SAMBA 32nd Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

    The call for abstracts for the SAMBA 32nd Annual Meeting is NOW CLOSED. 

    All notifications have been sent to the abstract primary author at this time. If you have not received your confirmation, please email info@sambahq.org or contact the primary author on your submission. 

    SAMBA 32nd Annual Meeting
    May 4-6, 2017
    JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

    The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia invites electronic submission of abstracts for presentation at the upcoming SAMBA 32nd Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. 

     Abstracts for the SAMBA Annual Meeting may be submitted in one of two categories: (1) original research and (2) case reports (including clinical descriptions or demonstrations, preliminary observations, and “clinical pearls”). 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.

    Resident’s 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 oral 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 2017 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 Web site will be considered for grading.  The deadline to electronically submit abstracts is 5:00 PM CST, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 There will be no exceptions.

    Submission Requirements
    All abstract submissions should be limited to 500 words or less (not including tables or references), and all primary and secondary authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest that they may have through the SAMBA Online Disclosure Form.

    Submitted abstracts should not been presented to a large gathering of anesthesiologists in the previous calendar year and will not be published in completed format in an indexed journal prior to the SAMBA Meeting. Large gathering of anesthesiologists include 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

    2017 ONLINE DISCLOSURE FORM: REQUIRED FOR ALL AUTHORS

    All abstract authors, both primary and secondary, are required to complete the below disclosure for their participation in the composition of the abstract. We will regularly check for the completion of these disclosures. If any of the authors fails to complete the disclosure, your submission will be withdrawn from consideration. No exceptions will be made to this rule. The disclosure can be completed online at the links below:

                                                https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SAMBA32ndAnnualMeetingPosters

    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