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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. 

The NCYIF is presented by Creative Educational Concepts, LLC (CEC) in collaboration with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For questions, please contact
Jessica Hall at hallj@ceconcepts.com.

Call for Abstracts

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  • Junior Faculty: MD or DO Investigators who have completed a fellowship within the past five years and  have an academic appointment of Assistant Professor  or Clinical Instructor.
  • Fellows: MD or DO Investigators who are actively enrolled in an accredited fellowship program (e.g., cardiovascular disease, nephrology, endocrine).
  • PhD-only research Fellows are not eligible.
  • All research must be unpublished original work. Publication of the abstract alone does not preclude eligibility; however, if the abstract is published with the full manuscript prior to a date to be determined, it will not be eligible for submission.
  • Abstracts/papers to be presented at future medical meetings are eligible for submission.


  • One submission per Young Investigator will be accepted.
  • Abstracts must conform exactly to the abstract preparation instructions. Those that do not may be rejected.
  • Only original work done by the Young Investigator will  be accepted.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in an electronic program to be provided to all attendees. The publication of electronic handout materials will not preclude publication or presentation elsewhere.



  • Submission deadline is COMING SOON!
  • Expert faculty judges will review all submissions.
  • Authors of the abstracts selected for presentation at the Forum will be expected to present their research according to their status at the time the research was completed.
  • All presentations will be podium format and will consist of an 8 minute formal presentation with PowerPoint slides and a 7 minute question-and-answer period.
The 40 finalists (authors of accepted abstracts) will be  provided with the following:
  • One round-trip, non-refundable, economy-class ticket  to Chicago.
  • A ground transportation stipend for transfers to and from  the program hotel in Chicago.
  • Three nights lodging (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at  the Omni Chicago Hotel in downtown Chicago.
  • All group buffet meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for  the duration of the meeting. Items that will not be covered include:
  • Ground transportation to and from your home airport
  • Meals en route
  • Baggage fees

Please note: Expenses for accompanying travelers will not be provided. Guests are not permitted to attend any portion of the meeting, including buffet meals. All travel arrangements will  be made through a travel coordinator with Creative  Educational Concepts.


An awards ceremony will be held on a date to be determined, at which time financial grants will be awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place winners in each of the categories. The recipient of the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award (Junior Faculty Clinical Research) will also be announced at this time. All Young Investigators are expected to be present at the awards dinner.

Educational Partners

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


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