The Jos Willems Young Investigator Competition is open to current students in an academic degree program; to interns, residents, or fellows; and to anyone who has received a terminal academic degree (or for MDs, completed a residency) within the 4 years prior to the Conference (proof required). A JWYI competitor may submit only one abstract for the competition but may also be a co-author, though not a first author (presenter) on a regular abstract submission. A JWYI competition winner may not resubmit to this competition; non-winning finalists may resubmit in the competition only once.
A panel of judges, selected by the JWYI chair and representing diverse disciplines, will rate the submitted abstracts; those young investigators ranked the highest will be invited as finalists to present their work at the Conference. An additional panel of judges selected from Conference participants will decide the winner. Each finalist will receive travel reimbursement in an amount no greater than the least expensive fares obtainable by the executive administrator for each traveler, and will have their conference fees waived. Non-finalists will be invited to present their work at the conference as posters. Those non-finalists attending the conference and presenting a poster will receive a 50% reduction of conference fee.
All JWYI applicants who attend the conference and present their work will receive for the following year an associate membership in ISCE with privileges and benefits. Finalists in the competition also will receive a one year subscription to the Journal of Electrocardiology.
The abstract submission deadline is December 1, 2016 for the 2017 Conference. Please use the following format when submitting an abstract: (Please Note: Submissions for the 2017 conference are now closed)
Line 1: Title of the abstract
Line 2: Authors’ names, institution, city, state, country.
Line 3: Blank line
Beginning on line 4: Body of the abstract, which may include a table if appropriate
No illustrations or references should be included. Please prepare in MS Word. Submissions must be 400 words or less. If you would prefer to submit a paper copy, please fax your submission to (978) 250-1117, and include your name, degree, institution, mailing address, email address, and phone number on your cover sheet. Please email Susan Wagner with questions.