2023 Annual Meeting



You are invited to submit an abstract to the 43rd Annual AAES Meeting, scheduled to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, from Saturday, April 29 – Monday, May 1, 2023.


  • The 2023 AAES Annual Meeting will be an in-person event in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. All presentations (podium and poster) will be given in person.
  • Only original research will be considered (must not be previously presented or published).
  • There is a 350-word limit for abstracts. NO GRAPHICS OR TABLES will be accepted with abstract submission.
  • The abstract copy MUST include the following: Background, Method, Results, and Conclusion.
  • NO reference to the authors or the institution should appear within the body of the abstract or in the title.
  • Interesting case submissions will open after the abstract submission window has ended. Please do not submit case reports as an abstract at this time. 
  • In accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), authors will be required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies they have had over the past 24 months.  Omission or misrepresentation of financial relationships is academic dishonesty. Evidence of such that is discovered before, during, or after the AAES Meeting will lead to the removal of the abstract from the program and the published proceedings, and referral to the Ethics Committee and AAES Council for punitive action up to and including a ban from presenting at future AAES Meetings. For more information on the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, please visit accme.org/standards. NOTE: All content authors are required to disclose any financial relationship(s) with an ACCME-defined commercial interest ("industry"). 



NEW for #AAES2023 is an entire Scientific Session dedicated to Health Equity. Abstracts submitted in the Health Equity category are expected to focus on observations and interventions related to health disparities and equity, broadly defined. Examples include but are not limited to:

  1. Healthcare workforce disparities
  2. Differences in patient access based on social and cultural determinants of health
  3. Population-level factors: socio-economic determinants, disparities in healthcare coverage, individual-level variables (genetic predisposition, behavioral risks to health, etc.)

To submit an abstract for this competition, respond "yes" to the Health Equity scientific session question.




  • All AAES Members in all categories as well as Fellows, residents, and students are eligible to compete for the Health Equity session award. Abstracts submitted by trainees in the Health Equity category will be considered for the Van Heerden and Kinder awards if the abstract is not selected for the Health Equity Scientific Session. Due to the unique and prestigious nature of the Health Equity Scientific Session, abstracts selected for this session will only be eligible for the Health Equity award.
  • For trainees wishing to compete for the Van Heerden and Kinder awards, select ‘yes’ to answer the relevant question. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Program and Research committees. The top abstracts will be selected for participation in the competition, and podium presentations will be scored during the scientific sessions. Abstracts selected for the competition will be denoted as such in the final program.