2018 E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference
E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference and Trainee Day
October 3 – 7, 2018
The Ridgway Conference
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is pleased to announce that the E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference, the “Ridgway”, will begin with the basic and clinical “Trainee Day” lectures the morning of Wednesday, October 3, 2018 and continues with concurrent sessions through Saturday of the 88th Annual Meeting of the ATA in Washington, DC. The overarching “Ridgway” conference is designed to advance basic and clinical trainee knowledge and understanding of thyroid physiology, disease and treatment.
All trainees (ATA members and nonmembers) that have registered for the 88th Annual Meeting are automatically enrolled in the “Ridgway” conference. The “Trainee Day” is complimentary for all trainees however you must pre-register to attend.
Trainee Day – October 3, 2018
The Trainee Day kicks off the Ridgway Conference with a full day of lectures for clinical, research and surgical fellows prior to the beginning of the 88th Annual Meeting of the ATA on Wednesday, October 3rd. The Trainee Day is complimentary for all trainees however you must pre-register to attend.
ATA Trainee Grant Program Application – Open through June 30, 2018
March 2018 – June 30, 2018
The ATA offers grant opportunities for ATA Associate members. The Trainee Grant Program supports our early career members to attend the 88th Annual Meeting and E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference by offering complimentary shared room accommodations at a contracted ATA hotel. This fund and space limited opportunity is open to all clinical and basic trainees, fellows, residents, medical and graduate students. Preference is given to trainees who have either:
- submitted a Thyroid Research Project Proposal or
- submitted an abstract as a first author to be presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the ATA
You must apply for ATA Membership to be eligible for the Trainee Grant Program. Our membership benefits create opportunities for trainees that have a lasting impact on their work and careers. Join today at www.thyroid.org!
Call for Trainee Case Presentations at the 88th Annual Meeting – Open through July 27, 2018
We invite all trainees, fellows, students, and residents who are attending the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in Washington, DC to submit an interesting case for presentation and discussion during the E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference sessions.
Three different sessions will consist of case presentations by trainees to experts in the thyroid field in the following topic areas: 1) Thyroid Nodules & Thyroid Cancer and 2) Thyroid Function. You may consult with a colleague or mentor to see if they have any cases they would be willing to let you present however please do not submit a case that you plan to present as a poster or oral during the 88th Annual Meeting of the ATA.
Please volunteer or encourage your trainee colleagues to submit a case by Friday, July 27. These sessions are highly interactive, very educational and informative. If you are selected, you will be asked to present your case(s) to the experts for discussion during the meeting.
88th Annual Meeting Trainee Abstract Poster Contest and Highlighted Short Oral Awards
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) Trainees and Career Advancement committee will be hosting the 6th Annual Trainee Poster Contest for trainees who are first authors and presenters on posters to be presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the ATA. All trainees who are interested in participating should opt-in during the regular call abstract submission process under the ‘Authors’ section. The awardees and finalists will be contacted by August 2018.
Onsite Trainee Poster Contest
The top 30 trainee abstracts that were selected to present posters will be invited as finalists to the 6th Annual Trainee Poster Contest to be judged onsite on Thursday, October 5. All finalists will be required to present on Thursday, October 4. ATA members and leaders will be judging the 30 top scoring trainee posters, speaking to the trainee presenters onsite, and evaluating abstracts for scientific merit and presentation during the 88th Annual Meeting. Nine winning abstract posters will be announced at the 88th Annual Meeting of the ATA. The finalists will be notified by August 2018 and will be given instructions for preparing for the onsite contest at that time.
Winners and Awardees
After the conclusion of the 88th Annual Meeting, the nine winning posters will be recognized on the ATA Trainees’ Corner Website, the ATA member electronic newsletter SIGNAL, and winners will be mailed an award certificate. View a list of our past award recipients here – https://www.thyroid.org/professionals/trainees-corner/trainee-recognition/
March 2018 – June 30, 2018
ATA Trainee Grant Program Application Open
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Regular Call Abstract Submission Opens
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Regular Call Abstract Submission Closes
March 2018 – July 27, 2018
Call for Trainee Case Presentations at the 88th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Short Call Abstract Submission Opens
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Short Call Abstract Submission Closed
October 3, 2018
October 3 – 7, 2018
E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference