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FIT Competition

Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium Best Poster and Young Investigator’s Awards Competitions

One-time Submission Deadline Extension has been made to October 8


Fellows in Training (FIT) and Cardiovascular Team members (CV Team) are invited to submit research abstracts and educational case reports to the Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium (MACCS) to be held on November 20, 2022. Submitted research abstracts will be considered for the Mid-Atlantic Capital Best Poster Contest. In addition, research abstracts submitted by FITs will also be considered for the Mid-Atlantic Capital Young Investigator’s Award (CYIA) competition. The Mid-Atlantic Capital Best Poster and CYIA competitions are sponsored by the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia  and West Virginia Chapters and the ACC Governors for the Public Health Service, Department of Defense and the District of Columbia.
Eligible Competitors
All adult and pediatric cardiology fellows, who are enrolled  in a training program in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia and provided they have been a fellow since July 1, 2021, are eligible to enter the Mid-Atlantic Capital Best Poster competition. Research abstracts submitted by FITs will also be considered for the Mid-Atlantic CYIA competition.
Timing and Abstract Submission
Abstracts are to be submitted via Oxford Abstracts by October 8, 2022.
Abstracts may represent work in progress or may have been previously submitted for presentation at a national meeting in 2022. Each FIT can submit more than one research abstract, but no more than three as first author. No submissions of work already published in a journal will be accepted. Abstracts submitted to this regional competition are not precluded from submission for future national presentation. 

Abstract Review, Selection and Notification
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a select panel of physicians. Up to three finalists will be nominated for the CYIA competition (divided between the basic-preclinical category and the translational-clinical category). Abstracts not chosen for CYIA may still qualify to be exhibited. CYIA finalists and poster exhibitors will be notified on or after October 20, 2022.

The Mid-Atlantic CYIA and Capital Best Poster winners will be announced at the meeting from the eligible participants by a designated symposium committee. A CYIA winner will be chosen as the basic-preclinical and/or translational-clinical categories dependent upon the scope and quality of entries. The CYIA winner will receive $500 American Express Gift Card. The other CYIA finalists will receive $100 American Express Gift Cards. The symposium committee will select the top “Mid-Atlantic Capital Best Posters” who will receive $50 American Express Gift Cards.
Fellows must register for the meeting.

Additional Considerations
Fellows in training entering the competition must have significantly participated in the research endeavor (to be confirmed by the respective program director) and must be enrolled in a training program in one of the sponsoring chapters.

New for 2022!

Residents who are enrolled in a program in one of the sponsoring chapters are invited to submit abstracts or case studies for virtual poster presentations. Resident submissions will not be eligible for any prizes.Submissions must be made by October 8, 2022 using Oxford Abstracts. Select "Resident" and either "Abstract or Case Study" when submitting your information. Please note: a maximum of three submissions will be considered per first author. Selected submissions will be invited to submit a virtual poster to be posted on a dedicated page on the MACCS website. All virtual posters must be uploaded to a specified Dropbox folder no later than Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

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