Fellows Research Day - Key Things to Know

Updated:Jan 30,2014

Researchers presenting abstracts
December 9, 2013        

  • Fellows Registration and Abstract Submission Opens
  • Guest Registration Opens
January 27, 2014
  • Fellows Registration and Abstract Submission Closes at 5:00pm EST
February 7, 2014                
  • Guest Registration Closes
  • Notification Date for Presentation Types
February 14, 2014
  • Fellows Research Day

  • Fellows enrolled in a clinical training program
  • Residents enrolled in a clinical training program
  • Medical students
  • Research Postdoctoral fellows
  • Graduate students
  • Undergraduate students
Note:  Non-tenured junior faculty are not eligible to participate - only trainees.  Individuals with a faculty appointment at the instructor level or higher are not eligible.
Due to the anticipated large volume of abstract submissions, there is a limit of only (1) abstract submission per person.

Registration is free, but a maximum of 76 abstracts will be accepted this year and will be considered in the order in which they are received.
The target of research can be anything broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, including heart disease, vascular disease, and stroke.  The range of disciplines appropriate for this event is wide-ranging and can include basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, population, and bioengineering research.

Abstract submission is in electronic format only.  As an aid in preparing your abstract, we have developed Abstract Submission Guidelines which may prove helpful.

Abstracts submitted by the published deadline are reviewed by the Fellows Research Day Task Force.  You will be informed via email as to whether your abstract has been approved for presentation and the format in which you will present – either oral or poster.  


Allegheny General Hospital
Conference Center
320 E. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Founded in 1885 on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, Allegheny General Hospital, part of the newly created Allegheny Health Network, has earned a national and international reputation for excellence and innovation in the care of patients, medical education and research. Serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area, the 724-bed academic medical center offers a wide array of medical and surgical services.  And, as one of the largest tertiary facilities in the region.  
The Magovern Conference Center is located on the first floor of the hospital directly off the North Avenue entrance.  Follow signs from the elevator bank from the garage.  Registration will be in the lobby of the conference center.
Directions to Allegheny General Hospital.


You can park in the James Street Garage which is located off of North Avenue on James Street.  Turn left into the parking garage and follow to the top floor where there is designated parking for the event. 
You will access the hospital via the elevator to the 1st floor where you will turn right and follow signs to Magovern Conference Center.  


On Fellows Research Day, a registration desk will be located in the lobby of the Magovern Conference Center and will be staffed beginning at 7:00am.  Attendees must register, collect your name badge and program book and receive your poster board assignment (if applicable). 
For attendees from out of town who will be doing oral or poster presentations, we shall avoid scheduling your presentations early in the day in case there are traffic or weather issues delaying your arrival.


We are pleased to offer the SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh North Shore for your Fellows Research Day accommodations.   

To make your reservation directly, please use the following link:  Book your group rate: Fellows Research >>

The reservation is good for (1) night with check-in on Thursday, February 13 after 3:00 p.m. and check-out on February 14 by noon.  You will receive the discounted rate of  $129.00/per night.  A credit card is required at the time the reservation is made.  You must make your reservation by 2/4/14.

Upon request, a hotel shuttle service will take you to Allegheny General Hospital's main entrance.  It runs every half hour and is for the use of all hotel guests.  Please make sure you request the shuttle at the time you need when checking in. 

Parking is available on-site at the hotel and is $19.00 per night.  You will have in/out privileges.   
SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh North Shore
223 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15212


All hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the individual attendee.  Expenses will not be reimbursed by the American Heart Association or the Fellows Research Day Task Force. 


The 2014 Pittsburgh Heart Ball will take place on Saturday, February 22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.  All Fellows Research Day WINNERS and one guest are invited to attend the Heart Ball. 
However, winning Fellows must submit a Heart Ball Registration Form no later than Wednesday, February 19 to be eligible to attend.