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A Residents & Fellows abstract submitted for review by the ASSH Residents & Fellows Program Committee is a report of a basic or clinical investigation, designed to answer a research question relevant to the practice of hand surgery. Residents and Fellows are encouraged to submit their paper or poster presentation to be shared among peers and established hand surgeons from around the country.
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A Residents & Fellows abstract may be given as a traditional podium presentation (5 minute lecture with discussion at the end of the session) or as an e-poster. Resident/Fellow Conference e-posters will be available for viewing at the conference as well as in the exhibit hall for the duration of the 68th Annual Meeting.
If you are a Resident or Fellow you may submit your abstract to both the main ASSH Scientific Session abstract category and to the Residents & Fellows Conference abstract category. However, you will only be accepted into one program if submitting into both categories. Preference is given to the main ASSH Meeting Program. If accepted, a manuscript must be submitted in advance of the Residents & Fellows Conference for use by the moderator/discusser. This manuscript will not be published. If a manuscript is not received by the August 1, 2013 deadline ALL authors of the paper risk exclusion of participating as a presenter in 2014.
Your abstract is required to include the following sections: Hypothesis, Methods, Results, and Summary Points to be considered by the Program Committee. 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.