The Sixteenth Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators’ Forum
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 15 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.