Deadline: February 20, 2012
A Scientific Presentation abstract submitted for review by the ASSH Annual Meeting Program Committee is a report of a basic or clinical investigation, designed to answer a research question relevant to the practice of hand surgery. These abstracts are selected for five-minute presentations, with one minute for discussion and one minute for rebuttal during the Clinical Paper Sessions.
Download the Paper Presentation Call for Abstracts
A Scientific Presentation may be given as a traditional podium presentation or as an e-poster in the Hand Society’s scientific displays section of the Annual Meeting’s exhibit hall. Abstract submitters will be notified at the time of their acceptance which type of presentation their abstract has been accepted for.
During the abstract submission process you will be asked if you would like your abstract to be considered as a “Paper or Poster” or as “Paper-Only” (a separate abstract activity should be used for Poster-Only). Those marked “Paper or Poster” will FIRST be considered as a paper; only those that are not accepted as a Paper will be then considered as a poster. By indicating “Paper or Poster” you are confirming you have also read the full Call for Poster Abstracts and agree to all policies and procedures. If you mark your preference as Paper-Only your abstract will not be considered for poster presentation. PLEASE do not duplicate your abstract in both the Scientific Session and the Poster section.
The HYPOTHESIS should be stated clearly at the outset and is constructed so as to alert the reader to the specific question being asked. The HYPOTHESIS should be no longer than one or two sentences. The METHODS section is a summary of the experimental techniques and methodology utilized and should include a discussion of the statistical analysis. The RESULTS section outlines the basic data (and the statistical analysis thereof) collected by the experiment. The SUMMARY section should consist of a series of point-form statements that outline succinctly the main experimental findings and their relevance. Level of Evidence is also collected at the time of abstract submission and will be reviewed by the Evidence Based Practice Committee. The committee reserves the right to change the level submitted based on their review.