Fellows Research Day - Welcome

Dear Cardiovascular Researchers,

On behalf of the American Heart Association Fellows Research Day Task Force and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, I am pleased to announce that the 27th annual Fellows Research Day will take place on January 18th, 2019.   

This event, sponsored by Great Rivers Affiliate of the American Heart Association and three of the area’s training institutions (University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and Allegheny Health Network), is one of the most successful regional meetings dedicated to showcasing cardiovascular and stroke research conducted by young physicians and scientists in training.  Trainees from all institutions, including undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and clinical fellows, are invited to submit their best cardiovascular or stroke-related research for review and acceptance.
 
Over the past 26 years, the Fellows Research Day meeting has become an important part of the fabric of cardiovascular and stroke research in Western Pennsylvania. Trainees and their mentors are invited to participate in this friendly and collegial event free of charge, and the Fellows Research Day Task Force selects the top basic and clinical science abstracts for cash prizes and complimentary tickets to the Pittsburgh Heart Ball.

Please mark your calendars and consider participating in the FRD 2019 - the venue for this year’s event will be the University Club in Pittsburgh. More information is available at the website:  www.heart.org/fellowsresearchday.

Abstract submission will open via the website on October 30, 2018 and close on November 30.  Registration is free, and up to 76 abstracts will be accepted this year, so submit early!  I am certain that this event will provide you with outstanding exposure for your research as well as networking opportunities with clinical and research leaders from across the region.

Best wishes and see you there!

Bernhard Kuhn, MD
 
Scholar, Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research
Associate Professor and Director of Research in Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chair, 2019 Fellows Research Day Task Force