This year, AAST is starting a new pilot program focused on supporting abstract submissions to the AAST Annual Meeting. Inspired by the leadership at many institutions, a select group of AAST members has volunteered to assist abstract submitters to take their abstracts to the next level!
“Writing a good abstract is a formidable undertaking and many novice researchers wonder how it is possible to condense months of work into 300 to 400 words. Nevertheless, creating a well-written abstract is a skill that can be learned and mastering the skill will increase the probability that your research will be selected for presentation.” – American College of Physicians
During this program, authors will be paired with one abstract mentor to pre-review their abstract before the March 1 deadline for the AAST 81st Annual Meeting. Mentors will review the submitted abstracts to provide feedback, commentary, and constructive questions to fine-tune abstract methodology, structure, and language.
Become an AASTReview Mentee
Responsibilities of an AASTReview mentee:
- Meet with your AASTReview mentor to fine-tune their abstract from February 8-February 28
- To have a submitted abstract for the 81st Annual Meeting by March 1, 2021 at 11:59 all time zones.
- Please Note: participation in the program does not guarantee a presentation at the 81st Annual Meeting of AAST
Requirements to be an AASTReview mentee:
- Open to AAST members and non-members planning to submit an abstract to the 81st Annual Meeting of AAST
- To opt-in to the program, please complete your submitted abstract by January 31st on AAST’s abstract submission site HERE. You will then be contacted once you are paired with a mentor.
- For this program, abstracts in the system as the draft mode will not be eligible.
- Changes to the abstract can be made before final submission on March 1.
- When submitting an abstract for review, you must select the following 2 checkmarks
- I would like to opt-in to the AASTReview Program (initial abstract submission due January 31st, final changes to be submitted March 1st)
- Oral presentations submitted to the program must submit to JTACS. If you opt-in to AASTReview and are accepted as a quickshot/poster presenter on the program, you must submit your abstract to JTACS
Become an AASTReview Mentor
Responsibilities of an AASTReview mentor:
- Mentors will be asked to review no more than two abstracts from February 3-7
- Meet with your AASTReview mentee to fine-tune their abstract from February 8-February 28
- This is not to critique the entire study, just the abstract itself
- There is a minimum of one meeting between the mentor and mentee. It is the responsibility of the mentor and mentee to communicate and work on the abstract submission.
Requirements to be an AASTReview mentor:
- A member of AAST (includes AAST Fellow or AAST Associate)
- Must NOT be a current member of the AAST Program Committee
- Presented at a previous AAST Annual Meeting
- Participated in the program committee of another trauma meeting/association
- Prior committee service to the AAST
- Complete the below form