Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

-Brian Harrington, M.D. —

-William McNiece, M.D. Indiana University  – Meeting Director

-Stephen Dierdorf, M.D. Indiana University 317-473-0785– Abstracts Editor

 The 2021 Anesthesia History Association Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  It will begin at 10:00 a.m. Central Time and conclude in the afternoon.  The meeting invites abstracts that relate in some manner to historical aspects of anesthesia and anesthesiology including critical care and pain management.  Abstracts that are accepted will be presented at the meeting as twenty-minute podium presentations.  Copies will be distributed to meeting registrants, posted on the AHA website and may be published in the Journal of Anesthesia History.  All are welcome and encouraged to submit abstracts.  If you submitted an abstract that was accepted for the 2020 AHA Annual Meeting that was canceled, you are encouraged to either resubmit the abstract for the 2021 meeting or for the 2022 AHA Annual Meeting in Denver.  It has already been accepted.  We expect the 2022 meeting will be in person.

Abstracts should be composed in Microsoft Word and submitted as an electronic file that fits on a single page with one-inch margins when printed.  All text should be in Times New Roman as is this document.  The abstract should be constructed with the title centered at the top of the page in 18 point bold followed by author information aligned at the left margin in 12 point bold including author name, degree, contact information and institutional affiliation.  The body of the abstract should be in 12 point regular.  Content should be structured to aid the reader in understanding the abstract material.  This might include sections such as background, aim, resources, methodology, results, conclusions and references.  Images, tables and graphs may be included but must be in black and white and fit within the page margins.  References should be at the end of the abstract in 10 point regular.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically as an attachment to an email directed to Stephen Dierdorf, M.D. at  The submission must include:

  • A Microsoft Word file containing the abstract content. The file name should include the first author’s last name, followed by first name, followed by brief descriptor.  For example, “McNiece William Guedel in Indianapolis.docx”
  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae (a single page that includes identification, degrees and institution, and academic affiliation is sufficient)

The abstract deadline is April 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.  Abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance on a rolling basis.  Individuals submitting abstracts will be notified of the decision on abstract acceptance soon after the decision is made.

All questions should be addressed to the Abstracts Editor.

This document uses the same fonts and margins expected for abstract submissions.