Bring Your Case to Case-Con at ACEP19

You know that puzzling case that has intrigued you since you started medical school? How about tackling a little research and presenting it at Case-Con! Students and residents come together to present interesting emergency medicine cases.

Do you want to present an interesting Emergency Medicine case at one of the largest EM national conferences in the country? Are you looking for a way to strengthen your EM residency application or your CV? Are you interested in a chance to win a cash prize? 

Where:  ACEP19 Scientific Assembly - Denver, CO
When:   Sunday, October 27, 2019: 12:30p - 5:30p

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Medical Students: Enter Your Case Study in EMRA CaseCon!

Do you want to present an interesting Emergency Medicine case one of the largest EM national conferences in the country? Are you looking for a way to strengthen your EM residency application? Are you interested in a chance to win a cash prize?

If so, the EMRA Research Committee would like to invite all EMRA medical students and resident members to participate in CaseCon, EMRA’s annual Emergency Medicine case study poster presentation contest, taking place this year at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly in the fall. This is a fantastic opportunity to become a better presenter, network with residents and faculty at many institutions and take advantage of EMRA’s programming and residency/job/fellowship fair.

Complete presentations will include a 5-minute presentation to judges and audience followed by 2 minutes of group discussion and questions. Presentations will be judged by a panel of EM senior residents/faculty. Three student and resident winners will be selected and awarded with cash prizes and publication of their case poster on the EMRA Research website.

Step 1: Get a Case

Emergency Medicine Cases with an uncommon presentation of a common illness, unique pathology, novel treatment technique or interesting pictures make great case studies. Meet with the attending or resident you worked with and ask them what their take on the case was. Is there a lack of awareness of the disease? Is there a meaningful teaching point to be made? Was a mistake made? How does your case relate to Emergency Medicine? Case studies serve a function as research in our medical community by giving physicians a more standardized method to sharing stories and anecdotal evidence. Share your story too!

Note:  Previously published posters or abstracts are not eligible for Case-Con.

Step 2: Submit an abstract

Case study abstracts should be at maximum one page in length (3000 characters) and divided into an Introduction, Case Description, Discussion, and Conclusion. The discussion and conclusion are your true places to shine. Do a literature search. Research other cases like yours and provide a review of these cases in your discussion. How is your case different? Cite your references with footnotes and include the full reference list on another page. The conclusion should be brief and be the take-home message of why you have written the case. Make sure to have a notable learning point the reader can remember. Don’t be afraid to include an attention-grabbing title to finish your abstract off.

Submit Your Abstract Today

The top abstracts will be selected and move onto the next round, the poster presentation. 

Step 3: Submit a poster

If your abstract is selected, give yourself a pat on the back. Next, create a poster not exceeding 4 feet by 6 feet. Get pictures from your case, including medical imaging, to include in your presentation. Remember to de-identify the images. Images are a favorite of the audience! Do not include any Protected Health Information on the poster.

Submit a finalized PDF file of your poster by the poster submission deadline listed on the EMRA CaseCon front webpage. Print your poster, most school campuses have a poster printing office students may use.  Bring your printed poster to Case-Con.

Step 4: Present at Case-Con

Prepare a presentation no longer than 5 minutes. This presentation will be given standing next to your poster. Following will be 2 minutes for the judges and audience to ask questions. 

Awards

• First place: $250
• Second place: $150
• Third place: $100

Questions? Contact the EMRA Research Committee Case-Con Team at casecon.emra@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at EMRA Case-Con!

CaseCon Team

If your abstract is selected, give yourself a pat on the back. Next, create a poster not exceeding 4 feet by 6 feet. Get pictures from your case, including medical imaging, to include in your presentation. Remember to de-identify the images. Images are a favorite of the audience! Do not include any Protected Health Information on the poster.

Submit a finalized PDF file of your poster by the poster submission deadline listed on the EMRA CaseCon front webpage. Print your poster, most school campuses have a poster printing office students may use.  Bring your printed poster to Case-Con.