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2016 Chapter Abstract Competition

2016 Chapter Abstract Competition

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2016 ACP New Mexico Chapter Scientific Meeting, which will be held November 3-5 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.

This is an ACP Resident/Fellow Members' and Medical Students' competition. First author and presenter must be an ACP Resident/Fellow Member or Medical Student with current membership status. Residents and Medical Students may apply for membership online. Resident/Fellow membership is paid by the NM ACP Chapter and the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Student membership is free. Only one submission per first author is allowed, but there is no limit to the number of which you may be involved. Abstracts submitted by Resident/Fellow Members can be for oral or poster presentations. On the abstract submission form, please select either oral or poster presentation. Abstracts not selected for the oral presentation will automatically be placed in the poster category. Abstracts submitted by Medical Students are for poster presentations only. The word limit is 450 words.

Abstracts will be accepted into one of five categories: Clinical Vignette (reports of one or more cases that illustrate a rare disease entity or an unusual clinical presentation of an established disease, Basic Research (clinical and/or laboratory research, delineating a new investigation into mechanisms of disease or consisting of a detailed review of a clinical problem), Clinical Research (mechanisms of human disease; therapeutic interventions; clinical trials; development of new technologies; analysis of existing datasets; epidemiologic and behavioral studies; outcomes research and health services research), Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (a project in progress or completed project with results), or High Value Cost-Conscious Care (projects that focus on reducing waste in the system, minimizing harms, or improving patient care through communication). Refer to How to Write a Clinical Vignette Abstract and How to Write a Research Abstract for more information.

We highly encourage you to submit early to ensure your abstract is received. You will receive an e-mail notification once your abstract has been successfully submitted. Please use your most used e-mail address when submitting the abstract. All communication regarding the abstract competition will be sent electronically.

Abstracts can only be submitted electronically via the abstract form on the chapter Web site.

Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. MT September 2, 2016.

If you’re abstract is accepted for poster presentation:

  • Presenters selected for the competition will be notified by September 14th.
  • No submissions will be considered after the deadline. No presenters will be eligible for participation if they are not members in good standing and have not registered for the meeting by October 1st at midnight
  • First authors should plan to set up your poster between 1:00-3:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 3rd and plan to be present from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Sheraton Uptown.
  • Authors whose posters are selected for the juried poster competition should plan to answer questions about their poster from 5:00-6:00 PM.
  • One easel will be provided as well as poster board measuring 30” x 40” with a 1/4" thickness.
  • All oral vignette entries not selected for podium presentations will be judged for inclusion in the poster competition. All entries received by the deadline will be judged for inclusion in a juried poster competition. Posters not selected for this highly competitive event will be eligible for display and presentation during the Resident, Fellow, and Student Poster Competition but ineligible for first prize.
  • Only one poster submission per first author will be accepted for display.

You will need to register for the meeting. The meeting brochure and registration link will be available on the Chapter Web site. There is no charge for Residents or Medical Students to attend the meeting.

Please contact Lisa Sullivan at with questions about the abstract competition.

Thank you.

Betty Chang, MDCM, PhD, FACP
Governor, ACP New Mexico Chapter