24th Annual Scientific Assembly

April 7-11, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - San Diego, CA

AAEM Young Physician Section (YPS) Poster Competition

This competition is designed to recognize outstanding research achievements by young physicians in emergency medicine.


Eligibility for Awards

New this year, members of AAEM YPS and AAEM members who meet the YPS membership criteria are eligible to submit their research for a poster competition. All posters will be displayed at the Scientific Assembly in San Diego. The top three posters will be awarded an honorarium (1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250), a plaque and will be highlighted on AAEM’s social media pages.


Submissions for the AAEM18 AAEM YPS Poster Competition are now closed.


Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read the abstract submission instructions carefully. The deadline and space requirements are strictly enforced in order to give all authors an equal opportunity to submit their data in the same amount of space and under the same time constraints.

  1. Requirements for Eligibility to Submit
    1. AAEM YPS Member — In order to be eligible for consideration, the first author and principal investigator of each abstract submitted must be a current YPS member. 
      — OR —
    2. AAEM Member that is Eligible for the YPS Membership — In order to be eligible for consideration, the first author and principal investigator of each abstract submitted must be an AAEM member within the first seven years of professional practice after residency or fellowship training.
  2. Submission Deadline
  3. Abstract receipt deadline for electronic submission is 11:59pm CST on November 27, 2017.
  4. There is no fee for submitting an abstract. All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  5. You must submit both a blind and formal version of your abstract.
  6. If you have questions regarding the abstract submissions for the 24th Annual Scientific Assembly, please call AAEM at (800) 884-2236 or email


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Author Information
You will need to submit the author’s name, address, telephone, and fax numbers, as well as an email address. Only the first author and principal investigator listed on the submission form will be notified of abstract acceptance.  The first author and principal investigator must be an AAEM YPS member or an AAEM member that is eligible for YPS. Only one individual may submit an abstract through the online submission portal. If your submission is accepted for display at Scientific Assembly, you may include the names of co-authors and co-submitters on the display.

Indicate what monies have funded the research, if any.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
In accordance with the essentials and standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, as well as guidelines proposed by the Food and Drug Administration and endorsed by the American Medical Association, an author with a conflict of interest with the content of their abstract must disclose that conflict prior to presentation. A conflict of interest includes, but is not limited to, any relevant financial relationship in a company, product or procedure mentioned in the abstract or in the presentation to be given at the conference. The authors must complete the disclosure form included in the electronic submission. A conflict in and of itself will not eliminate an abstract from consideration.

Previous Presentations of Abstracts
No abstract published as an article on or before November 1, 2017, may be submitted for this competition. Abstracts that have been presented at the national meetings of other organizations should not be submitted for consideration.

Informed Consent
Any studies involving human subjects must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (Clinical Research 1966; 14:103) and must meet all the requirements governing informed consent of the country in which the research was performed.

Abstract Publication
Ownership of abstracts not accepted reverts to the authors.

Notification of Abstract Selection
The presenting author of all abstracts submitted by November 27, 2017, will receive notification of acceptance or rejection by January 29, 2018.

Withdrawals and Revisions
Withdrawals and revisions must be received in writing to by November 27, 2017. No changes can be submitted after that date.


Abstract Formatting

  1. Use 12-point Times New Roman (or similar) type. Limit text to 2,500 characters, including spaces, and single space all text in the body of the abstract. The 2,500 character limit does not include abstract titles and authors.
  2. Do not indent the title. Capitalize only the first letter of each word in the title. List author names using initials only for first and middle names. Underline author names continuously. Include institution, city, and state where research was performed. When submitting the blind copy, omit author names, institution, city, state or any other identifier where research was performed. Omit degrees, titles, institutional appointments, street addresses, and ZIP codes. Single space entire abstract. The left-hand margin of the abstract’s text should be perfectly aligned.
  3. Use of abbreviations — The use of standard abbreviations is desirable. A special or unusual abbreviation should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word it represents. Numerals rather than words should indicate numbers, except to begin sentences.
  4. Use of drug names — Each time a proprietary drug name is used in the abstract, the first letter is capitalized. Nonproprietary (generic) drug names are preferred and are not capitalized.
  5. Structuring the abstract — Structured abstracts facilitate explicit presentation of critical information and objective assessment of scientific validity. Each abstract should include the following topic headings. It is not necessary to begin a new line or leave extra space between topic headings.

Objectives: A precise statement of the purpose of the study or the pre-study hypothesis. This may be preceded by a brief introduction summarizing past work or relevant controversies that place the study in perspective.

Methods: A brief statement of the methods used, including pertinent information about the study design, setting, participants, subjects, interventions, and observations.

Results: A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions.

Conclusions: Conclusions should be succinctly stated and firmly supported by the data presented. Note important limitations.


If you have questions regarding the abstract submissions for the 24th Annual Scientific Assembly, please call AAEM at (800) 884-2236 or email Rebecca Sommer at


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