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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION

**ATTENTION** ABSTRACTS THAT ARE ACCEPTED AS POSTERS
The poster size has changed this year. The new size will be 4' tall x 4' wide.

  • RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:00am Central Time on December 2, 2014

  • CASE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION

    PLEASE REVIEW THE CHANGES TO CASE ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS THIS YEAR DESIGNATED IN RED BELOW:
    • Each AMSSM member will be allowed to submit one case abstract for the Annual Meeting (multiple research abstract submissions are still allowed);
    • 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).
    • You CANNOT submit the same Abstract for Case and Research.
    • Abstracts which have been presented elsewhere can be accepted. However, this work must not be submitted for publication as an abstract or as a full paper in a journal at the time of abstract submission or have appeared in print elsewhere prior to the 2015 AMSSM Annual Meeting.
    • There is a 600 word limit (NOT including Title, Author(s), Affiliation and Headings).
    • Please review the complete list of submission requirements on the submission form.
    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 2015.

    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.


    Case Abstract Submission is no longer available for the 2015 AMSSM 24th Annual Meeting. If you were not able to submit your abstract this year before the deadline, we invite you to submit your abstract for the 2016 AMSSM 25th Annual Meeting. Abstract submissions will begin being accepted in early fall of 2015. The deadline for submissions for the 2016 Annual Meeting will be December 8, 2015.

    RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION

    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).

    RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM
    The Research Abstract Submission is now closed. If you did not make this year's deadline, we invite you to submit your abstract for our 2015 AMSSM Annual Meeting in Hollywood, FL. The submission deadline for Research Abstracts is the first Tuesday in December. This year that deadline is December 2, 2014.

    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 SUBMISSION CONFIRMATION
    • Immediately after (within 20 minutes) submitting your abstract you will receive two emails, one regarding your submission and one that will contain the information you submitted on your abstract form. 
    • Then on December 3, 2014, by 5:00pm a final email will be sent to confirm successful submission into our database.
    • If you do not receive all three of these emails, you are responsible for emailing Michele Lane no later than 10:00am CT on December 4, 2014 to check on your submission.  Please be sure your email address is correct before you submit your abstract to ensure you receive these confirmations.
    • A decision on accepted abstracts will be send by email around 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


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