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Northeast Ohio Local Section

Northeast Ohio Local Section

NEO-AACC Section Student Abstract Competition

Outstanding research by students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in Northeast Ohio is recognized through this award. Students with accepted abstracts to the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting compete in this student contest in which judges evaluate their abstracts based on scientific quality, impact to the field, and clarity of writing. Three students with the top ranked abstracts are invited to compete in the Student Oral Presentation Contest. Judges evaluate the oral presentations on scientific quality, knowledge of the presenter, and quality of the presentation. Winners receive cash prizes as follows: first prize $500, second prize $200, and honorable mention $100.

Application Requirements/Timeline and Awardee Obligations

  • Applicant must submit a letter of reference from the program director attesting to the good standing status of the applicant in a university or hospital within the NEO-AACC region. Both the letter and the applicant's abstract must be e-mailed to northeastohioaacc@yahoo.com by July 6th. 
  • NEO-AACC will notify the applicant by July 10th of abstract acceptance.
  • The top 3 abstracts, as determined by the NEO-AACC board, will present their work during a NEO-AACC meeting on July 24th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (15 min presentation plus 10 min Q&A). 
  • Once accepted the awardee is expected to become a student member of AACC (if not already), and register for the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting. At the meeting, the awardee is expected to present their poster in their assigned time slot. 
  • All awardees must list NEO-AACC as co-sponsor on their poster.

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The Northeast Ohio Local Section serves AACC members in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas of Canada.

In this section you will find information regarding upcoming events that are sponsored by this local section and other groups supporting clinical chemistry. You will also find information regarding events held in the previous 2 years for historical purposes. Please visit often as this page is updated frequently.