AACA is accepting abstract submissions for Electronic Poster Presentation at the 2017 Regional Meeting at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona.  All abstract submissions must be accompanied by a $5 submission fee.  Members and Non-Members are welcome to submit.  All abstracts are due by 3:00 PM Eastern on Friday, September 1st, 2017.  Do note that Regional Abstracts will not be published in Clinical Anatomy. Regional abstracts should follow the same format of the Annual Meeting abstract format. 

After a brief review, authors will be notified of their acceptance/rejection before Monday, September 11th.  All accepted authors must register by Friday, September 22, 2017, or their work will be removed from the program.

Abstracts are going to be presented in one of two ways: in person or virtually.  If you are planning to physically attend the meeting, and your abstract is accepted, then you'll need to register at either the Student or Faculty/Clinician rate.  If you are not planning on attending the meeting, but would like to present your poster remotely, then you'll need to register at the Virtual Presenter rate of $10.

Click here to submit an abstract.  

There is a fee of $5 that must be paid for using a credit card.  

Instructions for Preparing Abstracts

Format of Abstracts

  1. Author listing. First type the presenter’s last name in CAPITAL letters, followed by the first name and middle initial. The remaining authors follow with their first name first, then middle initial, and finally, their last name (in all capital letters). CAPITALIZE last names, middle initials, and JR., SR., or III. For first names, capitalize only the first letter. Author listings must be submitted EXACTLY as you wish for publication, including full author institutional or departmental affiliation(s).
  2. Institutional affiliation. Type the name(s) of the department/hospital and institution in which the work originated, followed by city, state, and country. Abbreviate names of states using the standard two letter postal abbreviations. Include postal/zip codes.  Authors are limited to a maximum of 3 affiliations (institutional or departmental).
  3. Title. All words except articles (e.g. “the”) should begin with a capital letter.  Please note the title formatting will be consistent with the format used in the journal, Clinical Anatomy.
  4. Body of the abstract. The body of the abstract is to be composed as a single structured paragraph having embedded the following headings (in all capital letters followed by a period): INTRODUCTION., METHODS., SUMMARY., and CONCLUSIONS. for Research-Based Abstracts, or INTRODUCTION., RESOURCES., DESCRIPTION., and SIGNIFICANCE. for Descriptive Abstracts, depending on the category of abstract you are submitting.  The body of the abstract is limited to 2000 characters (including spaces). Do not indent the paragraph. The abstract should consist of text only. Do not include citations, tables or illustrations, or use undefined abbreviations. Place acknowledgments at the end in parentheses, e.g., “(Sponsored by Grant No. _____ from the _______ Association.)”

Poster Format:

The planning committee is currently reviewing the necessary parameters for the electronic posters.  However, in the interim, here is what we are envisioning: 

A horseshoe of tables in a large room where presenters can bring their laptop.  Powerpoint/Keynote/Prezi (or other tool of choice) presentations should consist of 6 slides: 1) Title, 2) Introduction, 3) Methods/Resources, 4) Summary/Description, 5) Conclusions/Significance, 6) Acknowledgements.  This is in accordance with either Research-Based or Descriptive abstracts.