Scholarship meeting Sept 12, 2012
Begin collecting and reviewing literature Keep a file of this literature • Review your findings to your mentor • COMPLETE YOUR MENOR UPDATE (website) • Timeline
ABSTRACT SUBMSSIONS • 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies, May 4- 7, 2013, • Washington D.C. • Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2012 11:59pm CST www.pas-meeting.org • Southern Regional 2013, February 21-23, 2013, • Abstract Submission Deadline :October 12, 2012http://www.afmr.org/sr.cgi OVER—OVER—OVER OVER—OVER--OVER
CATCH GRANTS • CATCH Resident Grants 2013 • Cycle 2 Community Access to Child Health • Applications for $3,000 CATCH grants for pediatric residents to address child health issues in their community will be available November 1st to January 31st at • Http://www2.aap.org/catch/residentgrants.htm • Awards will be made in June 2013. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Kocvara at email@example.com
Announcements • Grand Rounds • 2 ½ days per month on electives • (including Adolescent and Development) • and EM.
ABSTRACT • Title and Author Information • Introduction • Methods • Results • Conclusion
ABSTRACT Title • Summarizes the abstract and • Convinces the reviewers that the topic is important, relevant, and innovative. • To create a winning title: • write out 6 to 10 key words found in the abstract • string them into various sentences. • try to condense the title yet still convey the essential message. Author Information • Names of all authors and their institutional affiliations • first author listed will make the oral or poster presentation • Determine if the first author needs to meet any eligibility requirements • For example, the first author may need to be a member of the professional society sponsoring the research meeting. • This information is always included with the abstract instructions.
ABSTRACT Introduction • Several sentences outlining the question addressed by the research. • Make the first sentence of the introduction as interesting and dramatic as possible. • For example, "100,000 people each year die of…" is more interesting than "An important cause of mortality is…" • Review of what is known about the problem • What is addressed by the research, • What remains unknown • The final sentence of the introduction describes the purpose of the study or the study's a priori hypothesis.
ABSTRACT Methods • most difficult to write. • It must be scaled down • at the same time detailed enough to judge the validity of the work. • Specifically mention: • research design; • research setting; • number of patients enrolled in the study • how they were selected; • a description of the intervention • a listing of the outcome variables and how they were measured. • Statistical methods used to analyze the data are described.
ABSTRACT Results • Begin with included and excluded subjects (and criteria). • List the most important outcome variables. • present comparisons between various subgroups within the study (treated vs. untreated, young vs. old, male vs. female, etc). • this type of data can be efficiently presented in a table, • Numerical results should include standard deviations or 95% confidence limits and the level of statistical significance. • If the results are not statistically significant • present the power of your study (beta-error rate) to detect a difference.
ABSTRACT Conclusion • State what can be concluded and its implications. • Conclusions must be supported by the data presented in the abstract • Never present unsubstantiated personal opinion. • If there is room: • address the generalizability of the results • any weaknesses of the study