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MedTox Shark Tank: Fellows-in-Training Research Forum

Application Guidelines

The MedTox Shark Tank: Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Research Forum is an opportunity for fellows to obtain expert input during the formative stage of their research projects. The session objective is to offer Fellows valuable insight that could strengthen their proposed research project.

We invite all Fellows-in-Training, first-year and second-year fellows, as well as Medical Residents and Students 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.
The abstract should include:
  1. Title of Presentation
  2. Aims
  3. Significance and Innovation
  4. Research Approach (Methods) and Timeline
  5. Major Limitations/Questions
EXTENDED! Submission Deadline - January 31, 2019
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Selected Applicants

After initial review of all submissions, six abstracts will be selected for presentation during the MedTox Shark Tank at the 2019 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, CA on April 12-14, 2019.
During the MedTox Shark Tank Session (Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 3:00-5:00pm) the selected Fellows will be given 12 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 two presentations and award each $1500 towards travel to present their research results at either the 2020 or 2021 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting.
To present research at the 2020 or 2021 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting, awardee will need to submit their presentation as an abstract and be selected for one of the following: platform, lightning oral, moderated poster, poster.
REMEMBER: 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 2020 or 2021 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting to present research results


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