2021 Medical Student Abstracts & Presentations
2021 Resident Abstracts & Poster Presentations



Why Submit?

  • Educational opportunity to showcase your work.
  • Opportunity to advance to the National Poster Competition
  • Medical Students: The first place Oral Vignette winner from the Chapter's Annual Meeting will automatically be invited to participate in the national poster competition  at the ACP Internal Medicine Annual Meeting  the following spring. 
  • Residents: The first place Clinical Vignette, Clinical Research, and Quality Improvement/Patient Safety poster winners for TX Northern Region and TX Southern Region will automatically be submitted to compete in the national poster competition  at the ACP Internal Medicine Annual Meeting  the following spring.
  • Residents Oral Vignette: The first place Oral Clinical Vignette Podium Winner will be recognized at the state chapter meeting with the Dr. Mark Armstrong Award and will receive a scholarship prize to attend ACP Internal Medicine Annual Meeting the following spring as a chapter awardee. The winning Oral Vignette does not automatically advance to the national meeting; Residents may still submit these abstracts to the national competition.

Abstract Categories

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A clinical vignette is a report of one or more cases that illustrates a new disease entity, or a prominent or unusual clinical feature of an established disease. It may include a summary of pertinent patient history, physical findings, laboratory data, or management description.
Patient-oriented research. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. This area of research includes: mechanisms of human disease; therapeutic interventions; clinical trials; development of new technologies; analysis of existing datasets; epidemiologic and behavioral studies; outcomes research and health services research.
Submissions can report on efforts to improve patient safety or outcomes measurement. Such efforts may be projects developed and initiated to promote patient safety and/or processes that have improved or created a safer environment for patients. Abstracts may also be submitted that relate to the use of outcome data, how to measure and convert data into information.

In-Person Poster Presentation Guidelines 

  • Posters must fit within the poster board surface area, and posters are displayed on cork base with pushpins. Please note, poster size requirements may change annually and presenters must confirm size requirements with chapter. Note: poster sizes will be reduced in 2022. 
  • All illustrations should be made beforehand. Bear in mind that your graphics may be viewed or read from distances of about 3' or more. Charts, drawings, and illustrations might well be similar to those you would use in making slides; preferably simple and more heavily drawn. Simple use of color can add emphasis effectively.
  • Do not mount your poster on heavy board because these may be difficult to keep in position on the poster boards.
  • Hand-lettered material should contain appropriately heavy lettering, at least 3/8" high. Typed material should be prepared in a large, legible font.
  • Keep illustrative material simple.
  • Abstracts may be submitted as an uploaded file
  • Non-Competition Clinical Vignette electronic posters will be viewed onscreen as a rotating PowerPoint Display. Please submit as PDF or PowerPoint file.
  • Additional presentation tips and poster format suggestions from ACP are available online


Virtual Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Virtual Posters will be viewed onscreen as a rotating display with Voice-Over PowerPoint Presentation (posters: limit presentation slide to 4 minutes of voice)
  • Virtual Poster Presentations are limited to (1) slide, and maximum 4 Minutes Voice-over in the 1 PowerPoint slide. 
  • Virtual Oral Clinical Vignette Presentations are limited to maximum 10 Minutes Voice-over PowerPoint (Limited to Invited Presentations for Students and Regional Resident Vignette Winners: Clinical Vignette Category) 
  • All illustrations should be made beforehand. Bear in mind that your graphics may be viewed or read from distances of about 3' or more onscreen. Charts, drawings, and illustrations might well be similar to those you would use in making slides; preferably simple and more heavily drawn. Simple use of color can add emphasis effectively.
  • Keep illustrative material simple.
  • Abstracts may be submitted as an uploaded file
  • Additional presentation tips and poster format suggestions from ACP are available online
Medical Students: Yes, you must be a current, active ACP member and enrolled in a Texas Medical School to participate. You will not be able to view the form if you are not a current member.
Residents: The first author must be an ACP Resident/Fellow Member and enrolled in an Internal Medicine residency or specialty fellowship-training program within the state of Texas. Resident post-graduate years 1-3 are eligible to participate if they are in good standing with ACP. You will not be able to view the form if you are not a current member.

The Abstract Submission Form requires individual member login to submit and is viewable only when logged in to an ACP Member Profile attached to a current and active membership. Please note: Updating membership records through ACP may take up to 48 business hours so please check if you are able to view the form early to avoid issues.

If you have not joined ACP, please visit ACP Online to find out more information on how to apply. Medical Student Membership is free; residents should contact their residency program directors. Information about Resident Membership can be found here.
The TXACP 2022 Abstract Competition will be accepting submissions soon! You must login to your ACP member account to submit.

Medical Students: Abstract applications close Monday | August 8, 2022 at 11:59pm Central Time. Submissions invited to present a poster at the annual meeting must turn their poster and media link to IMAbstracts@TXACP.org by 12:00pm/Noon on September 20, 2022.

Residents: The posters selected by the Residency Program Director must be submitted by the First Author. Submissions are due Thursday | September 8, 2022 at 11:59pm. The submission must include your abstract, poster PDF, and media link.
Medical students: One (1) abstract may be submitted per author. Medical Student abstracts are sent out for preliminary judging shortly after the deadline. You will be notified via e-mail if your abstract was accepted into the poster competitions for the annual meeting by September 8, 2022. You will also receive an e-mail if your abstract was not accepted into the poster competitions.

Submissions MUST include: Abstract, Poster PDF and Voice-Over video link. 

Residents: One (1) abstract may be submitted per author. Your program has peer-reviewed your abstract prior to submission and has chosen your abstract as the best poster for the competition at the state level. Your abstract has been accepted for presentation.

Each residency program may submit up to the following:
Two (2) Clinical Vignette Posters
One (1) Clinical Research Poster
One (1) Quality Improvement or Patient Safety Posters

Submissions MUST include: Abstract, Poster PDF and Voice-Over video link. This video must be no more than 4 minutes and uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or similar.
Abstracts based upon full papers that have been published are not eligible. However, abstracts are eligible if only the abstract has been published and they are not based on full papers that have been published.
450 words is the maximum allowed for your abstract. You cannot go over 450 words. The word count maximum does not include
  • title,
  • author(s), or
  • references,

Abstracts exceeding the 450 word limit will not be accepted.

No, the electronic abstract system will only accept text; therefore, images, graphs and references are not permitted. Images may be used on your poster.
No. No changes can be made to an abstract once it is submitted. Please review your abstracts very carefully before submitting, including any additional authors and any credentials behind the authors names when appropriate. If your submission is accepted, corrections can be made on your final poster.
Medical Students: Medical Student abstracts are sent out for preliminary judging shortly after the deadline. Once preliminary judging is complete, you will be notified via e-mail if your abstract was accepted into the poster competitions for the annual meeting. You will also be notified if your abstract was not accepted into the poster competitions. First author must be available to present in Dallas on Saturday October 29.

Residents: Your program has peer-reviewed your abstract prior to submission and has chosen your abstract as the best poster for the competition at the state level. Abstracts will be sent out for preliminary judging shortly after the deadline. Once preliminary judging is complete, you will be notified via e-mail if your abstract was accepted into the poster competition onsite (a limited number of abstracts will be accepted for presentation onsite). Announcement of Abstract acceptance for presentation at the state meeting will be emailed by September 25. First author of invited posters must be available to present in Dallas on Saturday October 29. Each residency program may submit up to the following:
  • Two (2) Clinical Vignette Posters
  • One (1) Clinical Research Posters
  • One (1) Quality Improvement or Patient Safety Posters

For the Clinical Vignette Podium Competition, each regional winner from the Resident Day Events will compete at the state chapter podium competition. The winner of the Podium Competition will be recognized with the Dr. Mark Armstrong Award at the state annual meeting and receive a prize for chapter approved travel expenses to attend ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting the following spring.
First authors of an abstract chosen to present must be prepared to give a poster presentation of their work at the TXACP Annual Scientific Meeting. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.
If the first author is unable to attend, an eligible second author may present in lieu of the first author. Only the first author listed on the abstract is eligible to win the competition, regardless of who presents the poster.

Medical Students: Presenting second authors for Medical Student submissions must be an active ACP medical student member.
Residents: Presenting second authors for Resident submissions must be an active ACP resident/fellow member who is not a chief resident

Abstracts/posters that have won at a previous Chapter Meeting or ACP Annual Internal Medicine Meeting cannot be submitted a second time.

Published abstracts are eligible if only the abstract has been published; however, abstracts based upon full papers that have been published are not eligible.

Medical Students:
  • Cannot submit something that has previously been presented at a state meeting
  • Cannot submit more than 1 abstract as first author
  • If accepted, one of the authors (an active ACP medical student member) must attend the meeting to present.
Residents:
  • Cannot submit abstract that has previously been presented at a state or national meeting
  • May submit an abstract that has been previously submitted and presented at Regional ACP Resident Competition
  • Cannot submit more than 1 abstract as first author
  • If accepted, one of the authors (a active ACP resident/fellow member other than a chief resident) must attend the meeting to present.
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Volunteer Reviewers & Judges


ACP Members, Fellows and Masters, please sign up to serve as a volunteer abstract reviewer and/or judge