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Call for Abstracts and Cases

Call for Abstracts and Cases

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 31, 2020


The Research Committee is announcing the 39th Annual Awards for investigators involved in clinical and basic science research related to pulmonary medicine. 

Clinical and Basic Science research abstracts will be reviewed blind and evaluated by the Research Committee and the authors of the selected abstracts will be given the opportunity to present their research to the plenary audience as a ten minute synopsis as part of the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section 75th Annual Meeting agenda, and will be honored with a $300 first prize award. 

Abstracts can have been previously accepted or currently submitted to a national meeting. 

Clinical and Basic Science Research Abstracts should be prepared as a maximum one page MSWord document, should include the abstract title and author listing with affiliations.

2) BEST CASES -- You are invited to submit your Best Cases of 2019 for discussion and presentation at the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section 75th Annual Meeting.

The winner of the “Best Clinical Case” will receive an award of $300.  

Best Case submissions for review should be prepared as either an overview MSWord document describing the case for consideration (no restriction on length), or as a set of preliminary slides (used for review purposes only).


Eligibility: Abstracts and Cases may be submitted and presented by health professionals at all levels and all disciplines. In addition to research carried out by MD/DOs and PhDs, we very much welcome submissions from other health professionals including nurses and respiratory therapists.  Please note that where abstracts and cases are submitted from teaching hospitals/medical schools the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section will give preference to submissions from Fellows and other health professionals in training.   

The deadline for submission of Award Abstracts and Cases is January 31, 2020. The online submission form should be completed for all submissions.  In the case of multiple submissions a separate form should be completed for each submission.

Abstract and case documents should be emailed as attachments to Michelle Caul at [email protected].

Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection by February 10, 2020. 

Please note that upon acceptance for presentation, the submitting presenter will be required to provide disclosure/conflict of interest information for him/herself as well as all co-authors, in order to comply with accreditation requirements. 

Selected presenters will be provided with full presentation guidelines and will be required to submit final slide presentations by February 21, 2020.

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