Fellows Research Day - Key Things to Know


October 28, 2019        

Fellows Registration and Abstract Submission Opens
Guest Registration Opens

December 2, 2019

Abstract Submission Closes at 11:59pm EST

December 13, 2019

Notification Date for Presentation Types

January 3, 2020

Guest Registration Closes

January 17, 2020

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 ONE (1) ABSTRACT submission per person.

Registration is FREE and abstracts 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.  

University Club at the University of Pittsburgh
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Directions to the University Club


Parking instructions:   http://www.uc.pitt.edu/banquet/parking/


We are pleased to offer the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center for your Fellows Research Day accommodations. The hotel is within walking distance to the University Club....approx. 2 blocks.

To make your reservation, please contact Nancy Bancroft at the American Heart Association at 412-208-3570 or nancy.bancroft@heart.org no later than January 9, 2020.

The reservation is good for (1) night with check-in and late arrival guarantee on Thursday, January 16 after 4:00 p.m. and check-out on January 17 by noon.  You will receive the discounted rate of $119.00/per night + tax.  A credit card is required at the time the reservation is made. 

Parking is available on-site at the hotel and is $20.00 per night.  You will have in/out privileges. There is also a hotel shuttle you may arrange for with the front desk.  

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213


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. 


On Fellows Research Day, a registration desk will be located in the lobby of the University Club 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.