with common presentation, or illustrative cases of common problems. The abstract should identify the history, physical exam, differential diagnosis. The abstract should outline the Tests & Results (Lab, X-ray, etc.), Final Diagnosis, Treatment, Outcome of the Case including Return to Activity and Further Follow-up of the case to be discussed. Abstracts will receive a blind review. There are some helpful tips when writing, submitting and presenting your case abstract on the main abstract submission page. You will be notified of the acceptance/rejection of your abstract in February 2016.
Presenting a Case
You should use the following format for your case presentation (NOTE = 10 minutes total):
Eye Opening Case Presentation
- Case history, initial physical exam, panel questions (4 minutes). Expect to present your history and physical, ending with a differential diagnosis in 4 minutes (usually 4-5 slides at a speaking rate of 1 minute per slide).
- Labs, x-rays, course of treatment, return to play, panel comments (4 minutes). Your workup (lab, imaging, final diagnosis, treatment, & outcome).
- Comments from the audience (2 minutes). The remainder of your case presentation time will be devoted to comments, questions and discussion between you, the panel, and the audience.
- Time your presentation carefully. If you should exceed the allotted time for any section, the chair will stop you mid-presentation.
- Case presentations are a framework for discussion, and presenters are strongly discouraged from lecturing on their topic. Include one slide at most, designed to cover teaching points, only if the diagnosis is unusual. It is expected that should the presenter begin to lecture on the topic, the chair will intervene and continue the discussion in a more informal manner.
You should use the following format for your case presentation (NOTE = 10 minutes total):
- Case history, initial physical exam, panel questions (4 minutes).
- Labs, x-rays, course of treatment, return to play, panel comments (4 minutes).
- Comments from the audience (2 minutes).
This format requires you to bring your laptop to present. There will be an AV projector available to connect your laptop for presentation.
Case Poster Presentation
- If your case is chosen as a poster presentation, bulletin boards will be provided for you to mat your poster materials. Each bulletin board will be assigned 4 poster spots (2 side-by-side spots on each side of the board). You will be designated a 4' tall by 4' wide space to hang your poster. Please do not allow your poster to exceed the 4' x 4' size or it will encroach on the neighboring poster space.
- Your poster can be in any format and should include the important elements: Case History, Physical Examination, Differential Diagnosis, Tests & Results, Final Working Diagnosis, Treatment, Outcome and Return to Activity.
- You will need to stand by your poster during the two designated presentation times to answer questions.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Research Abstract Submission are now being accepted for the 2016 AMSSM 25th Annual Meeting. The deadline for submissions for the is the MORNING of December 1, 2015, at 11:00am Central Time.
Research Abstract Tips
Submitting an Abstract
- You must be an AMSSM member to submit an abstract. Student Members can submit an abstract but must have a senior author listed that is a full member.
- You may submit more than one research abstract. However, each first author/presenter will only be permitted to give one podium presentation. If additional abstracts are accepted, they will be poster presentations.
- The primary author submitting the abstract must also be the presenter. Presenter substitutions will only be allowed for significant changes in life circumstance and will require the written approval of the Research Committee Chair(s).
- You CANNOT submit the same Research Abstract for the a Case Presentation session.
- Abstracts which have been presented elsewhere will be accepted. However, this work must not be submitted for publication as a full paper in a journal at the time of abstract submission or have appeared in print elsewhere (except in abstract from) prior to the AMSSM Annual Meeting.
- Please review the complete list of submission requirements on the submission form.
- There is a 300 word limit (NOT including Title, Author(s), Affiliation and Headings).
- Immediately following your research abstract submission, you will receive an email from
- On December 2, 2015, you will receive an email from email@example.com. This email will confirm successful submission of your abstract. If you do not receive this final confirmation, it is your responsibility to contact Michele Lane.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM
If you are planning your abstract submission and are unfamiliar with the format of the submission form and the requirements, you can CLICK HERE to view a blank submission form. This copy of the submission form cannot be used to submit an abstract.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RESEARCH SUBMISSION CONFIRMATION
- Immediately following the completion of your abstract submission (usually within 20 minutes) you will be sent TWO emails, from Michele Lane confirming your abstract was transmitted.
- FIRST EMAIL: If you do not get receive this confirmation email within one hour of your submission, it is your responsibility to email Michele Lane to ensure your abstract was transmitted. This confirmation is generated automatically.
- SECOND EMAIL: Will contain the information you submitted on your abstract form.
- Then on December 2, 2015, around 5:00pm a final email will be sent to confirm successful submission into our database.
- If you do not receive all THREE emails, you are responsible for emailing Michele Lane no later than 10:00am Central Time on December 3, 2015 to check on your submission. Please be sure your email address is correct in our database fore you begin your submission to ensure you receive these confirmations.
- A decision on accepted abstracts will be send by email sometime during the first week of February.
Research Poster Presentations
If your research is chosen as a poster presentation, bulletin boards will be provided for you to mat your poster materials. The size of the board is 4' tall by 4' wide.
Research Abstract Submission Tips
Research Abstract Examples
NEW SPEAKER SHOWCASE
Submissions deadline for the New Speaker Showcase has passed. If you submitted a Speaker Showcase talk, it will be reviewed carefully and you will be notified of the status on or before October 15, 2015. Thank you for your participation!
- 12/1/15 (11am CT)
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2015 Advanced Team Physician Course
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2016 AMSSM/South Bend Sports US (Inc.Inj./Beg. Level)
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Case Abstract Submissions
Case Abstract Submission is now closed. In late January 2016, accepted abstracts will be posted on the website for members only to view.
2016 Fellows In Training Exam Registration
Registration is now open though 2/14/16 for the upcoming 2016 Fellows in Training Exam. The exam will open on February 1, 2016 and will be available through 3:00pm Central Time on February 15, 2016.
The test will consist of 200 multiple choice questions. You will have 4 hours to complete this test. Once you begin this test you must complete it. You will not be able to stop and restart this test. So please allow for enough time to complete the test.
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2015-16 AMSSM Recertification Prep Exam
Registration is now open for the new Recertification preparation exam. Modeled after the blueprint for the ABFM Sports Medicine CAQ, this test will allow you to test your current knowledge and see where to guide your study as you prepare to sit for the Sports Medicine Recertification exam.
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