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Annual Meeting - Translational Research Competition for PhD Students and Post Doctoral Fellows

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If you are an MD, MBBS or part of the CVTeam (nurse, PA, PharmD, etc.) this is not your competition. Please go to either the FIT competition or the CVTeam competition pages.

PhD Translational Research Competition
PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows are invited to submit research abstracts and case studies in the PhD Translational Research Competition to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. See eligibility requirements below.

Timing and Submission 

Abstracts and case studies may represent work in progress or may have been previously submitted for publication or presentation at a national meeting in 2021. Further, abstracts or case studies submitted in this competition are not precluded from submission for future publication or presentation. The PhD Translational Research Competition is part of a regional meeting and, clearly, will not preclude the PhD Student or Postdoctoral 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 and case studies are to be submitted via Oxford Abstracts by June 23, 2021. Paper and emailed copies will not be accepted.

Eligible Competitors 
All PhD Students or Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible to enter the competition who are enrolled in a training program in Florida. 
(Those with an MD/MBBS but who are not in a Florida CV medicine fellowship training program are also eligible.) 

Review, Selection and Notification 

UPDATE: Due to easing of COVID restrictions, the posters will be presented in-person on Saturday, August 14th.

Submissions will be reviewed by a Chapter panel of cardiologists and PhD scientists. Selected abstracts and case studies will be chosen for virtual poster presentation with recorded oral comments which will be posted on a designated accfl.org page (similar to 2020). This is due to Disney's safety protocols which we must follow in order to have an in-person meeting. Presenters will be notified on or after July 15, 2021.

Additional Considerations 
PhD Students and Postdoctoral fellows entering the competition must have significantly participated in the research endeavor (to be confirmed by their program). 

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