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Research Abstract Poster Contest

2019 ACOI Call for Faculty Abstracts

ACOI 2019 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions

October 30 – November 3, 2019
J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix AZ

Share your knowledge with osteopathic internists from around the country at the American College of Osteopathic Internists 2019 Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions! Presenting a poster at the Annual Convention will qualify as a scholarly activity.

All abstract submissions can be made by sending your abstract to Susan Stacy at susan@acoi.org.  The abstract submission deadline is July 31, 2019.

Eligibility

To submit an abstract, the following criteria must be met:

  • At least one of the authors must be an ACOI member who has paid the current membership dues.
  • Categories for submission include:
    • Model application of the ACGME Milestones
    • Innovative approaches to meet requirements for scholarly activity
    • Faculty development
    • Trainee/faculty wellness
    • Integration of OPP/OMT into training programs
    • Prospective clinical studies (completed or in-process)
    • Retrospective analyses (e.g., chart audits, registries)
    • Descriptive studies
    • Unique case presentations

Encore presentations are welcome.

Responsibilities of the Presenting Author

  • The first author listed for each abstract serves as the presenting author and as the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the abstract, unless otherwise specified under the "contact Information" section of the submission.
  • The presenting author must be one of the co-authors listed on the submitted abstract.
  • The presenting author is responsible for the following:
    • Ensuring that all authors have read the abstract and agreed to be co-authors. Failure to get approval from all authors will result in rejection of the abstract.
    • Notifying all co-authors of any additions, deletions, and changes to the program, as may be communicated by ACOI.
    • Obtaining all of the conflict-of-interest disclosure and copyright transfer information from co-authors.
    • Forwarding all correspondence to all co-authors, including ACGME, AOA/ACOI policies and guidelines, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support for Continuing Medical Education (CME).

Authors' Consent and Waiver of Claims

  • Each abstract author agrees and certifies that he or she:
    • Has read all of the rules and agrees to be bound by them
    • Is responsible for submission of the abstract in accordance with the rules, and
    • Waives any and all claims against ACOI and any reviewer arising out of, or relating to, the abstract submission and review process, including but not limited to peer-review and the grading of abstracts.

General Guidelines

  • The abstract must address educational requirements and/or challenges, scientific questions, the application of osteopathic principles and/or practices (e.g., OMM), detail clinical observations, or contain primary scientific data.
  • All research and studies reported in submitted abstracts that involve human and animal subjects must comply with the guiding principles for experimental procedures found in the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association and IRB approval or waiver noted.
  • Presenters must be registered attendees at the Trainer’s Congress.
  • No revisions can be made after the abstract submission deadline.
  • The presentation at the Congress on Medical Education for Resident Trainers must reflect the submitted abstract. In particular, the abstract title, authorship, and educational or scientific content of the presentation at the Congress must match the submitted abstract, although updates on results may be added.
  • Abstracts should be written in clear and concise English so that reviewers are able to focus solely on the scientific merits of the submission.

Poster Presentation Format

All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters. These posters should be [5’X3’] in size. Presenters are responsible for mounting their posters at the assigned time and location. Push pins are provided.

Poster authors will be assigned published times to be at their poster to field questions from attendees

Abstract Review and Selection Process

  • After the submission deadline, all completed and eligible abstracts will be made available to the ACOI Council on Education and Evaluation for blinded review and scoring. 
  • Abstracts will be evaluated and scored on their educational and/or scientific merits, and the application of osteopathic principles and practice.
  • Incomplete abstracts will not be reviewed.
  • The same study must not be submitted as multiple abstracts.
  • Abstracts will be peer reviewed according to the subject categories listed above.

Acceptance/Rejection Notification

  • Email notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent to the presenting author; consequently, an accurate email address is critical.  Rejection notifications will also be sent at the same time.
  • The decision of the ACOI Council on Education and Evaluation regarding acceptance and presentation of abstracts is final.

To submit your abstract: