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2014 Call for Abstract Submissions

The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS HAS ENDED. PLEASE CHECK AAOM.COM FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO SUBMIT FOR NEXT YEAR'S ANNUAL MEETING.

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The AAOM, EAOM, BSOM and OMAA invite individuals (students, residents / fellows, junior and senior investigators) to submit abstracts (original investigations or case reports) for the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting. Relevant abstracts previously presented within the last 12 months at other conferences, and not yet published, are eligible for submission.

The joint Abstracts Committee for this meeting will select abstracts for poster and oral presentations. ALL ASTRACTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY through the secure link by 23:59 PM PST (Seattle) on December 20th, 2013 [corresponds to 07:59 GMT (London) and 18:59 AEDT (Sydney) on DECEMBER 21, 2013]. Abstracts will not be accepted for consideration after this deadline.  Under no circumstances will presenters be permitted to modify their abstract text once it is submitted. Decisions will be sent to corresponding authors via e-mail by February 3, 2014. If accepted, authors are required to register for the meeting and be present during the scheduled poster/oral sessions. Abstracts are accepted contingent that at least one of the authors register and present the abstract at the annual meeting. An abstract without a registered presenter by the registration deadline will be withdrawn and will be ineligible for publication in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology Journal.

INSTRUCTIONS

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

The submission form follows all of the editorial constraints. Before submitting, ensure that all abstracts are limited to a maximum of 300 words. Titles must be 10 words or less. Tables and figures are not allowed. All submitted abstracts must be categorized as either “Original Investigation” or “Case Report”. 

Original Investigation Abstract Format:

a) Objectives (aims/purpose, hypotheses, and goals of the investigation)

b) Methods (brief description of experimental procedures including statistics)

c) Results (findings of statistical analysis)

d) Conclusions (one or two major conclusions, underlined, that are supported by results)

Case Report Abstract Format:

a) Background (A few sentences providing information relevant to case)

b) Case summary (chief complaint, other pertinent historical and examination data, diagnostic investigations and results (laboratory, radiographic, etc.), and therapeutic or management strategies/outcomes)

c) Conclusions (significance/relevance of case)

AWARDS AND PRIZES

At this meeting, awards and prizes (e.g.:  Lester Burket Award) will be handed out by the AAOM, EAOM, BSOM and OMAA for submissions, based on merit and specific eligibility criteria. To be eligible for the respective awards, you must indicate in your submission the organization that you belong to. 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON AWARDS FOR AAOM MEMBERS

Lester Burket Memorial Award.The Lester Burket Memorial Award (LBMA) was created to honor the memory of Dr. Lester Burket and to promote basic and clinical research in oral medicine. Only residents/fellows of accredited US and Canadian Oral Medicine residency training programs are eligible, and the abstracts should represent significant thesis-level research. There are two $1,500 awards, one for basic science and the other for clinical research, and the meeting registration fee will be waived for all recipients. Each of the accredited oral medicine programs in the USA and Canada may select one candidate per category.

  • Eligible residents/fellows must be enrolled in a recognized/accredited oral medicine program in the United States or Canada. There is a maximum one entrant per program for each category, and each entrant must be nominated by the program director.
  • Candidates must submit an expanded abstract (maximum of 750 words) of their original research project, and specify the category of research: Basic Science or Clinical Investigation. LBMA abstract format should include: (a) Objectives: introduction that clearly indicates the purpose of the study, hypotheses, and goals of the investigation, (b) Methods: a description of the experimental procedures including statistical methods where appropriate, (c) Results: findings of statistical analysis, (d) Conclusions: supported by results, and (e) Funding sources including grant numbers.
  • In addition, candidates must supply the following via online submission: (1) statement of level of independence--a few sentences stating the candidate’s and mentor’s level of participation in the research project, 2) statement of timeline--explanation as to when the research was completed in relation to the Oral Medicine program and (3) publication history--list all submitted manuscripts and publications that have resulted from this research project. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE THROUGH THE ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM

Award recipients will be notified by February 17th, 2014. Recipients will give a 20 minute oral presentation, followed by a 5-minute question and answer session. Winners in both LBMA categories will receive $1,500 and a one-year membership in the AAOM.

Robert and Kay Schattner Award.A student, resident or fellow at the meeting will be eligible for The Robert and Kay Schattner Award for the best presentation of an original investigation abstract. Judging for this award will take place during the meeting.

Case Report Awards.The three best case reports submitted by residents/fellows of US or Canadian accredited Oral Medicine training programs will be selected to give a 10 minute oral case presentation during the meeting and will receive a small monetary award. Judging will be based on the quality, clarity, and clinical significance of the abstract submission.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ON AWARDS FOR EAOM MEMBERS

The EAOM recognizes the outstanding contribution of its members to the joint meeting by awarding unique prizes for original research and case management. Please be advised that only abstracts submitted by EAOM members are eligible for entry into the awards process. The authors will be checked against the membership list at the time of peer review.

  • All accepted abstracts are given a Certificate of Acceptance for the meeting.
  • Original Investigation abstracts selected for oral presentation at the meeting will also be eligible for publication in OOOO.
  • Oral original research presentation - Certificate of Merit and $500US 
  • Poster presentation - Certificate of Merit and $500US 
  • Case presentation - Certificate of Merit and $500US

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ON AWARD FOR OMAA MEMBERS

Peter Reade Memorial Award.The Peter Reade Memorial Award (PRMA) was created to honor the memory of Professor Peter Reade to promote basic and clinical research in Oral Medicine offered annually at an Academy approved meeting (either national or international).

Eligibility: The award is open to postgraduate students enrolled in a DClinDent program and recent graduates (within 2 years of graduation) of an Academy approved Australian and New Zealand Oral Medicine training program. All applicants must be members of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia.

Abstracts should represent significant thesis-level research. Case reports are not acceptable. Either poster or oral presentation is permitted. Final judgment and decision for the offer of an award rests with the Academy Executive on advice from the Education & Scientific Sub-Committee. Applicants should nominate for this award at the time of submission of an Abstract. There is only one Award offered per year, to the value of $500 AUD with an accompanying Certificate.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ON AWARDS FOR BSOM MEMBERS

The details for the BSOM awards will be published separately by the Society.