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Call for Abstracts

Associate & Student Research and Clinical Vignette Competition

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ACP Associates and Medical Student Members are invited to submit abstracts to the 2013 ACP MA Chapter Competition. The abstract submission deadline is midnight on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. The submitted abstracts will be judged by a panel of ACP members. From the submitted abstracts, the top abstracts will be invited to present an oral presentation at the MA ACP Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham.

Other abstracts will be chosen to participate in the new “MA ACP Poster Day” to be held Saturday, October 12, 2013, a week prior to the MA ACP Annual Meeting. There will be two poster judging sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. All student abstracts selected will present during the morning session. The top posters from the competition on October 27 will be asked to return to present at the MA ACP Annual Scientific Meeting on November 2, 2013.


This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your talents and to meet informally with colleagues from other programs in the Commonwealth. Other benefits include:

  • Opportunity to present your poster presentation at the chapter meeting, October 12, 2013
  • Cash prizes & recognition
  • Travel grant to attend Internal Medicine 2014 in Orlando, FL
  • Opportunity to participate in the national poster competition
  • Recognition on the Massachusetts Chapter Website

To participate in the abstract competition the first author MUST be a current Associate or Student Member of ACP and be available to present your poster for the judges on Saturday, October 12 and potentially for the attendees of the MA ACP Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday, November 2. To check on your membership status, please contact Chapter Administrator, Lynda Layer at llayer@mms.org. Please also note that all abstracts must be submitted electronically using the form below.

  • Abstract Rules and Regulations
  • There are two categories: Clinical Vignette and Research.
    A maximum of 2 abstracts can be submitted per first author, and
    you can only submit 1 abstract per category.
  • Electronic Abstract Submission Form
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. No late submissions will be accepted.

All novel resident or student directed research projects are welcome. All work must be completed while a resident for the resident competition or while a student for the student competition. All submissions must be submitted online. The abstract, including the title and authors must be limited to 450 words.

The first author of the winning abstract in each of the categories will be invited to give an oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting on November 19. All other accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster at the meeting.

Submissions will be accepted until midnight on August 21 – no late submissions will be accepted! We want to stress that a resident or student must have an ACP number to submit an abstract.

All communication regarding the abstract competition will be sent electronically, so please make sure your submission e-mail is accurate. Authors of abstracts selected for presentation will be notified by e-mail by the first week in October.

E-mail Lynda Layer at llayer@mms.org with any questions.

Contact Information

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP,
Governor, Massachusetts Chapter

Lynda Layer, CAE
Executive Director
Ph: 781-434-7317
E-mail: llayer@mms.org