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Registration Now Open for the 2018 MedStar Health Research Symposium

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Registration is open for the seventh annual MedStar Health Research Symposium on Monday, April 30, 2018, from 1:30 to 6:30 pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. 

Hosted by the MedStar Health Research Institute and MedStar Health Academic Affairs, the MedStar Health Research Symposium is open to all members of the research community interested in learning more about research at MedStar. The Symposium offers the opportunity to connect with researchers, residents, executive leaders, and collaborative partners from across the region and our system to build meaningful relationships to further advance the health of our community.

The Research Symposium features scientific poster presentations from investigators across the system and the spectrum of care, information on research support services offered by MedStar Health Research Institute and the opportunity to connect with residents and researchers dedicated to advancing health. 

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Pre-Symposium Professional Development and Advancement Sessions
These 60-minute optional workshops are offered before the Symposium and are intended to provide small group educational sessions hosted by experts from the MedStar Health community. Each session focuses on a specific academic topic and is open to all Symposium attendees. Seats will be reserved for those who pre-register for the event. Attendees who do not pre-register for a session or who register on-site may attend these sessions on a first-come, first-seated basis.

  • Biomedical Informatics: Utilizing Clinical Data for Research
    Ian Brooks, PhD
  • Biostatistics and Data Science: Which Test Should I Run? A Review of Commonly Utilized Statistical Tests
    Stephen Fernandez, MS
  • Gratitude Realized: A Solution for Research Funding
    MedStar Philanthropy Moderated Panel Session
  • GUMC Academic Appointments, Promotions, CVs and Mentoring
    Priscilla Furth, PhD; Elliott Crooke, PhD; Rebecca Evangelista, MD
  • Navigating the IRB Process
    Kate Cohen, JD
  • Tips and Tricks for Funding Success
    Raj Ratwani, PhD; Amy Goldstein, PhD; Angela Thomas, DrPh
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Resident & Fellow Oral Presentations
As part of the MedStar Health system-wide resident research day, the top scoring resident and fellow abstracts are invited to give a short oral presentation on their research to attendees. These presentations allow residents and fellows to gain the experience of presenting their research and allow them to share their work with the larger MedStar Health community.
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Poster Presentations & Awards
The main feature of the Symposium, the main ballroom opens to showcase the peer-reviewed abstract presentations from across MedStar. Ranging from health services research to critical care to orthopedics, all departments and entities are represented by established investigators, residents, and fellows. Also featured during this time is a moderated poster session and award presentations.
6:30 pm Post-Symposium Gratitude Reception
Hosted by MedStar Philanthropy, all are invited to attend an on-site reception directly following the Moderated Poster Presentations & Awards in the main ballroom. This will provide further networking with MedStar leaders, researchers, associates, grateful patients and donors to research.

Registration is free for all attendees and the event is open to all the MedStar Health community.

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