University of Nebraska Medical Center

Scary Cases Conference

Each fall, the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery hosts “Scary Cases,” a conference designed to review real-life unique, and rare cases in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, and oral surgery. Participants are invited to submit the scariest of cases to be presented and discussed in an open, collaborative forum. 

This conference is intended for physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care personnel in the field of ear, nose, and throat; dermatology; ophthalmology; and oral surgery.

Continuing Education Credit: This activity will be approved for American Medical Association category 1 credit.  

Please check back for information on our 2024 conference.

Research E-Posters

The winner of the e-poster contest will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

Submission Instructions

A research e-poster is similar to a traditional poster presentation with information on multiple slides. The e-posters accepted at the conference will be displayed on the screen during breakfast and breaks. In addition, the files will be published on the UNMC otolaryngology website. 

Email submissions to Dr. Kristy Carlson

Formatting Tips
  • Less is more. The audience should be able to read the slide in 10 seconds. Be clear and concise and don’t include more than three or four short bullets on a slide.
  • Use a font size of at least 14 points that is easy to read at a distance.
  • Create a unique slide for each section of your presentation.
  • Pay attention to readability. Put light-colored fonts on dark backgrounds and vice versa so viewers can easily see/read your text.
  • Use high-quality figures and create tables within PowerPoint so they display correctly when projected on a large screen. Don’t save tables/graphs as a picture and increase the size on the slide.
Submission Guidelines
Submit the file as .ppt or .pptx. Do not send a .pdf or presentation file. Your slide presentation should contain the following slides. 
  • Short title of the project and list of authors
  • Background: Include bullets to demonstrate to the audience “why they should care about your topic.”
  • Background: A high-level overview of the current literature on the topic.
  • Research question or purpose of the project
  • Methods: Inclusion criteria, source of data, timeframe
  • Results: Subject demographics
  • Results: Highlights
  • Conclusion: General statements regarding the meaning and application of the results.
  • Citations: These do not need to be read by the viewer. Create a list if someone wishes to print the presentation slides.