Requirements for Principal Investigators:
– Be active member of AO CMF.
– Be 40 years old or younger.
– Be maxillofacial surgeons, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, or head and neck surgeons.
– Be fluent in English.
 
Requirements for the Papers:
– Be original clinical research that has not yet been published or previously presented or published within the last 6 months at the time of application.
– Be written in English and submitted in PDF file.
– Must not contain author's name, affiliation, and identification of the place where the study was conducted.
 
Structure:
– Cannot exceed a maximum of 4.000 words (abstract limit: 250 words; keywords limit: 6 keywords; and title limit: 200 characters).
– Abstracts should contain: Study Design (1-3 words describing the manuscript); Objective; Methods; Results; Conclusions.
– For references, please, use Vancouver or AMA Manual of Style.
 
Authorship:
– Papers should only be submitted once consent is given by all contributing authors.
– The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship.
 
Acknowledgements:
– Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your References, separately to the main text.
 
Ethics and patient consent:
– Papers should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval.
– Authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
 
Selection process and Awards:
– 6 papers will be pre-selected to be presented in an online meeting to the evaluation committee.
– Among these 6 papers, the 2 best studies will be awarded, and their presenters will travel to Bogota to attend the AO CMF Regional Course 2024, with travel, accommodation and course registration expenses covered by AO.
– The presenter of the best paper (1st position) will also have the opportunity to present the study at the AO Latin America Research Challenge cross-division event, representing CMF clinical division.
 
Deadlines:
– Open for submission: January 29th, 2024
– Deadline for submission: April 29th, 2024
– Pre-selection of 6 best studies: May 20th, 2024
– Final selection of the 2 best studies: May 31st, 2024
– Travel to Bogota: September 2024

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* 1. Presenter's full name

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* 2. Presenter's email

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* 3. Presenter's date of birth

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* 5. Presenter's affiliation

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* 6. AO CMF Member?

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* 7. Authors

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* 8. Disclosure of interest

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* 9. Title of the paper

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* 10. Upload you paper here.

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  • It includes keywords;
  • It includes all figures (include relevant captions);
  • It includes all tables (including titles, description, footnotes);
  • All figure and table citations in the text match the files provided.

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