Call for Abstracts: 10th Annual Mitchell P. Fink Scholar Day 2021

The 10th Annual Mitchell P. Fink Scholar Day—a signature scholarship event of the Department of Critical Care Medicine—will be held on April 21, 2021 as a virtual event. Fink Scholar Day is an opportunity for junior faculty and fellows to present their research and scholarly projects in an academic conference environment.

This year’s plenary speaker is Flavia Machado, MD, who is a professor of Intensive Care at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil. She will present Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds at noon prior to the Fink Scholar Day afternoon of research presentations. Dr. Machado's research focuses on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with sepsis as well as on quality improvement processes. She is one of the founders of the Latin America Sepsis Institute and is a member of the executive board of the Global Sepsis Alliance and the council of the International Sepsis Forum.

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 17, 2021 to Martinm9 [at] upmc.edu (subject: Fink%20Day%20abstract) (Mackenzie Coffy). Authors and mentors will be notified of their abstract’s status by Wednesday, March 24, 2021. For submission requirements, click here.

Fink Scholar Day Program

The Fink Scholar Day program will begin at 1:30pm following Grand Rounds. First authors will deliver a 10-minute slide presentation including Q&A. 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.