Activity Information and Schedule

Course Description

The NCYIF is a unique program for clinician scientists designed to provide research and career development training through a variety of modalities, including interaction with a select group of esteemed faculty, peers, and public speaking experts. The session will include small group discussions and networking in addition to an oral presentation by each finalist.

We understand the certain academic institutions have various travel restrictions that may or may not be lifted by October, and as such, we will remain flexible and take responsive steps to leverage technology for any Young Investigators impacted by travel limitations; it is, however, our hope and goal to gather all Young Investigators and Expert Faculty Judges together in Chicago for the NCYIF.

Target Audience

Young Investigators (Junior Faculty and Fellows) conducting basic or clinical research on Cardiac Energetics, Comorbidities of CHD, Coronary Heart Disease/ CAD, Endocrine/Metabolism, Frailty, Global Burden of CVD, Health Disparities, Heart Failure, Implementation Science, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health, Non-cardiovascular comor­bidities in CVD, Obesity/Overweight, Polypharmacy, Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, Preventive Cardiology, Renal Aspects of CV Disease, Risk Reduction in Chronic CV Diseases, Societal Burdens of Disease, and Stroke/TIA.

Tentative Agenda
Thursday, July 29, 2021
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM  Young investigator 1-on-1 Presentation Coaching Sessions (if not conducted in advance)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Reception/Buffet Dinner
Friday, July 30th, 2021
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Buffet Breakfast
  Young Investigator Abstract Presentations*
  Meet-the-Professor Buffet Lunch
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Buffet Dinner
Saturday, July 31, 2021
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Buffet Breakfast
  Young Investigator Presentations*
  Meet the Professor Buffet Lunch
  Mentoring Moments
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Buffet Awards Dinner

*ACCME-accredited sessions

Learning Objectives
  1. Evaluate cardiovascular research study designs and methods that may improve on current approaches.
  2. Examine strengths and weaknesses of the research presented and receive constructive feedback to assist in improvement of future research activities.
  3. Appraise the impact of scholarly activity and clinical research on continuing professional development.
  4. Improve public speaking and presentation skills to effectively present scientific and clinical research findings to the larger medical community.
  5. Explore “what it takes” to become a clinical research investigator in cardiovascular medicine by discussing career challenges such as grant writing, research funding, academic appointments, etc. with leading expert investigators in cardiovascular disease.


Joint Accreditation Logo2In support of improving patient care, Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. (CEC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

CEC designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upon completion of a CE Request Form, statements of credit for physicians will be issued within 30 business days.


There is no fee to attend this activity.