Do you have an idea for a Workshop, Problem-Based Learning Discussion (PBLD) or Expert Round Table Discussion that would benefit the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) membership? If so, please see the requirements and submission information below for the CCAS 2024 Annual Meeting.
WORKSHOPS – Submission deadline is July 28, 2023
We are looking for workshop topics that will be of interest to those who provide anesthesia, sedation, pain management, and critical care services to patients with congenital heart disease.
- If your workshop will require equipment provided in-kind by vendors/commercial supporters such as ultrasound machines, VAD devices, etc. – please confirm with vendors that they are willing to provide/ship the equipment prior to submitting your proposal or make alternative arrangements to provide the equipment.
- Please list all proposed faculty on your submission; confirm that they are willing to participate prior to submitting your proposal.
- Only CCAS/SPA members may participate as workshop faculty – CCAS will not provide any compensation or reimbursement to non-member faculty for workshops and will not pay for transportation of any equipment.
Please click here for the workshop proposal form. We will also accept proposals for workshops that have been presented at past meetings or submitted previously (and not selected for presentation). If there are any specific barriers to address or resources we can help with please include those in your application. Submissions will be closely reviewed by the meeting planning committee.
Please complete and submit the form to [email protected] no later than July 28, 2023.
PBLDs – Submission deadline is July 28, 2023
Submissions may be a case or problem that is real or fictitious and could focus on topics of interest to those who provide anesthesia, sedation, pain management, and critical care services to patients with congenital heart disease, as well as resident education, medical ethics, or professionalism related to our sub-specialty. The ‘Guidelines for PBLD Submission‘ document describes the format for submission in more detail. Reviewers will score submissions for interest, scientific accuracy, and clarity of thought and expression.
Two moderators must be named for each submission, and if accepted, both must agree to participate as moderators for the group discussion at the meeting. One moderator should be an experienced educator, and the other a junior faculty member or a fellow in-training. Senior moderators may not be included on more than TWO PBLD submissions. Institutions/hospitals may submit multiple PBLDs, however, no more than TWO PBLD submissions from an institution/hospital will be accepted for presentation at the meeting.
Please remember that the goal of the PBLD is for the LEARNER to participate in discussing the management options, not for the MODERATOR to tell participants how they actually did the case.
An effective PBLD:
- is relevant to the practice of our subspecialty (i.e. not an extremely rare case)
- has controversy and/or decision making that should be discussed/debated
- has some surprises, “twists or turns”
- has well-written objectives that are covered by the discussion
- has well selected references
Many unusual cases are better suited to a Medically Challenging Case or Case Report/Scientific Abstract instead of a PBLD. Therefore, it is important for the author to demonstrate to the reviewers that the PBLD contains areas for discussion, such as different ways of managing clinical issues, among others.
It is crucial that submissions are carefully proofed for grammatical errors and typos, as carelessly written PBLDs are often automatically rejected. It is also required that authors disguise or redact any identifying information by changing demographic details and circumstances of the clinical scenario to avoid potential HIPAA violations.
For more information on how to create a great PBLD:
The final deadline for receipt of submissions will be 3:00pm Eastern Time on Friday, July 28, 2023. No late submissions will be entertained. If accepted, you will be notified by email in late August.
Submissions should be sent as a Word document to Jenny Patterson via e-mail at [email protected].
EXPERT ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION – Submission deadline is July 28, 2023
If you have a suggestion for an Expert Round Table Discussion, please send the topic information, as well as suggested moderators/presenters to [email protected] by July 28, 2023.
NOTE: CCAS welcomes PBLD and Round Table submissions that could be presented in Spanish.
We look forward to receiving your submissions! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions by emailing Jenny Patterson at the above email address.
Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD
Nischal K. Gautam, MD
Rania K. Abbasi, MD
Manchula Navaratnam, MD