7th Annual Clinical Science Program Research Forum

February 12, 2020

The Clinical Science Program (CSP) at the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, are pleased to present the Seventh Annual CSP Research Forum, 2020. On behalf of the faculty and directors of CSP, residents, fellows, clinical and research personnel, and students are encouraged to participate and attend this event.

Once a year we are able to come together to showcase and recognize the remarkable contributions of all our clinician-scientists and researchers to the fields of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular surgical research. The CSP Research Forum offers a public platform to all our residents, faculty, and students for presenting their research findings and obtain valuable feedback on their work in a competitive setting. As a mark of excellence and in recognition of the dedication and hard work of all those involved, all presentations will be considered for the ACE Awards and the best presentations will be awarded winners. In addition, each presenter will receive a Certificate of Participation as a sign of appreciation for their achievements and performance.


The 7th CSP Research Forum will be held on Friday, February 28th, at 7:00 a.m.  – 8:00 a.m. during the hours of the usual Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds.  All residents, students, and fellows are highly encouraged to participate, especially those who have had their projects selected for upcoming regional or national meetings. Projects that have already been presented at other regional or national meetings can also be considered for research day presentation.

Submission Deadline: The deadline for submission of your (Presentation) PowerPoint slides is Wednesday, February 26th, by 5:00 pm by email to Dr. Harleen Sandhu.

Session Location: Room 2.103, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

Competition Guidelines: Participants must submit the PowerPoint slides before the deadline as mentioned above. All presenters should arrive at the hall by 6:50 a.m or 10 minutes prior to their presentation slot, else would be disqualified.  Each presenter will be given a total of 7 minutes with 5 minute for presentation and two additional minutes for questions and discussion. No more than 12 slides (including title and/or thank you slide) per speaker would be allowed. All entries will be evaluated on content and presentation.  Judges will make selections based on the presenters’ delivery, knowledge and the quality of the research.

Winners and runners-up will be announced by 5 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020 following compilation of judges’ scores.

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