Next month, ACEP will begin accepting abstracts for the 2015 Research Forum. The deadline is April 24, 2015.
The Research Forum will be held Oct. 26–27 in conjunction with ACEP15 in Boston. Abstracts should represent original research that has not been published or presented at a national scientific meeting. Case reports or subject reviews are not considered original research. Abstracts presented at an international or regional meeting are eligible for submission.
Abstracts must include the following subsections, consistent in style with those appearing in Annals of Emergency Medicine: title, study objectives, methods (include design, setting, and type of participants), results, and conclusion. Abstracts should be written in complete sentences using grammatically correct English. Spell out all abbreviations on first usage. Abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters, not including spaces. Accepted abstracts will be published as received; no copy editing will be performed. Illustrations are discouraged; however, small tables may be accepted. Figures and photos must be black-and-white and at least 300 dpi. Authors should not be identified in any way on the page containing the abstract.
Abstracts will be peer reviewed. Those judged scientifically valid and that contain important information that will ultimately affect patient care will be accepted. In March, instructions for submitting abstracts will be available on ACEP’s website.
Four awards will be given to outstanding abstracts. The Emergency Medicine Foundation will present the Excellence in Research Award (Best Paper) to an investigator based on the abstract, presentation, discussion, and subsequent publication of research manuscript, as well as the Best Presentation by a Young Investigator Award. Investigators at the assistant professor level or below with fewer than five years of faculty appointment may request their abstracts be considered for review in the young investigator category.
The ACEP Research Committee will present the Best Medical Student Paper Award to a medical student who is the primary investigator of an outstanding abstract presentation and the Best Resident Paper Award to a resident who is the primary investigator of an outstanding abstract presentation.
All four awards will be presented at the 2015 ACEP Research Forum.