Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

2nd Virtual Conference
May 6-8, 2022

  

Call for Poster Abstracts

  

Abstracts are blindly reviewed by the abstract committee. The abstract submission deadline is April 1, 2022. Authors will be notified on a rolling basis if their posters have been accepted for the Live Streaming Poster Presentation on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 4:20-5:30 PM. The presenting author must be available on this date/time.¬†Authors are required to register for and attend the conference. Complimentary registration will not be provided.



Instructions and Guidelines


Abstract Preparation and Submission

Goal: To present a concise yet complete description of the study question, methodology and results. Abstract structure should have 5 or 6 sections for clarity:

  1. Introduction and study question/aims/hypothesis- This should be clearly stated (may be divided into 2 sections if preferred)
  2. Methods - How was this performed? What was the study design? What was the study population? What were the primary and secondary outcome variables? How was data analyzed?
  3. Results - If table or figure is present, it is not necessary to restate the numbers- point out the big picture only.
  4. Discussion - What do the results mean? Why are they important? Does the data support or refute the stated hypothesis?
  5. Conclusions - One sentence will suffice.


Text:
Please use complete sentences and proper grammar. Use paragraph divisions for the sections - one long run-on paragraph is difficult to read.

Data: This is best presented, or augmented, by the inclusion of a table or figure. Ensure data is legible.

  • Lack of data: Submission of abstracts without data is not encouraged and is likely to be scored very low. It is not acceptable to submit an abstract describing the research plan. The best chance of acceptance is granted only to submissions which include data and results.

Conclusions: Be cautious and reasonable, avoid the trap of the statement. Similarly, a zero numerator demands the calculation of confidence intervals and great caution in interpretation.

Case Report or Case series: Novel case reports with a discussion and lessons learned have higher chances of acceptance.

Citations and references: Not more than 3-5 references are necessary. Cite previous work if applicable and also cite assertions about facts that may not be commonly accepted.

Prior to submission: Proofread abstract and have an experienced colleague/mentor proof read and critique the abstract. This will improve the quality of the abstract and increase chances of acceptance.
 

Images and Additional Files
If you are submitting supplemental graphic files with your abstract, please convert them to jpeg format at a width no greater than 600 pixels. This includes:

  • Charts
  • Graphs
  • Tables
  • Photographs
  • Slides
  • Anything other than the text content of your abstract
Please note that supplemental files in formats other than jpeg will not be accepted.
 
Submitting an Abstract Online

If you have any questions, please contact
AnesthesiaConference@childrens.harvard.edu