Call for Abstracts: 11th Annual Mitchell P. Fink Scholar Day 2022

The 11th Annual Mitchell P. Fink Scholar Day—a signature scholarship event of the Department of Critical Care Medicine—will be held on April 14, 2022 from noon to 4 pm at the University Club. The Fink Scholar Day is an opportunity for fellows and junior investigators to present their research and scholarly projects in an academic conference environment.

Call for Abstracts

First authors wishing to be considered for participation in Fink Scholar Day, must submit their abstracts by 5 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 to Martinm9 [at] upmc.edu (Mackenzie Coffy). Authors and mentors will be notified of their abstract’s status by Monday, March 21, 2022. For submission requirements, click here.

Plenary Speaker

This year’s plenary speaker is Scott Watson, MD, MPH, who is a professor and associate division chief of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. His research focuses on two areas: the epidemiology and patterns of care of critical illnesses, and investigations of patient-centered and socially-relevant outcomes of critical care and critical illness. He is an associate editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, on the National Advisory Committee of the Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program, and on the Executive and Scientific Steering committees of the Pediatric Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI). Dr. Watson will also present Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds on Wednesday, April 13.

Fink Scholar Day Program

The Fink Scholar Day program will begin at noon on Thursday, April 14. Following the plenary address by Dr. Watson, first authors will present their research via posters and engage with others during the ‘professor walk round’. The afternoon will conclude with the announcement of prizes for the authors with the strongest abstract in each research category.

About Mitchell P. Fink, MD

The spirit of Mitchell P. Fink lives on in the celebration of critical care scholarship at this event. Mitch Fink was the inaugural chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, the first such department at a medical school in the United States. His clear and strategic vision for modern multidisciplinary critical care has left lasting benefits for the entire field. He was one of the most inspiring and influential leaders in the fields of critical care medicine and trauma and sepsis management. He excelled as a teacher, clinician and scientist. Over his 40-year career, he provided caring, astute mentorship and career guidance to hundreds of physicians and scientists.