Seeking innovative, rigorous, original research relevant to the mission of SOMA!

This survey will collect information on proposed research abstracts for the SOMSA 2020 educational program.  Please make sure you have thoroughly reviewed the SOMSA 2020 Call for Research Abstracts Guidelines here.  Please submit your research abstract(s) by November 1, 2019.
 
The Research concurrent track’s goal is to disseminate emerging and ongoing research initiatives, in addition to enabling scholarly collaboration among colleagues and members of pre-hospital/operational medicine. Medics and forward providers are expected to co-author/co-present relevant submissions, and significant preference will be given to submissions with medic collaborators. The use of the English language is expected. Studies in progress are welcome to submit abstracts, provided at least pilot and/or preliminary analyses are complete by May 2020. 

In particular, we seek and strongly encourage abstract submissions addressing:
1) Neuroendocrine and/or physiological influences on mental health and suicidality (in particular, rigorous studies or developed hypotheses that refute, redefine, and/or reframe assumptions and previous findings on resilience, post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], biomarkers, neurocognition, etc.)
2) Practice advancement (in particular, prolonged field care advancements/technologies and virtual health/telemedicine)
3) Research-driven training (in particular, using internet and social networking platforms, studies examining simulation vs live-tissue training, etc.)
4) Biomedical/engineering breakthroughs (in particular, proof-of-concept and/or nascent devices, technologies, pharmacotherapies, blood products, etc.)
5) Research directly aimed at improvements in operational medicine procedures for special operations medic-operators or civilian first responders in austere and hostile environments.

Research submissions must include the following content in order to be a viable research abstract submission. “Expert panels” or consensus-based approaches to SOF medicine are ineligible for consideration in the research program. For all author(s) please provide rank, name, credentials, position, organization, city, state, country.

Please include these 4 section titles within the body of your 300-word abstract:
* Background
* Methods
* Results
* Conclusion/Discussion

No figures, tables, images or symbols may be used except < and the like. You will be asked to provide acknowledgements of funding, prior presentations, conflicts of interest and any scientific or ethical oversight.
 

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* 1. Abstract Title
(Please capitalize every word except prepositions, words such as 'and', 'a', or 'the')

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* 2. Author(s) and Author Affiliation(s)
MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Military rank, name, credentials, job title, company/institution, City, State, Country (if not USA)
If multiple authors are from the same institution, list all names first and then the institution just once.

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* 3. Primary Contact Name
(Only this person will receive correspondence regarding this submission. They are responsible for communicating with all other authors.):

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* 4. Primary Contact Email Address 
(Only this person will receive correspondence regarding this submission. They are responsible for communicating with all other authors.):

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* 5. Are you a medic or a non-medic?

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* 6. Abstract
(300-word limit; must include Background, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusions)

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* 7. Acknowledgements
(funding, prior presentations, conflicts of interest, scientific or ethical oversight):

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* 8. Preference for podium or poster presentation:

Thank you for your submission!  Please re-enter the survey to submit another abstract.

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