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Our Annual Meeting tagline has always been ‘Where science meets patient care’ and that won’t be changing for 2020. We are excited to invite our CV Leaders from across our great state to join us for a stimulating virtual series: Annual Meeting Week 2020. We will be featuring five national speakers for live morning webinars from 7:00 – 8:00AM, and then five additional hours of educational content to be released on August 22nd to watch at your leisure.

We’ve recast our meeting so that you can get the newest information to bring to your daily practice. New therapies, up-to-date diagnostic techniques and cutting-edge research, even in this COVID era, which have never been more important for heart care.  Check out the entire agenda here.

Register Today!  for access to all the education that will be the 2020 FL Chapter Annual Meeting.

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 June 8, 2020. 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 2020. 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 June 8, 2020. 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, 2019.

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 a virtual poster presentation. The finalists and poster presenters will be notified on or after June 21, 2020.

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 
International conditions allowing, the 2020 top prize in the YIA Contest will 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 29 - October 31, 2020 in Palma de Mallorca. The two other finalists will receive $200. 

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 June 8, 2020 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 as part of a virtual poster presentation. 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 June 8, 2020. Select "Case Study" when submitting your information. If selected, Case Studies will be shown as posters during the virtual poster presentation.



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