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2019 ACEP Research Forum

October 27-29 – Denver, CO

Research Forum Abstracts - Annals Supplement


Abstract Review Process

Abstracts are peer reviewed for presentation consideration for the 2019 Research Forum.

Accepted abstracts are judged as scientifically valid and yield important information which will affect patient care. Submitted abstracts, or the resultant manuscripts, must not appear in a referenced journal before publication of the meeting abstracts in the October 2019 issue of Annals. Case reports or subject reviews are not considered original research.

The Research Committee will review abstracts blinded to authors. Notification letters will be sent on or before July 1, 2019. We regret that we cannot give notification information by telephone.

All abstracts will be presented electronically. The top 20 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation (7 minutes in length followed by a 3-minute discussion) in plenary-type sessions. Other accepted abstracts will be presented (3-5 minutes in length followed by a 2-minute discussion) in topic specific sessions. Additionally, approximately top abstracts will be considered for presentation at the inaugural Research Forum keynote session, the Brooks F. Bock Lecture. All abstract presentations will be moderated by emergency medicine physicians with expertise in the selected content area.



Research Forum Medical Student Scholar Program

The Research Forum Medical Student Scholar Program is a unique volunteer opportunity for medical students interested in research.  Scholars assist with social media promotion and help speakers and moderators during the abstract presentations (i.e. trouble shooting A/V, recording audience questions, etc.).  Scholars receive a branded Research Forum t-shirt and a certificate of appreciation from the ACEP President. 

All slots are full for the 2019 Research Forum.  Please check back in May 2020 if you're interested in helping out at the 2020 Research Forum! 

Questions?  Contact Loren Rives at lrives@acep.org  


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 Excellence in Research Award (Best Paper) will be presented to an investigator based on the abstract, presentation, discussion, and subsequent of research manuscript.
  • An annual Best Presentation by a Young Investigator Award will also be chosen. Investigators at the assistant professor level or below with fewer than 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 student paper and best resident paper.

  • The Best Medical Student Paper Award will be given to a medical student who is the primary investigator of an outstanding abstract presentation.
  • The Best Resident Paper 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 2019 ACEP Research Forum.


2018 Award Recipients 
The following recipients were selected in 2018 and will receive their awards at the 2019 Scientific Assembly in Denver, CO.



Excellence in Research Award (Best Paper)
Shih-chuan (Andrew) Chou, MD


Best Presentation by a Young Investigator Award 
Kathryn Hawk, MD



Best Resident Paper Award
LT Eric Sulava



Best Medical Student Paper Award
Catalina Angel

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