Must be Military Otolaryngology staff, residents, or fellows
Who have written a manuscript that is accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal during the last year or
Who are presenting an oral presentation accepted at an annual society meeting (AAO, COSM, etc.) This has been waived for 2020 event
Must be an active member of the Society of Military Otolaryngologist (SMO) if selected. You do not have to be a member to submit.
Resident and Faculty cannot submit the same abstract or poster for each category.
Agree to have abstract or poster posted on SMO forum and or blog post.
Awards are given to the 1st and 2nd Place Winners for each category. Awards Include:
1st Place Award- $400 Cash along with podium recognition
2nd Place Award- $200 Cash along with podium recognition
Winners will be announced at the annual meeting. Winners do not need to be present to win.
Abstract submissions must be received by 15 May 2020. Semi-finalists will be required to submit the final paper on or before August 14, 2020. Submissions mush include:
Abstract to include:
Type of Study (e.g. chart review, prospective trial, animal study, etc.)
Materials and Methods
Results and Conclusion.
Cover page that includes:
Where the abstract was/is being submitted
An independent review panel will judge the submissions. The judges will not have knowledge of the authors or their parent institutions. Judging criteria will includes:
Style and composition,
Depth of discussion and
Validity of conclusions.
Overall organization, clarity of summary, visual presentation and military relevance