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MedTox Shark Tank Research Forum

2022 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting
March 11-13, 2022
Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, TX

Three $1500 Travel Scholarships to be awarded as part of the Shark Tank Competition!

The MedTox Shark Tank Research Forum is an opportunity for Fellows-in-Training, Residents, and Medical Students to obtain expert input during the formative stage of a research project. The session objective is to offer valuable insight that could strengthen their proposed research project.

How to Apply

We invite applicants to submit an abstract of a research proposal to this forum. The proposal could represent a planned research project (prior to IRB submission), a proposal awaiting IRB approval, or something that is further along, perhaps into a pilot data collection phase.

To be eligible, you must be a Fellow-in-Training, Resident or Medical Student. The abstract should include:

  1. Title of Presentation
  2. Aims
  3. Significance and Innovation
  4. Research Approach (Methods) and Timeline
  5. Major Limitations/Questions

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021


How It Works

After initial review of all submissions, a select number of abstracts will be selected for presentation during the MedTox Shark Tank at the 2022 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting on March 11-13, 2022 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, TX.

During the MedTox Shark Tank Session, the selected applicants will be given 10 minutes for an oral presentation that emphasizes the crafting of a study hypothesis, proposed study methodology, data collection, and analytic techniques. Brief and relevant background material is acceptable, but the presentation should focus on the project itself.

The presentations will be made to a panel of senior medical toxicology faculty in an environment geared towards constructive comments and feedback. The panel will select the top three presentations and award each $1500 towards travel to present their research results as a poster, moderated poster, lightning oral or platform at either the 2023 or 2024 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting. NOTE: the award is to fund the travel not the project itself.

The MedTox Shark Tank FIT Research Forum provides many benefits to the trainee including:

  • Public speaking experience 
  • Constructive critique of research ideas and methodology 
  • Exposure to other creative research ideas
  • Networking among peers and prospective employers
  • Presentation is a justifiable addition to an academic curriculum vitae
  • Opportunity for travel funding to return to the 2023 or 2024 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting to present research results


If you have any questions, please contact the ACMT at .