POSTER SIZE CANNOT EXCEED 3½' TALL x 3½' WIDE (42"W x 42"L)
POSTERS MADE LARGER THAN THIS SIZE WILL ENCROACH ON THE NEIGHBORING POSTER SPACE AND WILL HAVE TO BE ALTERED ON SITE TO FIT WITHIN THE DESIGNATED AREA.
AMSSM is now accepting Research Abstract Submissions. Submission deadlines for the 2018 AMSSM 27th Annual Meeting are as follows: CASE: Submission is now closed
RESEARCH: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (11:00am Central Time)
CASE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION
If you missed your chance to submit a case for our 2018 AMSSM Annual Meeting we encourage you to consider submitting your abstract in the Fall of 2018 for the 2019 AMSSM 28th Annual Meeting. The deadline for Case Abstract submissions will be the second Tuesday in November. In 2019 that date is MORNING of November 13, 2018, at 11:00am Central Time.
NEW THIS YEAR
AMSSM has increased the number of oral case presentations at the Annual Meeting – five concurrent oral case presentation sessions will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Two winners will be selected from the five concurrent sessions to re-present on the main stage podium on Saturday, April 28, 2018. This new format for oral case presentations will replace the main stage podium presentations and Eye Opening Case presentations.
The case posters will remain the same format as previous years with two poster presentation sessions on Thursday, April 26 and Saturday, April 28, 2018.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSION CONFIRMATION
Immediately after submitting your abstract (usually within 20 minutes) you will receive two emails, one acknowledging your submission attempt and one containing information you submitted on your abstract form.
Then on November 15, 2017, at or before 5:00pm a final email will be sent to confirm your attempted submission was successfully received into our database.
If you do not receive all three of these emails, you are responsible for emailing Michele Lane no later than 5:00pm Central Time on November 16, 2017 to ensure your submission was successful. 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 up to five separate 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, five differential diagnoses. The abstract should outline the Tests & Results (Lab, X-ray, etc.), Final Working Diagnosis, Discussion, Outcome and Return to Activity/Follow-up. 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 2017.
Presenting a Case
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).
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.
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 space to hang your poster. Please do not allow your poster to exceed 3.5' x 3.5' OR 42" x 42" 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, Five Differential Diagnoses, Tests & Results, Final Working Diagnosis, Discussion, Outcome and Return to Activity/Follow-Up.
You will need to stand by your poster during the two designated presentation times to answer questions.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Research Abstract Submission for the 2018 AMSSM 27th Annual Meeting is now open. The deadline for submissions for the is the MORNING of December 5, 2017, 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).
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 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 by 2:00pm on December 6, 2017 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 6, 2017, after 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 2:00pm Central Time on December 7, 2017 to check on your submission. Please be sure your email address is correct in our database before you begin your submission to ensure you receive these confirmations.
NEW THIS YEAR
The podium presentations for the top 24 research abstracts will be presented during one concurrent two-hour session on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Two winners will be selected from the concurrent session with the winner of the Best Overall Research presentation to be re-presented on the main stage podium on Saturday, April 28, 2018. In addition, we are add four one-hour Rising with Research sessions each morning.
The oral research poster presentations will remain the same format as previously with one oral poster session on Friday, April 27, 2018.
Research Oral Poster Presentations
If your research is chosen as an oral poster presentation, bulletin boards will be provided for you to mat your poster materials. The size of the board is 3.5' x 3.5' OR 42" x 42".