2012 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference

Chicago, IL


ABSTRACT INSTRUCTIONS

Abstracts and revisions to previously submitted abstracts will only be accepted until January 18, 2012. All abstract presenters must be registered by this time.  

Authors should use the abstract template when constructing abstracts. 
Click Here to download the Abstract Template.

Click Here to download and print the Abstract Instructions shown below.

Submit abstracts and PowerPoint decks directly to your institution's MARC 2012 Coordinator.

FORMATTING ABSTRACT PAPERS

1.   Abstracts should include title, authors, institution, body text, an optional figure, and references.

2.   All content should fit completely within one 8.5” wide x 11” tall paper with 1 inch margins on all four sides.

 

3.   Title should reflect the content of the abstract. The title should be centered, boldfaced, and in ALL CAPITAL letters.


4.  
Authors should be listed by first name, middle initial, full last name, and professional degrees. Authors should be centered on the line below the title. The presenting/corresponding author should be underlined. The presenting author should be the first author, but this is not absolutely required.

5.  The faculty mentor should be listed in parenthesis after the presenting author's name.

6.   The institution name should be listed on the line below authors, and should be followed by city and state.

7.   All content should be formatted in 10-point or 12-point Times New Roman left margin justified. Body text should be formatted at 1.5 line spacing.

8.   A single figure, if included, must fit within the 1 inch margins and must be embedded in the Document. (That is, it must not be included as a separate file.)

9.   References should number three or fewer. They should be formatted as follows:
     Doe, J. et al. (2004) Anesthesiology 99: 123-134.

10.   Files should be saved as a Microsoft Office Word doc or docx file.

 

 

IMPORTANT

The file name should be the full name of the corresponding author, category, and Case or Study and month and day of the version noted. 

Examples:

 

Last_First_Category_Case_Month_Day.doc

 or

 Last_First_Category_Study_Month_Day.doc

 

ABSTRACT CATEGORIES AND ABBREVIATIONS IN ALPHA ORDER

 

Acute Pain - PAIN
Airway - AIRW 
Animal-Chemical - ANIM 
Clinical Pharmacology - PHARM 
Critical Care - CRIT 
Cardio Vascular Thoracic - CVT 
Education-Simulation - EDU 

Equipment Monitoring - EQUIP 
General - GENL 
Neuroanesthesia - NEURO 
Obstetrical Anesthesia - OB 
Patient Safety - PTSFTY 
Pediatrics - PEDS 
Regional - REGN 

Transplant - TRANS

FORMATTING POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
 
Note: Research papers MAY ONLY BE PRESENTED AS POSTERS
Submit your slides to your University’s MARC 2012 contact person by February 16, 2012.   

1. Presentations must be formatted as Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt or pptx. 
 

2.   Presentations must consist of a title slide plus a maximum of 6 data slides. You will have 6 minutes to present.

 

3.   Presentations may be up to 5 MB in size. Files larger than this will be excluded. No laptop audio will be available. Video clips are not permitted.

 

4.   Authors are strongly advised to preview their presentations using a LCD projector and large screen before submitting them. Thin lines, and light lines or text on dark backgrounds, may be much more difficult to read/view when projected on a large screen as opposed to viewing on your computer monitor.

 

IMPORTANT

The file name should be the full name of the corresponding author, category, and Case or Study and month and day of the version noted.

Examples:

 

Last_First_Category_Case_Month_Day.ppt

or

Last_First_Category_Study_Month_Day.ppt

 

 

ABSTRACT CATEGORIES AND ABBREVIATIONS IN ALPHA ORDER

Acute Pain - PAIN 
Airway - AIRW 
Animal-Chemical - ANIM 
Clinical Pharmacology - PHARM 
Critical Care - CRIT 
Cardio Vascular Thoracic - CVT 
Education-Simulation - EDU 

Equipment Monitoring - EQUIP 
General - GENL 
Neuroanesthesia - NEURO 
Obstetrical Anesthesia - OB 
Patient Safety - PTSFTY 
Pediatrics - PEDS 
Regional - REGN 

Transplant - TRANS 

FORMATTING OF POSTERS  (Poster presenters must be pre-established by February 16, 2012)

 

Poster presenters should bring posters to the 2012 MARC for display. 

 

1.    Research abstracts (clinical, animal, or bench) must be submitted as a poster. These are the only abstracts that may be submitted as a poster.

 

2.     The poster tack board provided will have a surface area of 4’ tall x 8’ wide.

 

3.     Posters and all elements must fit inside this area.

 

4.     Poster content must include: abstract

 

5.     Abstract title, authors, institution name, institution city and state, graphics and text that support the abstract, and references.

 

6.     An 8.5” wide x 11” tall copy of your abstract paper will be posted in the upper left-hand corner of the poster board by MARC organizers.

 

7.     Posters will be read from a distance of three feet or more. Charts, drawings, and illustrations should be similar to those that would otherwise be used in making slides, but preferably simpler and more heavily drawn; they should not be elaborate. Simple use of color can be added for emphasis. Do not mount posters on heavy board as it may be difficult to keep them in position on the tack board. Hand-made material should use appropriately heavy lettering that is at least 3/8" (1 cm) high. Shade block letters where possible. Text should be printed in a font large enough to be read comfortably from a distance of four to five feet. It may also be useful to bring a pad of paper and felt marking pens. Professionally printed posters may be laminated; however, this is not required.

 

8.     Poster presenters schedules:

 

If you present Saturday before lunch:

Display your poster materials Friday, March 16 between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm or Saturday, March 17 between 7:00 am and 8:00 am.

 

If you present Saturday after lunch:

Display your poster materials on Saturday during the lunch break

 

Poster presenters should not leave any items unattended at their poster board, including poster tubes and other personal items. MARC is not responsible for any of these items left in the poster session area. MARC will provide pushpins only. If you want use Velcro or tape, please bring it with you. 

 

9.     Abstracts scheduled for presentation in poster sessions will be grouped by topic and tack board number, and will appear in the MARC 2012 syllabus with the abstract category, title, author and author’s institution information. The listing will also specify the poster presentation time slot and the poster presentation room. A label for the tack board header rail will be provided by MARC. This label will correspond with the poster code in the syllabus. 

 

10.  Poster presenters are expected to be in their specified tack board at the time listed in the syllabus. Poster presenters may view other posters during their session, however, must be stationed at their poster and prepared to present to the judges and audience.    

 

11.  If you wish to keep your poster, it must be removed before the next session begins, and at the latest, by 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 17. Posters that are not removed and any posters left hanging on the poster boards will be discarded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

  • Erin Fullerton-2012 MARC Manager

Payment Instructions




  • REGISTRATION FEES

    $445 - Residents, Fellows and Faculty
    $150 - Medical Students

    Fees Vary for
    Exhibitors
    and Sponsors
     
    A credit card payment is required at the
    time of registration for all attendees (exhibitors/sponsors may pay with
    a check or credit card.) 

    IMPORTANT DEADLINES

    Registration Closes for Abstract Presenters: January 18, 2012
    All Abstracts must be Submitted to
    MARC by: 
    January 18, 2012
    PowerPoint Presentations must be
    Submitted to MARC by: 
    February 16, 2012
    Registration Closes for Non-Presenters: March 5, 2011
    Bring Posters to MARC and
    Display On: 
    March 16 and 17, 2012

    Guest Tickets 
    May be purchased on this website at any time prior to the Conference. Directions for guest payment are listed within the registration website.

    ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
    FEE INCLUDES
    Conference Access
    Conference Give Aways and Prizes
    Exhibit Floor Access
    Two Breakfasts
    One Lunch
    Daily Refreshments
    One Evening Reception
    One Evening Event 

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