Abstract Submissions

The IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2020 Annual Meetings will accept abstract submissions October 2019. You may submit your abstract to a single submission site for the opportunity to share your research discoveries during one, two or all three meetings.

Submission Site: Coming soon!

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • October 2019: Abstract Submission Opens
  • January 10, 2020: Abstract Submission Closes

Submission Preparation

Submission Preparation

The online abstract submission form will request for the following information:

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  • *Title: Must clearly reflect the abstract content and include any animals used.
  • *References: List references in the order in which they appear in the abstract. Cite only the name of the publication, volume, page number, and year.
  • *Author and Institution Listing: Add the Presenting Author, co-Authors(s) and Institution(s). The Author and Institution listing will appear in the Meeting App and Program materials as submitted.
    • Please Note: When added to a submission, co-authors are sent an automated email to complete the online CME. Submissions are not considered complete until all authors complete the online CME Disclosure Form.
  • *Introduction: Describe the purpose of the study.
  • *Methods: Provide clear statements in the following areas: Research design; research setting; number of patients enrolled in the study and how they were selected; a description of the intervention (if appropriate); and a listing of the outcome variables and how they were measured. Describe the statistical methods used for analysis.
    • Medically Challenging Case submissions: Please provide a review of the Case Report
  • *Results: Describe the subjects that were included and excluded from the study. List the frequencies of the most important outcome variables. If possible, present comparisons of the outcome variables between various subgroups within the study (e.g., treated vs. untreated, male vs. female).
    • Medically Challenging Case submissions: Please enter: Not Applicable – Medically Challenging Case Report
  • *Conclusions: Summarize the conclusions supported by the data presented in the abstract and further implications of the study.
  • Images/Charts: Charts may be created or uploaded in this step of the submission process. There is a limit of five (5) images or charts per abstract. The Images / Charts are not included in the total character count. You may only upload files which are 200 MB or less and in one of the following file formats: jpg, gif, pdf, doc, or docx.
  • Additional Information:
    • *Submission Type (select 1)
      • Medically Challenging Case
      • Scientific Abstract
    • * Sub-specialty Category (select 1)
      • Airway Management
      • Ambulatory Anesthesia
      • Anesthetic Pharmacology
      • Blood Management
      • Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
      • Critical Care
      • Economics, Education and Policy
      • Geriatric Anesthesia
      • Global Health
      • Liver
      • Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
      • Obesity
      • Obstetric Anesthesiology
      • Pain Mechanisms
      • Pain Medicine
      • Patient Safety
      • Pediatric Anesthesiology
      • Perioperative Anesthesia
      • Regional Anesthesia
      • Respiration
      • Sleep Medicine
      • Technology, Computing and Simulation, Equipment Monitoring
      • Trauma
    • *Stage of research (select 1)
      • Clinical Study
      • Preclinical Study
    • *Area of focus for research (select 1)
      • Basic Science Research
      • Clinical Research
    • *Meeting Selection (only select the applicable meeting(s))
      • AUA Annual Meeting: Focuses on academic anesthesiology and does not accept Medically Challenging Cases.
      • SOCCA Annual Meeting and Critical Care Update: Focuses on critical care.
      • IARS Annual Meeting: Focuses on state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical and basic science anesthesiology.

Submission Rules and Guidelines

Submission Rules and Guidelines

  • Revisions are not allowed after the deadline. The abstract will be listed in all program materials as submitted.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of submissions per submitter or presentations per presenter.
  • The abstract text must be in English. The abstract body must be 700 – 3,000 characters (including spaces).
  • Brand Names are prohibited. Please use the generic name.
  • Abstract reviews are blinded. Do not include the institution in the abstract body or title.
  • Research presented at the IARS 2020 Annual Meeting should not be published in an indexed journal prior to the IARS 2020 Annual Meeting, May 15-18, 2020.
  • Human Subjects:
  • Animal Subjects:
    • Research performed in vertebrate animals must explicitly state that the study was approved by the authors’ IRB for animal research (e.g., the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee).
    • Please review the US Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/references/phspol.htm
  • Poster Presenter Reimbursement Policy:
    • Poster Presenters at the IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2020 Annual Meetings are responsible for all expenses including registration, hotel and travel.

Submission Best Practices

Submission Best Practices

 

  • Originality and Scientific Merit:
    • Were novel concepts or approaches used? Does the abstract challenge existing paradigms or develop new methodologies or technologies? Does the abstract address an important problem? Was scientific knowledge advanced?
  • Quality and Integrity of Research Design and Data Analysis:
    • Is the study design clearly described? Are issues of reliability and validity of the measures addressed? Are the statistical analyses appropriate?
  • Conclusions:
    • Are conclusions clearly stated? How well are the conclusions justified by the data?
  • Technical Writing:
    • Is the abstract clearly written and well-organized, or is the abstract difficult to follow and unfocused? Are there virtually no spelling, punctuation, or grammatically errors, or do the errors pose a distraction to the content provided in the abstract submission?

Award Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

Award Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

Learn about the abstract awards and oral presentations available during the Annual Meetings. Carefully review the guidelines and eligibility requirements before applying for an award.