Annual Meeting Call for Science

Call for Science Webinar

AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Program Coordinator, Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, hosted a webinar with Michele M. Carr, DDS, MD, PhD; Christina Dorismond, MD; and Marilene B. Wang, MD; about the 2022 Call for Science. Watch the recording to learn more about tips for writing effective education proposals and scientific abstracts. Highlighted below, you’ll find 10 tips from the webinar.

10 Tips for Writing
an Effective Proposal or Abstract

  1. Work Together to Share Diverse Perspectives
    If this is your first time submitting, consider reaching out to a mentor who can help you. If you are more experienced, this is a great opportunity to team up with a resident or another colleague who has a fresh voice. Committee members are encouraged to collaborate on co-sponsored submissions.
  2. Review the Submission Guidelines Now
    The Submission Guidelines offer advice on writing your submission, key dates, submission types, and more helpful information.
  3. Explore the Gap Analysis Topics
    Several topics were identified in a comprehensive gap analysis, and clear learning needs have been identified for each of these topics. Abstracts addressing one or more of these topics will be given special consideration during the review and selection process.
  4. Make the Data Clear in Your Abstract
    Showcasing your data in the abstract will help your proposal stand out to the reviewers.
  5. Ensure Your Abstract Is Clearly Written
    Proofread and edit your abstract. Review for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. As a final check, read your abstract out loud.
  6. Showcase Your Expertise
    Reviewers love to see a bibliography that clearly demonstrates publication and presentation history, especially for Expert Lectures.
  7. Use a Valid Email Address
    Check with your co-panelists and be sure to use their preferred email address. Make sure each email address accepts emails from if your institution has a strong firewall you may need to have added to the allowed list. Consider using a non-institution email if you run into issues.
  8. Complete Your Disclosures
    All disclosures must be completed prior to the submission of the abstract. The submission portal has helpful tools to make this step as simple as possible for you and your co-presenters.
  9. Plan Ahead
    Don’t wait until the day before the Call for Science deadline to start your submission.
  10. Go for It!
    Medical minds from around the world come together each year at the Annual Meeting. Make your mark by submitting an #OTOMTG22 education proposal or scientific abstract.

View #OTOMTG22 Recap

AAO-HNS COVID-19 InformationLearn More