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Research Symposium and Workshop

Integration of Geriatrics Principles into the Care of Older Adults with CVD: Focus on Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disorders

Early Career Travel Award Program - Deadline: August 17, 2018

The American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Geriatric Cardiology Section, in collaboration with the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and National Institute on Aging (NIA), is pleased to sponsor a 1.5-day Research Symposium and Workshop focusing on current knowledge and future research directions related to Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disorders. The conference will be held on October 15-16, 2018 at ACC's Heart House in Washington, DC. Immediately following the Workshop there will be a half-day session that will discuss mentoring and research opportunities for residents, fellows, and other early career investigators interested in the intersections between geriatrics and cardiology.

An important objective of this 2-day program is to attract and stimulate early career investigators interested in cardiovascular aging research. Accordingly, ACC is offering up to twelve (12) $1000 Travel Awards to support attendance by qualified trainees and junior investigators.

Eligibility: All individuals currently enrolled in accredited post-graduate training programs in cardiology, geriatrics, radiology, geriatric nursing and related disciplines within the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, as well as individuals who have completed such training no earlier than July 1, 2013 and who currently hold academic appointments at accredited institutions, are eligible to apply. There is no limit to the number of applications from an academic institution.Applications from women and from members of racial and ethnic minority groups are particularly encouraged.

Application process: To submit your application, please go to:

Deadlines: All application materials must be received by no later than Friday, August 17, 2018, for review by the Organizing Committee. Early Career Travel Award winners will be notified by no later than Friday, September 14, 2018.

Information: Please contact Kelli Bohannon at, if you have any questions about the program or the travel award application process. Additional information about ACC's Geriatric Cardiology Section is available on our website,

Thank you for your interest in this Workshop.
We look forward to seeing you in October!