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2018 MidWinter Conference - Student/Resident Poster Presentations
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1.    Poster Maximum length: 1500 words (not including abstract)
2.    Abstract length: Maximum of 350 words (including the heading)
3.    Poster References: Maximum of 10
4.    Maximum number of Authors: 5
5.    Heading and Page Setup: Refer to section regarding abstract instructions and guidelines section


Case Report Abstract Must Include:

• Should facilitate interest in the topic and should be searchable.

• Describe whether the case is unique.
• Does the case have an unusual diagnosis or clinical course?
• Describe how the case contributes to scientific knowledge.
• Describe the instructive or teaching points that add value to this case.

• Describe the presenting signs and symptoms and clinical course.
• Is the cause of patient’s illness clear-cut? What are other plausible explanations?
• What investigations were completed to sort out the diagnosis? Include them if important.
• Describe the treatments provided and the rationale.
• Were other therapeutic options considered? Are outcomes related to the treatments provided?

• Report on literature review of other similar cases. Describe how this case is different.
• Explain the rationale for reporting the case. What is unusual about the case? Does it challenge prevailing wisdom?
• In the future, could things be done differently in a similar case?
• What educational pearls can be gleamed from this case?

NOTE: The format of the abstract and poster must include the headings (i.e., title, introduction, etc.)
listed above.



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