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2015 Pennsylvania Southeastern Region Abstract Competition

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2015 ACP Pennsylvania Chapter Southeastern Region. The competition will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Queen Lane Campus of Drexel University's College of Medicine.

This competition is limited to Resident/Fellow Members and Medical Student members of the ACP PennsylvaniaSoutheastern Region ONLY as well as those in the Delaware Chapter. If you do not know your Pennsylvania Chapter region assignment, please check the zip code listing. If you are not currently an ACP member, residents and students can join at online.

Abstracts will be accepted into three categories: Clinical Vignette (reports of one or more cases that illustrate a rare disease entity or an unusual clinical presentation of an established disease), Research (clinical and/or laboratory research, delineating a new investigation into mechanisms of disease or consisting of a detailed review of a clinical problem), and Quality Improvement/Patient Safety. Refer to the online guides on How to Write a Clinical Vignette Abstract and How to Write a Research Abstract for more information.

All abstract submissions must be entered electronically via the online abstract submission form, which will be available July 1. Remember to use the Southeastern Region abstract link for submitting your abstract.

Each abstract will be evaluated on scientific merit, originality, presentation and clinical application. The abstract selection is competitive and not all abstracts submitted will be selected for poster presentation. Please note: only THREE abstracts can be submitted per first author, and you may not submit more than two abstracts in any category. Word limit is 350, plus title and authors. Your abstract may not have been previously presented anywhere. Please note that first author and actual presenter must be members of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Submissions will not be accepted without your ACP membership number.

The abstract submission deadline: 11:59 PM August 2, 2015. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted! We encourage you to submit early to ensure that your abstract is received.

All communication regarding the abstract competition will be sent electronically, so please make sure your submission e-mail address is accurate. You will receive an individual e-mail notification from Dr. Allison Ferris once she has received your abstract. Authors of abstracts selected for poster presentation will be notified by e-mail later in the summer.

Separately, Dr. David Bernstein, Chair of the Doctor's Dilemma (Medical Jeopardy) competition, will send out an announcement. Only residents may participate in Doctor's Dilemma.

We are very fortunate to have Dr. Allison Ferris and Dr. David Bernstein chairing this wonderful competition. We also thank Drexel for hosting this year's event.

We look forward to your participation! It is a great event.

Greg Kane, MD, FACP
Governor, ACP Pennsylvania Chapter Southeastern Region

Allison Ferris, MD, FACP
Program and Abstracts Chair
Drexel University College of Medicine

David Bernstein, MD, FACP
Chair, Doctor's Dilemma Competition