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2017 PA-ACP Regional Abstract and Doctor's Dilemma Competitions

Abstract Submission Opens July 1st

Deadline for submissions: 11:59 p.m. ET, Sunday, August 13, 2017

Regional Abstract Competition Rules:

  • Residents/Fellows and Medical Students must be current ACP members and compete in their specified region only (Southeastern, Eastern, Western PA). Not a member or don’t know your ACP #? Join or check # here.
  • All first abstract authors, presenters, and Doctor’s Dilemma® participants must be current ACP members.
  • All abstract submissions must be entered through the online abstract submission form (see below), which will be available beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Abstracts will be accepted in the following 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. (Word limit: 350)
    • Basic/Clinical Research – Clinical and/or laboratory research delineating a new investigation into mechanisms of disease or consisting of a detailed review of a clinical problem. (Word limit: 450)
    • Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (Word limit: 450)
    • High Value Care (Word limit: 450)
  • Only THREE (3) abstracts can be submitted per first author.
  • You may not submit more than TWO (2) abstracts in any category.
  • Word limits do not include the abstract title, authors or references.
  • A maximum of 2 images/graphs may be included. These are not included in word limits.
  • References may be included but are not required.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in Word or PDF format only. Please organize your abstract using the following headings:
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Abstracts will be judged blindly, so do not include any identifying information (author/institution names, etc.) in the abstract or it will be disqualified.

Helpful Hint: Review this ACP Guide to Preparing for the Abstract Competition

Questions? Contact Sharon Fahrer, PA-ACP Meeting Manager, at or 888-817-3813.

Eastern Region
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: Pinnacle Health Hospital
111 S. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Submit Your EASTERN REGION Poster Abstract

Southeastern Region
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: University of Pennsylvania, The Perelman School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building (BRB)
421 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Submit Your SOUTHEASTERN REGION Poster Abstract

Western Region
When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Where: UPMC Mercy
1515 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Submit Your WESTERN REGION Poster Abstract