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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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  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.

  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

    As an accredited sponsor of CME, the UHMS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. The intent of financial disclosure is not to prevent a speaker from presenting, but rather to inform the UHMS and planners of any financial relationships so that conflicts can be resolved prior to the activity.

    All speakers and planners participating in CME activities must disclose in writing to the UHMS, and verbally to their audiences, any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of their presentation.

    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.

    Financial relationships: Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, 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 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.

    Relevant financial relationships: ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

    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.

  2. Do you have relevant financial relationship with proprietary entities producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients related to the content of this activity?(*)
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  3. Have you or a family member had a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial interest within the last 12 months related to the content of this activity?(*)
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  4. 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
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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.
    Financial relationships: Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, 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 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.
    Relevant financial relationships: ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
    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.
  1. TERMS & CONDITIONS

    Abstract acceptance is at the full discretion of the UHMS Annual Scientific Program Committee.

    Notification regarding abstract final acceptance will be provided via e-mail no later than April 14, 2017.

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

    NEW: Please note: the UHMS is advancing to using digital poster presentations in lieu of the traditional cork board and printed poster. We have contracted with ePosterBoards LLC to handle all poster submissions for the 2017 Annual Meeting. All abstracts which have been approved and accepted will be presented in PDF or PPT format and uploaded to the ePosterBoards website. Instructions for upload, FAQ and templates for poster presentations will emailed to the presenting author upon acceptance. This information can also be found at the following link: https://www.uhms.org/annual-scientific-meeting/call-for-abstracts/poster-instructions.html

    Also at the discretions 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 April 14, 2017.

    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 and the terms & conditions as outlined above.
  3. Signature(*)
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