GRAND ROUND CASE SUBMISSION

The Association of Physicians is developing a monthly series of Webinar Grand Rounds in which clinical cases that highlight the latest developments in interdisciplinary translational research are presented.

We invite members/fellows* to submit a case with a strong scientific basis that offers exceptional insights into recent developments in an area of medical science.

Submitted cases will be judged by a panel of AoP Fellows. The most highly ranked cases will be presented as open access webinars hosted by an AoP Chairperson and made available to all hospitals and clinical care organisations in the UK and Ireland.

All presented cases will also be invited to submit to the Quarterly Journal of Medicine for publication as a case report.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR CASE

Cases must be submitted online, where you will be guided through the process. Any case submitted on paper or in a format other than specified will be rejected.

Click on the ‘Grand Round Case Submission’ button above and follow the submission instructions carefully and in particular please submit:

  1. Title
  2. A case of no more than 500 words with a single table or figure comprising:
    1. Case description (maximum 250 words)
    2. Recent research development illustrated by the case (maximum 250 words)
    3. Up to 6 relevant references
  3. Description of the presenting team involved in the case (physician colleagues, radiologists, pathologists, scientists etc.) – maximum of 1 lead presenter and 2 co-presenters. Please list these colleagues with a maximum of 50 words on each individual’s expertise and contribution to case.
  4. Briefly highlight “Take home message” (maximum 25 words)
CASE SUBMISSION TIMELINES

Case Submission Now Open
The first AOP Grand Round will be held in June 2021

REVIEW

All submitted cases will be anonymously reviewed and scored by a panel of AoP Fellows for originality, quality of data, presentation and significance.

The most highly ranked cases will be presented as open access webinars hosted by an AoP Chairperson and made available to all hospitals and clinical care organisation in the UK and Ireland.

CONSENT

A signed patient consent form will be required for all selected abstracts.

PRESENTATION FORMAT
  • The presentation should not exceed 20 minutes allowing 10 minutes for discussion.
  • It is expected that around half of the time (10 mins) is spent on the clinical presentation and half on discussion of the underpinning science (10 mins).
  • Presentations will be pre-recorded but all presenters will be required to be present for a live 10 minute discussion session after the case.
  • Up to two co-presenters in addition to the lead presenter are allowed. Others may join the discussion session. Co-presenters providing insights from different disciplines (e.g. another medical/laboratory/investigational discipline and/or a linked research team) are particularly welcomed.
  • Cases lead be a clinician in training or early career researcher/clinical academic are particularly welcome.
  • Cases do not have to be restricted to internal medicine disciplines if they illustrate translational research relevant to multiple areas of medical science.
  • Cases that illustrate areas of translational research emerging out of collaboration with other scientific disciplines e.g. computer science, engineering are particularly welcome.
  • Informative images and video clips are encouraged.
  • No identifiable information should be presented without the express consent of the patient/individual concerned. Evidence of this consent will be required by the Association.
BEST PRESENTED CASES

Presented cases will be eligible for an annual prize and may also be invited to submit to the Quarterly Journal of Medicine for publication as a case report.

AOP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

AoP Membership starts at £75 per annum for ECR Members (Pre-CCT)

AoP Membership benefits for clinical Early Career Researchers (Pre-CCT)
  1. Eligible for entry to awards and bursaries programmes including the Osler Prize
  2. AoP contributes to the AMS Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers up to £30,000
    • AoP provides support and mentoring  for their ECR members to apply for these grants and to successfully conduct their research projects
AoP Membership benefits for New Consultants

Preferential rates for attending the annual interdisciplinary meeting with leading speakers

  1. New consultants up to 5 years post CCT can apply for an AoP Young Investigator Award up to £20,000