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Jos Willems Early Career Investigator Competition
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The Jos Willems (JW) Early Career 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 who have completed a continuous residency) within the 4 years prior to the Conference (proof required). A JW Early Career Investigator 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 JW Early Career Investigator Competition winner may not resubmit to this competition; non-winning finalists may resubmit in the competition only once.

The submitted abstract should not previously have been accepted for presentation elsewhere and should not relate to work already submitted to a journal for review or publication.  Furthermore, finalists must agree to submit a paper, based on their abstract, to the 2020  ISCE Symposium issue of the Journal of Electrocardiology.

A panel of judges, selected by the JW Early Career Investigator Competition chair and representing diverse disciplines, will rate the submitted abstracts; those 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.

Early Career Investigator submitters whose abstracts are not accepted for the final but are accepted for oral or poster presentation will receive a reduced comprehensive conference fee if they attend and present their abstract. This will amount to a 50% reduction in registration, which includes accommodation. This is a very significant incentive to submit an abstract for a top class meeting in an excellent location. 

All JW Early Career Investigator Competition 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.

Abstract submissions for the 2020 Conference are CLOSED.


To submit an abstract, please complete the following form.  

You MUST use the following format when submitting an abstract: 

Title of the abstract

Authors’ names, institution, city, (state), country  (see form below for submission style requirements)

Abstract Body (see form below for submission requirements)

  • Background - context or background for the research and should state its purpose.
  • Methods - basic procedures (selection of study subjects or laboratory animals, observations and analytical methods)
  • Results - main findings (giving specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible), and 
  • Conclusions - principal conclusions.  This section should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations.

Additional guidelines:
No illustrations or references should be included. Please prepare in MS Word. Abstract submissions must be 400 words or less (including background, methods, results, and conclusions). 

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