Volume 3, 2017
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||17 May 2017|
Five-year publication rate of podium presentations at SICOT Annual Conference: an observational study and new objective proposal of conference power
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Upper Maudlin Street, BS2 8HW
2 Stamford Hospital Columbia University, CT 06902, USA
3 Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
4 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 10 March 2017
Introduction: The SICOT Conference Committee continually tries to improve the quality of presentations at their annual international meetings. However to the author’s best knowledge, no previous study has been undertaken to determine abstract quality. This study aimed to determine the five-year publication rate of presentations made at the 2009 SICOT Annual International Conference (AIC), recognise predictors of full-text publication, identify inconsistencies between presentations and publications, and determine presentation-publication delay.
Methods: We retrieved all 329 oral presentation abstracts from the 2009 SICOT Conference, recorded fundamental study details and conducted a comprehensive, electronic search of Medline and PubMed to determine publication status. For subsequent publications, we examined for inconsistencies between presentation abstracts and full-text publications, whether there were retrospectively identifiable publication predictors and calculated presentation-publication delay.
Results: The five-year publication rate for all presentations was 31.3%, for oral presentations. The average presentation-publication delay was 23.4 months. Observational studies were the most commonly published studies. Publications most commonly resulted from studies related to hip and knee subspecialties.
Conclusion: Our study shows that almost one third of all abstracts presented at SICOT led to a full-text publication. This is a positive outcome particularly when made in comparison to similar studies of other reputable international conferences such as European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). This study re-enforces SICOT’s reputation as a world leading international conference with a strict peer-review process yielding high-quality presentations.
Key words: Conference / Publication / Rate / SICOT / Podium / Presentation
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