Registration Now Open for the 2020 MedStar Health-Georgetown University Research Symposium

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Registration is open for the 2020 MedStar Health-Georgetown University Research Symposium on Monday, April 6, 2020 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

The MedStar Health - Georgetown University Research Symposium and Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions are open to all members of the research and education community interested in learning more about scholarship at MedStar and Georgetown.

Beginning in 2019, the Research Symposium partners with the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) at the Georgetown University Medical Center to host the Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions as part of the event. The Colloquium is an opportunity for those across the system focused on education to gather, share ideas and learn together.

This full day event brings together the MedStar Health and Georgetown University communities to celebrate the great work of our colleagues. It offers the unique opportunity to connect with researchers, educators, 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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8:30 am – noon

Seventh Annual Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions

Hosted by GUMC’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE), the Seventh Annual Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions Colloquium is an opportunity for those across the system focused on education to gather, share ideas, and learn together.

8:45 am: Opening Remarks

9 am: Oral Session 1

9:50 - 10 am: Break

10 - 10:50 am: Concurrent Symposia

  • - Leadership and Management Curriculum in Graduate Medical Education: Resident Initiatives and Program Director Intuitions
  • - Medical-legal partnership as a boundary spanning educational model for health professionals

10:50 - 11 am: Break

11:10 am: Oral Session 2 - Curriculum Innovations

Noon – 1:15 pm

Plenary Speaker and Lunch

David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC President & Chief Executive Officer

1:30 pm2:15 pm

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Pre-Symposium Professional Development and Advancement Sessions 
These 45-minute optional workshops are offered before the Symposium and are intended to provide small group educational sessions hosted by experts from the MedStar Health & Georgetown University 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.

  • Abstracts, Manuscripts, Journals - Oh my!
    Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS
  • Demystifying the IRB
    Jim Boscoe; Kristen Katopol, MS, CIM
  • GUMC Academic Appointments & Promotions Updates
    Elliott Crooke, PhD
  • How to “Thrive” in Wellbeing Research
    Mihriye Mete, PhD; Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA
  • Stats Fundamentals
    Stephen Fernandez, MS
  • Tips for Funding Success
    Angela Thomas, DrPh; Federico Asch, MD
  • Can You Entrust Your Student/Resident/Fellow With This Patient Care Activity? Using Entrustment-based Discussions to Support Your Decision (90-min session)
    H. Carrie Chen, MD, PhD
  • Giving Feedback in Clinical Learning Environments (90-min session)
    Robin Gross, MD, FCCP
  • Principles of Design Thinking (90-min session)
    Brian Boston, MA; Mindy McWilliams, MA

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

GME Town Hall
Residents, fellows, and faculty members from clinical sites throughout the MedStar Health GME consortium are invited to join for an interactive, system-wide town hall session.  Executive and administrative leaders representing MedStar Health corporate, hospitals, system GME, and local/institutional GME will present pertinent updates regarding our clinical learning and working environments, and be available to answer any questions that you may have.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Resident & Fellow Oral Presentations
As part of the MedStar Health system-wide resident research day, residents and fellows with the top scoring 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 & Georgetown University communities.

4:30 pm

Abstract Presentations & Moderated Poster Sessions
The main feature of the Research Symposium, the Grand Ballroom opens to showcase the peer-reviewed abstract presentations from across MedStar Health & Georgetown University. 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 for resident and fellow submissions.

5:45 pm

Main Stage Presentations & Keynote Address
Join leadership from MedStar Health and Georgetown University in the main ballroom to recognize the importance of research and collaboration in our community and present awards to investigators with top scoring poster submissions. The keynote speaker for this year is David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC President & Chief Executive Officer.

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.


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