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Forging New Frontiers
22nd Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids® Conference
December 1-3, 2017

Call for Abstracts

Online Abstract Submission

Before submitting, please read the information below carefully, and review the abstract writing tips and samples of accepted abstracts.

We are also accepting suggestions for workshops to be offered at the conference. For more information and online submission, go to the Call for Workshops.

Forging New Frontiers, the annual conference of Injury Free Coalition for Kids®, has become a valuable meeting to foster collaborative research, develop best practices and address challenges in the field of injury prevention.

The objectives of the 2017 Annual Conference are to provide participants with an opportunity to:

Call for Abstracts

Injury Free Coalition for Kids® is accepting abstracts for Forging New Frontiers, the Coalition's Annual Conference, to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 1-3, 2017.

All abstracts on the topics of intentional and unintentional injury prevention will be considered for podium or poster presentation. For original research and program evaluation, only abstracts with complete data will be considered for review. The Scientific Publications Committee may invite selected abstracts to be submitted as a full manuscript for publication in a supplemental edition of the Journal of Trauma, Infection and Critical Care.

Three types of Abstracts will be accepted:

Requirements

Submitted abstracts should be no more than 500 words total, including title and authors. The abstract body should include the following sections:

NEW! The review committee has prepared a document providing abstract writing tips and samples of accepted abstracts from prior years. Please be sure to read this document before writing your abstract.

Deadlines

Failure to follow abstract instructions may be cause for rejection. Abstracts will be acknowledged electronically within 48 hours. If you do not receive acknowledgement, then your abstract has not been received. For those and other questions, please call 816-651-7777.

Call for Workshops

We are excited to announce a Call for Workshops for the Forging New Frontiers, the Injury Free Coalition's Annual Conference, to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 1-3, 2017.

All workshops on the topics of intentional and unintentional injury prevention will be considered. Please submit your proposals or suggestions for workshops even if you are not the presenter so that we can develop a great educational program. The specific dates and times for the workshops are yet to be determined, so if you have a preference please let us know.

The workshops will be approximately 90 minutes and can range from basic useful program topics to highly innovative injury prevention research topics. Some examples might be as follows:

Proposals should include a title, 3-5 objectives, suggested presenters and a brief description (less than 500 words). All workshop proposals must be submitted by Midnight (EDST), May 26, 2017.

For more information and online submission, go to the Call for Workshops.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Cincinnati Children's and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids at the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Cincinnati Children's is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement

Cincinnati Children's requires all clinical recommendations to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine and all scientific research referred to, reported or used in support of or justification of patient care recommendations conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Anyone in charge of content will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement prior to the conference and to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or commercial contributor(s) of this activity. All planning committee members and/or faculty members were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.

Sponsorship is a form of commercial support and must adhere to all elements of the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support.