2014 Call for Abstracts

Abstracts (oral or poster presentation)
Opening date:  July 1, 2013
Closing date:   October 15, 2013
Abstracts must be strictly non-commercial and focus on one or more of the areas indicated above.  Please indicate whether your submission should be considered for an (a) oral presentation; (b) poster presentation; or (c) either oral or poster.  We encourage choice (c) as this provides the most flexibility.

Abstract format:  One page maximum in length (single spaced, 12 point font, one inch margins), listing all authors with presenting author first in bold, affiliated institution(s), and these headings bolded in the text: Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion.  If applicable, indicate how abstract is related to the conference theme:  Translating Science into Clinical Care.

Include at bottom of page: presenting author’s full name, degree, academic or other position, and full mailing address with city, state or province, zip or postal code, country, and E-mail address. 

Workshop Proposals (3 hour session)
Opening date:  July 1, 2013
Closing date:  
October 15, 2013

Workshop Format
Proposals must be non-commercial. 300 words (single spaced, 12 point font, one inch margins) which describes (1) What you intend to do; (2) How you intend to do it; and (3) In what ways the topic relates to professional practice, science, and/or the theme of conference (Translating Science into Clinical Care). The description should use professional language for CME accreditation. Specify the workshop level: Introductory, intermediate, or advanced.  Up to two presenters per workshop. 

Include at bottom of page: presenting author’s full name and degree, academic or other position, and full mailing address with city, state or province, zip or postal code, country, and E-mail address. 

Publicity Description
Provide a concise and engaging 50-word description of the session (subject to editing) as it would appear in the brochure if selected.
Workshop topics should be relevant to one or more of the following areas:  Clinical practice; professional development; research skills/techniques/grant writing.  Evidence-based elements must be included in your proposal. 

Overall Educational Goal
Learning/Skills Objectives: On a separate page, submit 3 types of specific skills that will be learned by participants in your workshop using this format:
By the end of this workshop:

A) Participants will be able to ….
B) Participants will be able to ….
C) Participants will be able to ….

Also, list three significant readings on the subject of your workshop (articles, books or chapters in books). These should serve to provide information for further study. Use this format: Authors’ Last Name (s), First Name Initial (s). (date) Title of article, book chapter, or book and name of Journal or Book (as appropriate). Volume and page numbers; Publisher City, State: Name of Publisher (as appropriate).

Instructional methods
Please indicate what types of instruction you will use (didactic, interactive discussion, power point, video, role play, etc.).  Also, indicate preferred size of workshop, maximum number of participants and any other relevant information.

Experience
Include a brief credentials statement.  This should clearly describe and document with specifics the Presenter’s relevant experience relating to the subject area and to leading / presenting / facilitating workshops.

Compensation
One complementary conference registration (value: $595-$695) will be issued per workshop.
The Conference Planning Committee will make the final decision on workshop size and numbers of participants.

Presenter Forms and Materials: All submissions
Authors who are selected to give an oral presentation or conduct a 3 hr workshop will be required to submit a copy of their CV and all forms required for CME accreditation.  Those authors will received an Invitation to Present.

Standard Submission Process
Please E-mail abstracts or workshop proposals to Greg@iacfsme.org  no later than October 15, 2013 

The presenting author will be contacted in November, 2013 and advised if submitted abstract(s) are accepted with the type of presentation selected. Authors will be advised of the date and time of their presentation. If selected as a poster presenter, presenting author will be provided with specifications for presentation and display.

Questions regarding papers or the submission process should be directed to IACFS/ME Administrative Office, Attention Greg Fillmore; E-mail:  Greg@iacfsme.org   Phone 815-609-5606

2014 Call for Abstracts

Abstracts (oral or poster presentation)
Opening date:  July 1, 2013
Closing date:   October 15, 2013
Abstracts must be strictly non-commercial and focus on one or more of the areas indicated above.  Please indicate whether your submission should be considered for an (a) oral presentation; (b) poster presentation; or (c) either oral or poster.  We encourage choice (c) as this provides the most flexibility.

Abstract format:  One page maximum in length (single spaced, 12 point font, one inch margins), listing all authors with presenting author first in bold, affiliated institution(s), and these headings bolded in the text: Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion.  If applicable, indicate how abstract is related to the conference theme:  Translating Science into Clinical Care.

Include at bottom of page: presenting author’s full name, degree, academic or other position, and full mailing address with city, state or province, zip or postal code, country, and E-mail address. 

Workshop Proposals (3 hour session)
Opening date:  July 1, 2013
Closing date:  
October 15, 2013

Workshop Format
Proposals must be non-commercial. 300 words (single spaced, 12 point font, one inch margins) which describes (1) What you intend to do; (2) How you intend to do it; and (3) In what ways the topic relates to professional practice, science, and/or the theme of conference (Translating Science into Clinical Care). The description should use professional language for CME accreditation. Specify the workshop level: Introductory, intermediate, or advanced.  Up to two presenters per workshop. 

Include at bottom of page: presenting author’s full name and degree, academic or other position, and full mailing address with city, state or province, zip or postal code, country, and E-mail address. 

Publicity Description
Provide a concise and engaging 50-word description of the session (subject to editing) as it would appear in the brochure if selected.
Workshop topics should be relevant to one or more of the following areas:  Clinical practice; professional development; research skills/techniques/grant writing.  Evidence-based elements must be included in your proposal. 

Overall Educational Goal
Learning/Skills Objectives: On a separate page, submit 3 types of specific skills that will be learned by participants in your workshop using this format:
By the end of this workshop:

A) Participants will be able to ….
B) Participants will be able to ….
C) Participants will be able to ….

Also, list three significant readings on the subject of your workshop (articles, books or chapters in books). These should serve to provide information for further study. Use this format: Authors’ Last Name (s), First Name Initial (s). (date) Title of article, book chapter, or book and name of Journal or Book (as appropriate). Volume and page numbers; Publisher City, State: Name of Publisher (as appropriate).

Instructional methods
Please indicate what types of instruction you will use (didactic, interactive discussion, power point, video, role play, etc.).  Also, indicate preferred size of workshop, maximum number of participants and any other relevant information.

Experience
Include a brief credentials statement.  This should clearly describe and document with specifics the Presenter’s relevant experience relating to the subject area and to leading / presenting / facilitating workshops.

Compensation
One complementary conference registration (value: $595-$695) will be issued per workshop.
The Conference Planning Committee will make the final decision on workshop size and numbers of participants.

Presenter Forms and Materials: All submissions
Authors who are selected to give an oral presentation or conduct a 3 hr workshop will be required to submit a copy of their CV and all forms required for CME accreditation.  Those authors will received an Invitation to Present.

Standard Submission Process
Please E-mail abstracts or workshop proposals to Greg@iacfsme.org  no later than October 15, 2013 

The presenting author will be contacted in November, 2013 and advised if submitted abstract(s) are accepted with the type of presentation selected. Authors will be advised of the date and time of their presentation. If selected as a poster presenter, presenting author will be provided with specifications for presentation and display.

Questions regarding papers or the submission process should be directed to IACFS/ME Administrative Office, Attention Greg Fillmore; E-mail:  Greg@iacfsme.org   Phone 815-609-5606