ASCLS Seeks Annual Meeting Abstracts
The deadline for research paper or case study abstract submission for oral or poster presentation at the 2011 ASCLS annual meeting is April 1.
Visit www.ascls.org/conferences/ under the 2011 Annual Meeting listing; click on “Call for Abstracts” for abstract guidelines and more information.
The abstracts should fall in one of these three categories:
- Clinical case study: A case study is a presentation that describes a problem and the means used to resolve the situation. The case may involve a patient or in rare cases, more than one patient, who presents with an unusual disease or a common disease with unusual clinical presentation, complication or outcome. The clinical diagnosis requires a battery of tests to confirm. Clinical diagnosis and laboratory findings relate to the patient’s symptoms.
- Management or education case study: A case in management may involve creative scheduling, compliance or personnel issues or an ethical dilemma. Problems encountered in CLS/CLT education may involve issues such as admission/dismissal policy, competency testing, or recruitment and retention. The case describes the significance and implication of the problem to the clinical laboratory practice. The case presents strategies utilized to resolve the dilemma.
- Research: A research presentation characterizes a structured investigation of a specific problem. A research presentation characterizes a structured investigation of a specific problem. The research investigation presents the nature of the problem investigated; reasons/significance for investigating; scope of the problem; brief review of pertinent literature; research hypothesis; brief description of materials and methods used, representative data; and conclusion.
The annual meeting will be held July 26-30 in Atlanta.