Call for Abstracts | NYC Epidemiology Forum

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Please see below for a call for the second annual New York City Epidemiology Forum (NYCEF). The forum will be held on February 27, 2015 at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.  Please share this announcement with staff, including those on the PCSI Brown Bag Seminar list, Epi Grand Rounds distribution list and Data Task Force.

The abstract submission form is attached; abstracts should be submitted to http://nycef.org/abstract-submission/ by the deadline December 15, 2014. Additional information about the conference is below:

Aims

NYCEF aims to provide a forum for regular contact and exchanges between epidemiologists working in academic and other institutions in the New York City Metropolitan Area, with a special focus on junior researchers, including junior faculty, post-docs, fellows, and doctoral students. NYCEF will foster increased awareness about research conducted in other institutions in New York City and surrounding areas, and provide opportunities for researchers to present their work, with the overall goals of promoting bilateral or multi-site collaborative projects and enhancing career opportunities for junior investigators.

Participating Institutions

Institutions participating in NYCEF include Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Icahn Medical School at Mount Sinai.

Conference

The Conference aims to provide a forum for epidemiologists working in the New York City area to present their work and discuss opportunities for collaborations. The Conference will include oral presentations, posters and discussion sessions. The Conference is expected to lead to new collaborative activities, such as networks with shared resources, joint educational programs etc.

Abstract

Epidemiologists working in the New York City area will be invited to submit an abstract through the Conference website, and to register for the Conference. A Scientific Committee, including representatives from each institution, will review the abstracts, select and assign them to thematic sessions.

Abstracts are expected to include on-going or recently completed projects, as well as plans for new projects.  Abstracts will be collated in an e-book. Awards will be given to the best abstracts.

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