Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to February 21

The call for abstracts for the SAMBA 34th Annual Meeting has been extended to Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm CST. 

The SAMBA 34th Annual Meeting will take place May 9-11, 2019 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas. For more information about the meeting, please visit our Annual Meeting portal here

Abstracts for the SAMBA Annual Meeting may be submitted in one of three categories: (1) original research and (2) case reports (including clinical descriptions or demonstrations, preliminary observations, and “clinical pearls”) and (3) Quality Improvement Projects. Abstracts will be graded competitively on the basis of scientific merit for poster presentation. Only original research abstract submissions are eligible to receive an Excellence and Innovation Award and Resident Travel Award. The subject matter of all submitted abstracts must be germane to the practice of anesthesia for the care of ambulatory surgery patients.

Abstract Awards

Each year, SAMBA offers awards to the top-scoring abstracts authored both by attending anesthesiologists and resident/fellow-authored abstracts. The various awards and their requirements are listed below. To view previous winners, visit the SAMBA Abstract Awards Page here.

Resident Travel Awards
SAMBA encourages anesthesiology residents and fellows to become more involved in the Society by making available a limited number of $1,000 Travel Award to residents whose original research abstracts are accepted for presentation.  Residents and fellows, who receive travel awards for their abstracts, remain eligible for other awards presented at the annual meeting including the White Mountain Institute Award for Research in Ambulatory Anesthesia and the Excellence and Innovation Awards. Residents must attend the SAMBA Annual Meeting in order to receive the Resident Travel Award or the White Mountain Institute Award.

White Mountain Awards
The White Mountain Awards are funded by Dr. Paul F. White and are presented to those 3 residents/fellows whose abstract submissions were scored the highest based on their presentations at the meeting. The awards consist of a certificate and a monetary sum as well.

Excellence and Innovation Awards 
The top three scoring abstracts will be given the opportunity to present their research on Saturday, May 6, 2017, during the General Session of the Annual Meeting, and the awards will be presented based on the submitted abstract and the oral presentation. Details for both poster and oral presentation for this award will be sent to award winners after final grading.  Recipients must attend the Annual Meeting in order to receive this recognition award.

Submission Details

All papers presented at the SAMBA Annual Meeting are eligible for presentation at subsequent meetings of the American Society of Anesthesiologists as well as to the International Anesthesia Research Society 2019 Annual Congress.

The Society has improved its online abstract submission making it easier for everyone to submit abstracts for presentation at the SAMBA Annual Meeting. Only abstracts submitted electronically through the SAMBA Website will be considered for grading. The deadline to electronically submit abstracts is 5:00 PM CST, Thursday, February 21, 2019. There will be no exceptions.

Submission Length 
All abstract submissions should be limited to 500 words or less (not including tables or references).

Disclosure Information
All primary and secondary authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest that they may have through the SAMBA Online Disclosure Form. To complete the form, please click on the button below. The disclosure form is linked in the application portal and will be emailed to all authors when the abstract is submitted through the site.

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Previous and Future Presentation Information
Submitted abstracts should not have been presented to a large gathering of anesthesiologists in the previous calendar year and will not be published in a completed format in an indexed journal prior to the SAMBA Meeting. A large gathering of anesthesiologists includes such events as the ASA Annual Meeting, IARS Annual Meeting, European Congress and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Postgraduate Meeting. The purpose of this directive is not to limit selective presentations to small organizations review but to avoid duplicate presentations to major meetings of Anesthesiologists

SAMBA Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about the abstract process, please contact the SAMBA office at (312) 321-6872 or by email at info@sambahq.org