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American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology brings together leading cardiovascular professionals from around the world to share important scientific research each year at the Annual Scientific Session, and Late-Breaking Clinical Trials, Abstracts and Cases are an important component of the scientific program.

Submissions usually due around October for April conference

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)

The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, is the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's (CRF) annual scientific symposium and the world's foremost educational forum specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. It is a comprehensive, practical, and interactive experience led by experts in coronary, structural, and endovascular interventions. Every year, TCT features major medical research breakthroughs and gathers leading researchers and clinicians from around the world to present and discuss the latest evidence-based research.

Conference is usually held in October

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions

SCAI Scientific Sessions brings together the interventional cardiology community from around the world to share the latest clinical data, procedural guidance, and advanced expertise.

Submissions are usually due around January for conference usually held in May


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

AAAAI Annual Meeting 
Explore new and innovative approaches to treating allergic and immunological conditions through this one-of-a-kind transformative education program. Meet and reconnect with like-minded professionals from across the world to build meaningful relationships that will propel your research and career forward.

Submissions due in summer for the Spring conference

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Annual Scientific Meeting

Submissions are usually due around July for conference usually held in November

Allergy and Immunology

Internal Medicine

Arizona Chapter Annual ACP Scientific Meeting

The Arizona Chapter of ACP holds and annual Scientific Meeting with representation from all subspecialties of Internal Medicine. Each year, our program participates in multiple aspects of the 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  from each of the residency programs in Arizona compete 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

SGIM Mountain West Regional Meeting

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 at BUMCP? 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).

Submissions are usually due in November and the shark tank pitch is held around November

Cash prizes. Top Submissions: $250, 4 High Value Idea Finalists: $1000 and mentorship to help their idea become a reality, High Value Idea Winner (announced May 2024): $2500

Monitor your email for details. 

Academic Excellence Day

The Michael Grossman, MD Academic Excellence Day is a forum for health care professionals and community members to learn about the exciting clinical and translational research being done by residents, fellows, and graduate students in Phoenix. 
Submissions are usually due in April
and presentations are usually held in around May.

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Pulm Crit


American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Conference

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

Digestive Disease Week

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

Southwest Liver Disease Symposium

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.
Usually in October. 
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Succulent Leaves



The first step is to request the time off from the chiefs.

After chief approval, complete the below Resident Travel Request form for Travel Approval.


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 Resident Travel Request and email it to the travel processor Cassandra KEe ( with the following items, at least 45 days prior to travel. (Request form on 1st page, receipts/estimates on the following pages so I receive 1 attachment).


(Please note: Reserve your flight and hotel directly with the vendor. Banner will not reimburse if you use 3rd party agencies such as Hotwire, Travelocity etc. In addition, Travel Approvals can take several weeks to receive, so you can start making your reservations now.)


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

  2. Hotel receipt (or a copy of a similar hotel rate estimate)

  3. New! Transportation estimates (Include a snip from Lyft/Uber from airport to hotel, hotel to airport)

  4. Conference invitation


Posters should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance by emailing and ccing with the email subject line: Poster. 

Travel Request

Pulmonology and Critical Care


The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care. The annual meeting provides the most up-to-date education in clinical pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine with world-class speakers, hands-on simulation opportunities, interactive educational games, and so much more.
Submissions usually due around April for October conference

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Congress- Explore the latest knowledge and research in critical care and network with experts, colleagues, and peers.  

Submissions are usually due around August for conference usually held in October

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

ATS showcases the latest advances and discoveries in respiratory science, patient care and global respiratory health. At a unique moment in history, these breakthroughs will shape our future as scientists, healthcare professionals and leaders in the field.
Submissions are usually due around January for conference usually held in May


​American Society of Nephrology (ASN)- Kidney Week

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.

Submissions deadline depends on type for October/November conference

National Kidney Foundation of Arizona 

Southwest Nephrology Conference

Submissions are usually due around February for conference usually held in March


Internal Medicine

​American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

AAAAI Annual Meeting 

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) is a worldwide community uniting more than 5,700 committed clinical members, affiliates, and partners, all deeply immersed in the intricate world of endocrinology. AACE Annual Meeting is a live event that offers an unmatched opportunity to gather with a diverse array of exceptional minds within the field of endocrinology. During this meeting, you will have an opportunity to learn about clinical discoveries, share your insights with others, and advance your career by applying this newfound knowledge.

Submissions are usually due around March for conference usually held in May

American Diabetes Association 

Scientific Sessions 
The Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committee encourages submissions that are innovative, challenge current treatment paradigms, and represent the latest advances in basic, clinical, and translational science. This is your opportunity to shape the scientific program and help ensure that the most relevant spectrum of topics is presented at the meeting. 

Submissions are usually due around January for conference usually held in June.


Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society meetings and conferences provide opportunities for sharing the latest information and updates in endocrinology and facilitate professional development and networking for members and all professionals involved in the specialized field of hormone research and clinical endocrinology.

Submissions are usually due around January for conference usually held in June


​American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, presented by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), brings together more than 3,400 of your colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance to advance the specialty and improve patient care.

Submissions are usually due around September for conference usually held in March

Palliative Care


American College of Medical Toxicology

The ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is the American College of Medical Toxicology’s signature annual event which includes dynamic programming, fascinating research, entertaining activities, networking and social opportunities, and now more educational content than ever before. 

Submissions are usually due around December for conference usually held in April


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