Advances in Education Research and Innovation Forum (Abstracts)

Advances in Education Research and Innovation Forum

Guidelines for the Submission of Abstracts

Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Friday, December 1, 2017

1. Only reports of original research or educational innovations may be submitted. Only abstracts submitted using the CORD online abstract submission form will be considered.

2. The abstract (or data or resultant paper) must not have been published in a peer-reviewed journal prior to the Academic Assembly.

3. The CORD Academic Assembly is a forum for presentation of novel research findings. Only reports of original research may be submitted. Abstracts cannot be presented at a national or international scientific meeting prior to the first day of the CORD Academic Assembly.

a. If identical abstracts are accepted at two meetings (in violation of the above stipulation) then one must be withdrawn and CORD staff must be notified. If acceptance of a previously presented abstract is discovered prior to presentation, it will be withdrawn and acceptance of future abstracts will be jeopardized. If dual presentation of identical abstracts is discovered after presentation, the acceptance of future abstracts may be jeopardized and any award associated with the abstract will be withdrawn. Original abstracts presented at SAEM regional meetings are excluded from this rule. Also, an Abstract may be accepted and presented at both the SAEM National Meeting and at CORD, however the abstract will only be published by SAEM.

b. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present it if accepted. Failure to present, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts for CORD.

4. It is the authors’ responsibility to submit abstracts free of typographical or other errors. Abstracts will be published as submitted.

5. Authors must certify that the research has been approved by an Institutional Review Board or an animal care committee. CORD reserves the right to request documentation of IRB approval. Failure to provide documentation may result in disqualification of the abstract.

6. If accepted for presentation, the presenting author must register to attend the meeting and must remit the appropriate registration fee.

7. Abstract decision letters will be sent via email to the corresponding authors no later than January 23, 2018. Please ensure that the email provided is accurate, as all correspondence will be sent via email. Please do not contact the CORD office prior to January 23, 2018 to inquire about abstract acceptance decisions.

8. All decisions of the Program Committee are final. Due to the large number of submissions and the very short turnaround time, CORD will not consider requests for appeals nor can CORD provide specific feedback to authors.

9. Definition of Innovations: Authors are invited to share innovative methodologies and exchange ideas to improve graduate and undergraduate education. We encourage submissions that represent works in progress, recent innovations, established projects, or components of medical school or residency curricula. Please Note: This category is not for presentation of research conducted using the innovation.

Educational Innovation Submissions
Innovations have historically been scored using the same system as research abstracts. This year, we have developed a separate scoring system. We believe that this modification of the SAEM research abstract scoring template, with criteria based on those used by the AAMC MedEdPortal review system, will more accurately and more fairly identify excellence among innovations when methods and outcome measurements may differ from research projects. You may still submit education pieces as research abstracts if you feel that this is the appropriate category (i.e., group comparisons with performance and/or outcome data).

Innovations should include the following sections:
Introduction/Background (this should include a statement of educational need)
Educational Objectives
Curricular Design

In addition to the above, innovations will be scored on originality and applicability outside the individual institution.

10. The CORD system is an all-at-once submission process. You must be prepared to fill out the entire two (2) page online submission form in one connection. Please check that you have all the author's names and titles spelled as they would like to see them in print. Be sure that your abstract text is spell checked and grammatically correct before inserting into the submission form. You will not be able to edit after submission.

11. Abstracts are limited to 2,000 characters, not including spaces. This limit is a total character limit of all sections combined. This does not include the title or authors' names and affiliations. Review your submission very carefully. You may edit and correct your abstract until the abstract deadline, but after the deadline CORD will not accept corrections or editorial changes. Abstracts will be published exactly as they are submitted.

12. Up to two additional tables or images can be included and uploaded on the form. The abstract summary character count is not affected by the inclusion of these tables/images. For optimum publishing quality, tables/images should be high resolution JPEG images. File names must be less than 120 characters, contain no spaces and contain the submitter last name.

Abstracts must be organized in a structured format as follows:

Research Abstract Structure

Innovations Structure


Abstract Submissions:




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