Research Forum

2017 ACEP Research Forum
October 29-31, Washington, DC

Research Forum 2017 Abstract Submission Site is now open!

Submit 2017 Research Forum Abstracts Here

Abstract Due May 26, 2017

View 2016 Research Forum Abstract Presentations

Abstract Review Process

Abstracts will be peer reviewed in a blinded manner for presentation at the 2017 Research Forum. Abstracts that are judged to be scientifically valid with important information that has potential to directly impact patient care will be scored more favorably.

Notification letters will be emailed on or before July 1, 2017. We regret that we cannot give notification by information by telephone.


Accepted Abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be presented electronically in Power Point (or equivalent) format. The top 15 abstracts will be presented during daily plenary sessions; all others will be given during themed e-poster sessions.


Abstract Submission Requirements

Abstracts must meet the following submission criteria:

1. Abstracts should represent original research that has not been published in manuscript or abstract form.* Case reports or subject reviews are not considered original research.

2. Abstracts submission instructions will be available on ACEP’s Web site beginning in March, 2017. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by 4:00pm Central Time, Friday, May 26, 2017.

3. Abstracts must adhere to the Annals of Emergency Medicine format with the following subheadings:title, study objectives, methods,

      results, and conclusion.

4. Abstracts are limited to 3000 characters not including spaces. Accepted abstracts will be published as received; no copy editing will be performed.

5. A small table or figure will be accepted. Figures must be black and white with at least 300 dpi.

6. Authors should not be identified in any way on the page containing the abstract.


 ALL ABSTRACTS WILL BE PRESENTED ELECTRONICALLY - NO PAPER POSTER WILL BE ALLOWED!! The top 20 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation (8 minutes in length followed by a 2-minute discussion)in plenary-type sessions. Other accepted abstracts will be presented electronically (6 minutes in length followed by a 1-minute discussion) in topic specific small group sessions. All abstract presentations will be moderated by emergency medicine physicians with expertise in the selected content area. 


To be considered for any of the awards listed, you must be the corresponding author for the abstract submission and the presenter of the abstract at the Research Forum.

The Emergency Medicine Foundation will present an award to the outstanding established researcher and a special award to an outstanding young investigator.

An annual Best Abstract Award will be presented to an investigator based on the abstract, presentation, discussion, and subsequent of research manuscript.

An annual Best Young Investigator Award will also be chosen. Investigators at the assistant professor or instructor level with first five years of faculty appointment may request that their abstracts be considered for review in the young investigator category.

The ACEP Research Committee will also present awards for best medical research award and best resident research award.

The Best Medical Student Research Award will be given to a medical student who is the primary investigator of an outstanding abstract presentation.

The Best Resident Research Award will be given to a resident who is the primary investigator of an outstanding abstract presentation.

All four awards will be presented at the 2016 ACEP Research Forum.

*Presentation at ACEP16 by EMF grant recipients does not constitute previous presentation at a national meeting

2016 Award Recipients
The following recipients were selected in 2016 and will receive their awards at ACEP17 in Washington, DC.


Excellence in Research Award (Best Paper)

Sepsis-3 Criteria for Risk Stratification in Emergency Patients: The SCREEN International Study


Yonathan Freund, MD

Best Presentation by a Young Investigator Award

The Use of Emergency Department Diffuse Apneic Oxygenation Versus Usual Care During Rapid Sequence Intubation of Emergency Department Patients: A randomized Control Trial (Preliminary Results of the ENDAO Study

Nicholas Caputo, MD, MS

Best Resident Paper Award

Using Ultrasonography to Assess the Effectiveness of Cricoid Pressure on Esophageal Compression


Emily Utschig, DO


Best Medical Student Paper Award

Variation in Emergency Department Pricing in the Untied States


Tim Xu, MPH


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