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Department of Medicine ACP Abstract Day Awards


  • On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, we will have the 24th annual UMMC Department of Medicine's American College of Physicians (ACP) Abstract Day at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union on the UMMC campus in Jackson. Poster presentations will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium on the first floor, and oral presentations will beg from 12-1 p.m. on the second floor.  Following the oral presentations, there will be a luncheon witha keynote address by our guest, Danny Newman, MD, FACP, Chair of the Council of Early Career Physicians of the ACP, and presentation of awards.

    All students, residents, and subspecialty fellows in an accredited medical school or internal medicine residency or subspecialty training program in Mississippi are eligible to submit their work. Abstract categories include:

    • Clinical vignettes
    • Clinical research
    • Basic science research
    • Quality improvement and patient safety


  • The winner from each category will earn an automatic entry to Internal Medicine 2018, the ACP’s annual national meeting April 11-13, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA.  Faculty judges will assess abstracts prior to the competition and will assess the presentations on the day of the competition to determine the winners.

    This year we will use the ACP abstract submission portal for collection of abstracts. The portal will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. There will be no extensions of this deadline. Please keep that in mind when asking your co-authors to review your abstract drafts.

    Your abstract must be no longer than 450 words, not including title, authors, and author affiliations. Do not use tables, graphs, figures, or pictures in your abstract. Also, do not include references in your abstract. The content of your abstract must pertain to internal medicine. If your abstract is not pertinent to internal medicine, you will receive notice within 48 hours of submission that your abstract is not eligible.

    Submitting authors will receive an email notifying them of the judges’ decision regarding acceptance and type of presentation (oral or poster) on or before Thursday, Oct. 4.  If you have any questions, email Carrie Wynn.


  • Quality improvement and patient safety – Olu Kolawole. Let sleeping bugs lie: Assessing inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria among residents
  • Basic science research – Edgar Torres Fernandez, Are the androgen-induced cardiometabolic effects in polycystic ovary syndrome irreversible?
  • Clinical research – Doris Hansen. Autologous bone marrow transplantation for multiple myeloma: An analysis of risk factors that affected patient outcomes at UMMC
  • Clinical vignette – Avani Patel, When renal function fades like a vapor in the wind: A case of vaping associated propylene glycol induced AIN




Click here for ACP guidelines for abstracts and poster presentations.