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2017 Call for Abstracts

The ACP Rhode Island Chapter is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for its 2017 Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Forum that will take place at the chapter’s Annual Scientific Meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Warren Alpert Medical School at 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI.

  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
  • Electronic Abstract Submission Form - Please note abstracts may only be submitted electronically using the abstract form.

The competition is open to all Resident/Fellow and Medical Student members of the Rhode Island Chapter, ACP.  Participants will be limited to one research case OR one clinical case, with no more than ONE abstract per person to be accepted. First authors of abstracts must be Resident/Fellow-level (PGY 1, 2, or 3) or Medical Student-level members (MS-1 through 4) in good standing with the ACP, or must have made official application for membership in order to enter this competition.  There will be no exceptions to these requirements.

Non-member interns, residents and subspecialty fellows who wish to submit an abstract may complete an application for  Resident/Fellow membership online, with a dues payment of $119.  Non-member medical students who wish to submit an abstract may apply for Medical Student membership online.  Medical Student membership is free!

Abstracts will be accepted into either the Clinical Vignette OR Research categories.  Resident/Fellow member abstracts will be considered for poster exhibition or podium presentation.  Six Resident/Fellow abstracts representing clinical vignettes and original research projects will be selected for podium presentation.  Podium presentations will be ranked by a distinguished panel of judges and prizes will be awarded.

Residents who take part in the poster exhibition and will be onsite at the Annual Scientific Meeting 4:00-4:30PM on May 3, 2017, may opt to be judged onsite to select the winner of the Best Resident Poster Award with an associated cash prize.   To participate, a pdf of the completed poster will need to be submitted by April 5, 2017.  There will be 10 posters chosen to be judged onsite on May 3.  Judges will review the poster and its contents with the first author during the poster session 4:00-4:30PM.  (Note: Only residents who sign up to take part AND are available to present at their poster will be judged.)

Medical Student abstracts will be considered for poster exhibition only.  No Medical Student entry will be eligible for podium presentation.  However, posters of Medical Student abstracts that are on exhibition at the Annual Meeting on May 3 will be eligible for a judging to select the winner of the Best Medical Student Poster Award with an associated cash prize.

Abstract selection is competitive; not every submission will qualify for podium presentation or poster exhibition. Each abstract will undergo careful review and will be ranked for scientific merit, originality, proper presentation and clinical application.

Abstracts may only be submitted electronically using the electronic abstract form. The abstract submission form is also linked to the RI Chapter “News & Meetings” page.  Please follow submission instructions carefully and provide all information requested.  After completing the abstract submission, including the fields at the bottom of the page, click the "Submit" button.   You will immediately be notified that your abstract has been sent to the RI Chapter and that a confirmation e-mail is being sent to you.  Please print and retain the confirmation e-mail.  If you do not receive a confirmation message, it means that you have not completed all of the required steps and you will need to resubmit your entry.  Please note that all authors must complete a Brown University Faculty Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships form to be emailed to by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2017.

We encourage you to submit your abstract early to ensure that it is received on time.  The deadline for entry is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  No exceptions can be made to the cutoff date since the Web site is configured to reject abstract submissions attempted after 11:59 p.m. on February 28.

Medicine and medicine subspecialty program and division directors are asked to promote this abstract competition among internal medicine house staff, medicine subspecialty fellows, and medical students by directing them to this page or the electronic abstract form for information concerning the 2017 Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Forum.

For questions concerning this abstract competition, please contact the RI Chapter Administrator at

Thank you!