sixth annual Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology
sixth annual

Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology

Young investigators forum

Call for Abstracts

2019

Abstract submission deadline: July 15, 2019
Live Forum: September 19-22, 2019 Warwick Allerton-Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
Sponsored by School of Medicine
Supported by an independent
educational grant from
Mallinckrodt

Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology

Young investigators forum

About

We are delighted to invite you to submit an abstract to be included in the Sixth Annual Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigators Forum. This Forum is a unique educational opportunity designed for Canadian and US-based young investigators, including fellows and junior faculty, who are conducting clinical or basic science research related to neonatal cardiopulmonary biology.

The purpose of this Forum is to assemble senior faculty with fellows and junior faculty who share interests in cardiopulmonary biology. Neonatology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Pediatric Critical Care junior faculty and fellows are invited to submit an abstract of their research (clinical, basic science or translational) to a panel of recognized expert faculty for assessment. The top 30 abstracts will be accepted, and these investigators will be invited to attend the Forum to present their research in full for further review and comment by the expert faculty and other young investigators. Additional group discussions on career development, developing independent research programs, mentorship strategies, and related topics are also planned.

Grants will be provided to the top 8 presenters selected by the expert faculty. This Forum is an exceptional opportunity to focus on research, interact with your colleagues, and receive invaluable mentorship from the faculty.

On behalf of the participating faculty, we look forward to receiving your abstract, and hope to see you in Chicago this September.

  • John P. Kinsella, MD Program Chair

    Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Section of Neonatology
    University of Colorado
    School of Medicine
    Children’s Hospital Colorado
    Aurora, CO

  • Steven H. Abman, MD Program Co-Chair

    Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Section of Pulmonology
    University of Colorado
    School of Medicine
    Director, Pediatric Heart Lung Center
    Children’s Hospital Colorado
    Aurora, CO

Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology

Young investigators forum

Forum Faculty

John P. Kinsella, MD Program Chair

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Steven H. Abman, MD Program Co-Chair

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Section of Pulmonology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Heart Lung Center
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Kurt H. Albertine, PhD

University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Eric D. Austin, MD, MSc

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

William F. Balistreri, MD

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

David Cornfield, MD

Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Jeffrey R. Fineman, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Lance Prince, MD

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Robin Steinhorn, MD

George Washington University School
Washington, DC

Linda Van Marter, MD, MPH

Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology

Young investigators forum

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Eligibility

  • Canadian and US-based junior faculty and fellows (MD, DO, or PhD degrees), in neonatology, cardiology, pulmonology, and pediatric critical care programs
    • Junior faculty are defined as physicians or PhDs who have completed their training within the past 5 years
      and have an academic appointment of Assistant Professor or less.
    • Fellows must be actively enrolled in a Canadian or US fellowship program.
  • Candidates must be based in Canada or the United States (training must be completed at a Canadian or US-based institution).
  • All work must be unpublished original research in an area related to neonatal cardiopulmonary biology (clinical or basic science). Please note: publication of research as an abstract alone does not preclude eligibility; however, an abstract will not be accepted if it has been published as a full article before July 15, 2019.
  • Abstracts/papers to be presented at future medical meetings are eligible for submission.

Policies and Procedures

  • Only 1 abstract submission per Young Investigator will be accepted.
  • Abstracts must conform exactly to the provided template and abstract preparation instructions. Those that do not
    may be rejected.
  • No revisions to submitted abstracts will be accepted.
  • Only original work done by the Young Investigator will be accepted.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in a program workbook. The publication of this workbook will not preclude publication or presentation elsewhere.

Identification

Your submission MUST include the following information:

  • Full name (last name, first name, degree)
  • Mailing address
  • Daytime telephone, e-mail address
  • Current institution
  • Institution where research was conducted if different from current institution
  • Academic Title, Department, Division
  • Submitting author type: Junior Faculty or Fellow
  • Study type: basic science or clinical research

Submission Format & Requirements

File Format

Please use the Abstract Template (download Abstract Template)

  • Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) file
  • Abstract text must be 500 words or fewer (excludes figure legends)
  • Maximum of 2 figures or tables per submission, embedded in document
Fonts
  • Sans serif font (such as Arial or Helvetica) preferred
  • No font sizes smaller than 10 point
Figures
  • Must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) EPS, TIF, or PNG files
  • Total of 2 figures and/or tables per submission
  • Please limit figures to 1 graph or image each (ie, no multiple-part figures).
  • Black and white only (Please keep this in mind and adjust your figures and legends accordingly.)
  • Legends should be included with the abstract text and not as part of the figures (not included in the 500-word limit).
  • Figures should be embedded in the abstract file and not included as separate e-mail attachments.
Abstract Structure

Title: [bold] Brief description of research

Authors: Include full names and degrees of authors

  • Underline presenting author's name and location of institution where research was completed
  • Do not identify authors in the abstract body

Body: Organize the body of the abstract in the following manner

  1. Sentence stating the purpose of the study
  2. Brief statement of methods
  3. Summary of results
  4. Conclusions (It is not satisfactory to state, “The results will be discussed.”)
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Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology

Young investigators forum

Selection Process

Confirmation

Confirmation of abstract receipt will be sent to the applicant’s email upon submission. A PDF summary of the form details will be attached.

Selection Process
  • Submission deadline is Monday, July 15, 2019.
  • The expert faculty will review all submissions. Notification of abstract acceptance or nonacceptance will be provided to you via e-mail on Friday, August 16, 2019.
  • If selected, presentations will consist of a formal presentation and question-and-answer period. Instructions regarding the presentation requirements will be provided after the acceptance notification.
Finalists

The 30 finalists (presenting authors of accepted abstracts) will be provided with the following:

  • One (1) roundtrip, economy-class ticket from their city of origin to Chicago
  • Reimbursement for ground transfers to and from the program hotel in Chicago
  • 3 nights’ lodging (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at the program hotel
  • All group meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for the duration of the program
Awards

An awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at which the 8 award winners will be announced. The grant award is $1,500 each.