Discovery, the Critical Care Network, is encouraging members to submit proposals for review and discussion at upcoming Discovery Clinical Investigators Meetings. The Discovery Clinical Investigators Meetings provide an opportunity for investigators to present clinical proposals in an inclusive and supportive environment.
Please join us at the 2018 Discovery Clinical Investigators Meetings. This meeting provides an opportunity for investigators to present clinical proposals in an inclusive and supportive environment.
2018 Clinical Investigator Meetings
- May 21, 2018: This meeting will be held during the American Thoracic Society’s annual conference in San Diego, California, USA.
- October 1, 2018: This meeting will be held at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland, USA.
The investigator-initiated proposals are a unique opportunity to receive valuable peer feedback, network with the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) Discovery Steering Committee members, and solicit additional participant sites. Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the Discovery Steering Committee. The investigators of the highest-ranked proposals will have an opportunity to present their proposals virtually or in person via PowerPoint presentation followed by questions. Those investigators invited to present can do so virtually and do not need to travel to the meetings. The proposals that are not selected for live presentation at the Discovery Clinical Investigators Meeting will receive valuable feedback; the abstracts will be shared with the Discovery Steering Committee with the opportunity to solicit additional study sites.
The peer review, feedback, additional study sites, and the letter of support on behalf of the SCCM Discovery Steering Committee will greatly increase the chance of your study obtaining funding, being published, and helping critically ill patients.
Criteria for Application:
- A minimum of two sites is required (a multi-institutional study)
- The research plan (questions 6-16) in the application should be concise and limited to no more than six pages. The research plan includes specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies (where applicable), and research design and methods.
- The research plan should describe any assistance requested from Discovery (i.e., generation of datasets, data analysis, study sites, etc.)
- It is expected that the results (positive or negative) of all approved Discovery studies, including those considered non-publishable by the study’s investigators, will be presented to the Discovery Steering Committee within six months of study completion.
- The Discovery Steering Committee should review all manuscripts resulting from the study prior to submission.
- All study investigators must submit any conflicts of interest.
- Intellectual property will be protected, and confidentiality statements will be required from all members of the Discovery Steering Committee reviewers.