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The Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery programs at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition provide a forum for the discussion of clinical or basic science research related to cardiovascular disease in children. Participation is open to pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons and residents/fellows-in-training, and other physicians, residents and post-doctoral students-in-training whose project is relevant to pediatric cardiology or pediatric CV surgery. Submissions by AAP members and non-members are welcome. Abstracts will be published in the Congenital Heart Disease journal.

The Section will present two Young Investigator Awards. There will be $400 (first place) and $250 (second place) awarded for best content and presentation of clinical and/or basic science research. The Education Travel Grant, which provides funding for travel expenses to the AAP annual meeting in San Diego, California will be awarded to the top 2 Young Investigator submissions. Current residents, fellows-in-training or other physicians-in-training who have completed their fellowship training program within one year (and whose project is relevant to pediatric cardiology or pediatric CV surgery) are eligible for the Young Investigator competition. Education Travel Grants are limited to current pediatric cardiology or cardiovascular surgery fellows-in-training.

Posters will also be on display during the Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Scientific Program.

Please Note: A completed manuscript of the Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Young Investigator abstract presentation must be submitted prior to the time of the presentation in October. Manuscripts are required for review purposes but may be published in Congenital Heart Disease journal (Blackwell) using an expedited review process.

Submit electronically from the AAP Web site:

Questions? Contact abstracts@aap.org