AAAM Student Research Symposium

October 15, 2017 (Vdara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV)

April 3, 2017: Abstract submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. EST.
May 19, 2017: Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions via email.

The goal of the symposium is to give students (includes medical residents) early in their careers the opportunity to present talks on work in progress to an experienced research audience composed of AAAM members from diverse disciplines. The Student Research Symposium seeks presentations on works in progress, methods papers, and smaller studies. The Symposium will be held during AAAM’s 61st Annual Scientific Conference on Oct. 14-18, 2017.

We strongly encourage students to continue to submit completed studies of a scope equivalent to a peer-reviewed journal publication for consideration for presentation at the main conference. The deadline for submission to the main conference was Monday, January 9, 2017.

Guidelines for Submission – Deadline April 3, 2017

Prospective presenters should submit a three-page extended abstract describing their study. Only abstracts submitted online using the official template provided will be considered. All current undergraduate, graduate and medical students are eligible to submit abstracts.

Abstracts must provide the following information: (1) title, (2) research question/objective, (3) methods, (4) data sources (include sample size), (5) results, and (6) novelty and traffic safety implications of this study, i.e., the abstract should describe how the results relate to reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities.

The general criteria for consideration of abstracts are originality, clarity and concise presentation. Also, research will be additionally evaluated for purpose of study, methodology/design, results and conclusions. Abstracts exceeding three pages will not be considered. Images may be included in the abstract. Sufficient quantitative data and statistical tests must be presented and a conclusion must be supported by your results. The review committee will place emphasis on having diverse representation from all aspects of injury prevention pre-crash, crash and post-crash research. All abstracts selected for presentation at the Student Symposium will be offered oral presentations. Abstracts must use the official template form.

Travel Stipends

The presenters of all abstracts selected for presentation at the Student Symposium will have the registration fee to the main conference waived. Travel stipends of $1000 will be provided for student presenters of student abstracts selected for presentation at the Student Symposium.

Student Research Symposium Abstract Submission Form

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You are limited to three pages for your abstract submission. You MUST use the template provided.

Topics – Deadline April 3, 2017

Abstracts are sought in all areas of traffic related injury prevention and control including:

  • automotive medicine
  • behavioral research science
  • biomechanics
  • engineering
  • epidemiology
  • statistics
  • education
  • law
  • public policy