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Nephrology Young Investigators' Forum Call for Abstracts

Program Description

The Program Chair is Dr. Paul W. Sanders, Professor of Medicine, Thomas E. Andreoli Endowed Chair in Nephrology, and Director of the Nephrology Research & Training Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the chairman of this year’s symposium. At the conclusion of the day’s events, the winners, as judged by a panel of expert faculty members from member universities, will be announced. The top four rated abstracts from each category, Clinical Research and Basic Science, will be recognized by receipt of special awards. The winners from this regional symposium will be invited to present in a national competition held in conjunction with the National Kidney Foundation’s Clinical Meetings held in the spring.

Eligibility Criteria

Trainees will be defined as MD, PhD or MD/PhD trainees in a fellowship training program in nephrology. PhD trainees who are more than four years out from their terminal degree are excluded from participation.

Abstract Submission

Please submit all abstracts, as well as current curriculum vitae, electronically as Microsoft Word attachments to an email to The deadline for receipt is no later than October 8, 2021. Please provide name, address, phone number, fax number and email address at time of submission. All abstracts will be judged by an expert panel of judges from member universities of the SSCI. All fellows are encouraged to also submit their abstracts to the Southern Regional Meetings, whose deadline is October 8, 2021. Information and instructions on submission requirements can be found at,, or

  1. Type abstract in Microsoft Word. The font size should be no smaller than 12 point. Please use Times New Roman font. Simple graphs and tables may be included if they fit within the margins. Please use 1 -inch margins on top, bottom, left and right in portrait mode.
  2. Title and Authors. The title should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the study. State all authors' initials and last names followed by their institutional affiliations, city, and state. Underline presenting author only. Do not include any street address or zip codes on the abstract.
  3. Body. Organize the body of the abstract to include a purpose of study, methods used, summary of results, and conclusions reached. Please skip a line between the title and body of the abstract. Indent the first line of text at least three spaces.
  4. Abbreviations. Abbreviations should conform to the Style Manual for Biological Journals. Place nonstandard abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears. Do not use abbreviations in the abstract title.
  5. For additional information on abstract preparation, please see the abstract preparation section of the brochure for the Southern Regional Meetings.
  6. Please specifically designate in a cover letter that the abstract you are submitting is for the Nephrology Young Investigators' Forum and indicate if it is being submitted in the Clinical Research or Basic Science categories.
  7. If you have any questions, you can contact Joan Kemp at 205-648-8429 or 205-566-6090 or

General Information

Costs for round trip air fare to New Orleans, hotel accommodations and event meals will be reimbursed by the grant to the SSCI. Expense reimbursement forms will be provided by the SSCI.

Information Packet

Please print the following 4 page packet for information regarding:

  • SSCI Nephrology Young Investigators' Forum
  • Call for Abstracts
  • Southern Regional Meetings Hotel Reservation Request

SSCI Nephrology Young Investigators' Forum Packet

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