Monday, October 29, 2012

Dr. Dominick Maino appointed to Major AOA Committee

Dr. Ronald Hopping, AOA President

Dr. Ronald Hopping, President of the American Optometric Association, has appointed ICO faculty member,               Dr. Dominick Maino to the AOA Meetings Center Executive Committee. The Meetings Center Executive Committee plans all aspects of the AOA meeting from exhibitors to lectures to posters.
Dr. Maino will primarily serve as the Chair of the Posters Committee. This committee is comprised of the best clinicians and clinical researchers optometry has to offer. They act as peer reviewers of their colleague's research, case series, and case report poster submissions.  
AOA Trustee, Dr. Barbara Horn & Dr. Dominick Maino
He also notes that: "I want all my colleagues at academic institutions, research facilities, and optometric offices to start writing those case studies and clinically relevant research studies for submission right now. The "Call for Posters" for the next AOA meeting is but a few weeks away, please be ready to submit your finest work for the committee's consideration." 
(See Poster selection criteria and requirements below.)
Dr. Maino has been active within organized optometry every since serving as ICO's AOSA Trustee as a student. He routinely assists faculty and clinicians in writing their case reports and research for submission to the AOA and other organizations. He encourages all to contact him on how to submit your work to Optometry's Meeting (San Diego June 2013).

2012 POSTER SELECTION CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS (watch for any changes for 2013!)

 Authors will be notified by e-mail of the acceptance of their poster by mid-March. Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:
  1. All abstracts must meet the following requirements:
    1. Primary authors must be a member of the AOA in order to be an Optometry’s Meeting® Poster Presenter.
    2. The complete abstract must be submitted online by [information will be forthcoming]
    3. A primary author may only submit 3 posters total, any posters exceeding this amount will not be considered.
    4. The abstract must follow the format example explicitly, (see links below) or disqualification will occur.
      Click here for Scientific Abstract Example
      Click here for Case Study Abstract Example
    5. The abstract submission form must be filled out completely; otherwise the entry will be disqualified.
    6. The abstract must be no more than 350 words (not including title and authors), all abstracts over this word count will be disqualified.
    7. The information conveyed must be of sufficient general interest to the optometric community.
    8. The abstract must be clear, concise, and well-written in anticipation of publication.
    9. The abstract must contain sufficient detail for evaluation.
  2. Scientific abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The abstract must be based on original and previously unpublished research.
    2. The abstract must describe a scientific investigation of the idea or product being studied.
    3. The abstract must demonstrate a clear and soundly tested hypothesis.
    4. The conclusions in the abstract must appear to be justified by the results presented.
    5. The abstract must contain evidence of a significant, new result and the significance must be clear from the abstract.
    6. The abstract must contain more than just preliminary results.
  3. Case report abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The case report must highlight timely or essential information, not just a review of information already in the literature.
    2. The case report must be unique-if two similar case reports are submitted, a choice may be made between the two to maximize diversity in the poster program.
    3. The case report must demonstrate complete follow-through of patient care.
    4. The clinical significance of the case report must be clear from the abstract.
  4. Informational abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The topic must be deemed appropriate for presentation at Optometry’s Meeting®. Topics appropriate for informational posters include, but are not limited to, information about AOA programs or sections.
    2. Informational posters may not contain product or service advertisements.


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