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2014 Pennsylvania Western Region Abstract Competition

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2014 ACP Pennsylvania Chapter Western Region. The competition will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.

This competition is limited to Resident/Fellow Members and Medical Student members of the ACP Pennsylvania Western Region ONLY. 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. Remember to use the Western 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 300, 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 July 31, 2014. 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. Andrew Adams once he has received your abstract. Authors of abstracts selected for poster presentation will be notified by e-mail later in the summer.

Separately, Dr. Jen McComb, Chair of the Medical Jeopardy competition, will send out an announcement. Only residents may participate in this event. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Andy Adams, Dr. Jen McComb and Dr. Tom Grau chairing this wonderful competition. We also thank UPMC Shadyside Hospital for hosting this year’s event.

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

G. Alan Yeasted, MD, FACP
Governor, ACP Pennsylvania Chapter Western Region

Tom Grau, MD, FACP
Program Chair
Associate Program Chair
UPMC Shadyside Hospital

Andrew Adams, MD, FACP
Chair, Abstract Competitions
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Jen McComb, MD, FACP
Chair, Medical Jeopardy Competition
UPMC Shadyside Hospital

Page updated: 07/01/14