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LEAP Poster Abstracts Call for Proposals

 

LEAP: Fall 2020 | Friday, Sept. 25 |Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, Lewis Center
(formerly OPTimize: OPTA's Lecture Series and Research Showcase)

 

CALL FOR RESEARCH ABSTRACTS FOR POSTER/PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS - CLOSED 

LEAP: Fall 2020
(formerly OPTimize: OPTA's Lecture Series and Research Showcase)

Submit an abstract proposal for presentation at LEAP: Fall 2020, which is being held on Friday, Sept. 25. Share your clinical or scientific investigation, special interest paper or case study with your physical therapy colleagues. All abstracts are peer-reviewed and the three top scoring abstracts will be offered the opportunity to give a platform presentation. Submission deadline: Friday, June 5.  

   
 

PRESENTATION FORMATS 

Accepted research abstracts will be assigned one of two formats based on final scores - Poster or Platform.

  • POSTER: A POSTER is a written display in which information is summarized using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as photographs, charts, graphs, and/or diagrams mounted on a four foot high by six foot wide poster board. (Poster boards are free standing cork boards that accept push pins. Poster boards will be provided by the OPTA).  Posters will be on display for the entire day of LEAP: Fall 2020 — presenters will attend their poster during specific times to answer questions from LEAP: Fall 2020 attendees. Posters should be set up no later than 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.
  • PLATFORM:  A PLATFORM PRESENTATION is a 20-minute oral presentation to the audience by an individual or group, with 15 minutes devoted to the presentation and an additional five minutes reserved for audience questions, input and discussion. There is not a separate submission for platform presentation; the top three scoring abstract submissions will be offered the opportunity to give a platform presentation.  Preference will be given to those abstracts relating to the LEAP: Fall 2020 theme of Clinical Pearls to Optimize Your Best Practice. Platforms will be presented during unopposed time during LEAP: Fall 2020 on Friday, Sept. 25. 

If you want to submit a LEAP Talk proposal for LEAP: Fall 2020, please click here.

 

THEME/TOPIC

Your abstract topic should be related to the practice of physical therapy.  Your topic does not need to be related to the LEAP Talk theme, but preference will be given to those abstracts relating to the conference theme of Clinical Pearls to Optimize Your Best Practice.

Abstract submissions are being accepted in the following three categories:

●   Research Report: Research reports are presentations of original scientific data collected by the author(s). Any established research format, both experimental and non-experimental designs, may be used. Scientific research requires the design of a study, collection of samples, measurement of variables, analysis of data, and presentation of the results. The body of the abstract must include:

o    Purpose and Significance

o    Subjects and Methods

o    Data Analysis/ Results (statistical tests if appropriate)  

o    Conclusions

o    Scientific/Clinical Merit

o    Bibliography of 5-8 references published within the last 10 years

●   Special Interest Report: Special interest reports are presentations of unique and innovative concepts, ideas, devices, or products developed to meet the special needs of physical therapy. Emphasis should be on the unique and innovative nature of the concept or idea presented. All reports must contain data or evaluative information either collected or developed by the author(s) that address the idea, concept, device, or product presented. Reports that are limited to a “proposed” idea, concept, device, or product are not appropriate for submission and will not be allowed for presentation. The body of the abstract must include:

o    Purpose

o    Support and Rationale

o    Description (methods and materials)

o    Observations

o    Scientific/Clinical Merit

o    Bibliography of 5-8 references published within the last 10 years

 

●   Case Study Report: Case studies describe an individual patient, uncommon clinical case or a new or improved method of management or treatment. The body of the abstract must include:

o    Purpose

o    Case description

o    Outcomes/Discussion

o    Conclusions

o    Scientific/Clinical merit

o    Bibliography of 5-8 references published within the last 10 years


IMPORTANT ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

Only current APTA/OPTA members will be invited to present at LEAP: Fall 2020.  The lead author must be a current APTA/OPTA member; project researchers do not need to be APTA/OPTA members. Please log in to your OPTA member account before submitting your proposal.

There is a limit of two abstract proposals per lead researcher/author.

General Information: Abstracts must be typed in Word format, single-spaced, using a 12-point font (please review this sample abstract) and should adhere to "people-first" language. The total length of the body of the abstract should not exceed 500 words. Documents should start with the title of the presentation followed by the names and designation(s) of all researcher(s)/author(s). The next line should include the name and location of the institution or organization where the research was conducted, followed by contact information (email and phone number) for the lead author.

A bibliography of at least five works (and no more than eight) published within the past 10 years (written in AMA format) are to be included.  Bibliography does not count towards the 500 word limit.

If the material has been (within the last 18 months) or will be (in the next 12 months) presented at a meeting/conference, indicate the meeting name, date and location at the end of your abstract.  There must be no identifiable facility information in the body of the abstract.  If applicable, note any funding source.

FOR CONTACT PURPOSES, INCLUDE THE NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER OF THE LEAD AUTHOR (or designated contact person). The lead author/designated contact person cannot be a student.

We have contacted the APTA and have been informed that there is no prohibition on submitting an abstract for, and being selected as a presenter at, both LEAP: Fall 2020 and CSM 2021. 

All abstracts must be submitted by Friday, June 5

 

TIMELINE FOR REVIEW

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and scored during the month of June. A letter indicating whether or not an abstract has been accepted for presentation will be sent out via email to the lead author/designated contact person by July 13. The three top scoring abstracts will be offered the opportunity to give a 20-minute platform presentation.

 

QUESTIONS? 

Contact the OPTA office at (614) 855-4109 or contact Patti Geary, Professional Development Manager, pgeary@ohiopt.org


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