Office of Professional Education

15th Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators' Forum

October 10-13, 2019 | Chicago, IL

Call for Abstracts: Deadline is June 17, 2019


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 fellows whose 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. 

If you need additional information or would like copies of the “Call for Abstracts” brochure, please contact Mandy Comeau of National Jewish Health, at 303.728.6585 or comeaum@njhealth.org


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The Fifteenth Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators’ Forum

We are delighted to announce the Fifteenth Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators’ Forum, which will take place October 10-13, 2019 in Chicago, IL. This Forum is a unique educational opportunity designed for pulmonary, allergy and immunology fellows and junior faculty who are in their first few years in an academic role.

The goals of this program are to facilitate mentoring relationships with expert faculty in respiratory medicine, expand connections to peer investigators, improve the quality of scientific investigation and enhance the communication and presentation of associated research findings.

Throughout the Forum, attendees will enjoy opportunities to meet and interact with expert faculty and peer researchers. Opportunities to meet with specific expert faculty during scheduled meals will be available. Along with scientific presentations from the Young Investigators, expert faculty will provide several presentations over the course of the Forum on topics highly relevant to developing a career as a physician scientist.

Eligible candidates are invited to submit an abstract of their research (clinical or basic science) to a panel of expert faculty for review. Abstracts will be blinded and scored by the expert faculty. Based on these scores, the top 30 abstracts are accepted (15 clinical research and 15 basic science research). It should be noted that the final selection of abstracts is based on the quality of the research and the number of abstracts received in each category.

At the forum, the 30 fellows will present their research in podium format and expert faculty will evaluate their presentations and score them on specified criteria. Selected winners will be awarded a grant, as outlined below, to support their future research endeavors in respiratory medicine.

This Forum has been a successful program for the past 14 years. Previous participants indicate that it is one of the best programs they have attended because of its focus on research, interaction with other young investigators, and the mentorship that is provided by world renowned experts in respiratory medicine.

As the leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health is committed to growing young scientists to become leaders in the research and treatment of respiratory diseases, and is excited to be sponsoring this important forum.

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, pulmonary vascular disease, lung transplant, allergic rhinitis, genetics of airway diseases, or bronchiectasis, in either pediatric or adult  populations.

 

Brief Agenda:

Thursday, October 10, 2019
11:00 – 5:00 PM    Rehearsal Sessions
6:00 – 8:30 PM      Welcome Reception/Buffet Dinner
   
Friday, October 11, 2019
7:00 – 3:00 PM  Buffet Breakfast
  Young Investigators’ Presentations
  Meet-the-Professor Buffet Lunch
6:00 – 8:30 PM      Buffet Dinner
   
Saturday, October 12, 2019
7:00 – 3:00 PM  Buffet Breakfast
  Young Investigators’ Presentations
  Meet-the-Professor Buffet Lunch
6:00 – 8:30 PM      Awards Dinner
 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss new and emerging areas of respiratory research that offer new inroads to effective therapies and treatment
  2. Identify best practices for designing a research study and multidisciplinary research team that may improve on current approaches to respiratory research
  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


Credit Designation and Compliance:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education by National Jewish Health. National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Contact:

If you need additional information or would like copies of the “Call for Abstracts” brochure, please contact Mandy Comeau of National Jewish Health, at 303.728.6585 or comeaum@njhealth.org

Abstract Submission Deadline:

All abstracts must be received by Noon PST, June 17, 2019. Submit abstracts via email to abstracts@njhealth.org.
 

Eligibility:

  • 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, pulmonary vascular disease, lung transplant, allergic rhinitis, genetics of airway diseases, or bronchiectasis, in either pediatric or adult  populations.

  • Fellows enrolled in basic or clinical research programs during the 2018-2019 academic year. Young investigators transitioning to initial faculty positions in the last 2 years are especially encouraged to participate.

  • PhD-only research Fellows are not eligible.

  • Candidates must be based in the United States (training must be completed at a US-based institution).

  • All work must be unpublished original research in an area related to lung diseases. Publication as an abstract alone does not preclude eligibility; however, an abstract will not be accepted if it has been published as an article before October 1, 2019. Abstracts/papers to be presented at future medical meetings are eligible for submission.
     

Abstracts: Policies and Procedures:

Only 1 abstract submission per young investigator will be accepted. Abstracts must conform exactly to the 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.
 

Selection Process:

Submission deadline is Noon PST, on Monday, June 17, 2019. The expert faculty will review all submissions. All accepted abstracts will be published in a program workbook. The publication of this workbook will not preclude publication or presentation elsewhere. Presentations will be podium format and will consist of a formal presentation and question-and-answer period.
 

Finalists:

The 30 finalists (authors of accepted abstracts) will be provided with the following: One (1) roundtrip, economy-class ticket from their city of origin to Chicago, IL. Reimbursement for ground transfers to and from the program hotel in Chicago, IL. 3 nights’ lodging (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at the program hotel. All group buffet meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for the duration of the program.
 

Awards:

An awards ceremony will be held on Saturday evening, October 12, 2019, at which the award winners in each of the 2 categories (basic science and clinical) will be announced.

Instructions for Abstract Preparation and Submission:

Identification:

Your submission MUST include the following information:

  • Full Name, degree(s)

  • Mailing address (no PO Boxes)

  • Daytime telephone, fax, pager, e-mail address,

  • Current institution

  • Previous institution (where research was conducted, if applicable)

  • Year of fellowship (1, 2, 3) or year 1 or 2 as faculty

  • Study type: basic science or clinical research

Format:

Title and Author:
Abstracts should consist of a brief title (bold, Initial Capitals) descriptive of the research. Include first and last names and degrees of the authors. Underline the presenting author’s name and list the name and location of the institution where research was completed. Do not identify authors in the body of the abstract.

Text:
Abstract text must be 500 words or fewer. Sans serif font (such as Arial or Helvetica) is preferred. Do not use font sizes smaller than 10 point.

Figures and Tables:
Please make sure all figures are high resolution (at least 300 dpi).No more than a total of 4 figures and/or tables per submission are permitted. Please limit figures to 1 graph or image each (ie, no multiple-part figures). All figures will be printed in black and white. Please keep this in mind and adjust your figures and legends accordingly. Legends should be included with figures and are not included in the 500-word limit; figures should be embedded in the abstract file and not included as separate e-mail attachments.

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

  1. Disclosure of relevant financial relationships (not included in word count).

  2. A sentence stating the purpose of the study, unless stated in the title

  3. A brief statement of methods, if pertinent.

  4. A summary of results

  5. A statement of conclusions reached. It is not satisfactory to state, “The results will be discussed.”

Submission VIA EMAIL:

Forward an e-mail with the abstract attached as a Microsoft Word document to: abstracts@njhealth.org.

All identification information listed herein MUST be included at the top of your abstract. Abstracts that do not have complete identification information may not be accepted. The subject line of your e-mail must read: “Your Last Name, YIF2019.” Submission deadline is Noon PST, on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Notification:

  • Abstract Receipt: Notification of abstract receipt will be provided to you via e-mail.

  • Abstract Acceptance: Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be provided to you via e-mail in July 2019.

Program Faculty:


Rafeul Alam, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Professor of Medicine
Veda H. and Chauncey H. Ritter Chair in Immunology
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
   

Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, MD, MSc.
Professor and Director of Child Health Research Institute
Department of Child Health
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO
   

Jay Kolls, MD (Program Chair)
Professor of Pediatrics
John W. Deming Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine
Tulane University, School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
   

Janet Lee, MD (Program Co-Chair)
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
   

Barry J. Make, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
   

Enid Rose Neptune, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD
   

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, MD
Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vice Chancellor, Clinical & Translational Science Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Child Health Institute of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ
   

Lisa R. Young, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Cell Biology
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

 

 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.