Abstracts are currently being accepted for original research, clinical vignettes or case studies, program/process reviews, and theoretical contributions. Please note that a theoretical proposal must go beyond the standard literature review to clearly communicate specific propositions to advance the science in a particular domain. Abstracts are limited to 500 words (excluding title, author, and contact information) and must be submitted using the appropriate template available below. Abstracts must be submitted to the e-mail below by 1700 CST on 15 December 2018 to be considered. The abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of aeromedical experts and selected abstracts will be invited to present a poster at USNAC. Notifications will be made in late December. Selected abstracts will be published in the online USNAC Proceedings and in a future issue of the Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons newsletter, Contact. Additionally, an award will be presented for the top poster.
If you are planning on submitting an abstract involving research with human or animal subjects, documentation of IRB or IACUC approval is required. Ensure all authors have a chance to review any work that is submitted. Finally, please ensure abstracts, and posters if invited, have public affairs approval prior to submission.
Original Research Template - this type of abstract describes the results and significance of new research undertaken to address gaps in current knowledge within the field of aerospace medicine and human performance.
Case Study or Clinical Vignette Template - this type of abstract describes the analysis of an individual clinical or operational case that is not a research study, but provides relevant information directly applicable to aeromedical practices, safety, or human performance.
Program/Process Review Template - this type of abstract can describe the evaluation of a specific program or process, program/process improvements, a review of the current state of an area of relevance to aerospace medicine and human performance (e.g., safety programs), and the identification of capability gaps.
Theoretical Contribution Template - as stated above, this type of abstract should go beyond the standard literature review to examine the current research on a topic, review the most recent developments, and propose ways to further advance theory and research on the topic.