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Travel Request

The first step is to request the time off from the chiefs. After approval from the chiefs, complete an Employee Travel Request aka Travel Approval Form. You have up to $1500 in travel funds to use, per academic year, if you are the 1st presenter at a conference.


Please complete the attached Employee Travel Request form and return it to Debra ( with the following items, at least 45 days prior to travel.

  1. Flight receipt (or a copy of an similar flight showing cost)

  2. Hotel receipt (or a copy of a similar hotel rate estimate) Banner will not reimburse if you use 3rd party entities such as Hotwire.

  3. Transportation estimates

  4. Conference invitation

  5. Anything else related to your travel.


If all approvals go well, once you return from your conference a Travel Reimbursement form will be sent to you where you will attached your hotel folio, receipts, etc.

Internal Medicine


The Arizona chapter of ACP holds an anual Scientific Meeting, with representation from all subspecialties of Internal Medicine. Each year, our program participates in multiple aspects of this conference including:

  • Poster presentations - case reports, research, or QI

  • Verbal Case Vignette -  of one of our hospital's most interesting cases of the year

  • Doctors' Dilemma - a jeopardy-style competition where teams of four residents and four medical students from each of the Residency Programs in Arizona compete with one another for points and bragging rights.

We encourage fellowship applicants from all fields to submit abstracts for this conference, as well as residents with hospitalist aspirations.  Several of the winners from this conference go on to compete at the national convention.

Abstracts are usually due around September, and the conference is

held around November.

Another Great conference, emphasizing value for patients.

Submissions are usually due in JULY, and the conference is usually held around October.

High Value Ideas Competition

How can we improve the quality or reduce the cost of care? You see opportunities every day and it is your time to act! All Residents and Fellows are invited to submit your individual or group idea(s). Three winners will win a $2500 cash prize, and be eligible for an additional $2500 GRAND prize, awared at House Staff Quality and Safety Day. The Deadline is usually in early October.

Once the three winning projects are selected, the residents/fellows will work with the competition co-chairs (Drs. Brown, Gerkin and Mallin) from October – April.  In May, the three winners along with a “wild card” winner that is selected from our call for abstracts in February, will present at the Fourth Annual Quality and Safety Day.  Please note that there is a poster showcase of the abstracts submitted that is held the morning of the House Staff Quality and Safety Day.  Both of these events are held at BUMCP and are open solely to our house staff.   

Academic Excellence Day

Residents and Fellows: Have you worked on a project dedicated to improving quality or enhancing patient safety? Or maybe you have an interesting case you would like to report. Share your work with your peers, faculty, and leaderships at UA College of Medicine-Phoenix.  Academic Excellence Day is an annual event on the first Wednesday of May that is open to any and all  teaching hospitals in the Phoenix area.  There are several cash awards for winning presentations. Let your voice be heard (inside voices only).

VA Quality Expo

The VA Quality Expo is a venue where residents and PVHACS staff can showcase their quality improvement work as a storyboard or poster. The project must be VA-based. There is no selection process; all submissions are welcome. You will be competing with all submitted posters, not just resident submissions. There are cash prizes for the top 3 submissions (last year it was over $1000!). The VA Quality Expo is usually held around January, with call for submissions usually ocurring in November or December. For more information, please click on the link below which outlines previous years’ submission guidelines and example posters (must be at a VA computer):

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The major conference for GI learning and development. In addition to opportunities to present research and case presentation posters, this conference also offers residents a unique opportunity to participate in Practice Management Courses to hone skills and learn up-to-date patient care skills. Usually held in October. 

A prestigious GI conference held every year in May. There are many categories accepting research. Occasionally, they will also accept case presentations.

A symposium, developed by Banner Health and endorsed by the AGA Institute, brings together several world-renowned experts to discuss the most updated and relevant topics in general hepatology and liver transplantation. 

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Pulmonology and Critical Care

Submissions usually due around April for an October conference. 

Submissions usually around August for a conference in October

Submissions usually due in Winter for a May conference. 

The Arizona Chapter of the American Thoracis Society meets every other month at 6:30 in the conference rooms at Scottsdale Shea Hospital. (January, March, etc.) Free to come, meet new people, and mingle. Bring an interesting case to discuss!

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The world's leading cardiovascular professionals came together to get up-to-date on cutting-edge advances and practice-changing updates in cardiovascular care to improve patient's lives.

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the world’s largest and most important educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For over 25 years, TCT has been the center of cutting-edge educational content, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research. We hope that our longstanding commitment to lifesaving innovation translates into improved patient care.

This is the Annual Meeting for Interventional Cardiology.

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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

Residents can apply for travel and board scholarships.

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Allergy and Immunology

The main conference for the AAAAI! Conference usually held in Spring, with abstracts accepted in Summer.

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The main conference for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.  There are multiple educational opportunities each year at this link, but the main conference is usually in the Spring. The focus is more clinical, less basic science.

The Endocrine Society conference is unique because it has a peds, adult, and research track. You'll need a Society Member to be listed on your submission, and all of our BUMCP faculty members have volunteered. There are a few scholarship opportunities available.

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Palliative Care


Main conference for Hospice and Palliative Care medicine. Presented by AAHPM and HPNA.

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