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YOUNG INVESTIGATORS COMPETITION

Fellows are invited to submit research abstracts in the YIA competition to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. See eligibility requirements below. Abstracts will be submitted online only and must be received by May 24, 2021. No emailed abstracts will be accepted. 

Timing and Abstract Submission 
Abstracts may represent work in progress or may have been previously submitted for publication or presentation at a national meeting in 2021.  Further, abstracts submitted in this competition are not precluded from submission for future publication or presentation. The YIA competition is part of a regional meeting and, clearly, will not preclude the fellow from submitting the abstract in a future endeavor. Please note a maximum of four submissions will be considered per first author. If more than four are submitted, only the first four submissions will be reviewed. Abstracts are to be submitted electronically via Oxford Abstracts by May 24, 2021. Paper and emailed copies will not be accepted.

Eligible Competitors 
All adult and pediatric cardiology fellows are eligible to enter the YIA competition who are enrolled in a training program in Florida, provided they have been a fellow since July 1, 2020.

Abstract Review, Selection and Notification 
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a Chapter panel of cardiologists. Three finalists (FITs only) will be selected and they will be invited to the Chapter's annual meeting described above. In addition, selected abstracts will be chosen for an in-person poster presentation if possible, or a  virtual poster presentation. The finalists and poster presenters will be notified on or after June 28, 2021.

Presentation: Date, Time and Location 
The oral finalists will present their research virtually at a time that is still to be determined.

Prizes and Funding 
The 2021 top prize in the YIA Contest is planned to be travel expenses (airfare, hotel and small travel stipend) to Spain to attend (and possibly present research findings) the SEC's El Congreso de las Enfermedades Cardiovasculares to be held October 28 - October 30, 2021 in Zaragoza. Should the opportunity to showcase the winning work not be possible, the winner will receive a Visa gift card. Semi-finalists will each receive a Visa gift card.

Additional Considerations 
Fellows entering the YIA competition must have significantly participated in the research endeavor (to be confirmed by the fellowship program). 

RESIDENT'S CORNER 

Residents who are enrolled in a Florida program are invited to submit abstracts or case studies for poster presentations. While they will not be eligible for any prizes, this represents an excellent opportunity to gain presentation experience and discuss research with meeting attendees. Submissions must be made by May 24, 2021 using Oxford Abstracts. Select "Resident" and either "Abstract or Case Study" when submitting your information. Please note a maximum of four submissions will be considered per first author. If selected, residents will show posters either in-person or during the virtual poster presentation as circumstances allow.FIT CASE STUDY CORNER

Again this year, is a separate opportunity for case studies to be submitted for poster presentations. While they will not be eligible for any prizes, this represents an excellent opportunity to gain presentation experience and discuss research with meeting attendees. Submissions will be via Oxford Abstracts and closes on May 24, 2021. Select "Case Study" when submitting your information. If selected, Case Studies will be shown as posters either in-person or during the virtual poster presentation as circumstances allow.



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