Trinkle-Banowsky Abstract & Case Presentation Competition
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TTS will award at least one $500 cash prize, a commemorative plaque, and travel allowance to attend the Texas Transplantation Society’s 31st Annual Meeting

Winners will be showcased at the TTS Annual Meeting, July 18-21, 2019 at The Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas.


The Texas Transplantation Society invites submissions in two different areas:

  1. Abstracts of a scientific nature; and
  2. Case presentations/reports of a clinical nature

Guidelines to apply for the Abstract Competition

  • The abstract competition is open to residents and fellows. It is not mandatory for residents/fellows to be a member; however, non-member residents/fellows must, in that event, be sponsored by a full member of Texas Transplantation Society.
  • The abstract may consist of no more than one typewritten, double-spaced 8.5x11 page, and must be submitted with your completed application form.
  • Abstracts should conform to standard headings, such as Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
  • Abstracts may also be submitted by any Trainee Member of TTS.

Guidelines to apply for Case Presentations:

  • Any Texas Transplantation Society Trainee Member may submit a case report.
  • Individuals not yet belonging to the Texas Transplantation Society, must also complete a membership application at the time of submission.
  • The case presentation may consist of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced 8.5x11 pages including any charts and graphs, and must be submitted with your completed application form.

General Information: The deadline for submission is Friday, May 31, 2019.

Please submit the application, along with the case presentation or abstract, via the online application linked by the button below. Entries must be sent electronically by email as a PDF or word document. The 2018 Program Committee will review all abstracts and case presentations. After reviewing, the Program Committee will determine which ones will present orally at the TTS meeting in July. (All applicants should be prepared to present, if chosen.) If your case presentation or abstract is selected for presentation, you must register for the meeting at the Resident/Fellow rate. All travel arrangements and hotel reservations are the responsibility of the individual, not TTS. The winner(s) will be reimbursed for their travel and hotel as follows: up to $200 for round trip travel (either air fare or mileage based on prevailing IRS rates); and one nights’ stay at the host hotel at no charge (room and tax only).

Abstracts and case presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes for presentation, followed by 2 minutes for discussion. We recommend that the background material be covered in 10 slides only. Computer/PowerPoint presentation will be the only method of presentation permitted. Time limits will be strictly enforced. Presenters should be in the session room no less than 15 minutes before the start time. The moderators will start strictly on time and end on time.

At the conclusion of the case presentations, the meeting attendees and faculty will be asked to vote on the best presentation in their category; the winner will be announced before the meeting ends.

The winner(s) will be awarded a cash prize of $500 and a travel stipend. Texas Transplantation Society reserves the right to only award one $500 prize if an insufficient number of abstracts or cases is submitted. All abstracts and cases will be reviewed by the 2018 TTS Program Committee; the committee has the right to make the final decision on which abstracts and case presentations will be accepted; all abstracts and cases accepted by the committee will be published in the meeting syllabus, which will be distributed on-site, as well as on the TTS website, author permitting. Applicants can only win once, even if entered in more than one category.

Previous Presentation of Abstracts: Abstracts will not be considered for presentation if they will be published as an article within 30 days prior to the start of American Transplant Congress (ATC), or if they have been previously presented at a national meeting not sponsored by the ASTS, The Transplantation Society or AST. Exception: Abstracts presented or accepted for presentation by a junior investigator (defined as a medical student, resident, or fellow) at an ASTS or AST national meeting may also be submitted to the Texas Transplantation meeting.