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|2018 Call for Abstracts|
Call for 2018 Annual Meeting Poster/Paper Abstracts
Please note AAHCM will use the information provided in annual meeting materials. Please ensure that author names, credentials, and titles, are written accurately; only the degrees and certifications provided will be included in published material.
Abstract authors do not need to be an AAHCM member in order to be considered for a poster presentation at the annual meeting.
At least one of the authors must be available to present during poster exhibition sessions and to answer questions from meeting attendees.
All authors should have 1) provided substantial contributions to the conception or design of the project, or acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; AND 2) draft the work or critically revise it for intellectual content; AND 3) provide final approval of abstract and poster; AND 4) agree to be accountable for all aspects of work related to accuracy and integrity.
Please provide complete author information (name, credentials, title, academic and/or organizational affiliation, and location) and indicate the name of the presenter attending the conference. Submitting author must certify that the abstract represents original work.
AAHCM annual poster session will require the first-author to self-designate in one of two categories:
Each submission will be judged against their peers, either trainee or non-trainee. The academy expects that for any submission the first author represents the primary owner of the intellectual content of the submission.
AAHCM supports two categories of submission, Clinical or Research.
Clinical abstracts should be either (1) clinical vignettes or (2) single practice innovations. Clinical vignettes could include unique presentations of common diseases, unusual clinical findings, as well as challenging patient and/or family encounters. Vignettes could also include unique or innovative solutions to patient and/or family needs. Practice innovations could include novel ways to meet the clinical and non-clinical needs of patients and families as well as operational improvements leading to better outcomes. All practice innovations should provide replicable ideas for implementation at other home-based medical care practices.
Scientific abstracts should present the results of purposeful and systematic research aimed at better understanding the field of home-based medical care. Research could include epidemiological or health services investigations of patients and/or caregivers. Research could include studies sharing insights on quality, patient outcomes, cost of care, and/or patient experience. Abstracts in this category must have replicable methods, clear analytic approaches and data for presentation.
Clinical abstracts focused on patient case studies should have the following structure:
Clinical abstracts focused on practice innovations should have the following structure:
Research abstracts should have the following structure:
All information entered on the abstract form will appear in print exactly as it is typed.
Annual Meeting abstracts undergo an anonymous review by volunteer AAHCM members. The work group makes final selections based on the results of the initial review. Abstracts that do not fulfill all requirements will not be reviewed.
Reviews of clinical practice innovations will be based on the following criteria:
Reviews of submitted clinical case studies will be based on the following criteria:
Reviews of submitted research abstracts will be based on the following criteria:
All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59pm CST, April 27, 2018 to Val Good-Turney, Executive Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download abstract submission forms:
Responsibility for Expenses
The AAHCM Annual Meeting gives home care medicine professionals the opportunity to present their work within an atmosphere of support by peers and national leaders. Only those presenters committed to attending the conference may submit an abstract. Presenters are responsible for all expenses such as production and shipping of posters, and for personal expenses such as travel, hotel, and meeting registration fees. AAHCM will consider assisting those who are unable to secure funding to attend the AAHCM Annual Meeting. Those who will need assistance should contact Val Good-Turney, Executive Administrator at email@example.com for further details.
Avoidance of Commercialism
All presentations must avoid commercialism. Presentations that constitute promotion and advertising (including the use of logos) will not be considered. If the cost of any presentation has been underwritten to any extent, a clear acknowledgment stating the support, identifying the source, and describing the methods for keeping the content unbiased should be included. Advertising matter that in any way promotes the commercial interest of a particular company, enterprise, or the author(s) may not be distributed or displayed. Statements made in the presentation are the sole responsibility of the author and are not viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal position taken on any product, subject, or issued by AAHCM.
Notices of acceptance and declination will be emailed to the address provided within four weeks of the submission deadline.