RAMI Virtual Intern Study Days Event, Monday 31st Jan-Thursday 3rd February 2022

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New extended deadline for abstracts, Wednesday 22nd December by 6:00pm (18:00).

Dear Interns,

The Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland (RAMI) Intern Study Days 2022 will be held on the following dates, Monday 31st January, Tuesday 1st February, Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd February 2022 and we are looking forward to your submissions for this important national Intern meeting.

Here are the guidelines for abstract submission including frequently asked questions and answers to help with your submission:

All authors must be members of RAMI if their abstract is selected/or if you wish your abstract to be published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science.  You do not need a RAMI ID at time of submitting your abstract. You can join RAMI here  Please note if you are undertaking a postgraduate part-time course and working as an Intern then you must not apply for postgraduate membership.

Submission Deadline: abstracts may be submitted up to the new extended deadline, Wednesday 22nd December by 6:00pm (18:00). Abstracts submitted after this time will not be considered for presentation at the Intern Study Day. A message will appear on screen acknowledging receipt of your abstract, you will not receive notification by email.  

Eligibility: case reports, case series, audit, clinical studies and basic science studies may all be submitted. All submitted abstracts must have the submitting intern as first author and must have a minimum of one senior author (e.g. Supervising Consultant for a Case Report). Please note, an intern may submit more than one abstract.

Abstract Format: abstracts must be submitted as a single page word document (.doc) and where possible using Bookman Old Style, (Size 10) Font. A maximum of 300 words is permitted. The word limit excludes the abstract title, authors and institutions. Submit in a word format. No pdf’s please. Abstracts are text only and should not include graphics (e.g. figures, tables, images). Author list should be in the format of Surname, First Initial (omit titles), author reference in superscript i.e. Name1, Name2 and included affiliated hospital and intern network. Please ensure that “track changes” are removed prior to submission. Submitted abstracts not in this format may be excluded from consideration for selection at Intern Day.

See sample of abstract after FAQs.  Avoid over use of punctuation marks when submitting, website is case sensitive, all information will be on  the abstract.

Abstract Review: All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the RAMI Abstract Committee: the Chair of the Abstract Committee will assign each abstract to the (competitive) categories. Abstracts will be scored and selected for platform (oral) presentation only at the RAMI Intern Study Day.

Abstract Presentation: All interns considered for oral presentations at the Intern Study Day will be notified by email no later than Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 5.00 PM (GMT).

Abstract Publication: all submitted abstracts may be considered for publication in the RAMI Intern Study Day Proceedings as a supplement of the Irish Journal of Medical Science (IJMS). Only abstracts not published elsewhere will be considered for publication in the IJMS. Please select the option “Yes” or “No” for publication in IJMS.

We look forward to receiving your submissions to the 2022 RAMI Intern Study Days.

 Regards,

Dr Denise M Sadlier 

Chair, RAMI Intern Study Day Abstract Committee

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Can an abstract be submitted based on research done as an undergraduate? Submissions to the RAMI Intern Study Day must include work done within the intern year, a project commenced as an undergraduate but that is ongoing and where the intern continues to contribute can be submitted. However an undergraduate project with no subsequent work cannot be submitted.

Can a Clinical Audit be submitted? A clinical research study including a clinical audit may be submitted and considered for competition at the RAMI Intern Study Day.

Can the senior author only be a Consultant? For case reports/case series and clinical audit/research the senior author must be a Supervising Consultant. For basic science research projects a research supervisor other than a Consultant can be the senior author. All submitted abstracts must have a Supervising/Senior Author

Can I submit my abstract to RAMI Intern Study Day as well as other meetings? RAMI is a national meeting, the same abstract can be submitted to an International and National meeting.

Can I submit a literature review to RAMI Intern Study Day? A literature review is not allowed as a standalone project but can be included as part of a Case Report/Case Series or Meta Analysis.

Can I submit a clinical trial to RAMI Intern Study Day? Any clinical study that has the appropriate approved ethics will be considered once tan intern is the first author.

Can I submit a joint project with another intern? Yes a joint project can be submitted but one intern must be nominated as the first/presenting author.

Do Case Reports/Case Series have to be Medical or Surgical? A case report from any specialty will be considered for RAMI Intern Study Day, all Case Reports/Case Series must involve cases directly seen/cared for by the submitting intern. A case report should reflect an unusual presentation of a common disease or a rare disease. Common conditions will not be considered.

Do I have to have the patient(s) consent to submit Case Reports/Case Series? Yes, any patient information, even if anonymised, must have patient consent prior to submitting to RAMI Intern Study Day.

Does the maximum 300 word count include referenced publications? The 300 maximum word count does not include references but submitted abstracts do not require references.

What happens if the Abstract Format is incorrect? Unfortunately abstracts that do not comply with required format may be excluded from consideration. Common reasons for exclusion include the absence of Senior Author/Supervising Consultant, presence of track changes visible on submitted abstract, exceeding the maximum word count, submission of powerpoint slides.