In order to increase the visibility of the excellent work being done by residents in New York State in the area of addiction medicine, the New York Society of Addiction Medicine is hosting a competition for residents currently training in NYS.
All residents in a clinical training program in New York State are eligible. Entrants can participate as individuals or as part of a team.* Submissions from primary care programs, such as family medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and psychiatry are especially encouraged. However, all other residents are also invited and encouraged to submit entries for this competition.
(*only one award per team will be given)
Submissions must address: How addictions impact the applicant’s specialty practice, patients, and/or training program. Submissions should be in the form of presentation materials (a PowerPoint presentation) addressing such topics as: ways in which addiction affects patients and/or their families; what strategies or innovations a residency program is implementing to address the needs of persons with addiction problems; good practices within the specialty that target prevention of addiction; other specific approaches to addiction care and treatment; research in the area of addictions; or other related subjects. The presentation materials submitted should include both the factual presentation on addiction, as well as material about how the resident(s) is/are involved or have contributed to topics covered.
Those wishing to enter the competition are asked to submit a PowerPoint presentation of up to twelve slides. Winning participants will be asked to give a 10-minute oral presentation at the NYSAM Conference in New York City on February 7, 2020, using the submitted PowerPoint presentation. At the end of each presentation at the Annual Conference, there will be five minutes for questions from Conference attendees.
Two winning presentations will be selected based on the initial submission. The two winners will each be given free transportation to New York City, one night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square (NYSAM Conference site), a $250 honorarium, and a plaque. In order to receive the honorarium and reimbursement for travel costs (does not include food or other costs), winners will be required to present at the NYSAM Annual Conference in New York City on Friday, February 7, 2020.
If a group of residents (a team) submits a winning project, each of the residents, up to a maximum of four individuals, will be given complimentary admission to the NYSAM Conference, but transportation costs and a hotel room will only be reimbursed for one member of the winning team. Depending on the quality of the submissions, NYSAM may invite more contestants to present at the Conference, although travel reimbursement and the honorarium will only be provided to the top
All presentation materials must be submitted via e-mail to Elisabeth Kranson by close of business on Monday, December 2, 2019.