Mark E. Josephson Abstract Competition & VT Innovation Award

Share your Research with Colleagues!

Submit your abstract of original research for the opportunity to present to thousands of your colleagues worldwide. Research can be in the form of clinical studies, basic science investigations, or preclinical studies which is relevant to the diagnosis or treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. Your abstract must convey original research but can include portions of previous abstracts and/or manuscripts presented elsewhere. The Abstract Competition is open to Electrophysiologists, Cardiologists, and other Physicians and Associated Professionals.

Submitted abstracts will be judged by an expert panel, and the authors of the top 3 abstracts will be invited to the Symposium (travel and lodging expenses will be paid) to present their work during the Mark E. Josephson Abstract Competition & VT Innovation Award Session on October 8, 2022 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, which will also be streamed online in real-time. The session will feature the abstract presentations, and post presentation discussion with the panelists, who, after a brief deliberation, will announce the winning abstract.

The author of the winning abstract will be awarded a prize of $1,500 and a plaque to commemorate their achievement, and the runners-up will each receive $500.

Abstracts Submission Policy and Guideline Summary. Please review before Submission.

Submission Deadline: September 12th, 2022.

  • Abstract Composition: Abstracts should convey original research in the form of clinical studies, basic science investigations, or preclinical studies which is relevant to the diagnosis or treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. Portions of previous abstracts and/or manuscripts presented elsewhere are permitted.
  • Abstract Character limit is 2,200, including spaces (approximately 300-350 words). Figures and/or tables may be included, but count for 500 characters each.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Please do not include your Title or Author information in the body of your abstract, as these should only be included within the application that will accompany your abstract.
  • Notification: A decision on your abstract will be provided by Mid-September directly to the email address used for submission.
  • Exclusions: Paid Employees of companies who manufacture and/or distribute medical devices, equipment, or pharmaceutical agents are not eligible to submit an abstract as the lead author.

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As a tribute to the late pioneer, Dr. Mark E. Josephson, the VT Symposium organizers created the Annual Mark Josephson Innovations in VT Abstract Competition Award, which recognizes novel research in the diagnosis or treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.

Mark E JosephsonDr. Mark Josephson was a transformational figure in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and a pioneer in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Josephson dedicated his career to improving the lives of patients suffering from arrhythmia disorders and to training subsequent generations of electrophysiologists. His book, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: Techniques and Interpretations, is the definitive text on the subject. Born in New York City in 1943, Dr. Josephson graduated from Trinity College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He spent two years as a research associate at Staten Island Public Health Service Hospital, where many of his innovative ideas were first put into practice in collaboration with cardiologists there.

Dr. Josephson contributed both clinically and scientifically to the community of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, ascending the faculty ranks to become Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in 1981. In 1992 he became the director of the Harvard-Thorndike Arrhythmia Institute and in 2001, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Throughout his career, Dr. Josephson was devoted to teaching and training the next generation of cardiac electrophysiologists. His nurturing of his fellows who became life-long friends, produced the second generation of clinical electrophysiologists that have made many important contributions of their own to the growth of clinical EP. They now have their own students entering the world of electrophysiology, with these generations ensuring the legacy of Dr. Josephson’s legacy will long-endure.

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