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Conference Information

The 14th International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion conference will be held on May 3-5, 2018 at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Contact us

For information about meeting logistics/industry support contact Bridget Starr.

312-227-1551

Overview

This year our conference will be held on May 3-5, 2018 at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

The overall objective of the conference is to bring together internationally recognized clinicians, bioengineers and basic scientists involved in research on pediatric mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems and pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures. The conference through simulations and didactic sessions provides an overview on current landscape and innovations on MCS and CPB in pediatrics.

Program Co-Directors

  • Michael C. Monge, MD, Chicago, IL
  • Akif Ündar, PhD, Hershey, PA

Contact Us

312-227-1551
312-227-9765
BStarr@luriechildrens.org
Bridget Starr
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 21
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2605

Steps to submit an abstract

Please note that abstracts that do not adhere to these guidelines may not be reviewed.

  • Use the template provided (Word document) with 1-inch margins. Send the document to us as a Word file. PDF files will not be accepted.
  • Edit the title and authors/affiliations as instructed in the template.
  • The title should be in bold Arial 12 point font.
  • The authors and body of the abstract must be in Arial 11 point font.
  • Use the headings provided for the body of the abstract: Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • The body of the abstract (excluding title, authors/affiliations, figures and tables) can be no more than 300 words.
  • One or two figures or tables may be added. Figures and tables must be within the 1-inch margins and legible without magnification. Figures must be readable in black and white.
  • Email your abstract and signed Disclosure Form to Pedsabstracts@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.
  • Indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for the Young Investigator Award (rules for eligibility are listed below).

If an abstract is accepted for either oral or poster presentation, the presenters are required to submit original manuscripts. The January 2019 issue of the Artificial Organs is dedicated to our conference peer-reviewed manuscripts, in addition to the April 2018 issue for accepted abstracts.

Guidelines for Young Investigator Awards

The following Young Investigator Awards will be given based on the quality of the original manuscripts.

  • The John A. Waldhausen, MD Young Investigator Award
  • The William S. Pierce, MD Young Investigator Award

In order to apply for a Young Investigator Award, the candidate must be less than 40 years of age, must have completed his/her training, and must be employed as a Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associate, or Instructor, or at a level no greater than Assistant Professor in an institution.

The following guidelines must be adhered to for consideration for a Young Investigator Award.

  • Step 1: The candidate must submit an abstract for consideration (abstract deadline is February 16, 2018) and request that the committee consider the abstract for a Young Investigator Award.
  • Step 2: Members of the Scientific Committee will decide if the quality of the abstract is adequate for consideration. On or before February 19, 2018, the candidate will receive official notification via e-mail regarding the abstract.
  • Step 3: The candidate must submit the following by March 27, 2018 to be considered as an award finalist:
    • A full manuscript
    • CV
    • Letter from the Chair of the Department stating the candidate’s position
    • Copies of related articles the candidate published previously

All original manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in Artificial Organs. Please refer to the Artificial Organs author guidelines.

  • Step 4: Members of the Scientific Committee will choose the awardees. Award winners will be announced during the conference.

Awardees will receive a plaque and $500 (USD).

Resident Awards

In order to apply for a Resident Award, the candidate must be currently enrolled in a Residency Program in an institution.

The following guidelines must be adhered to for consideration for a Resident Award.

  • Step 1: The candidate must submit an abstract for consideration (abstract deadline is February 16, 2018) and request that the committee consider the abstract for a Resident Award.
  • Step 2: Members of the Scientific Committee will decide if the quality of the abstract is adequate for consideration. On or before February 19, 2018, the candidate will receive official notification via e-mail regarding the abstract.
  • Step 3: The candidate must submit the following by March 27, 2018 to be considered as an award finalist:
    • A full manuscript
    • CV
    • Letter from the Chair of the Department stating the candidate’s position
    • Copies of related articles the candidate published previously

All original manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in Artificial Organs.

Please refer to the Artificial Organs author guidelines.

  • Step 4: Members of the Scientific Committee will choose the awardees. Award winners will be announced during the conference.

Awardees will receive a plaque and $500 (USD).

Biomedical Engineering Awards

In order to apply for a Biomedical Engineering Award, the candidate must be currently enrolled in a Bioengineering Department as an undergraduate/graduate student or in an entry-level position within a company.

The following guidelines must be adhered to for consideration for a Biomedical Engineering Award.

  • Step 1: The candidate must submit an abstract for consideration (abstract deadline is February 16, 2018) and request that the committee consider the abstract for a Young Investigator Award.
  • Step 2: Members of the Scientific Committee will decide if the quality of the abstract is adequate for consideration. On or before February 19, 2018, the candidate will receive official notification via e-mail regarding the abstract.
  • Step 3: The candidate must submit the following by March 27, 2018 to be considered as an award finalist:
    • A full manuscript
    • CV
    • Letter from the Chair of the Department stating the candidate’s position
    • Copies of related articles the candidate published previously

All original manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in Artificial Organs. Please refer to the Artificial Organs author guidelines.

  • Step 4: Members of the Scientific Committee will choose the awardees. Award winners will be announced during the conference.

Awardees will receive a plaque and $500 (USD).

Faculty information coming soon.
Scientific Committee information coming soon.
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