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AsMA 2022: Call for Papers

August 29, 2022

AsMA 2022: Call for Papers

The Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA’s) 93rd Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA, May 21–
26, 2023.

The theme for this coming year’s Annual Scientific Meeting is “Aerospace and the Next Generation.” With emerging technology and new entrants into the aviation and space environment, it is now more important than ever to encourage the next generation of young people to consider entering career fields like aerospace medicine, engineers, operators, pilots, mechanics, and air traffic controllers to name a few. To quote a staff member, “if a young person can’t see it, they can’t be it.” Many of our youth have no awareness of the career opportunities in aerospace medicine. Thus, aerospace medical professionals need to be out in schools and youth organizations telling their story. In addition, AsMA members will need to maintain a full awareness and, in many cases, a working knowledge of the innovations so we can better respond to needs of the aviation and space community. The future will require us to think differently as the airspace system changes. The full Call for Papers can be accessed through the Call for Papers link on the website.
   Abstract submission for the 2023 meeting will open on or around September 1, 2022. It will close on November 1, 2022, with NO exceptions granted for late submissions. There is a 350-word/2500-character limit on abstracts, including spaces. NO tables, figures, or references should be included. Abstracts can be submitted through the link found on the Abstract Submission page. Full instructions for submission and templates can also be found on this page. An important note to remember: PLEASE use a PERSONAL email address when entering abstracts for both yourself and your co-authors as institutions may block emails from the abstract submission site.
   There are four types of abstracts: posters, stand-alone PowerPoint presentations which will be organized into slide sessions, invited panels, and workshops. Posters are on display for 2 full conference days, each in its assigned space, and will be electronic. There will be 20 spaces available per 90-minute period. Authors will be asked to present their poster during one of those 90-minute periods on one of the days posters are on display. PowerPoint presentations will be organized by topic area and presented during 90-minute blocks of time, 6 periods of 15 minutes each. Individual PowerPoint presentations are limited to 15 minutes, including 3 to 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Panels also have 90 minutes, ideally 5 presentations of 15 minutes each, followed by a 15-minute discussion period. Workshop presentations are by invitation, like panels, and the format is similar.
   While withdrawing abstracts is discouraged, if it becomes necessary, an email should be sent to Dr. Ian Mollan, the Scientific Program Committee Chair, and Pam Day. Requests for withdrawal should include the abstract title, authors, ID number, and reason for withdrawal. Due to publishing deadlines, withdrawal notification should be received by January 15, 2022. As abstracts are published in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance prior to the scientific meeting, a list of abstracts withdrawn or not presented will be printed in the journal following the annual meeting.
   For students and residents, mentorship is available. You have the option to submit a draft of your abstract to a group of senior AsMA members for review and feedback. If you have questions about this opportunity, or to send your abstract, please email sciprog@asma.org. Email your abstract no later than 1 October 2022. The Program Mentor Group will review provide feedback via email by 20 October 2022. The abstract will still need to be finalized in the submission system.
   All of this information and more can be found on the Abstract Submission page or the Call for Papers on the AsMA website. Pam Day can be contacted with any questions.