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Call for Abstracts
  1. Presenter Information

    Please list the author who will be presenting the abstract if accepted.
    Everything marked with a (*) is required.
  2. Presenting Author(*)
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  3. Presenting Author Degrees(*)
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  4. Mailing Address(*)
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  5. City(*)
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  8. Country(*)
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  9. Telephone # (with area code)(*)
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  10. Fax # (with area code)
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  11. Email Address(*)
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  12. Will you need a formal letter of acceptance for an International visa, permission, flights, etc?(*)
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  13. CV - You are required to submit a brief CV for CME purposes with this form. Please make this just ONE page long and indicate your training, degrees obtained and any representative publications. Copy and paste into the provided space.(*)
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  1. Abstract Information

  2. Abstract Title(*)
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  3. Author Names (Last name then 1 or 2 initials – i.e., Dear GD, van Hoesen K)(*)
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  4. Primary Lab/Institution Name & Address(*)
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  5. Abstract Text(*)
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    copy and paste the text of your abstract
  6. Abstract Text Upload(*)
    Please attach either a .doc or .docx file.
    Make sure your abstract is in Word format. If you have issues uploading your abstract, you can email your abstract to scientificcommittee@uhms.org.
  1. Only non-published works at the time of abstract submission will be considered, however, novel analysis/interpretation of published data are acceptable.

  2. Has this research been accepted for publication at the time of submission?(*)
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  3. Please state where and when
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  4. QUESTION SPECIFIC TO ABSTRACT/FINAL POSTER PRESENTATION

    This question must be relevant to your abstract and the final poster presentation and follow the specific format listed below.
  5. PLEASE SUBMIT ONE (1) QUESTION AND FOUR (4) ANSWER OPTIONS (a, b, c, d) SPECIFIC TO YOUR ABSTRACT/FINAL POSTER PRESENTATION (The Q/A will be used for Evaluation of the participants for CME/Maintenance of Certification Credits (MOC) at the UHMS Online CME Portal).
    (These Q/A will be used for Maintenance of Certification Credits “MOC”)

    1. Question should be specific to your abstract/poster content.
    2. Answer options should be listed as a, b, c, d
    3. Correct answer should be listed under the answer options in the following format (e.g. Correct Answer: c. 86%)
    4. If numerical values are used in the answer options, they should be listed in ascending order (e.g. a. 10, b. 20, c. 30, d. 40)
    5. The answer options that are not the correct answer should be relevant to the material and able to be ruled out based on the content of the abstract/poster.
    SAMPLE FORMAT:

    What percentage of BIMA participants completed all 40 chamber sessions in the sham group?

    a. 81%
    b. 83%
    c. 86%
    d. 91%
    Correct Answer: c. 86%
  6. MOC Question

  7. Question(*)
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  8. answer a(*)
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  9. Answer b(*)
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  10. Answer c(*)
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  11. Answer d(*)
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  12. Correct Answer(*)
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  1. Presentation

    All abstracts must be presented in poster format, without exception. In addition, presenters may be invited to present an abstract orally in the general meeting, resident/trainee competition (if eligible), or in the Associates session (if eligible).
  2. Topics for Presentation(*)




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  3. Is your abstract a case report?(*)
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    Note: Session F (Sat) will be composed of case reports submitted for Sessions A thru E (please do not choose this Session as your category).
  4. Key Words(*)
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    Specify up to 5 key words for database search
  5. If invited, would you be willing to present your abstract orally in the general meeting?(*)
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  6. Submit this abstract to residents/trainee competition?(*)
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    (Abstracts eligible for the Residents/Trainee competition are those to be presented by a medical student, resident, PhD trainee, or fellow. This individual need not be the lead author, but must present the work at the meeting.)
  7. If eligible, would you be willing to present your abstract orally in the residents/trainee competition?
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  1. Authorizations

  2. Permission to record is hereby granted (This is mandatory for oral presentations)(*)
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  3. Does the research reported in this abstract follow the principles embodied by the Declaration of Helsinki (STATED IN CONTRIBUTORS GUIDES FOR UNDERSEA & HYPERBARIC MEDICINE) with approval by the appropriate animal/human use committee, if appropriate?(*)
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  4. Was your research supported by a grant or R&D contract?(*)
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  5. The grant or contract origintator
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  1. DISCLOSURE POLICY

    A CME provider must ensure that the following decisions were made free of the control of a commercial interest. (a) Identification of CME needs; (b) Determination of educational objectives; (c) Selection and presentation of content; (d) Selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content of the CME; (e) Selection of educational methods; (f) Evaluation of the activity. An individual must disclose to learners any relevant financial relationship(s), to include the following information: The name of the individual; The name of the commercial interest(s); The nature of the relationship the person has with each commercial interest. The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position to control the content of accredited CME is prohibited, except and only in the case that the content of the CME activity is not related to the business lines or products of their employer and is reviewed and resolved accordingly.

  2. Are you an employee/owner of an ACCME-defined commercial interest? {Employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests can control the content of accredited CME activities ONLY when the content of the CME activity is not related to the business lines or products of their employer. Your role and content must be reviewed and resolved through the Education Committee prior to the start of the educational program. If this condition is not met, you will be recused of having a role in this activity}.?(*)
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  3. Do you have any relevant financial relationships with an ACCME defined 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. This could include: hyperbaric equipment or supplies; wound care equipment or supplies; transcutaneous oximetry equipment; or any items that may be used on a patient or in conjunction with patient care. The ACCME also includes organizations leasing hyperbaric chambers to be a commercial interest. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests - unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest. (Please note that the ACCME’s definition of relevant financial relationships does not include faculty honoraria, even if the activity is commercially supported, since the financial relationship is between the faculty and the CME provider, not between the faculty and the commercial interest.)?(*)
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  4. Have you and/or your spouse or partner had a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest in any amount, which occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time you were asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity, and which relates to the content of the educational activity, causing a conflict of interest? If yes to all, this must be resolved before proceeding with your role in this educational activity.?(*)
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  5. If YES to any of the above, please complete the items below:

  6. If you have answered yes to any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests, please identify the company and the nature of the relationship(s) below. This must be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

  7. How many Commercial Interests?(*)
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    If you have more than 5 commercial interests, please send the remainder via email to scientificcommittee@uhms.org
  8. Commercial Interest (Manufacturer/Provider/Commercial Supporter)
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  1. Please read and place a checkmark next to the following guidelines to indicate your understanding and willingness to comply with each statement. If you have any questions regarding your ability to comply, please contact the activity coordinator as soon as possible.

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    DEFINITIONS:

    Commercial Interest: The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
    Financial relationships: Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, 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 independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, promotional speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received or expected. The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to also include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
    Relevant financial relationships: Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships in any amount, which occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time that the individual was asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity, and which relate to the content of the educational activity, causing a conflict of interest. The ACCME considers financial relationships to create conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest. The potential for maintaining or increasing the value of the financial relationship with the commercial interest creates an incentive to influence the content of the CME—an incentive to insert commercial bias. The ACCME has not set a minimum dollar amount for relationships to be considered relevant and does not use the term significant to describe financial relationships. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.
    Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
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  1. TERMS & CONDITIONS

    Abstract acceptance is at the full discretion of the UHMS Annual Scientific Program Committee. Only non-published works at the time of abstract submission will be considered, however, novel analysis/interpretation of published data are acceptable.

    Notification regarding abstract final acceptance will be provided via e-mail no later than April 24, 2018.

    The presenting author will be required to register and attend the meeting.

    NEW: UHMS is will continue using digital poster presentations in lieu of the traditional cork board and printed posters. All abstracts which have been approved and accepted will be presented in PPT or PDF format and uploaded to the UHMS Poster website. Instructions for upload, FAQ and templates for poster presentations will be emailed to the presenting author upon acceptance. This information can be found at the following link, under the “Call for Abstract” section. https://www.uhms.org/asm-new

    Also at the discretion of the UHMS ASM Program Committee, presenters may be invited to present their abstract orally in the general meeting, resident/trainee competition (if eligible) or the Associates session (if eligible). Notification regarding selection for oral and poster presentations will be provided no later than Monday, April 23, 2018.

    ABSTRACT USE PERMISSIONS AND RIGHTS: All abstracts submissions for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting constitutes consent by the author(s) for the UHMS to use the materials submitted in whole or part as it sees fit. All abstracts posters (including required PowerPoint/PDF submissions) and oral presentations (including PowerPoint slides) accepted by the UHMS Program Committee for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting will be published in the UHMS’ Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal and may be subsequently used and/or published by the Society in various electronic media at the discretion of the UHMS. Once accepted, no abstract, poster or oral presentation may be withdrawn or excluded from being subject to this agreement.
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    AGREE

    I have carefully read and considered each item in this form and have completed it to the best of my ability and understand my disclosure obligations as outlined above.
  3. Signature(*)
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