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19th Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators’ Forum

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 8:00 AM

Sunday, October 29, 2023, 5:00 PM

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Hotel Clio 150 Clayton Lane
Denver, Colorado 80206

For additional information, please contact the Office of Professional Education at or 303.398.1000.

Developing the next generation of physician-scientists: a research and career mentorship opportunity for fellows and early career faculty.

Hotel Clio • Denver, Colorado
October 26-29, 2023

Deadline to submit abstracts for 2023 has passed.
Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be provided for all entries.

View the 2023 Call for Abstracts

This unique educational opportunity is designed for pulmonary, allergy and immunology fellows and junior faculty who are in their first few years in an academic role. Thirty young investigators whose Basic Science Research or Clinical Research abstracts are selected will be invited to present their research at the Forum where a panel of expert faculty will evaluate their presentations and score them on specified criteria. Selected winners will be awarded a grant to support their future research endeavors in respiratory medicine. Throughout the Forum, attendees will enjoy opportunities to meet and interact with expert faculty and peer researchers.

  • For a downloadable one-page announcement about the Forum in 2023 (PDF): click here
  • View the 2022 Newsletter (PDF): click here

Target Audience

US-based Fellows (MDs, DOs) currently enrolled in a pediatric, pulmonary, allergy and immunology fellowship program and/or physicians who have transitioned from fellowship to an academic role in the past 2 years and are conducting research on airway diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and others, in either pediatric or adult  populations. Recognizing the apt attention the current pandemic requires across all healthcare organizations, we also welcome research on COVID-19 to be submitted in this Call for Abstracts.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss new and emerging areas of respiratory research that offer new inroads to effective therapies and treatment

  2. Establish mentoring and collegial relationships to support scientific endeavors and career

  3. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of peer research presentations

  4. Incorporate peer/expert faculty feedback effectively to enhance research presentations

  5. Discuss key strategies for career development as a physician-scientist

  6. Describe comprehensive process for securing grant support for research

ATS Scholar Publishes Study on Impact of Forum


Learn how the Forum impacts the future of physician-scientists in this study published in ATS Scholar.
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In this video, Barry Make, MD, shares about his role as a research advisor at the Forum and how the rehearsal sessions help the investigators prepare for their presentations and for their careers.​

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