Robert C. Welsh,
Director, ACC Rockies

Todd Anderson,
Co-Director, ACC Rockies


Alexander Dick,

Michael Heffernan,

Stephen Wilton,

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Annual Residents Research Competition

The Annual Cardiovascular Conference in the Rockies (ACC Rockies) aims to support and encourage clinical research among cardiology and cardiac surgery residents and fellows. The Competition will be open to all residents and fellows enrolled in a training program within Canada.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Applicants are invited to submit a one-page abstract that identifies a case-based clinical question. The question can be addressed through basic research, clinical research, or review of evidence-based medicine. The abstract should be structured with the following headings: background and rationale; methods, results and discussion.

Abstract Submission Deadline

January 19, 2020

Submission Process

A panel of ACC Rockies faculty will review all abstracts received by the deadline above. Finalists will be selected based on the quality of their abstract and the scientific relevance of their research topic.

Finalists will be notified by January 25, 2020.

Competition finalists will receive funds from a restricted grant to cover travel and 2 nights accommodation at the conference venue.

Tuition reimbursement is offered through the Educational Support Program

Competition Format

The format of the Competition will be poster presentations. Finalists will be provided with a board on which to display their poster and present their research to the judging panel. The Competition will be held Monday, March 2, 2020.

Submissions & Inquiries:
Please contact Karen Earl with general inquiries.
Please contact Dr. Jacques Genest with inquiries of a scientific nature.

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