Call for Abstracts for Multi-Departmental Trainees’ Research Day
Call for Abstracts for Multi-Departmental Trainees’ Research Day

As part of the 2021 Safar Symposium, we will host a session for abstract presentations by trainees affiliated with one of the following departments: Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and WISER. A trainee may be a:

  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Intern or Resident
  • Pre-doctoral student
  • Medical student
  • Undergraduate

We will also consider abstract submissions from other institutions who are currently mentored by our former fellows, residents or faculty from one of the above departments/programs.

This year, all abstracts will be presented in a brief oral format in topical Zoom breakout rooms. There will be a limit of 4 slides (a title and author slide, plus three additional slides for presentation). Details on the session will follow for the abstracts accepted for presentation.

Abstract Deadline & Submission Process

Please email your abstract along with the abstract cover page to no later than 5 pm Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The abstracts will be reviewed for appropriateness/priority and to make a final disposition on those to be accepted for presentation. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent during the week of April 26. The accepted abstracts will be posted online in an abstract booklet. Your presentation will be judged by two faculty experts who will serve as the moderators of the session.

If you have any questions about the Trainees’ Research Day or the abstract instructions, please contact Marci Provins at

Abstract Guidelines

Please carefully read and refer to the guidelines below as well as the two PDFs when preparing and submitting your abstract.

Download and complete the Abstract Format 2021 (PDF) for specific instructions on how to lay out your abstract application.

Download and complete the Cover Page for Abstracts (PDF).

Abstracts that do not adhere to the guidelines, or that are incomplete, will be rejected.

Work not previously published is eligible. Work previously presented at a professional meeting in the current academic year is still eligible; however, the work cannot have been presented at a prior Safar Symposium.

Call for abstracts Safar 2021