ANNUAL MEETING ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Complete the following form to submit your abstract for the 2019 STA Annual Meeting held at the Four Seasons Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ from January 9-12, 2019. One abstract per form. Please see submission guidelines below.

• Abstracts may not have been published previously.
• Abstracts should be brief, typically less than 600 words.
• Submit a Microsoft Word Document.
• Limited to one page with imbedded graphics.
• Submitted via the internet using the online submission form.
• Abstracts are peer-reviewed according to the following criteria: Originality, Importance, Methods, Analysis, Results, Conclusions, General interest and Writing quality.
• Authors will be notified of review decision via email.
• Presenting authors are required to pay conference registration and expenses.
Please note the NEW onsite poster dimension sizing! Posters should be 4' wide and 3' tall; push pins are provided.
 
CLICK HERE to view a sample PDF of acceptable abstract formatting.
 
Abstract Submission Deadline:
December 15, 2018

CONTACT AUTHOR INFORMATION

PRESENTING AUTHOR INFORMATION
(If contact author and presenting author
are the same, please note as "same")

DISCLOSURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

STA publishes an annual supplement to A&A of all abstracts presented at STA scientific meetings: *
If human subjects were used, the following statement is agreed to: "My study satisfies the requirements of my institution or organization regarding the use of human subjects in scientific research." *
Definition of Financial Relationships Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria for promotional speakers’ bureau, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. Contracted research includes research funding where the institution gets the grant and manages the fund's and the person is the principal or named investigator on the grant. There is no minimum dollar amount for relationships.


Definition of Commercial Interest A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Providers of clinical service directly to patients are not commercial interests (unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, a commercial interest)
After having read the definitions above, in the past 12 months, have you or your spouse/partner had a financial relationship with any commercial interest? *
If you have NOT had a financial relationship with a commercial organization, please skip to the next section: Abstract Title and Submission.
 
If you have had a financial relationship with a commercial organization, please continue to the following question.
 
Please fill out a disclosure for all authors on the abstract to which this applies.
 
* If Employee relationship, further action may be required; we will contact you if necessary.
 Company/Institution:Relationship:
Commercial Interest 1:
Commercial Interest 2:
Commercial Interest 3:
Commercial Interest 4:
Commercial Interest 5:
Statement 1 I will not accept payments or reimbursements from a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.) for my role in the planning and delivery of this CME activity. If I am approached by a commercial interest in this regard, I will immediately notify American Academy of Insurance Medicine.
Statement 2 Continuing medical education consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public. If I am a presenter, my presentation will meet these standards, and if I’m a planner, I will not approve any content that does not meet these standards. If I am a session chair and/or an abstract discussant, any contribution I make to discussion, will meet these standards.
Statement 3 Presentations that promote recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing medicine that are not within the definition of CME, or known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients are prohibited. Presentations devoted to advocacy of unscientific modalities of diagnosis or therapy are prohibited. If I am a presenter, my presentation will meet these standards, and if I’m a planner, I will not approve any content that does not meet these standards. If I am a session chair and/or an abstract discussant, any contribution I make to discussion, will meet these standards.
Statement 4 All recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. If I am a presenter, my presentation will meet these standards, and if I’m a planner, I will not approve any content that does not meet these standards. If I am a session chair and/or an abstract discussant, any contribution I make to discussion, will meet these standards.
Statement 5 Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If the CME educational material or content includes trade names, where available trade names from several companies should be used, not just trade names from a single company. If I am a presenter, my presentation will meet this standard, and if I’m a planner, I will not approve any content that does not meet this standard. If I am a session chair and/or an abstract discussant, any contribution I make to discussion, will meet this standard.
Statement 6 Educational materials that are a part of this activity, such as slides, abstracts, and handouts, cannot contain any advertising, trade names, or product-group messages, or commercial interest logos. If I am a presenter, my presentation will meet this standard, and if I’m a planner, I will not approve any content that does not meet this standard. If I am a session chair and/or an abstract discussant, any contribution I make to discussion, will meet this standard.
Statement 7 The content or format of a CME activity or its related materials must promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. If I am a presenter, my presentation will meet this standard, and if I’m a planner, I will not approve any content that does not meet this standard. If I am a session chair and/or an abstract discussant, any contribution I make to discussion, will meet this standard.
Statement 8 The content of the CME activity must not be influenced by any commercial interest. If I am a presenter, my presentation will meet this standard, and if I'm a planner, I will not approve any content that does not meet this standard.
Statement 9 If I participate in a non-faculty role, such as planner or reviewer, I will recuse myself from planning/reviewing content related to my financial relationship(s).
Statement 10 If I am an abstract reviewer, I will not score any abstracts of which I am an author or which I know to be from my institution. If I or my spouse/domestic partner has a financial relationship with a company engaged in producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients and whose products or services are the subject of an abstract I am reviewing, I will refrain from scoring that abstract. Additionally, I will base my recommendations for content selection solely on the mean score when I or my spouse/domestic partner have a financial relationship with a company engaged in producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients and whose products or services are the subject of an abstract I am selecting.
Statement 11 Because you are an employee or corporate board member of a commercial interest, we will review your disclosure and decide if further action is, or is not, necessary. We will email you and let you know either way. In the meantime, there is nothing else you need to do.

ABSTRACT TITLE AND SUBMISSION

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018

CLICK HERE to view a sample PDF of acceptable abstract formatting.

POSTERS IN A MINUTE SESSION

Returning This Year! In addition to the printed poster displayed throughout the conference, we are asking the main author to orally present a PDF version of their poster at the main podium in a one-minute summary called “Posters in a Minute”. Our goals are to increase visibility of STA members’ research and to familiarize the audience with the author’s work so they can ask more questions during the traditional breaks with posters.

One “Posters in a Minute” session will be scheduled each day of the conference. Please make an effort to stand by your poster during the breaks on the day of your summary presentation so you can answer questions. There will not be time for questions during your podium presentation!

Would you be interested in taking part in the Posters in a Minute session? *
IF YES, what day(s) would you NOT be able to present?
I will submit a copy of my abstract poster in PDF format to the STA Office via email (stahq@stahq.org) by the deadline of December 20, 2018. I understand if I do not submit by the deadline, I may not be eligible for the Posters in a Minute session. *
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