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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION

**ATTENTION** ABSTRACTS THAT ARE ACCEPTED AS POSTERS
The poster size will be 4' tall x 4' wide.
  • Case Abstract Information
  • Research Abstract Information
  • New Speakers Showcase Information
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  • CASE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday MORNING November 10, 2015 - 11:00am Central Time
  • RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday MORNING, December 1, 2015 - 11:00am Central Time
  • SPEAKER SHOWCASE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 1, 2015


  • CASE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION

    We invite you to submit your case for our 2016 AMSSM Annual Meeting. The deadline for Case Abstract submissions is the second Tuesday in November. This year that date is MORNING of November 10, 2015, at 11:00am Central Time.

    If you going to submit an abstract, please login to the AMSSM Members site and the link to the abstract submission form will be active on the Abstract Submissions page.  If you are not logged in the link will not be visible.

    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 – 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).

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSION CONFIRMATION
    • 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

    Podium Presentation
    You should use the following format for your case presentation (NOTE = 10 minutes total):

    • 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.

    Eye Opening Case Presentation
    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. The size of the board is 4' tall by 4' wide.
    • 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 admin@amssm.org. 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 at mlane@amssm.org.

    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, mlane@amssm.org (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 at mlane@amssm.org 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 SHOWCASE SPEAKER

    The submissions for the Showcase Talks will open at 11:00am Central Time on September 15, 2015 and close promptly at 11:00am Central Time on September 17, 2015. No exceptions!

    Session Description:
    This session will provide an opportunity for AMSSM Members to gain podium speaking experience on current clinical updates, and to compete for an opportunity to speak at the 2016 AMSSM Annual Meeting. This session will contain seven separate, evidence-based update presentations. Each presentation will last 12 minutes. Presenters will identify 3 learning objectives for their talk. The overall "best" presentation, as selected by a panel of judges and the audience, will be awarded a larger podium presentation for the upcoming 26th AMSSM Annual Meeting in San Diego.

    Eligibility:
    Showcase is open to all Active, Affiliate, Associate and International AMSSM members who have not presented on the main podium at any AMSSM Annual Meeting. Members who have previously presented a Case and/or Research Abstract are still considered eligible for the Showcase. Fellowship, Resident and Student Members are not eligible for a Showcase Talk.

    Submission Criteria:
    All Active, Affiliate, Associate and International AMSSM members interest in presenting in the New Speaker Showcase will submit an online application by the 11:00am Central Time, September 17, 2015 deadline (you must be logged in to view the link). The application form asks for presentation topic/title and three learning objectives. Applications will be reviewed for clinical relevancy and overall quality of objectives. Entries must be complete and well-written to receive consideration. Additionally, to insure a variety of topics are covered in this session, only one talk on any given subject will be allowed into the Showcase. The first seven applications to be received that meet this criteria will be invited to present. Three alternate application swill also be selected. Final selection will be contingent on review of the faculty disclosure form. Showcase selectees and alternates will be notified on or before October 15, 2015.

    Questions:
    Questions regarding submission criteria, speaker eligibility and session format should be addressed to the AMSSM Education committee at education@amssm.org. Technical or website submission issues should be addressed to Michele Lane.

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