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3M™ Snap™

Therapy System

Case study CONTEST

Deadline for entries: 1 - December - 2021

Wounds International and 3M are proud to launch the 3M™ Snap™ Therapy System Case Study Contest to encourage continued research and knowledge sharing of recent advances. Entries must be case studies that explore and document the clinical results of using mechanical, portable, disposable NPWT and represent your everyday usage of Snap Therapy System. To promote knowledge sharing and cross-disciplinary awareness, entries will be published after submission to the contest*. The winning case studies will be the top three highest-scoring entries as determined by general acclaim of the peer review independent panelists. Education grants of a combined value of $9,500 will be awarded to the winners’ healthcare organisations. Snap Therapy System is a wearable, disposable NPWT device that combines the simplicity of advanced wound dressings with the proven efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy in a discreet design that helps preserve patient quality of life. Snap Therapy System is indicated for the removal of small amounts of exudate from chronic, acute, traumatic, sub-acute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, venous or pressure), surgically closed incisions, and flaps and grafts.

*A limited number of case studies submitted in the contest will be published. If the maximum number of accepted case studies is reached before 1 December 2021, the contest will close early.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS TO BE AWARDED TO THE WINNERS' HEALTHCARE ORGANISATION

US$5,000

US$3,000

US$1,500

Peer Review Panel

All case studies will undergo an independent pre-publication peer review conducted by a world-class team of experts.

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Instructions to submit

  • Create an account with an email and password to submit a case study.
  • You can submit your own case study, or you can submit a case study on behalf of a colleague or your team.
  • You and/or your group can submit up to 3 different case studies.
  • You can save your case study until you are ready to submit. Once the case study has been submitted, it can not be changed.
    Download the case study guide to see what you will need to include in your case study.

A limited number of case studies submitted in the contest will be published. If the maximum number of accepted case studies is reached before 1 December 2021, the contest will close early.

Requirements/Eligibility

  • Case studies present the details of real patient cases from medical or clinical practice. Cases may contribute significantly to the existing knowledge on the field or showcase less novel results. The goal of case study is to make other researchers aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur.
  • The case study should contain the following sections: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references (if applicable).
  • The case study submitted to this contest should be unpublished and not have been submitted elsewhere. This includes case studies that have previously been presented at conferences or appeared in other ‘non-journal’ venues (for example: blogs or posters).
  • Authors should obtain their institution’s permission prior to submission.
  • Informed patient consent should be either obtained or waived. Patient anonymity should be maintained.
  • Declarations of interest should be included.
  • Cases should be submitted in English.
  • The word count (including title page, abstract/summary/tables/references) should not exceed 3500 words.
  • Each submission should describe one patient.
  • Maximum of 3 submissions per clinician or group.
  • The case study should relate to use of  3M™ Snap™ Therapy System within the approved indications for the device. Entries with off-label use are ineligible.
  • All case studies must be submitted and formatted below. Authors are encouraged to include supporting animations and videos within their case study submissions.
  • For additional information, please refer to our Contest entry instructions.
  • *Note: A limited number of case studies submitted in the contest will be published. If the maximum number of accepted case studies is reached before 1 December 2021, the contest will close early.

KEY DATES

  • Wednesday 1 December 2021: Competition closes
  • Monday 3 January  2022: Independent expert panel review concludes
  • Friday 7 January  2022: Case study winners announced

COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS

All accepted clinical case studies must be compliant with applicable regulatory, ethics / IRB, and other rules governing protection of human subjects. This contest is not intended to, and shall not, promote or otherwise encourage unapproved, un-cleared use of products or any product for unapproved new use. This contest in no way promotes or purports to encourage any research that is not in compliance with any applicable governing laws, rules or regulations.

SPONSORSHIP

This contest is sponsored by 3M. The sponsoring company is not involved in the submission process, peer review (ie, reviewer selection, reviewer comments), acceptance, or scoring. Wounds International is solely responsible for conducting the 3M™ Snap™ Therapy System Case Study Contest, including peer-review panel selection, reviewer selection, manuscript decision letters, acceptance and scoring.