Call for Abstracts

Anesthesia History Association
Spring Meeting 2024
April 25-27 – Schaumburg, IL

Brian Harrington, M.D. – Meeting Co-Director
William McNiece, M.D. Indiana University – Meeting Co-Director
Stephen Dierdorf, M.D. – 317-473-0785 – Abstracts Editor

The 2024 Anesthesia History Association Annual Meeting will be held in Schaumburg, IL on April 25, 26 and 27, 2024. 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 and posted on the AHA website. All are welcome and encouraged to submit abstracts

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 (if any). 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 directly to Stephen Dierdorf, M.D., Abstracts Editor, 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 Wood LM Collections Spaces.docx”
  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae (a single page that includes identification, degrees and institution, and academic affiliation is sufficient)
  • Any known or potential conflicts of interest or a statement that the submitters have no known conflicts of interest

The abstract deadline is April 1, 2024, 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 related questions should be addressed to the Abstracts Editor.

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