PNWSHM RIV Abstract Contest

The Society of Hospital Medicine, Pacific Northwest Chapter

Annual RIV Competition

  • The Pacific Northwest Chapter will be hosting a poster competition for our quarterly meeting November 17th.
  • Any member is eligible for participation. We encourage members to submit their application to the national meeting in addition to this chapter event.
  • Abstracts may be research, an innovation or clinical vignette.
    • Research submissions can report clinical research, basic science research, or a systematic review of a clinical problem.
    • An innovation abstract will be more descriptive than quantitative, but can include preliminary data of a pilot type program. Innovations should have been fully implemented in the health care setting in order to be considered.
    • A clinical vignette is a report of one or more cases that illustrates a new disease entity or a prominent or unusual clinical feature of an established disease, highlights an area of clinical controversy in hospital medicine, or illustrates a unique patient safety issue.
  • Applications with abstract are due by 5PM October 28th.
  • Just submit your abstract as a word document via e-mail.
  • The character limits are the same as for the annual meeting
    • 3,000 total characters including spaces
    • Maximum of two figures/graphics, each of which count as 200 characters
  • Please refer to the National Meeting RIV Guidelines for further details and examples. Link to the HM17 RIV Submission Site
  • Applications can be submitted as a word document attachment via e-mail to
  • Winners will be announced on the spot!
    • We will designate four semi-finalist posters, ideally one from each category as well as one student or resident poster.
    • Each semi-finalist will be allowed to present their work to the group.
    • For the top student or resident poster, the Chapter will cover expenses to attend the national meeting.
    • For the top poster, the abstract will automatically qualify for the national RIV competition.
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