Call for Proposals

  Pain Society of the Carolinas 2020 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

  September 18, 2020 - December 31, 2020


2020 Pain Society of the Carolinas Trainee Poster Competition - Submit Your Abstract Today!

We invite all Trainees (Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, Pharmacy Students, PA Students, Nursing Students, other Healthcare Practitioner students) with an interest in pain management to submit an abstract on or before August 15, 2020.

The Pain Society of the Carolinas Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts and will determine whether abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation.  All poster presentations by Trainees will be posted as a 6 minute video at the Virtual Meeting Portal and will be graded by attendees.  Winners will be announced on December 31, 2020 and that winner will be invited to the 2021 Annual Meeting to present at the live program - travel, hotel and registration included!

All Trainees who submit an abstract that is accepted for virtual presentation will receive FREE virtual online meeting registration and access.


All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission. 

The author is expected to attend the meeting and present the poster . If an abstract was previously submitted to a different meeting it may still be submitted to the Pain Society of the Carolinas Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.


Before you begin: please prepare the following information:

  • Presenting Author's Contact Details 
  • Full first and family name(s) (as you wish for these to be published on the Program USB and Final Program)
  • Full postal address
  • Email address (required as all communications will be by electronic mail)
  • Daytime and evening phone numbers
  • Author and Co-Authors' Details
  • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
  • Abstract Title (Limited to 25 words)
  • Abstract Text
  • Limited to 500 words - (Please Note: word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added)

Abstract topic:  Abstracts must be allocated to a specific topic for the scientific program. Please choose from the following topics:

  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Application
  • Medically Challenging Case 

Abstract Layout: Abstracts must be submitted with the following sections:

  • Basic Science and Clinical Application Abstracts:
    • Introduction
    • Material and methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • References
  • Medically Challenging Case Abstracts
    • Introduction
    • Case Description
    • Discussion
    • References


Funding: There also should be mention of any funding from grants or by any manufacturer or third-party research funding.


Tables:  The maximum number of tables allowed per abstract is 3.  Each table should be smaller than 10 rows x 10 columns.  Each row of the table will be counted as 10 words against your 500-word total.


Graphs and images: For upload the maximum of 2 graphs are allowed. Each graph is counted as 10 words. The maximum file size of each graph is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs and images in JPG format only.  If your file size or pixel size is too large, you have to resize your graph accordingly. After uploading the graph you have to place it into the abstract text.  It is not mandatory to include a graph in your abstract submission.


Please be advised that you will be requested to confirm the following information when you submit your abstract.  I confirm that I previewed this abstract and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted. Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. meeting website, program, other promotions, etc.) The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content ("Content") provided to The Pain Society of the Carolinas. The publication of the abstract does not infringe on any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights. The Abstract Submitter grants the Pain Society of the Carolinas a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content. The Pain Society of the Carolinas reserves the right to remove from any publication an abstract that does not comply with the above.


I herewith confirm that the contact details saved in this system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.



Only work that has received your local animal or human ethics committee approval as appropriate will be considered for presentation and publication. A statement indicating ethics committee approval has been granted should be incorporated into the abstract and you will be requested to confirm that approval has been applied for/granted before you submit your abstract. When submitting your abstract, please upload your Ethics Committee Approval as a picture or as text pasted into the Abstract text field.

Abstracts that have not received approval will not be accepted - unless they fit into the special categories below.

Your Local Ethics Committee approval is required for the following scenarios:

  1. If there are patients involved in the study
  2. Anonymous Retrospective Data Collection – unless local committee authorizes otherwise
  3. Audit Study – unless local committee authorizes otherwise


Your Local Ethics committee approval is NOT required for the following scenarios:

  1. Questionnaire survey of medical personnel
  2. Case studies – with patient consent
  3. Literature reviews
  4. Historical research
  5. Research performed on artificial model
  6. Evaluation performed during pre-operative session – with receipt of informed consent



Presentations must be objective and free of commercial bias and any information regarding commercial products or services must be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. When discussing therapeutic options, speakers are asked to use only generic names. If it is necessary to use a trade name, then those of several companies are to be used. Further, should presentations include discussion of any unlabeled/ investigational use of a commercial product then speakers are required to disclose that information to the audience.


bY SUBMITTING ONLINE, YOU declare that there are no conflicts of interest or support that may cause bias in my presentation.


Please choose one option:   

(  ) I declare that there are no copyrighted figures, images in my presentation.

(  ) I declare that I have obtained permission from the owner of the copyrighted figures, images in my presentation.




Pain Society of the Carolinas 2020 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

By Pain Society of the Carolinas

Sept. 18, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020


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