The abstract/course submission process contains many steps. These steps should be completed in the order listed, although you can go back and edit information at any time. The steps do not have to be completed in one session.
Information provided will autosave as you advance through pages on the submission site.
Using this system, you may submit Abstracts (Poster, Case Reports, Oral) and Courses (Short or Long).
- Short course - 60 minutes, min 2/max 3 speakers, min 10 min for discussion/questions, financial support for one non-ASIA speaker ($500)
- Long course - 90 minutes, min 4/max 5 speakers, min 10 min for discussion/questions, financial support for two non-ASIA speakers ($1000)
The steps in the submission process:
- Abstract/Course Info (title, presentation style, topic area, and keywords)
- Author Info (including institution and location)
Short bio, education, and CV required for CME and CEU purposes for presenting authors ONLY for abstracts; required for ALL authors for courses
Click here for a short bio sample
- Author Info II (additional information, such as author order)
- Disclosure Statement
- Abstract/Course Body
Once an abstract or course is submitted, information cannot be edited.
The Content of the Abstract/Course
The body of the abstract/course will be typed or pasted onto the online form.
Please be advised that scientific abstracts and courses will require learning objectives - 1 for abstracts and 3 for courses. These objectives will be entered in a separate text box after the body of the abstract/course.
Scientific abstracts and courses will also need to provide 3-5 references to recent articles (within the last 5 years) from peer reviewed journals that support the work for CME and CEU requirements. These referemces will be entered in a separate text box after the body of the abstract/course.
The system has a character limit of 3300 (with spaces) for the body of the abstract/course, which roughly translates to 500 words. Learning objectives and references are entered in separate boxes and do not count towards this character limit.
INFORMATION TO INCLUDE IN THE BODY SECTION FOR SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS
Use the following headers in your abstract for each section.
INFORMATION TO INCLUDE IN THE BODY SECTION FOR CASE REPORTS
Please note that Case Reports include a short oral presentation and poster.
- Introduction/Background: Briefly summarize the background and context of this case report. Please describe what makes this case unique, interesting. Why did you feel this case was important to write up and share with the field of rehabilitation?
- Case Presentation and Timeline. How did the patient present, describe relevant history and how the history influenced your decision making process.
- Diagnostic Focus and Assessment (if relevant): Summarize the key physical examination findings, diagnostic test, procedures, and/or questionnaires. Explain diagnostic challenges and your rationale for proceeding to the next step in your decision making process. (Joel J Gagnier, 2013)
- Therapeutic Focus and Assessment. "Summarize recommendations and interventions (therapeutic, pharmacologic, surgical, lifestyle) and how they were administered (dosage, strength, etc.)" (Joel J Gagnier, 2013)
- Follow-up and Results. Summarize the clinical outcome, if intervention provided discuss timing, dose frequency. Also address (if relevant) adherence to intervention, tolerability, side effects of intervention.
- Discussion and Significance. Discuss how the results might affirm, change, or confirm the current paradigms and guidelines for care. What was is it about this case that compelled you to submit it?
Gagnier, J. J. (2013). The CARE guidelines: consensus-based clinical case reporting guideline development. bmj 201554.
INFORMATION TO INCLUDE IN THE BODY SECTION FOR COURSES
- Title of Course: Entered in abstract/course info section - do not include in body
- Type of Course:
- Expert Panel: Tied into the list of preferred topics, this would be a proposal to form a panel of experts (3 individuals for short courses and 4-5 for long courses) to discuss one of the topics being showcased. The proposal would need to contain a proposed method of discussion, and the names of potential panelists. The objective would be to explore the topic thoroughly and interactively, from the experience and perspectives of the expert panelists.
- Instructional Course/Symposium: Tied into the list of preferred topics, this would be a proposal to form a panel of experts (3-4 individuals) to teach the audience a cutting edge skill or practice through a lecture format.
- Inter-active (hands on): Tied into the list of preferred topics, this would be a proposal to form a panel of experts (3-4 individuals) to teach the audience a cutting edge skill or practice through a combination of lecture format and hands on experience.
- Best Practice Panel: Tied into the list of preferred topics, this would be a proposal to form a panel of experts (3-4 individuals) to share best practices in research and/or clinical treatment/management.
Note: Courses are 60 minutes (short) or 90 minutes (long). Include a draft agenda with times.