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  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM US CT
    Pulling Back the Curtain on the Peer Review Process for National Professional Meetings: What Do I Need to Know and How I Can Use This Information to Write Abstracts That Will Be Selected?

    Workshop Leader: Elisa A. Zenni, MD – University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville

    Workshop Co-Leader: Teri Turner, MD, MPH, M.Ed. – Baylor College of Medicine

    Workshop Co-Leader: Mary C. Ottolini, MD, MPH, MeD – The Barbara Bush Childrens Hospital at Maine Medical Center

    Workshop Co-Leader: Maryellen Gusic, MD – University of Virginia

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    A cutting edge scientific meeting is dependent on skilled peer reviewers to aid in the development of a rigorous and stimulating program. Selection as a peer reviewer acknowledges the professional reputation of a faculty member and helps to provide evidence to support academic advancement and promotion. However, few faculty receive training to learn how to do this important task. This workshop applies to participants from all disciplines and will focus on advancing skills to be an effective reviewer. The session will provide participants with an opportunity to gain insight into the PAS scientific abstract and workshop proposal review and selection processes as well as assist attendees in providing specific, constructive feedback to colleagues who wish to disseminate their work in this venue. After an exercise to identify common challenges in reviewing and common writing pitfalls that may preclude an abstract from being accepted, a brief didactic presentation will provide an overview of how to apply PAS reviewer instructions and scoring rubrics. The majority of the workshop will be devoted to interactive small group break-out sessions facilitated by workshop leaders during which participants will review and score de-identified and modified scientific abstract submissions and workshop proposals. Attendees will also have the opportunity to address the challenge of selecting proposals when narrative review comments are limited or too general or do not align with scoring determinations. Discussions will be summarized in a large group brainstorming activity to create tips for reviewing using the lessons learned from the exercises. Participants will leave equipped with the tools to be effective reviewers and with learning that they will be able to apply as they mentor others who are creating proposals for consideration in a peer-review process.

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