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May 10, 2021

Abstract Review Process

Abstracts will be peer reviewed for presentation at the 2021 Research Forum. Abstracts will be accepted that are judged scientifically valid and that yield important information which will ultimately affect patient care. Abstracts submitted, or the resultant manuscripts, must not appear in a referenced journal before publication of the meeting abstracts in the October 2021 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine. Case reports or subject reviews are not considered original research.

The Research Committee and ad hoc reviewers will review abstracts blinded to authors. Notification will be sent in July 2021. We regret that we cannot give notification information by telephone. 

Accepted abstracts will fall into the following categories:

Virtual Poster Hall

The Virtual Poster Hall features on-demand, pre-recorded abstract presentations that give authors the opportunity to present their original work. Virtual Poster Hall presenters will pre-record 8-minute oral presentations which will be available to all conference participants for asynchronous viewing. There are no physical abstract presentation times or locations scheduled during the meeting as everything will be available on-demand. No posters needed.

Abstract Oral Presentation Session

Abstract Oral Presentation Sessions will be scheduled as live events for the in-person meeting. Between five and seven abstracts are selected for a single session, organized by topic (ex. Toxicology, Infectious Diseases, etc.). Each presenter has up to 6-minutes to give an oral presentation of their work. The sessions are moderated with time at the end for questions from the audience to actively involve and engage participants in discussion. No posters needed.

Plenaries

The highest ranked abstracts are selected as an oral presentation in one of three Plenary Sessions. Five abstracts are typically selected for inclusion in the plenary sessions and presenters have up to 8 minutes to present their work. The sessions are moderated with time at the end for questions from the audience to actively involve and engage participants in discussion. No posters needed.

Brooks F. Bock Lecture

Up to three of the top scoring abstracts will be chosen for inclusion in this session. Presenters must agree to the following requirements: Presentations must be submitted by the deadline outlined in the acceptance notice and presenters must be a faculty member at the time of presentation.  To be considered for this session, you must indicate you interest in the “Affirmations” tab on your abstract submission. No posters needed.

EMF and Awards Showcase

High scoring abstract submissions from EMF grantees are included in this unique session. This session also includes presentations from ACEP’s National Outstanding Contribution in Research Award Winner and other featured presentations. To be considered for this session you must be an EMF grantee presenting your funded research. No posters needed.

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