The Program Committee for the AAP Section on Integrative Medicine (SOIM) is pleased to announce a CALL for SOIM 2018 Meeting Abstracts is now OPEN.
- The Section on Integrative Medicine (SOIM) is dedicated to developing and identifying educational opportunities and to advocate for research on integrative therapies used in infants, children and adolescents. The SOIM accepts abstracts that focus on evidence-based integrative approaches to treat common or serious conditions in pediatrics. Abstract submissions covering such diverse topics as patient and/or physician wellness, mind-body medicine (yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, prayer, cognitive-behavior therapies etc), nutrition, dietary supplements, acupuncture, massage, and other integrative approaches are highly encouraged.
- Both original research and case reports will be considered for presentation.
- Two certificate awards (best abstract and best physician in training abstract) will be awarded.
- Abstracts will be accepted for podium (oral) presentations as well as poster presentations. Abstracts submitted may be considered for either format at the discretion of the Abstract Review Committee.
- Poster presentations should remain up for the entire day.
- Research should have appropriate institutional review board and/or institutional care and use committee review/approval when available. The abstract selection committee may ask for documentation of approval or exemption by the respective boards if warranted.
- Abstracts may be submitted to another scientific society for presentation and abstract publication, but should not have been published in manuscript form prior to presentation at the AAP. Papers presented at previous AAP meetings should not be re-submitted.
- Presenters of accepted abstracts should notify Teri Salus as soon as possible if they must cancel their presentation.
Thank you for your contributions and support of the AAP 2018 NCE. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando, November 2018!
Questions about abstract content can be submitted to the SOIM manager, Teri Salus
or the Abstract Committee Chair, Claudia R. Morris MD, FAAP
or Program Chair, Melanie Brown MD, MSE, FAAP
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS AND MOC PART 4 ELIGIBILITY
- This year, we will be accepting abstracts describing quality improvement projects. These abstracts may be eligible
for free MOC Part 4 credit through the AAP’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio.
- Please describe the following in your abstract submission. These items MUST be included on the poster or slide presentation in order to be eligible for MOC credit:
- The specific aim of the quality improvement project that describes the target population, desired numerical improvement, and timeframe for achieving the improvement
- The process for improvement (eg, QI methodology utilized, how the intervention was implemented, how tests of change were used to modify interventions, who was involved, etc)
- Graphical display of data: a minimum of baseline and 2 follow-up measurements
- A discussion of the degree to which the aim was achieved
- Factors that affected success
- Next steps for the QI project
If you created an account in a different program, you may use the same username and access key. If this is your first time submitting, please create a new account.
- To submit an abstract describing a QI project, select the “QI Project” radio button as part of your abstract submission.
- If accepted into the H program, you will be contacted by AAP Division of Quality/MOC Portfolio staff with further information about MOC eligibility.
- Note: authors can still submit a QI project abstract even if not interested in MOC credit. Abstracts may still be accepted into the program even if they do not follow the MOC guidelines. These, however, will not be eligible for MOC credit.
- Poster/oral presentations describing projects already approved for MOC Part 4 credit are not eligible for additional credit.
- Additional details are available here: www.aap.org/mocabstracts