Monday, August 21, 2006

UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting

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Call for Papers


Abstracts and Lectures are invited from all members of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and those other individuals who have demonstrated a clear interest in clinical, technical and safety factors germane to the hyperbaric and undersea environment.

Abstracts are due by September 15, 2006.

Abstracts will be selected for presentation on the basis of quality. Individual presentations as well as group presentations in the following topics are being solicited:

1. Diving Medicine Issues

2. Hyperbaric Medicine Issues

3. Research/Training Issues

4. Safety/Technical Issues

The name of the paper should be capitalized and the author and organization underlined. First sentence in each paragraph indented 5 spaces.

A LCD projector will be available in the session room. Other equipment can be made available if essential to the presentation and the author indicates the equipment needed on the abstract.

Language – All abstracts are to be written in English. The Program Committee reserves the right to alter abstracts where the English structure makes comprehension difficult.

Title - Capitalize all words.

Author(s) - List primary author first. List all names last name first with up to 2 initials with no spaces.

Affiliation(s) – At the end of the author list specify the primary lab affiliation name, city, state and zip/postal code. If other affiliations must be specified, these may follow the primary affiliation using appropriate superscripts to identify the associated authors (see second sample abstract below).

Abstract Body Format

· Must be 300 words or less, exclusive of title, author(s) names, and institutional affiliation(s).

· All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format

· Only text and text tables will be accepted. NO graphs or images may be submitted.

· Contents should include the following sections:

o Introduction / Background

o Materials and Methods

o Results

o Summary / Conclusions

Slides - In addition to your abstract, a paper copy of your slides will be added as part of the participant handout. Please submit the powerpoint file of your slides to Suzanne Pack by Monday, October 9, 2006.


Body Format

· Title of Presentation

· Lecturer Name and Credentials (e.g. John Smith, MD)

· Introduction - A brief description of your presentation

· Objectives - List objectives that will be covered in your presentation (Upon completion of this presentation participants should be able to...)

· Commercial Interest

o If you have not Commercial Interest please list NONE

o If you do have Commercial Interest please list the name of the company and the nature of the relationship (e.g. ABC Company - Consultant). Remember to only list commercial interest that are relevant to your presentation.

· Lecture Outline - This section can be your slide presentation and will be due by Monday October 9, 2006. If you choose not to you use your slides as the hand out, please provide a detailed outline following your slides. If you have any questions about your handout please contact Suzanne Pack at or call 210-614-3688.

· References - provide a list of references applicable to your presentation


Abstracts and original papers will be scheduled for presentation November 2-4, 2006. Presenting authors will be notified of the disposition of the abstract and time for presentation in September 15, 2006. It is preferred that the selected papers be presented and discussed by the first named author.



September 15, 2006

Abstracts cannot be accepted without a completed Abstract Submittal Form, a Faculty Disclosure Form and a brief CV. All presenters will need to be registered attendees in the meeting.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to

or Mail CD to

Suzanne Pack

UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter

414 Navarro, Suite 502

San Antonio, Texas 78205