ILMA-USA-New England Academic Committee
Call for abstracts
The International Lebanese Medical Association in the USA, New England chapter, invites you to submit scientific abstracts. This submission will provide you with a great opportunity to present your work, get professional feedback, collaborate with others, AND of course get the chance to win an award!
• Submission deadline: March 15th, 2022
• Please email your abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Applicants are required to submit an updated version of their CV with their abstract(s).
• Eligible applicants:
❖ Current students or graduates in Lebanon
❖ Trainees enrolled in any of the residency or fellowship programs in Lebanon
❖ Early-career physicians within 2 years of training completion
• Eligible abstracts:
❖ You can submit case reports and original research.
❖ Data should not have been previously published in a medical journal.
❖ We will accept data submitted for publication in a medical journal or “in press”.
❖ We will also accept abstracts that were previously submitted to other meetings or conferences.
❖ Studies conducted as part of graduation thesis are also accepted if approved by thesis mentor(s).
• Abstracts formats:
❖ Abstracts should be in Word documents and in English.
❖ A maximum of 500 words is allowed.
❖ Abstracts should include a title and a list of authors with their affiliation(s). Please specify the presenting author and their email address.
❖ Indicate if the abstract was previously submitted to other meetings or conferences
❖ Abstract must be structured with the following headings:
✓ Introduction (or background)
• Research has been conducted under approval of appropriate ethics committee (include a clarification letter if not applicable to your institution)
• Abstract reviewing and scoring:
❖ Abstracts will be anonymously assigned to 3 reviewers
❖ Abstract will be judged based on:
✓ Scientific merit and impact
✓ Organization and clarity
❖ Abstracts will be checked for plagiarism
❖ The scoring will take into account whether the abstract was previously submitted to other meetings or conferences.
❖ After tabulating the scores, the ILMA USA-New England chapter academic committee will choose the top abstracts, announce the winners, and feature them on the ILMA website.
❖ We will have separate awards for case reports and original research.
❖ Winners will be announced on May 1st, 2022.
Please note: Only those submissions which fully comply with the instructions will be reviewed.