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Important Date

Monday, May 3, 2021 - Deadline for abstract submission

What are the CAPER Travel Scholarships? 

The Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research provides travel support and complimentary registration for select trainees and young investigators to attend the PancreasFest Annual Meeting and the CAPER Emerging Leaders Conference, both being held in Pittsburgh, PA July 21-23, 2021. Trainees and young investigators are encouraged to submit their abstracts for consideration. Awardees will have the unique chance to present their abstract at the 2021 PancreasFest, providing access to a network of renowned leaders in the field of pancreatology! This is a great opportunity to make mentorship connections with renowned pancreatologists.  To encourage broader participation, CAPER will provide a limited number of scholarships to trainees and young investigators who submit meritorious research abstracts.  

Who Should Submit?

Trainees and junior faculty within three years of appointment may apply for PancreasFest Travel Scholarships. Award amounts may vary based on awardee’s location.  All scholarship awardees will receive fee-waived registration for PancreasFest 2021 and CAPER Emerging Leaders Conference. Awards will be distributed to awardees following PancreasFest2021.



The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 PM PT on Monday, May 3, 2021.  All submitting authors will receive confirmation of their abstract submission via email.


Abstract Formatting Instructions

All abstracts should be formatted the following way:


  • One page

  • Typed in 12-point Times New Roman font

  • Single-spaced with one-inch margins, and left justified. 

  • Organize the abstract into Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. 

  • Define all abbreviations. 

  • Include the abstract title, full names and institutional affiliations of all authors, and email address of the corresponding author at the top of the abstract.  Underline the name of the presenting author.  

  • Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless permission has been obtained by the author. 

  • Indicate at the bottom of the page if the abstract has been presented elsewhere and at what meeting. 


Please take note, submitted abstracts not meeting the above specifications will be returned.


Notification of Abstract Status

Notification of acceptance for poster presentation will be acknowledged via email by Friday June 11, 2021. Notices and instructions will be sent to the email address provided at the time of abstract submission. ​

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